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Dell PowerVault MD3600f User Manual

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    Dell M M D Storage A Array v Center Plug-in User's Guide                                                ...

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    Trademarks use d in this text: Del ll™, the DELL lo ogo and PowerVa ault™are tradema arks of Dell Inc. M Microsoft® and W Windows® are ei ither trademarks or registered tra demarks of Micro osoft Corporation...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Dell MD Storage Array vCenter Plug-in Overview ..............5   Installation Prerequisites ............................6   Recommended Configurations ..........................6   Downloading the vCenter Plug-in .......................... 6   Installing the vCenter Application Server ....................... 6   Installing the vCenter Plug-in ..........................7  ...

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    The vCenter Plug-in Does Not Show the New Storage Array Name after a Clear Configuration Operation in MDSM ... 49   The vCenter Plug-in Displays Incorrect Error Messages ..................50   Getting Help .......................... 51   Contacting Dell ..............................51         Contents...

  • Page 5: Dell Md Storage Array Vcenter Plug-in Overview

    The vCenter r Plug-in enab bles the vCen nter administr rator to config gure ESX and d ESXi hosts to Dell MD S Storage Arrays, crea ate, map, delet te virtual disk ks from the D Dell MD Stora age Arrays to...

  • Page 6: Installation Prerequisites

    No more than 16 remote replications Downloading the vCenter Plug-in Obtain the correct version of the Dell Storage vCenter Plug-in for your environment (x86 or x64) from the Download and Drivers area at support.dell.com. See the Support Matrix at support.dell.com/manuals for the most current versions.

  • Page 7: Installing The Vcenter Plug-in

    192.168.51.225 Dell MD Storage Array 1 MD3600-01 IP Addresses: Password: 192.168.51.89 Name: 192.168.51.90 Dell MD Storage Array 2 Name: MD3600-02 IIP Addresses: Password: 192.168.51.91 192.168.51.92 Dell MD Storage Array 3 Name: IP Addresses: Password: Storage Administrator User ID: User1...

  • Page 8: Configuring The Application Server And The Vcenter Plug-in

    P Plug-in icon a appears in the e Solution and d Application n section of th he vSphere C lient page. Figure 2 v vSphere Clie ent Home Pa   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

  • Page 9: Configuring Storage Administrator Roles

    Adm ministrato or Roles By default, a all defined vC Center user ID Ds have no rig ghts to Dell M MD Storage A Arrays. When n a user requir res either read permiss sions or read/ /write permiss...

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    Add New Ro ole Window e Name text b box, type the n name of the n new role. he Privileges l list, select the e access perm missions to ass sign to this ro ole. The administra tor role is not e ditable and, the erefore, if the ad dministrator use...

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    Role e from the dro op down box x and click OK K to apply ch hanges. Clic ck OK to app ply permission ns to the role   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

  • Page 12: Sas Support On Esx/esxi Hosts

    ESX/ESXi i hosts For the vCen nter Plug-in t o configure E ESX and ESX Xi hosts to the e Dell MD Sto orage Arrays , with SAS connections, , an updated v version of the e LSI SAS SM...

  • Page 13: Installing The Sas Provider Upgrade

    Reboot the host after stopping any running VMs. Upon reboot, verify that the update was applied with rpm -q lsi-provider for ESX or esxupdate --vib-view query | grep lsi-provider for ESXi hosts. Done   Dell MD Storage Array vCenter Plug-in...

  • Page 14: Vcenter Plug-in Security

    Tr rusted Root Certification n Authorities store as listed d below: Click k View Certif ficate Click k Install Cert tificate see Fi igure 8.   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

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    Figure 8. I Install Certi ificate Dialo og Box Click k Next from th he Certificate e Import Wiza ard message b box. See Figu ure 9. Figure 9. C Certificate I Import Wiza   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    Click k Browse Highl light the Tru sted Root Ce ertification A Authorities fo folder. See Fig g ure 10. Figure 10. Select Cert tificate Stor re Dialog Bo   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

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    Client login n screen or you w will continue to receive a warn ing message sta ating tificate does not match the site name.   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    Figure 12 2 appears.  Click A Add to establi ish a trust rel ationship wit th the applica tion server. Figure 12. IE Enhance ed Security Message   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

  • Page 19: Dell Md Storage Vcenter Plug-in Features

    Featu ures vCenter r Plug-in Features The followin ng vCenter Pl lug-in feature es enable the integrated ma anagement of f Dell MD Sto orage Arrays  Array M Manager view  Copy s services mana agement  A conf...

  • Page 20: Adding A Storage Array

    In the e Password te ext box, type t the password d for the stora ge array that you are addin ng to the vCe enter Plug- -in. Click k Add .   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

  • Page 21: Removing A Storage Array

    Save e Configurati ion link. The A Automatically y Save Config guration dialo og box appear rs. See Figur re 16. Check k the Enable automatic sav ve configurat tion box.   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    Save Con nfiguration li ink. The M Manually Sav ve Configurat tion dialog bo ox appears. S See Figure 17 Figure 17. Manually S Save Configu uration Mes ssage Box   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

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    Figure 19. Figure 19. Save As Di alog Box Selec ct the location n and file nam me to save the e backup conf figuration scri ipt as. Click k Save   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

  • Page 24: Esx Host San Configuration

    This vCente r Plug-in allo ows for an ES SX host to be automatically y configured to use a Dell MD Storage Array by detecting g the installed d Host Bus Ad dapters (HBA As) within the e ESX host an...

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    A A complete lo oss of access t to storage occ curs if any oth her element f fails. Figure 21. Single Fail   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    HBA is c onnected to b both fabric zo ones for each pair group.   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

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    H HBAs so that no group of HBA p ports would be ed on a single H HBA card (if dua al port cards are e being used).   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

  • Page 28: Networking Configuration For Software Iscsi Storage

    NICs th hat you use for iSCS SI traffic, the networking s setup can be d different. Connecting to a Dell MD D3600i Storag ge Array with h VMware ES SX 4.1.0, 260 0247 The Dell MD D3600i storag...

  • Page 29: Esx Host Configuration Wizard

    , and select th he Configure ESX Host to o Storage Array option n from the pu ull-down menu u. See Figure e 25 Figure 25. ESX Host C Configuratio on Wizard M Menu   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    See F Figure 29. NOTE: To use multiple e host groups as s described, the e storage array m must have the S Storage Partitio ning   premium m feature enabl   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

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    Figure 27. iSCSI Conf figure ESX H Host to Stor age Array V View Figure 28. SAS Config gure ESX Ho ost to Storag ge Array Vie   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    To detect the S SAS HBA addres sses, the LSI SA AS SMI-S provid der must be upg graded to the ve ersion d with the instal l and as describ bed in section nstalling the S SAS Provider U Upgrade .

  • Page 33: Storage Array Summary

    View E Event Log li ink. See sec ction Figure Datastores s View Storage Arra ay Event Log g for additiona al event log d details. Figure 30 Storage Arr ray Summar   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

  • Page 34: Create Disk Group

    RAI ID level to be e used.   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

  • Page 35: Formatting Virtual Disks

     Better perfor rmance becaus se there is less contention for r a single virtua al disk.   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

  • Page 36: Decision-making Schemes

    If performance is not acceptable, create a new, larger virtual disk, and repeat the process. You can use a different RAID level. Use migration so that you do not lose virtual machines when you re-create the virtual disk.   Dell MD Storage Array vCenter Plug-in...

  • Page 37: Creating A Virtual Disk

    Snapshot of a a Base Virtua al Disk Highl light the base e virtual disk, and click Cre eate Snapsho ot in the Comm mand area. The S Snapshot wiza ard appears.   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    Create Sna apshot Dialo og Box ge one or mo ore of the snap pshot attribut tes: Snapshot Na ame – the name e of the new sn napshot virtual l disk. Snapshot Re epository Name e – the name o of the new repo ository virtual d disk.

  • Page 39: Creating A Virtual Disk Copy

    This allows f for continued re ead-write operat tions to the sou rce virtual disk from the host d during the esta ablish period.   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    Figure 37. Virtual Dis sk Copy Targ get Dialog B   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

  • Page 41: Remote Replication

    N Next . Revie ew the summ ary informati ion on the Co onfirmation pa age and click k Finish to est tablish the mi irror relatio onship. See F Figure 39.   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    Figure 39. Remote Re eplication Co o nfirmation n Dialog Box x   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

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    Resc can, from vCent ter, twice to dete ect all of the ne ew storage virtu   disks th at have been m mapped to the E SX host.   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

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    4 paths s to each devi ice with two A Active and two Stan ndby as show wn in Figure 4 Figure 42. Physical D isk Path Co nfiguration   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

  • Page 45: Datastores View

       After c changing the number of ev vents to retrie eve, click Upd date.  After c changing the Event Log se ettings, click Save as, and click Close.   Dell MD Storage Array y vCenter Plug-in...

  • Page 46: Manually Unregistering The Vcenter Plug-in

    Array v vCenter Mana agement Plug g-in) Click k the Invoke M Method link to unregister the extension The v vSphere clien nt must be rest tarted to refle ect the change   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

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    C:\Progra am Files\ \Dell MD S Storage A Array vCen nter Manag gement Pl lug- in\Uninst tall Dell l MD Stora age Array...

  • Page 48: Troubleshooting Vcenter Plug-in Issues

    Serve Check k the firewall l settings to v verify that the Jetty TCP po ort is enabled d. If the Jetty TCP port is n enabl led, enable it.   Dell MD Storage A Array vCenter Plug g-in...

  • Page 49: I Cannot Create Or Delete Objects

    “Configuring Storage Administrator Roles” on page 10 How Can I Maximize Client Performance The Dell MD Storage Array vCenter Management Plug-in is a client-side, intensive application, so a fast CPU client, with sufficient memory to avoid page swapping, provides the best environment for running the vSphere client.

  • Page 50: The Vcenter Plug-in Displays Incorrect Error Messages

    The vCenter Plug-in Displays Incorrect Error Messages Incorrect error codes might appear because of the limited return codes from the SMI-S Provider. When you troubleshoot incorrect error codes, make sure you include all detailed information about the errors. Please send your feedback to support@dell.com.    ...

  • Page 51: Getting Help

    Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: Visit support.dell.com .

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