Archive for May, 2011

Flare code warning, and

May 13, 2011 2 comments

If you have EMC CX4 storage and are using Mirrorview, I suggest you hold off any Flare upgrades past 009 unless directed by EMC Technical Support. Some EMC customers have had issues with 012 including serious Mirrorview performance problems.

EMC engineering have pulled version 009 and prior from Powerlink due to “emc261544: Detecting memory leaks with Pool LUNs in FLARE Release 30.” which is resolved in FLARE Release but this code introduces another different issue, the management server requires reboots from time to time to allow Unisphere management.

There is also a required frumon update (emc261645- for LCC to version 7.85 to protect against possible dual Power supply failure, this is unlikely but bad stuff does happen.

Categories: EMC

Useful naviseccli commands

May 12, 2011 Leave a comment

The following are some handy naviseccli commands, replace username, password and the with your storage log in details and IP.

Check the FRUMON code level on the LCC’s
naviseccli -scope 0 -user username -password password -address getcrus –lccreva
naviseccli -scope 0 -user username -password password -address getcrus -lccrevb

Check the Backend Bus speeds
naviseccli -scope 0 -user username -password password –address backendbus –get –speeds 0

SP cache details
naviseccli -scope 0 -user username -password password -address getcache

Get all the details of the Lun’s on the array
naviseccli -scope 0 -user username -password password -address getlun

Review IO Ports on an array
naviseccli -h sanipaddress -user username -password password -scope 0 ioportconfig -list |more

All details from the Array
naviseccli -scope 0 -user username -password password -address getall

Categories: EMC

Veeam Podcast – Episode 17 Virtualization Down Under

May 3, 2011 2 comments

Rick Vanover from Veeam invited Simone and I to be on the Veeam Podcast

Rick Vanover is a long time blogger living in Columbus Ohio in the US, you can find his personal blog here, Rick’s blog

Previous Podcasts have included guests like Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, William Lam and Chris Evans among others so definately check the podcasts out.

“The Veeam Community Podcast is focused on giving the global virtualization community a new resource for connecting with industry experts, bloggers and peers, as well as for staying up to date on the latest industry news, developments and trends. Each 30-minute weekly episode of the Veeam Community Podcast will be available through RSS subscription and the Apple iTunes store. The podcast is hosted by Rick Vanover, a writer, blogger, VMware vExpert, VMware Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator. He currently works as Software Strategy Specialist at Veeam.”

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