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How to change IP address VNX 5100 (Block)

I will be moving VNX to another location and need to know how to change IP addresses.  Please provide procedure.

Also, the servers and cisco mds switches IP address will also be changing, what effect will this have on the VNX? Any additional changes I need to make?

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Always a good rule of thumb is Switches->Storage->Server in whatever situation

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Changing Storage Processor IP Addresses for VNX for Block

This procedure describes how to change the public IP addresses of a VNX for Block series system after installation. This procedure was originally spun from Primus emc64540.

Before beginning this procedure, ensure that the VNX system is at VNX OE for Block version 5.30 or later.

  1. Do not attempt to change SP IP address values using the Unisphere management interface. This could result in an unmanageable system.

Before you begin

If the array to be changed is part of a storage domain, you must remove it from the domain before proceeding. If the array to be changed is the domain master, assign another array to that role before continuing.

If this is the only array in a storage domain, it is NOT necessary to destroy the domain prior to changing the IP address.

Check that all hosts have dual-Fibre connectivity and that failover software is working correctly.

  1. The domain can be destroyed from Navisphere/Unisphere engineering mode.

Before beginning, you should decide which of your VNX System IP addressing values are going to be changed. If you are changing the IP values, you must determine whether they will be changed from one physical network address, to another or simply changing to values within the same network. Changing IP values from one physical network to another physical network requires more steps than if simply changing IP address values from one address to another address within the same physical network structure.

Once the necessary changes have been determined, then you can perform the appropriate actions from the procedure to apply the changes.

  1. The steps for performing address changes from one physical network to another physical network are different than if performing address changes within the same network.

Determine which of the following task heads best represents the type of IP address modification you require. There are 3 options (tasks) that can be used to change the IP address on VNX or CLARiiON Block array. The first 2 methods do require customer network access. Option 3 does not require customer network access.

  1. 1: Option 1: NAVISECCLI Method

If it is a simple IP address change you can use naviseccli. This method does Not reboot the SPs if you reset the IP address. It simply restarts the Management Server. If doing this for both SPs, you will need to run this command for each Storage Processor.

  1. You will need the Login and Password info for this array.
    1. [   ] The command line syntax to change the IP address is as follows:

C:\Users\Admin>naviseccli -h <existing SP-IP address> -user <username> -password <password> –scope 0 networkadmin -set -address <new SP-IP address>

Changing the IPv4 Address on SP A, Port 0, Virtual Port 0 from 10.241.xxx.xxx to

  1. 10.241.xxx.xxx

This operation will cause a management server restart!

Do you wish to continue? (y/n) y

C:\Users\Admin>

  1. [   ] To change the subnet mask and gateway use the following syntax. (The array does not reboot.)

naviseccli -set [-ipv4 [-address <address>] [-subnetmask <subnetmask>] [-gateway <gateway-IPaddress>] ]

  1. [   ] Repeat steps 1 through 3 for the other Storage Processor.

  1. 2: Option 2: SP IP Address/ Setup Page Method

Another easy method is to navigate to the SP IP address/Setup page. Note that you will need the Login and Password info for this array.

Change the IP address of SPA:

    1. [   ]    Open a web browser and go to the setup page for SP A:

http://<Current_IP_Address_of_SP_A>/setup/

  1. [   ]    In the IP address field change the current IP address to the new IP address. Click Apply Settings. The SP will reboot (may take up to five minutes).
  2. [   ]    Go back to the setup page for SP A using the new IP address to test:

http://<New_IP_Address_of_SP_A>/setup/

Change the IP address of SP B:

  1. [   ] Open a web browser and go to the setup page for SP B:

http://<Current_IP_Address_of_SP_B>/setup/

  1. [   ] In the IP address field change the current IP address to the new IP address.
  2. [   ] In the Peer IP Address field change the IP address to the new SP A IP address. Click Apply Settings. The SP will reboot (may take up to five minutes).
  3. [   ] Go back to the setup page for SP B using the new IP address:

http://<New_IP_Address_of_SP_B>/setup/

  1. [   ] Scroll down and click Restart Management Server.
  2. [   ] A warning screen will appear. Select Yes and click Submit to restart the management server.
  3. [   ]    Open a web browser and go to the setup page for SP A:

Update SP A with the new Peer IP address:

http://<IP_Address_of_SP_A>/setup/

  1. [   ]    • Scroll down and click Restart Management Server.
  2. [   ]    • A warning screen will appear. Select Yes and click Submit to restart the management server.
    1. 3: Option 3: Set IP when No Customer Network Access

When there is no customer network access available, follow these steps:

    1. [   ] Establish a serial Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection to one of the SPs on the array.
    2. [   ]    Bring up a browser and enter the following:

http://192.168.1.1/setup/

  1. [   ]    Set the IP address, netmask and gateway for the new setting. When you accept the setting, you see a message that the SP will reboot.
  2. [   ]    Establish a serial PPP connection to the other SP. Bring up a browser and enter the following:

http://192.168.1.1/setup/

  1. [   ] Set the IP address, netmask, and gateway for this SP.
  2. [   ] Accept the settings and reboot.
  3. [   ] Enter the new IP address/setup in the browser and check your settings.
  4. [   ] Rejoin the storage domain or recreate the domain if it was destroyed.
    1. 4: Rejoin/Recreate the Storage Domain

You may need to rejoin or recreate the storage domain if it was destroyed.

  1. [   ] Once both IP addresses have changed, browse back to the /setup page on the first SP that you changed and click the Restart Management Server button.
  2. The SPs will not be able to communicate until either the Management Server is restarted, or the array is re-powered. Once all this is done, you can browse back to one of the SPs and reinitialize security.

If you do not remove the security first, it can cause problems with security (or, at least. it used to in older code revisions) and you may end up locked out of the SPs and have to resort to serial connections and EMC Technical Support assistance to forcibly destroy the security.

  1. 5: Test the SP IP Address Values

Test the IP address values of the Storage Processors:

  1. [   ]    From a client (management console or some other computer) on the same subnet as the VNX, test the new public IP addresses of the SPs:
    1. Test the SP A address:

ping <SPA_IPv4_address>

  1. Test the SP B address:

ping <SPB_IPv4_address>

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I see some problems with these instructions: In these steps, you change the IP address and tell it to immediately restart management services.  That will only work if you're still on the same subnet, because otherwise the default gateway will now be wrong and you will lose connectivity to the SP.  This also doesn't state if after changing the gateway and subnet the system prompts for a reboot.  It would be better to tell it *not*  to restart mgmt services until after everything is set. 

This however also doesn't address the "Peer IP" field (of the other SP) which the web method does. Hopefully this info plays no role in trespassing LUNs because with the web method, the entire SP is rebooted.

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Can we apply a single command to change both IP and DG? The subnet mask 255.255.255.0 will be same for both old and new network.


naviseccli -h x.x.x.x -user admin -password myPass -scope 0 networkadmin -set -address y.y.y.y -gateway y.y.y.y

 

 

 

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Hello mutthu,

You want to set the IP address, netmask and gateway for the new setting all at the same time.  Once they are all set then your SP will reboot to apply the new settings.


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I I understood correctly,

c:> Naviseccli -h old_IP-SPA networkadmin -set -address new-ip-spa -subnetmask 255.255.255.0 -gateway new-gateway

 

Perform the above for SP-B, am I correct?

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Hello mutthu,

You are correct that you do one SP first then the second SP.


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Can this be done with Scope 1 Local?  We do not have the default sysadmin Global account configured or available?

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Hello GregC-in-GB,

What is your current OE version?


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