bodnarg
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Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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Looking at a new environment does anyone know how to query a Symmetrix (or Clariion) to determine the speeds of the physical drives in the system?

I know some of the part numbers off-hand, but for older (or brand new) systems it is hard to keep track of the exact part numbers. Does anyone know a query to confirm that a Seagate CUDA180 is a 7200k drive instead of having to hit Google and hope you can find a description match?

Yes I know you could go and check the PO, that is cheating, looking for a technical answer if there is one.

Thanks.
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WolfgangT
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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Hello,

Please refer to primus emc167756 "How to tell the disk speed of a disk on a Symmetrix array that supports a device in ControlCenter 6.0".

Regards,
Wolfgang

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WolfgangT
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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Hello,

Please refer to primus emc167756 "How to tell the disk speed of a disk on a Symmetrix array that supports a device in ControlCenter 6.0".

Regards,
Wolfgang

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bodnarg
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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That solution looks like exactly what I want - but unfortunately we are not to Control Center 6.0 yet.

Does anyone know of a way to do this with SYMCLI or some other non Control Center 6.0 method?
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xe2sdc
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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AFAIK the speed of an HDA is invisible from the host (neither via symcli nor via ECC) .. I think that what ECC 6.0 does is simply to associate the "description" of each HDA (you can have them via the "symdisk list" and "symdisk show" commands) to the speed of the disk via some kind of table that's inside ECC 6.0 (and was not available soon).

BTW here's the output of the "symdisk list" and "symdisk show" commands.

clst06/root> symdisk -sid xxx list | more

Symmetrix ID : xxxxxxxxxxxx
Disks Selected : 660

Capacity(MB)
Ident Symb Int TID Vendor Type Hypers Total Free Actual
------ ---- --- --- ---------- ---------- ------ -------- -------- --------
DF-1A 01A C 0 SEAGATE C146LDF 109 140014 530 140014
DF-1A 01A C 2 SEAGATE C146LDF 109 140014 556 140014
DF-1A 01A C 4 SEAGATE C146LDF 109 140014 1142 140014
DF-1A 01A C 6 SEAGATE C146LDF 111 140014 3161 140014
DF-1A 01A C 8 SEAGATE C146LDF 111 140014 3174 140014
DF-1A 01A C A SEAGATE C146LDF 111 140014 3174 140014
DF-1A 01A C C SEAGATE C146LDF 111 140014 3174 140014
...
...


star1_dr/root> symdisk show 01a:c0

Symmetrix ID : xxxxxxxxxxxx
Director : DF-1A
Interface : C
Target ID : 0
Disk Group Number : 1

Vendor ID : SEAGATE
Product ID : SX3146854FC
Product Revision : C146X15
Serial ID : 3KN16TFN

Disk Blocks : 286749475
Block Size : 512
Actual Disk Blocks : 286749475
Total Disk Capacity (MB) : 140014
Free Disk Capacity (MB) : 27253
Actual Disk Capacity (MB) : 140014
Hot Spare : False

Failed Disk : False


Hypers (85):
{
# Vol Emulation Dev Type Mirror Status Cap(MB)
--- ---- ---------------- ---- ------------- ------ -------------- --------
1 1 VAULT_DEVICE 0000 Data 1 N/A 5120
...
55 55 FBA 1E62 RAID-5 2 Ready 1341
61 61 FBA 1E75 RAID-5 1 Ready 1341
}
bodnarg
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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I was kind of hoping someone would say they already had a cheat sheet or an EMC document showing all the different drive numbers :)
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xe2sdc
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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Unfortunatly I don't have such a cheat sheet .. But you can install ECC 6.0, find the Oracle table that have the informations, dump it into a file, uninstall ECC 6.0 and live happy ;-)

I'm sorry but I don't have ECC 6.0 .. :-)
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mlee2
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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Hi Bodnarg,

You can always have a quick word to your local friendly EMC Customer Engineer. They can provide all of this information directly from the Symmetrix bin file. Otherwise your local CE can provide a copy of the file drives.txt from the Symmetrix Service Processor. It is in the SymmWin, ConfigWizard directory and contains a list of the latest drive models, part number, size & speed. Once you determine the installed drive models through SYMCLI commands this "cheat sheet" should give you the rest :-)

Best Regards,
Michael.
xe2sdc
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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Hmmm I think that installing ECC 6.0, dumping the table and then uninstalling ECC 6.0 is a better way ;-) ehehehe :-)

I knew that there was something in the SP that told SymWin the different types of drives .. But I'm not a SymWin expert at all !! :-)

Nice to know that there is a "drives.txt" file !!!

ThX !!
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RRR
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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That's exactly what I always do: call my friendly local CE friend and ask him to produce an overview of disk groups and device number we're using. These 2 sheets will show the drive speeds as well.

Anyone noticed that the 7200 rpm drives will show up as 7500 rpm drives ?
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mlee2
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Re: Determine drive speed from ECC or SYMCLI?

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Hi RRR,

Just F.Y.I.

It's a documentation error :-(

The LC Fibre Drives ARE actually 7200 RPM as per the EMC Sales literature but the SymmWin program has them listed at 7500 RPM. I will see about getting that corrected.... :-)

Regards,
Michael.
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