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vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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Hello,

We have a vmax decommisioned from our environment, as it was part of the environment, the symcli/SE was showing information about this VMAX, Now, I want to cleanup the entry for this particular vmax, I don't want to have this vmax listed whenever I run symcfg discover. Is it like just construct new symapi database ?, or any steps to accomplish this.

Thanks in Advance,

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sauravrohilla
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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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symcfg remove would delete the decommissioned array, if all fails then delete the toplogy.xml file and ldb files and run symcfg discover.

regards,
Saurabh

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dynamox
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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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try this:

symcfg -sid <SID> remove

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yaribhas
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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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Make sure all the zones to this VMAX are removed.

Go to /var/symapi/db directory and rename your symapi_db.bin file.

Then run a symcfg dis

dynamox
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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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make sure there are no device groups you need to keep because they will go bye bye if you replace your symapi_db with another copy.

sauravrohilla
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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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symcfg remove would delete the decommissioned array, if all fails then delete the toplogy.xml file and ldb files and run symcfg discover.

regards,
Saurabh

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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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another option or work around i have seen is using symavoid file which helps to skips those arrays listed in the file.

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sauravrohilla
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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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HI,

Even after adding the symm to symavoid, symcfg remove command needs to be run to delete it from the db.

regards,

Saurabh Rohilla

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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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by ldb did u mean the bin file symap_db.bin?

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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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ldb files means the files in the C:\Program Files\EMC\SYMAPI\ldb folder

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Re: vmax decomm'd from the environment, how to clean up to stop showing this vmax info on SYMCLI

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Check EMC emc190775

symcfg remove -sid nnn fails to remove Symmetrix from Solutions Enabler database if the Symmetrix is still attached

  1. Stop the storapid 
  2. Delete the ldb directory and any XML files in the db directory
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