Posts Tagged ‘Unisphere’

How-To Generate and Collect NAR Data from VNX Arrays

December 27, 2011
  • Login to the Unisphere console
  • Select the array you want to collect data from

  • Click on the “System” tab, then click on “Monitoring and Alerts

  • Click on “Statistics for Block

  • Click on “Performance Data Logging

  • A “Data Logging” windows will appear.  Configure the settings to match the screenshot below.  Leave the “Archive Interval” set to 600 seconds unless otherwise requested EMC or your EMC Reseller.  Once the settings match click on “START”.

  • Confirm that you wish to continue by clicking “YES”.

 

  • Confirm again that you want to apply these new settings by clicking “YES”.

  • Click “YES” yet again to confirm the data logging warning.

  • Click “OK” to confirm (finally) that the operation was successful.

 

  • You will be returned to the Data Loggin settings window.  Click “OK” to close the window.

  • You will now need to let the data collection run for the specified time period – in this case 3 days.

Retrieving NAR File for VNX from the GUI

  • Now that the NAR data collection process has run for 3 days you will need to retrieve the NAR/NAZ files.
  • Login to the Unisphere console
  • Select the array you want to collect data from

  • Click on the “System” tab, then click on “Monitoring and Alerts

 

  • Click on “Statistics for Block

  • On the right, click on “Retrieve Archive”.

  • In the Retrieve Archives window, select your array and choose SPA. (NAR files are ONLY needed for ONE of the SP’s)
  • Change the “Save File(s) As:” destination to a location that is easy to locate.
  • Highlight the .NAR or .NAZ (if encrypted) files that correspond to the 3 days you collected data for.  The time may be off a little but this will not matter.  There will probably be 4 – 6 files total.
  • Click the “Retreive” button

 

  • Click “YES” to confirm the retrieval in the “Confirm: Retrieve Archives” window.

  • At the bottom of the “Retrieve Archives” window verify that the files complete – this may take a few seconds.
  • Click “Done

  • Go to the destination folder where you retrieved the files to.

  • Upload all the files to EMC or your EMC Reseller as instructed.
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How-To Generate SP Collect Data from Unisphere

December 22, 2011

Many times you may be asked to provide “SP Collects” for your EMC Array.  This may be for EMC Support or for your VAR, who may need to see how your existing array is configured.  Either way SP Collect data is very useful and relatively easy to generate.  With the release of Unisphere for EMC Clariion, Celerra and VNX the menus and processes have changed just a little.  Below you will see step by step instructions on how to generate these files from the new Unisphere interface.

         Login to the Unisphere console

         Select the array you want to collect data from

         Click on the “System” tab, then click on “Generate Diagnostic Flies – SPA” under the “Diagnostic Files” section on the right.

          Click YES to generate the SP Collect Data for SPA

         Click on “OK” to confirm the success of the process

         Now click on “Generate Diagnostic Files – SPB” under the “Diagnostic Files” section on the right.

         Click YES to generate the SP Collect Data for SPB

         Click on “OK” to confirm the success of the process

         Click on “Get Diagnostic Files – SPA

         The SP A – File Transfer Manager Window will appear.

  • 1st – sort the files by date with the most recent date at the top by clicking the top of the “Date” column.
  • 2nd – Highlight the “APMxxxxxx.zip” file.  (Depending on your array – your file may not start with “APM” but with a different set of letter.  Regardless, the rest of the file name will be followed by a series of numbers_SPA_date_time)
  • 3rd – Select your destination directory where you want the file saved to.  (Use something easy to find like c:\)
  • 4th – Click the “Transfer” button below the list of files

         Click on YES to confirm you want to transfer the file.

 

         In the “Transfer Status” window – look and wait for the file transfer to report successful. (This may take a minute or so)  Once the transfer is successful click OK.

         Click on “Get Diagnostic Files – SPB

 

         The SP B – File Transfer Manager Window will appear.

  • 1st – sort the files by date with the most recent date at the top by clicking the top of the “Date” column.
  • 2nd – Highlight the “APMxxxxxx.zip” file.  (Depending on your array – your file may not start with “APM” but with a different set of letter.  Regardless, the rest of the file name will be followed by a series of numbers_SPB_date_time)
  • 3rd – Select your destination directory where you want the file saved to.  (Use something easy to find like c:\)
  • 4th – Click the “Transfer” button below the list of files

         Click on YES to confirm you want to transfer the file.

 

         In the “Transfer Status” window – look and wait for the file transfer to report successful. (This may take a minute or so)  Once the transfer is successful click OK.

         Open up Windows Explorer or whatever file manager you use and go to the destination directory where you downloaded the files to.  Verify the SPA and SPB .zip files are there.

         Send those files to your VAR or EMC technical consultant/contact.