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HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager

User Guide

HP Part Number: 460924-006
Published: January 2010, Sixth Edition

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  • Page 1: Hp Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager

    HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager User Guide HP Part Number: 460924-006 Published: January 2010, Sixth Edition...
  • Page 2 © Copyright 2007, 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Legal Notices Confidential computer software. Valid license from HP required for possession, use or copying. Consistent with FAR 12.21 1 and 12.212, Commercial Computer Software, Computer Software Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S. Government under vendor's standard commercial license.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About this document..................9 Intended audience..........................9 Publishing history............................9 Related documents..........................9 HP encourages your comments.........................9 1 Introduction.....................11 Key features and benefits........................11 Key features............................11 Key benefits............................11 What's new............................12 Platform support............................12 Architectural overview..........................12 HP Virtual Connect technology......................12 Managing HP Virtual Connect......................13 HP Virtual Connect Manager.......................13 HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager..................14 VCEM operations..........................14...
  • Page 4 4 Managing VC Domain Groups..............43 VC Domain Groups..........................43 Creating a VC Domain Group......................44 Maintaining a VC Domain from the VC Domain Group page..............45 Canceling a VC Domain Group maintenance task................46 Upgrading VC Domain Group Firmware Mode..................46 Deleting a VC Domain Group......................46 Adding or removing VC modules to VC Domain Group configuration.............48 Moving Ethernet networks (VLANs tagged) from one shared uplink to another.........49 Correlating VCEM operations in HP SIM and Virtual Connect logs............49...
  • Page 5 Deleting WWN exclusion ranges.......................71 Allocating WWN addresses......................71 Reclaiming external WWN addresses....................72 Adding custom WWN address ranges....................72 Editing custom WWN address ranges....................73 Deleting custom WWN address ranges....................73 8 Working with Logical Serial Numbers............75 Logical Serial Numbers..........................75 Identifying logical serial number values....................75 9 Tracking VCEM job status................77 Jobs..............................77 Job status message window.......................77...
  • Page 6 Cannot change the MAC/WWN/Serial Number ranges in Virtual Connect Manager when there are server profiles............................95 VCEM database is inaccessible or irretrievable with no backup, or VCEM file systems are corrupt with no backup............................95 Enclosure has a hardware failure and must be replaced................96 Replace VC modules in a VC Domain managed by VCEM..............96 Failover fails to initiate with an ERROR (30) - Could not initiate failover;...
  • Page 7 List of Figures 1- 1 HP Virtual Connect technology......................13 Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager operations...................15 2- 1 VCEM home page..........................19 3- 1 VC Domains page..........................21 Enhanced SNMP configuration......................26 Adding or editing a compatible SNMP trap destination...............26 Disabling trap severities........................27 Selecting trap categories........................27 Disabling Virtual Connect Manager traps...................28 Select any value other than 8Gb as uplink and downlink configuration speeds........28 Multienclosure VC Domain.......................29...
  • Page 9: About This Document

    About this document Intended audience This document is intended to be used by technical professionals who manage multiple HP BladeSystem enclosures and use HP Virtual Connect Manager to control network connectivity. HP assumes that you have installed Virtual Connect, are familiar with the embedded Virtual Connect Manager web console, and have read the HP Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem User Guide and understand its concepts.
  • Page 11: Introduction

    1 Introduction HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) centralizes network connectivity and workload mobility for HP BladeSystem servers that use Virtual Connect to access local area networks (LANs) and Storage Area Networks (SANs), helping organizations to increase productivity, respond faster to workload and infrastructure changes, and reduce operating costs.
  • Page 12: What's New

    Increase productivity and server-to-administrator ratios. Release LAN and SAN administrators from routine server-centric tasks. VCEM scales across small and large data centers. What's new VCEM 6.0 is an update to VCEM 1.20, 1.3x, and 1.40 that adds new features and support for the latest Virtual Connect hardware and firmware which includes: Support for the HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-Port Fibre Channel module for BladeSystem c-Class.
  • Page 13: Managing Hp Virtual Connect

    NIC or HBA addresses. Even if a server is replaced, the MAC and WWN assignments for the enclosure will remain the same, and changes are invisible to the network. Virtual Connect provides the following benefits: Significantly reduce cabling and server connection complexity. Maintain constant end-to-end connections to preferred networks and fabrics.
  • Page 14: Hp Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager

    HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager VCEM is HP’s primary application for managing Virtual Connect environments. It provides centralized group-based management for up to 250 Virtual Connect domains with the VCEM 6.0 release, administers a total of 256K LAN and SAN addresses from a central pool, and enables server profile movement across the datacenter.
  • Page 15: Setup And Configuration Summary

    Figure 1-2 Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager operations VCEM centralizes Virtual Connect infrastructure management and increases productivity. Setup and configuration summary To set up and configure VCEM into an existing HP BladeSystem environment running Virtual Connect: Verify that existing Virtual Connect module firmware and HP Onboard Administrator firmware meets the minimum requirements.
  • Page 17: Installing And Configuring Vcem

    2 Installing and configuring VCEM This chapter describes how to install and configure VCEM. IMPORTANT: This guide assumes that you have previously installed Virtual Connect using the integrated Virtual Connect Manager, have read the HP Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem User Guide , and understand its concepts.
  • Page 18 (Optional) If you are installing VCEM as part of the HP Insight Software suite, after performing an HP SIM discovery, access the HP Managed System Software Wizard and complete the steps in the wizard. For more information about the wizard, see the HP Insight Software Installation and Configuration Guide.
  • Page 19: Vcem Home Page

    VCEM home page The following screenshot shows the VCEM home page. Figure 2-1 VCEM home page VCEM home page...
  • Page 21: Managing Vc Domains

    3 Managing VC Domains VC Domains This section describes how to use VCEM to manage VC Domains. On the VC Domains page, you can filter the VC Domain list by VC Domain Group. The default filter shows all VC Domains. Figure 3-1 VC Domains page The following table lists and describes the columns on the VC Domains page.
  • Page 22: Requirements For Adding A Vc Domain To A Vc Domain Group

    Status Icon Description Connectivity failure Failed to connect to the VC Domain. Possible causes include: Connection times out. Ethernet VC Module is physically not available. Virtual Connect Manager is failing. VC Domain firmware is updating. HP Virtual Connect Ethernet IP address has changed (through DHCP or EBIPA configuration).
  • Page 23 MAC or WWN addresses or serial numbers that are assigned to a profile must not be in use by VCEM or in a VCEM exclusion list. If the MAC or WWN addresses or serial numbers are user-defined, then you must define an address range in VCEM. If the VC Domain contains server profiles, the MAC addresses, WWNs, and serial numbers allocated must be compatible with the MAC, WWN, and serial number range types of the VC Domain Group: A VC Domain containing server profiles with factory-default addresses can be added to a VC...
  • Page 24 Server VLAN Tagging support: Tunnel VLAN Taggings or Map VLAN Taggings Force Server connection setting Multiple Network Speeding Settings: Preferred Link Connections Preferred Link Connection Speed Maximum Link Connection Maximum Link Connection Speed Network SNMP settings: Read Community System Contact IP addresses Fibre Channel SAN Fabric settings: Enables SMI-S...
  • Page 25: Mixed Virtual Connect Firmware Versions And Firmware Compatibility In A Vc Domain Group

    Native Smart Link Private network Preferred Link Connection Preferred Link Connection Speed Maximum Link Connection Maximum Link Connection Speed For each Fibre Channel SAN Fabric: Fabric name If VC Domain has firmware 2.0x and later: Configuration speed Login distribution Fabric port location Number of Fibre Channel SAN Fabrics configured in the VC Domain To add an unconfigured VC Module to a VC Domain Group, the following items must be identical: Interconnect bays location and model...
  • Page 26: Virtual Connect 2.3x Features That Must Be Disabled In A Vc Domain To Be Part Of The Vc Domain Group With Virtual Connect Firmware 2.1x

    Virtual Connect 2.3x features that must be disabled in a VC Domain to be part of the VC Domain Group with Virtual Connect firmware 2.1x IMPORTANT: If you plan to add Virtual Connect 2.3x to a VC Domain Group with Virtual Connect firmware 2.0, you must disable the Virtual Connect 2.3x features in this section and the Virtual Connect 2.1x features in the following section.
  • Page 27: Disabling Trap Severities

    To disable trap severities, from the Add a SNMP Trap Destination page, click Advanced, as shown in the following figure. Figure 3-4 Disabling trap severities Trap categories must equal Other for either VC-Enet traps or VC-FC traps. Do not select both. From the Add a SNMP Trap Destination page, click Advanced, click More, and then select either of the following: On the VC-Enet Traps box, select Other, as shown in the following figure.
  • Page 28: Virtual Connect 2.1x Features That Must Be Disabled In A Vc Domain To Be Part Of The Vc Domain Group With Virtual Connect Firmware 2.0x

    Figure 3-6 Disabling Virtual Connect Manager traps Do not modify the SNMP configuration for VC Domain level. The default SNMP configuration for VC Domain level is Enabled with the Community String equaling Public. This is only available through the Virtual Connect Manager Command line interface. Fibre Channel Port Speed cannot be set to 8Gb for a HP Virtual Connect 8-Gb 20-Port Fibre Channel Module.
  • Page 29: Multienclosure Vc Domain

    Figure 3-8 Multienclosure VC Domain The HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port FC Module is not supported. Do not insert the HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port FC Module in the VC Domain. Figure 3-9 Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port FC Module Fibre Channel Port Speed cannot be set to 8Gb for HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port FC Module. Select any value other than 8Gb as the configuration speed for HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port FC Module.
  • Page 30: Vc Domain Tasks

    Figure 3-10 Fibre Channel port speed set to 8Gb VC Domain tasks From the VC Domains page, you can perform the following tasks: License an enclosure for VCEM Create a VC Domain Group Add a VC Domain to a VC Domain Group Remove a VC Domain from a VC Domain Group VC Domain Maintenance Cancel VC Domain Maintenance...
  • Page 31: Creating A Vc Domain Group

    Creating a VC Domain Group You can create a VC Domain Group by selecting the VC Domains that you want to incorporate into a new VC Domain Group. IMPORTANT: This VCEM operation does not provide a reference to the VC Domain from HP SIM. To access this reference, you must correlate the HP SIM and Virtual Connect logs.
  • Page 32: Adding A Vc Domain To A Vc Domain Group

    Enter the VC Domain Group name in the VC Domain Group Name field. Valid VC Domain Group names are alphanumeric, hyphens (-), underscore (_), and cannot exceed 64 characters. From the Configuration based on VC Domain list, select the VC Domain configuration upon which the new VC Domain Group is to be based.
  • Page 33: Removing A Vc Domain From A Vc Domain Group

    If HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-port FC modules and HP Virtual Connect 4Gb FC modules share the same IO bay slice. (For example, a HP Virtual Connect 4Gb FC module in IO Bay 3 and a HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-port FC module in IO Bay 4). In a multienclosure VC Domain, if there are mixed HP Virtual Connect 4Gb FC modules and HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-port FC modules in the same IO bay from different enclosures.
  • Page 34: Working With Multienclosure Vc Domains

    deleting the VC Domain Group or removing the VC Domain from a VC Domain Group. HP recommends that you provide MAC, WWN, and serial number ranges that are: Not in use by VCEM. Not in use by any other VC Domain in your network You can click Remove from VCD Group only if the current selection contains VC Domains that belong to VC Domain Groups.
  • Page 35: Valid Configuration Of Ethernet And Fibre Channel Virtual Connect Modules

    The following figure illustrates a valid configuration of Ethernet and Fibre Channel Virtual Connect modules in a VC Domain with multiple enclosures. The black lines linking the Ethernet modules illustrate the stacking links. VCEM supports VC Domain Groups containing VC Domains with multiple enclosures, and enables the VC Domains to contain different numbers of enclosures, as long as each VC Domain contains the minimum number of enclosures.
  • Page 36: Vc Domain Maintenance

    Figure 3-12 VC Domain Group with VC Domains that have different numbers of enclosures A multienclosure domain can only be configured as follows: The enclosure must be a c7000 enclosure. Primary and secondary Virtual Connect Ethernet modules must be either the HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module or the HP Virtual Connect Flex- 1 0 10Gb Ethernet Module running VC firmware 2.1x or later.
  • Page 37 automatically to all other VC Domains that belong to the same VC Domain Group. VCEM accomplishes this task by temporarily enabling domain, network, and storage changes through the local Virtual Connect Manager for the selected domain. Some of the useful domain-level operations enabled during VC Domain Maintenance include: Upgrading firmware Backing up VC Domain configuration Administering local user accounts...
  • Page 38: Vc Domain Group Configuration Replicated To Other Vc Domains During Vc Domain Maintenance

    VC Domain Group configuration replicated to other VC Domains during VC Domain Maintenance IMPORTANT: The VC Domain, network, and storage configuration changes performed during VC Domain Maintenance are automatically replicated to all other VC Domains that belong to the same VC Domain Group when the VC Domain that maintenance operation is confirmed or discarded.
  • Page 39: Performing Vc Domain Maintenance

    Connection mode Smart link Private network Enable VLAN tunneling States Network port location Speed/duplex mode Connection mode Preferred link connection Preferred link connection speed Maximum link connection Maximum link connection speed For each shared network: Uplink Set Name State Smart Link External VLAN ID Native VLAN Number of VLANs tagged associated to the shared network uplinks...
  • Page 40: Backing Up And Restoring Domain Configurations Through Vc Domain Maintenance

    IMPORTANT: When a VC Domain is put in VC Domain Maintenance, operations such as backup and restore Virtual Connect configurations are allowed. Restoring Virtual Connect configurations require additional care. If an old configuration is restored, verify that the configuration of this specific VC Domain remain compatible with VC Domain Group, otherwise the VC Domain will be incompatible with VCEM.
  • Page 41: Changes In Virtual Connect Manager That Might Affect Completing Vc Domain Maintenance

    IMPORTANT: The domain configuration backup file created during VC Domain Maintenance and is valid for restoration while the VC Domain is in VC Domain Group. The domain configuration file is not valid after the VC Domain is removed from VC Domain Group. Changes in Virtual Connect Manager that might affect completing VC Domain Maintenance When you enable VC Domain Maintenance and make changes to a VC Domain base configuration, attempts to complete VC Domain Maintenance might result in VCEM creating a failed job and the VC Domain remains...
  • Page 42: Resynchronizing A Vc Domain With Configuration Mismatch

    IMPORTANT: For more information on the domain, network, and storage configurations that VCEM can replicate during completion of VC Domain Maintenance, or discard in case of a failure or cancellation of the VC Domain Maintenance operation, see VC Domain Group configuration replicated to other VC Domains during VC Domain Maintenance.
  • Page 43: Managing Vc Domain Groups

    4 Managing VC Domain Groups VC Domain Groups This section describes the management of Virtual Connect (VC) Domain Groups using VCEM. A VC Domain consists of an HP BladeSystem enclosure, a set of associated Virtual Connect Ethernet and Fibre Channel interconnect modules, and server blades that are managed together by a single instance of Virtual Connect Manager.
  • Page 44: Creating A Vc Domain Group

    Status Icon Description Under maintenance VC Domain is unlocked for domain, network, and storage changes through the Virtual Connect Manager. After completing the domain network and storage changes, you must confirm the new VC Domain configuration in VCEM. VCEM operations related to this VC domain or to VC Domain Group, such as create profile, move profile, profile failover, and so on, are blocked while...
  • Page 45: Maintaining A Vc Domain From The Vc Domain Group Page

    Enter the username and password for each VC Domain. Ensure you provide VC Domain credentials will full privileges. VC Domains appear as: Unconfigured domains, which appear in the System Name column with the unassigned name, VCD_name Configured domains, which appear in the System Name column with their previously assigned name.
  • Page 46: Canceling A Vc Domain Group Maintenance Task

    Select the VC Domain Group on which you want to perform maintenance. Click VC Domain Maintenance. Select the target VC Domain within the selected VC Domain Group which will be enabled for maintenance, and click Next. The VC Domain Maintenance page appears. To unlock Virtual Connect Manager for domain, network, and storage changes, click Make changes via VC Manager.
  • Page 47 completed, look at the report generated by the related job in the VCEM event. To access this report from the HP SIM left navigation panel, select Events Shared VCEM Events. IMPORTANT: This VCEM operation does not provide a reference to the VC Domain from HP SIM. To access this reference, you must correlate the HP SIM and Virtual Connect logs.
  • Page 48: Adding Or Removing Vc Modules To Vc Domain Group Configuration

    Perform the following actions for each VC Domain that uses HP-predefined or user-defined ranges within the VC Domain Group that you want to remove. Factory-default MAC and WWN ranges are released back to Virtual Connect Manager as Factory-default. If factory-default MAC or WWN addresses or serial numbers are not being used, address ranges must be specified for each removed VC Domain.
  • Page 49: Moving Ethernet Networks (vlans Tagged) From One Shared Uplink To Another

    For each VC Domain released from the VC Domain Group, insert or remove VC modules in the corresponding enclosure, and perform the necessary domain, network, and storage configuration changes in the VC Manager user interface. Before VC module removal, remove the VC module uplink ports from all existing Network or Shared Uplink settings from VC Domain configuration.
  • Page 51: Managing Server Profiles

    5 Managing server profiles Profiles This section describes how to create and manage profiles for use with VCEM. A Virtual Connect server profile is a logical grouping of attributes related to server connectivity that can be assigned to a server bay. A server profile can be assigned to any server bay within the VC Domain Group. VCEM requires the server to power down for any profile operations such as create, delete, unassign, copy, move, and edit.
  • Page 52 A server profile defines connections for a blade server. Server profiles can include the following information: Profile name Logical serial number and logical UUID Ethernet network connections and PXE settings MAC addresses Fibre Channel fabric connections WWN addresses Server boot configuration BIOS settings Newer VC Domain versions provide a broader set of configuration in the server profile.
  • Page 53: Creating A Profile

    power off the server blade to perform server profile operations with VC firmware 2.0x or 2.1x. However, in VC firmware 2.3x, you can perform these operations with the server blade powered on. Creating a profile NOTE: Depending on the VC Domain version, the create profile page displays a different set of configurations.
  • Page 54: Configuring Multiple Networks

    Target boot LUN values must be compliant with proper ranges. VC Domains—You can provide the target boot LUN in either of the possible formats: When using LUN values from 0–255, you can specify the LUN and either decimal or in 16-digit hexadecimal number format.
  • Page 55: Configuring Network Port Speed

    Figure 5-3 Copying a profile using the Copy from button (Optional) You can create vNet mappings based on a shared uplink set. To perform this task, select Force same VLAN mappings as shared uplink sets. Figure 5-4 Force same VLAN mappings as Shared Uplink Sets checkbox Configuring Network Port Speed When creating or editing a profile, you can configure the network speed of an Ethernet network connection.
  • Page 56: Deleting A Profile

    Deleting a profile VCEM detects the presence of logical server managers or upper level managers. When performing this task, a prompt dialog message appears and explains the impact of performing that task from outside the logical server manager or upper level manager. The following message appears: IMPORTANT: VCEM has detected you may be using other products, such as HP Insight Dynamics VSE.
  • Page 57: Assigning A Profile

    From the Profiles page, select the profile to be verified. Click Edit. The Edit Profile information appears below the profile table. In the Profile Information table, click the question mark icon. If EFI partition data is present in the profile, the EFI icon appears as well as the option to clean up the data.
  • Page 58: Moving A Profile

    Click OK. The Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager is executing the request message appears. Click OK to go to the Jobs page and monitor job progress. Moving a profile VCEM detects the presence of logical server managers or upper level managers. When performing this task, a prompt dialog message appears and explains the impact of performing that task from outside the logical server manager or upper level manager.
  • Page 59: Preconditions For Vc Profile Failover

    Preconditions for VC Profile Failover Source and designated spare servers must be part of the same VC Domain. Designated spare servers are powered off. A spare server must be the same model as the source server. Designating spare bays For more information about designating spare bays, see Designating spare bays.
  • Page 60 Enable HP SIM automatic discovery by selecting Options Discovery. Discovery must be enabled to discover servers within the environment. Enable active event handling by selecting Options Events Automatic Event Handling New Task. This step launches a wizard to aid in the creation of a task. Use the wizard to select a name for the event handler.
  • Page 61: Managing Bays

    6 Managing bays Bays Only the bays that are inside a VC Domain Group appear on the Bays page. Bays can be filtered by selecting one of the following entries in the Filter list: All—Select this option to display all bays. VC Domain—Select this option to display all bays that exist in a specified VC Domain.
  • Page 62: Powering Down A Bay

    Item Description Blade model Model of blade server Power Enclosure is powered-up or powered-down Unique identifier that tells if the light on the device is powered-up or powered-down To see server bay status and blade server information in case there is a server in a selected bay, click the bay number, then a status window appears.
  • Page 63: Assigning A Profile To A Bay

    Click the Bays tab. To determine the power status of the bay, click the bay number. A status window appears. Depending on the power status of the bay, perform one of the following steps: If the bay is currently powered down, then proceed to the Assigning a profile to a bay procedure section.
  • Page 64: Designating Spare Bays

    Click the Bays tab. (Optional) From the Filter list, select VC Domain or VC Domain Group. Select the bay for which you want to unassign a profile. Click Unassign profile. You are prompted to confirm the unassignment. Click OK. The Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager is executing the request message appears.
  • Page 65: Preconditions For Vc Profile Failover

    Preconditions for VC Profile Failover Source and designated spare servers must be part of the same VC Domain. Designated spare servers are powered off. A spare server must be the same model as the source server. Designating spare bays For more information about designating spare bays, see Designating spare bays.
  • Page 66 Enable HP SIM automatic discovery by selecting Options Discovery. Discovery must be enabled to discover servers within the environment. Enable active event handling by selecting Options Events Automatic Event Handling New Task. This step launches a wizard to aid in the creation of a task. Use the wizard to select a name for the event handler.
  • Page 67: Managing Mac And Wwn Addresses

    7 Managing MAC and WWN addresses This section describes how to manage MAC and WWN addresses using VCEM. MAC Addresses NOTE: A "VCEM-defined” range has been reserved, from which VCEM allocates MAC addresses. VCEM no longer uses the “HP Pre-defined” range for MAC address allocation. However, profiles created before VCEM 1.40 will continue to use the HP Pre-defined addresses already assigned to them.
  • Page 68: Creating Mac Exclusion Ranges

    Item Description Free Address available to use in VCEM. In use Address currently used by a server profile in VCEM. External Address Addresses used by server profiles in a VC Domain that have been released back to Virtual Connect Manager and no longer managed by VCEM.
  • Page 69: Adding Custom Mac Address Ranges

    From the Filter list, select External. Select the external addresses to be reclaimed. Click Reclaim External. You are prompted to confirm your choices. Click OK. Adding custom MAC address ranges Because the maximum range size is 131,072, a large range might take a few minutes to create. You can create one custom range.
  • Page 70: Tracking Individual Wwn Addresses

    user-defined WWNs. You can use the HP-predefined range only for import profiles or profiles created on previous versions of VCEM. To access WWN addresses from the VCEM home page, click the World Wide Names hyperlink. The WWN Ranges List page appears. Figure 7-2 WWN Ranges List page Tracking individual WWN addresses Individual addresses in a WWN range (HP-predefined, VCEM-defined, or user-defined) can be monitored...
  • Page 71: Deleting Wwn Exclusion Ranges

    Select a WWN address range. The exclusion range must be contained within the address range to which the exclusion range belongs. Select the Exclusion ranges tab. To create the exclusion range, click New. IMPORTANT: External addresses that are included in a WWN exclusion range remain external addresses.
  • Page 72: Reclaiming External Wwn Addresses

    Figure 7-3 WWN Ranges List page Select a WWN address range. The exclusion range must be contained within the address range to which the exclusion range belongs. Valid WWN ranges cannot contain all 0s or all Fs and cannot have an F within either of the first two octets.
  • Page 73: Editing Custom Wwn Address Ranges

    To add WWN custom address ranges: From the Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager home page, under the Administration heading, click the World Wide Names hyperlink. From the Select ranges to configure link, select WWN. Click Add custom. The Add Custom WWN Address Range information appears. Enter the custom WWN address range.
  • Page 75: Working With Logical Serial Numbers

    8 Working with Logical Serial Numbers Logical Serial Numbers This section describes how to view logical serial numbers that exist in server profiles being managed by VCEM. These numbers are displayed for informational purposes. Logical serial numbers move with a server profile. The virtual serial number is a 10-character string. NOTE: For informational purposes, logical serial numbers start with three characters of either VCXNNNNNNN or VCYNNNNNNN where VCX indicates that the logical serial number was created by...
  • Page 77: Tracking Vcem Job Status

    9 Tracking VCEM job status Jobs The Jobs list provides detailed information about jobs that have occurred and are related to VCEM. To view these jobs, click the Jobs tab. The Jobs list appears. From this list, you can perform the following tasks: Review a summary of jobs Select and review details of jobs Select and delete jobs...
  • Page 78: Reviewing Job Details

    VCEM limits the number of jobs that it displays to 65,000. If the limit is reached, then only the most recent 65,000 jobs are viewable. To keep the list smaller, you can select the jobs to be deleted, and then click Delete.
  • Page 79: Upgrading Virtual Connect Firmware After Vcem Is Managing Vc Domains

    10 Upgrading Virtual Connect firmware after VCEM is managing VC Domains The process for upgrading Virtual Connect (VC) firmware requires extra steps when VCEM is managing the VC Domain. VCEM gains exclusive access to managed domains. However, using the VC Domain Maintenance capability, the Virtual Connect Manager can be used to upgrade VC firmware while the VC Domain is being managed by VCEM.
  • Page 81: 1 Removing An External Manager Account

    1 1 Removing an external manager account For VCEM to manage VC Domains (using the Virtual Connect Manager, the embedded software in a Virtual Connect Ethernet module) VCEM uses programmatic interfaces with each Virtual Connect Manager. VCEM automatically creates an external manager account in each Virtual Connect Manager for subsequent authentication.
  • Page 83: 12 Command Line Interface Usage In Vcem

    12 Command Line Interface usage in VCEM VCEM provides support for a command line interface (CLI) to perform several failover-related functions. These same functions are also available in the VCEM GUI. Perform VC profile failover on specified VC Domain bay server This CLI command initiates a VC profile failover operation.
  • Page 84: Show Cli Usage Online Help

    >vcem list details job JobNumber If the CLI List Job Details command is successful, the exit code from the CLI is zero, and the following example output appears (through stdout) on the screen. >vcem –list –details –job 1 Listing details for specified VCEM Job... Job Number: 1 Job Type: MDM Job State: COMPLETED...
  • Page 85: Cli Exit And Error Codes

    CLI exit and error codes The CLI returns a numeric value that either indicates success or a particular error or failure. The CLI also displays an associated error message (through stdout). A zero numerical returned value indicates success. Some returned value greater than zero indicates an error or failure. The following list shows all possible exit and error codes and messages that might be returned by the VCEM CLI.
  • Page 87: 13 Troubleshooting Vcem

    13 Troubleshooting VCEM Troubleshooting IMPORTANT: VCEM 6.0 supports the Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) browser, but the underlying Virtual Connect Manager does not currently provide the same level of support. Using IE8 to perform VCEM Domain Maintenance tasks that access Virtual Connect Manager might result in failed or incomplete operations. HP recommends Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) or Firefox 3.0 or 3.5 as the preferred browsers for use with VCEM.
  • Page 88: Unable To Add Vc Domain To A Vc Domain Group

    The HP Virtual Connect has lost its login credentials for the HP Onboard administrator (OA). The OA may have been replaced or reset to factory defaults. To ensure proper operation, these credentials must be reestablished. When Onboard Administrator credentials are provided, an error message appears stating that the credentials are not valid.
  • Page 89: Cannot Access Vc Domain From Virtual Connect Manager After A Data Migration Has Been Performed

    Cannot access VC Domain from Virtual Connect Manager after a data migration has been performed If, after performing data migration, you are running Virtual Connect Manager and try to access a VCEM-managed VC Domain, the following error message appears: VC Domain locked by Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager <CMS IP address>. To resolve this issue: Go to the CMS and invoke the MS-DOS command box.
  • Page 90: Vc Domain Displays Configuration Mismatch Status

    VC Domain displays Configuration Mismatch status If the VCEM data does not match the data from the VC Domain, then the Configuration Mismatch icon appears. This might happen when either the user suspends the external manager lock and then modifies the VC Domain, or adds or removes VC Modules from rear-enclosure interconnect bays.
  • Page 91: Cannot Resynchronize Vc Domain That Is In Configuration Mismatch State

    If VC Domain firmware is 2.0x or later, perform the following: • To remove the account and release the VC Domain from VCEM control, from the Virtual Connect Manager command prompt, enter: remove external-manager Username=xyz mactype=<Factory-Default/User-Defined> MacStart=<> MacEnd=<> wwnType=<Factory-Default/User-Defined> WwnStart=<> WwnEnd=<> serverIdType=<Factory-Default/User-Defined>...
  • Page 92: Remove From Vc Domain Group Job Is Successful But With Errors

    Click the VC Domains or VC Domain Groups tab. Select the VC Domain or VC Domain Group Click VC Domain Maintenance. Click Complete VC Domain Maintenance or Cancel. Verify the VC Domain Maintenance job is running. If so, wait until the job completes. Review the job error details and fix the problem with the VC Domain.
  • Page 93: Error On Database Operation Occurs

    Error on database operation occurs Errors might occur during database operations if: VCEM tables are missing; that is, Database Administrator deleted some VCEM tables. HP SIM database is not running. To resolve this issue: If VCEM tables are missing, then you must restore the VCEM database backup. For more information, Backing up and restoring VCEM.
  • Page 94: Creating A Server Profile Or Adding A Vc Domain To A Vc Domain Group Fails

    Creating a server profile or adding a VC Domain to a VC Domain Group fails Attempting to create a profile or adding a VC Domain to a VC Domain Group might fail if any of the following occur: VCEM does not have enough free MAC or WWN addresses. Some MAC or WWN addresses are already being used by another server profile.
  • Page 95: No Hp-predefined Ranges For Mac And Wwn Addresses In Vc Domain Groups

    Figure 13-1 Backing up and restoring VCEM The Domain Network and SAN Configuration and assigned Server Profiles can be recovered from the Virtual Connect modules. The VC Domain Group definitions, MAC and WWN custom ranges, and MAC and WWN address exclusions are stored only on the Management Server. For more information on performing backups and restoring VCEM, see “Backing up and restoring HP Systems Insight Manager 5.3 data files in a Windows environment”...
  • Page 96: Enclosure Has A Hardware Failure And Must Be Replaced

    To remove the account and release the VC Domain from VCEM control, from the Virtual Connect Manager command prompt, enter remove external-manager Username=xyz mactype=<Factory-Default/User-Defined> MacStart=<> MacEnd=<> wwnType=<Factory-Default/User-Defined> WwnStart=<> WwnEnd=<> serverIdType=<Factory-Default/User-Defined> serverIdStart=<> serverIdEnd=<> NOTE: “-quiet” is an option to suppress user confirmation prompts. This option is useful for scripting operations.
  • Page 97: Failover Fails To Initiate With An Error (30) - Could Not Initiate Failover; Nested Exception Is: Java.net.sockettimeoutexception: Read Timed Out

    Replace the VC modules from the enclosure reader interconnect bays. Verify that the network and SAN connections that are wired to the new VC modules are the same as the old connections. If the primary VC Ethernet module was replaced, then you must configure the VC Domain again through virtual Connect.
  • Page 98: Server Profile Network Connections That Use Multiple Networks Are Not Working

    Error during Edit server profile [Profile Name]. Details: This action could not be performed because the server is powered on. Power down the server associated with the Server Bay and retry the operation. VCEM server profile editor does not prevent profile edit operations in case the target server is powered off. However, the VCEM server profile edit job might fail depending on what profile changes each VC Domain firmware version allows in case the target server is powered on.
  • Page 99: Vcem Getting Started Online Help Screen Does Not Appear Automatically At Hp Sim Login

    As a result, VCEM might display false job results such as, "Completed with success," even though the server profile changes have not taken effect. The ability of VCEM to manage server profiles might also be affected for: Creating an unsigned server profile Editing of an assigned server profile Assigning a server profile Deleting a server profile...
  • Page 100: After A Server Profile Failover, Some Connections Defined In The Server Profile Are Not Functional

    After a server profile failover, some connections defined in the server profile are not functional VCEM cannot identify if all Fibre Channel and Ethernet connections configured in a server profile can be physically mapped to the physical ports of a server blade, due to that it is possible to have Ethernet or Fibre Channel connections in the server profile that cannot be configured in the server blade where it is assigned, causing those servers to not function.
  • Page 101: Invalid Boot Lun Was Entered. Check The Storage Arrays For The Proper Lun Number" Appears

    Create VC Domain Group or Add VC Domain to VC Domain Group operations fail and the message "An invalid boot LUN was entered. Check the storage arrays for the proper LUN number" appears VCEM requires the boot target LUN configuration and server profiles to be either a three-digit decimal between 0–255, or a 16-digit hexadecimal value between 0 and FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.
  • Page 102 Click the VC Domains tab, for each VC Domain with "Configuration Mismatch" status, click VC Domain Maintenance. To confirm the resynchronization of the selected VC Domain with the VC Domain Group configuration, click OK. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the VC Domain where the changes were made. In the Virtual Connect Manager user interface, create the Ethernet networks (VLANs tagged) in the desired shared uplink set.
  • Page 103: 14 Hp Services And Technical Support

    14 HP services and technical support HP offers a number of software support services, many of which are provided to our customers at no additional charge. Software Technical Support and Update Service—VCEM includes one year of 24 x 7 HP Software Technical Support and Update Service.
  • Page 105: Glossary

    Glossary bays A device bay where the server blade is connected. HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure has a total of 16 device bays and HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure has a total of 8 device bays. blade server A server that is located in a rack or enclosure. See also enclosure, racks.
  • Page 106 hardware status The operating state of SNMP-based systems. A hardware status is determined by polling SNMP information from the system. Status is defined as: Critical. can no longer communicate with the system. The system was previously discovered, but cannot be pinged. The system might be down, powered off, or no longer accessible on the network because of network problems.
  • Page 107 Simple Network One of the management protocols supported by . Traditional management protocol used Management extensively by networking systems and most servers. MIB-2 is the standard information available Protocol (SNMP) consistently across all vendors. Smart Link A feature that, when enabled, configures a Virtual Connect network so that if all external uplinks lose link to external switches, Virtual Connect will drop the Ethernet link on all local server blade Ethernet ports connected to that network.
  • Page 109: Index

    Index key benefits, 1 1 key features, 1 1 adding a VC Domain to a VC Domain Group, 32 Logical Serial Numbers, 75 adding custom MAC address ranges, 69 managing bays, 61 adding custom WWN address range, 72 managing MAC and WWN addresses, 67 adding or removing VC modules to VC Domain Group managing server profiles, 51 configuration, 48...
  • Page 110 configuring multiple networks, 54 HP SIM customizations for VCEM have not taken place, configuring network port speed, 55 configuring the target boot LUN, 53 job appears with Failed status, 87 copying and assigning a profile to a bay, 57 No HP-predefined ranges for MAC and WWN creating a profile, 53 addresses in VC Domain Groups, 95 deleting a profile, 56...
  • Page 111 VC Domain Group canceling a VC Domain Group maintenance task, 46 creating a VC Domain Group, 44 deleting a VC Domain Group, 46 maintaining a VC Domain from the VC Domain Group page, 45 upgrading VC Domain Group firmware mode, 46 VC Domain Groups adding or removing VC modules to VC Domain Group configuration, 48...

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