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Diego.Palopoli
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Symmetrix arrays - SYMCLI - Hardware failure

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Hi everybody!

I am looking for a way to display/check hardware failures using symcli commands for VMAX/DMX arrays? Is that possible?

- Why?

- Because I am working as a resident on a customer that do not want to implement any other "call home" method than analogic phone/modem line to report hardware failure, but due to a recent moving of his Datacenter customer is not able to do so yet (there is not any analogic line available from the housing provider) so I am wondering if there is a way to realize hardware failures using SYMCLI to make a simple script for reporting, from a UNIX host using crontab feature, and send the output to my email address in order to avoid constantly check the health state of these arrays using, for example, Control Center (unfortunately it was unconfigured during some activities related with the movement mentioned before).

Thanks in advance for your answers/suggestions/ideas.

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tiro1
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Re: Symmetrix arrays - SYMCLI - Hardware failure

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It is possible with little scripting skills, but you can understand the health of your array by running the below commands.

#symdisk -sid <###> list -failed  ==> To list the failed disks

#symcfg -sid <###> list -env_data -service_state notnormal -v ==> To list the environmental failures

#symcfg -sid <###> list -dir all | grep -vi Online ==> To list the directors that are not Online

#symevent -sid <###> list -fatal -start MM/DD ==> To list the fatal events recorded in your array

dynamox
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Re: Symmetrix arrays - SYMCLI - Hardware failure

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also you might want to remind your customer it's year 2015 and ESRS is free.

RAHMAN_ARIFUR
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Re: Symmetrix arrays - SYMCLI - Hardware failure

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  Hi Diego,

I am not sure you can log in to symmwin .if you are able to log in symmwin and if you have access to that level then if you run the health check ,that log will be saved in cdrive with date.it is a .txt file even you can read and find out if there any issue or not.or red box appeared instead of green you can treat symm  has some issue.But according to your question you want to know only hardware failure easy way is run health check and read the health check report .You your self  can understand  for any error .

thanks -@rif

Jasonc1
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Re: Symmetrix arrays - SYMCLI - Hardware failure

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You can run a health check from Unishpere, per the online help.

Diego.Palopoli
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Re: Symmetrix arrays - SYMCLI - Hardware failure

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Fortunately, after some pressure customer go ahead with ESRS implementation. ;-)

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