Configuring deep discovery for EMC Symmetrix storage enclosures using Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

Article:HOWTO78961  |  Created: 2012-08-24  |  Updated: 2012-08-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO78961
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Configuring deep discovery for EMC Symmetrix storage enclosures using Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

The Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping provides you detailed information on the storage enclosures in your datacenter. By bringing you the information to the level of adapters and disks, the Storage Insight Add-on helps you understand your storage enclosures in a much deeper level.

As part of its deep array discovery capabilities, the Storage Insight Add-on provides you options to understand the EMC Symmetrix storage enclosures in your datacenter in a better way. It uses the SymCLI utilities that communicate to the Symmetrix enclosures in your datacenter. The SymCLI utilities must be configured on the discovery host, which must be part of the Veritas Operations Manager domain

You can perform deep discovery also for the Symmetrix enclosures that are connected the discovery hosts using the EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF).

After the Storage Insight Add-on performs the deep array discovery of the Symmetrix enclosures using the SymCLI utilities, you can view the following additional information on the details page of a Symmetrix enclosure:

  • Physical disks

  • Devices

  • Replications

  • Thin pools

  • Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) technology managed storage groups (VMAX only)

After you configure deep discovery for an EMC Symmetrix enclosures, the discovery happens once every six hours. After the initial discovery, only the add, remove, commit, resume, suspend, or split actions on the following are captured in the subsequent discoveries:

  • Snapshots

  • Configuration changes

  • Device masking

  • BCV

  • Clones

  • RDF

You must use SymCLI Version 7.0 or later to perform deep discovery on the EMC Symmetrix storage enclosures. To discover the Media Type and the RPM of disks in a Symmetrix enclosure, you must use SymCLI Version 7.1 or later. For more information on SymCLI versions for discovering FAST managed storage groups in a Symmetrix VMAX enclosure, refer to Veritas Operations Manager Hardware and Software Compatibility List (HSCL).

https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/vom/5.0/windowsandunix/compatibilitylists/pdf/vom_ms_es_hscl.pdf

To configure deep discovery, you must have the domain administrator privilege.

To configure deep discovery for EMC Symmetrix storage enclosures

  1. In the Veritas Operations Manager console, select Settings > Enclosure.

  2. In the Enclosure page, click Actions > Configure New Device.

  3. In the Configure Device wizard panel, select the vendor, and the enclosure model. Click Next.

    See Configure Device panel options for vendor and product selection.

  4. In the Configure Device wizard panel to specify the details for the deep discovery, enter the required information. Click Next.

    See Configure Device panel options for enclosure selection.

  5. In the Configure Device wizard panel to update discovery information, choose the enclosures and enable the deep array discovery. Click Finish.

    See Configure Device panel options to update the enclosures discovery information.

See About Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0

See About performance metering statistics for enclosure in Veritas Operations Manager Storage Insight Add-on for Deep Array Discovery and Mapping 5.0


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