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.
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
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