vTrooper
1 Copper

Re: Ask the Expert: All about what's new with VMAX in Q2 2013.

From the Installation Guide Doc (pg 19):

  •   If upgrading from SPA V2.2.1 or higher to Unisphere V1.6, back up the SPA database using the SPA DB Backup utility for Unisphere. This utility is available on the EMC online support website (look for SPADBUpgradeBackupSMAStoUniVMAX). For instructions on how to use the utility, refer to the accompanying README file. After the installation of Unisphere, use the Restore option. The SPA online help provides instructions on backing up and restoring the SPA database.
  • If upgrading from a version lower than SPA 2.2.1, first upgrade to SPA 2.2.1, then upgrade to Unisphere as outlined in the previous bullets in this section.

As for the Upgrade Path of SPA2.2.1 to Unisphere, why not run the 1.6 from the ISO  and reimport the data as above.

(Each  below are 1GB ISO's)

VMAX Unisphere Appliance 1.6 ISO: here

VMAX Performance Viewer ISO file: here


If you are unable to run a "New Instance" of 1.6 you would have to ugrade to VMAX Unisphere 1.0.0 first and then upgrade to 1.6 later.  This remedies the issues of the 32->64 bit  and 64 bit->64 bit  issues of SMC/SPA as noted in the Unisphere for VMAX 1.6 Release Notes.


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dynamox
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about what's new with VMAX in Q2 2013.

thanks for the links to ISO files. What do you mean "run the 1.6 from the ISO  and reimport the data as above". I am going to install Unisphere 1.6 on Win2k8 R2 server where i currently run SPA/SMC. Preferably i would like to keep my historical data that is currently stored in SPA so i assume that's what the SPA DB Backup utility will do for me.

Where did you see the requirement that in order to go to Unisphere 1.6 from SPA 2.2.1 i would first have to go to Unisphere 1.0.0 ..can't find anything about that in 1.6 Release notes.


Thank you for your help

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dynamox
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about what's new with VMAX in Q2 2013.

i guess what i am really trying to find is Unisphere for VMAX 1.6 with Performance , but Windows installer ..not the appliance.

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vTrooper
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about what's new with VMAX in Q2 2013.

Well  it's the restraint to not run Unisphere on the same system as SMC/SPA. due to performance characteristics.  This was noted on the original VMAX Unisphere Installation Notes I believe.  1.1 or 1.0.   Now you can run each of these SCM/SPA/Unisphere in its own VM on the same physical system ( for Isolation) as long as your VM's have the horsepower assigned for each of the system requirements per the release notes.

But to answer your last post. I believe the PV is 'only' delivered as an OVA.   You can use the VMPlayer to run it.

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dynamox
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about what's new with VMAX in Q2 2013.

PV - VM only option ..i am good with that. Please correct me if i am wrong Unisphere for VMAX with Performance == SMC/SPA combo ?  Unisphere for VMAX == SMC

I was hoping for "Unisphere for VMAX with Performance" windows installer,  i would start the installer on my SPA/SMC machine and let it "upgrade" to Unisphere for VMAX. I can always backup my SPA DB with the provided utility, uninstall SPA/SMC and install Unisphere for VMAX ...but i really need the performance component.

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Fenglin1
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about what's new with VMAX in Q2 2013.

hi Matt,

That's an interesting new feature which allow customer to do maintenance by their own. Does CRU only include drive replacement in this release. Does it support other parts like SPS or Power Supply as well?

Thanks

Fenglin

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PaulDLorusso
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about what's new with VMAX in Q2 2013.

At this point it is limited to drives, as far as I am aware.

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Fenglin1
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about what's new with VMAX in Q2 2013.

thank you Paul for the reply

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