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1. Use a serial cable to connect your PC/workstation to the VNXe. Connect to either SP using the serial port marked for service (yellow labeling with a wrench symbol). Open a serial terminal (for... See more...
1. Use a serial cable to connect your PC/workstation to the VNXe. Connect to either SP using the serial port marked for service (yellow labeling with a wrench symbol). Open a serial terminal (for example, puTTY), to connect via the correct serial input (that is, COM*) at 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit (defaults on most software). Press until you see a login
The VNXe series have a serial port on each sp. It is the ethernet port with the wrench symbol above it. It is a serial over ethernet connection and you need a tool called ipmi. With this you can... See more...
The VNXe series have a serial port on each sp. It is the ethernet port with the wrench symbol above it. It is a serial over ethernet connection and you need a tool called ipmi. With this you can reaach the text copnsole of the sp and log in with the service credential. Then you can issue either cli or svc_diag commands. Dell EMC Unity: Using the IPMITool on Unity Systems, (User Correctable). https://support.emc.com/kb/486870 This is the link to KB to use the ipmi toll for a unity array but it is the same with a vnxe array
Hello, 8.1.8 is the latest. I don't expect a newer verion.  Did you take a look at the Unity VSA community edition?
https://support.emc.com/kb/464842 Take a look at this KB.
https://support.emc.com/kb/331888 Take a look at this KB EMC Knowledge Article 331888 : VNXe: How to re-image a VNXe storage processor? (Dell EMC Correctable) If SP is still in service mod... See more...
https://support.emc.com/kb/331888 Take a look at this KB EMC Knowledge Article 331888 : VNXe: How to re-image a VNXe storage processor? (Dell EMC Correctable) If SP is still in service mode, use the following commands to return to normal mode. •    svc_rescue_state -c •    svc_shutdown -r
Looking at you description of the event everything was working as expected. Keep in mind the battery inside the VNX itself is not a ups it's only purpose is to have enough power to safe the conte... See more...
Looking at you description of the event everything was working as expected. Keep in mind the battery inside the VNX itself is not a ups it's only purpose is to have enough power to safe the content of the write cache down to the vault drives. If this is done and power is not restored the dpe powers off.  Looking at you decription the write cache was already disabled due to the loss of power on one side. That means the write cache was disabled and no cached IO's in memory. Check this KB Which events will cause VNX MCx to disable write caching? Article Number 000442868
Hello, I think here is some miss understanding. The VMware site recovery adapter adapter does not contain any replication licenses. It is just providing the "interface" that the high level srm... See more...
Hello, I think here is some miss understanding. The VMware site recovery adapter adapter does not contain any replication licenses. It is just providing the "interface" that the high level srm functionality is translated into array level commands for the different arrays and replication technologies. So if you want to use VMware SRM the replication between  two array has to be licensed and configured before installing and configuring Site recovery manager. In Case of a VNX it is either. VNX replicator for file replication between arrays when you are using NFS datastores and Mirrorview Synchronous or Asynchronous for block level replication. So check what you have purchased and the customer service will assist in installing the purchased functionality .
https://support.emc.com/kb/330980 Check the above KB to reset you passwords
https://www.lifewire.com/free-data-destruction-software-programs-2626174 The question is do you Need a certified data erasure or you just want to  make sure there is no usable data on it. I... See more...
https://www.lifewire.com/free-data-destruction-software-programs-2626174 The question is do you Need a certified data erasure or you just want to  make sure there is no usable data on it. If you Need a certified erasure contact emc sales and ask for a quote. If you just want to make shure that the dat is unusable. Create a new pool and luns . Attach one Server to the Array, assign the lun to it and then run any Kind of open source erasure tool . Afterwards you can just delte the luns and pools.
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1009465#.V7WFQy3gSSo.email coud be some thing like this. Linux I/O time out. Check this VMware KB
https://support.emc.com/docu42949_All-VNX-CLARiiON-Celerra-Storage-Systems-Drive-and-FLARE-OE-Matrices.pdf?language=en_US
VNXe Series 1: VNXe3100, 3150 and 3300 VNE Series 2: VNXe1600 and VNXe3200 Regards
Hello, when you make a direct fc Connection the port mode is changing from pp ( Point to Point) to arbitratet loop (AL). Please check is your hba is still supporting this and that the config s... See more...
Hello, when you make a direct fc Connection the port mode is changing from pp ( Point to Point) to arbitratet loop (AL). Please check is your hba is still supporting this and that the config settings on the AIX side are correct and allowing the hba to go into arbitratet Loop mode. AIX can be very tricky.
The Cache Management has changed compleley on the vnx2 Arrays Block OE 5.33. Take a look at this Whitepaper docu48786_White-Paper_-VNX2-MCx---Multicore-Everything.pdf The command to get so... See more...
The Cache Management has changed compleley on the vnx2 Arrays Block OE 5.33. Take a look at this Whitepaper docu48786_White-Paper_-VNX2-MCx---Multicore-Everything.pdf The command to get some Information is naviseccli -h xxx Cache -sp -info
Either you have a miss cabled backend or a bad component like a LCC or SP I/O Module. First check your backend cabling. Look at the lcc cards the two ports are looking similar but on is expli... See more...
Either you have a miss cabled backend or a bad component like a LCC or SP I/O Module. First check your backend cabling. Look at the lcc cards the two ports are looking similar but on is explicit the in and one the out port. Regards
Please contact via my email adress michael.lorenz@dell.com
Hello, Regarding SNMP. SP’s are only supporting snmp V2 no V3 For the file side there is a white paper describing the use of snmp V3. Search for docu48479_Using-SNMPv3-on-VNX-8.1.... See more...
Hello, Regarding SNMP. SP’s are only supporting snmp V2 no V3 For the file side there is a white paper describing the use of snmp V3. Search for docu48479_Using-SNMPv3-on-VNX-8.1.pdf on support.emc.com. https://support.emc.com/docu48479_Using_SNMPv3_on_VNX_8.1.pdf?language=en_US Regards Michael
Please Check KB: 450139 : Drives transferred or moved from a VNX array to a VNX with MCx array will not spin up. https://support.emc.com/kb/450139 According to this you need an RPQ for... See more...
Please Check KB: 450139 : Drives transferred or moved from a VNX array to a VNX with MCx array will not spin up. https://support.emc.com/kb/450139 According to this you need an RPQ for that kind of action.
Hello, You are doing a array conversion from a VNX5400 to a VNX5600 is this correct? If yes a Vplex alone will not change the picture. The conversion process requires that both storage process... See more...
Hello, You are doing a array conversion from a VNX5400 to a VNX5600 is this correct? If yes a Vplex alone will not change the picture. The conversion process requires that both storage processors are replaced etc. This is a offline operation for this array no way around it. A vplex would only help if this array is mirrored to a second array via the Vplex. Regards
Hello, There is no option to increase the retention time. This is space limitation. There is only a certain amount of space available on the vault drives. There is a some space reserved for n... See more...
Hello, There is no option to increase the retention time. This is space limitation. There is only a certain amount of space available on the vault drives. There is a some space reserved for nar files. If this space is fully utilized the code will delete the oldest file when a new one is created to avoid filling up the vault area. The only way to archive this data is to download them for example once a week with a small script ( naviseccli analyzer retrieve) to external storage. For long term monitoring maybe the VNX Monitoring and Reporting Tool would be a option ? Regards Michael