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EMC VNX Series

Setting Up a Unisphere Management Station


P/N 300-015-123 REV. 02
April, 2014
This document describes the different types of Unisphere management stations and tells
how to install and configure software on each type. It also tells how to start Unisphere on a
station running the Unisphere Client.
Topics in this document include:
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Unisphere management station overview...................................................................2


Types of Unisphere management stations.................................................................. 2
Software for each type of Unisphere management station.......................................... 4
Installing the required software..................................................................................5
Configuring a Unisphere Management Station..........................................................14
Initializing security for a Unisphere management station......................................... 15
Adding a Unisphere management station to a domain............................................. 15
Starting Unisphere on the Unisphere management station.......................................16

Unisphere management station overview


A Unisphere management station is a Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Windows Server
2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Windows XP host that is connected to the
system management ports through a network and is running any of the following VNX
software:
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Unisphere Client for Windows

EMC Unisphere Server for Windows

Unisphere Host Agent for Windows

EMC Secure Remote Support (ESRS) IP Client for VNX software

Unisphere Service Manager (USM)

Note

The ESRS IP Client for VNX and the Unisphere Server for Windows cannot coexist on the
same server. A pre-installation check in the ESRS IP Client for VNX prevents installation of
the ESRS IP Client for VNX on a system that already has the Unisphere Server installed on
it.
Table 1 Operating system support for Unisphere management software

Operating system

Supported software

WIndows 2012, Windows 2008, Windows server


2003

All listed software

Windows XP

Unisphere UIs, EMC Unisphere Server and USM

Windows Vista

Unisphere UIs and EMC Unisphere Server

Depending on the type of Unisphere management station, you may or may not be able to
access the Unisphere UI from it.
You can update a Unisphere management station with new VNX software without
requiring a host reboot. You cannot update a system with new operating environment
software, which includes the Unisphere Client and EMC Unisphere Server, without a
system reboot.

Types of Unisphere management stations


The types of Unisphere management stations are:

Full-function station

Remote user station

Domain member station

Standalone performance station

Event monitoring station or EMC Secure Remote Support (ESRS) IP client

Setting Up a Unisphere Management Station

Full-function station
A full-function station is a one-stop Unisphere management station because it runs all
software that can be installed on an Unisphere management station and performs all the
functions that any other type of station can perform.
From it you can use Unisphere to:
Manage a VNX system domain and multi-domain environment
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Monitor system operations
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Monitor and adjust storage system performance
A full-function station should be made part of a domain, and we recommend that it be the
domain master so that a storage system is not burdened with performing the domain
master tasks.
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Note

We strongly recommend that you do not connect an Unisphere management station that
is running event monitor or ESRS to the systems data ports.

Remote user station or secure entry point station


A remote user station or a secure entry point station is an off-array management station
(a local host) that is connected to storage-system management ports through a network
and is running only the Unisphere UIs. For a remote user, this configuration eliminates
the overhead of accessing the UI from a storage system. For additional security, you can
limit management access to the system to only those authorized users who have
installed the client on their Windows host by disabling the ability to launch the UIs from
the system.

Domain member station


A domain member station is a Unisphere management station that has been added to a
Unisphere domain.
You can make it the domain master, if you want to offload a small amount of overhead
from a storage system. You can use this station to add a storage system running a newer
version of the EMC Unisphere Server and Unisphere UIs to a domain made up of storage
systems running earlier versions.
Note

Legacy domains are comprised of CLARiiON systems running FLARE releases as old as
Release 23 and Celerra systems running Dart 6.0. VNX domains are comprised of VNX
systems. Since Legacy domains support different user roles and have a different structure
to their domain databases, VNX systems cannot join legacy domains and legacy systems
cannot join VNX domains. However, you can create a multi-domain, which is comprised of
both legacy and VNX domains.
Note

The EMC Unisphere Server and Unisphere UIs are part of the systems operating
environment software (OE).
The domain member station must be running the latest EMC Unisphere Server and
Unisphere UI versions or at least the same versions that are running on the storage
system you are adding to the domain. Without a domain member station, you must
Full-function station

update the OE software version running on one of the storage systems in the domain to
get the latest or same version of the EMC Unisphere Server and Unisphere UIs. This
update is more difficult and disruptive than updating the EMC Unisphere Server and
Unisphere Client on a domain member station.

Standalone performance station


A standalone performance station is an Unisphere management station used mostly by a
service provider to analyze system performance with Unisphere Analyzer and/or manage
system quality of service with Unisphere Quality of Service Manager (QoS). Standalone
stations can be used to analyze archives from any VNX or legacy CLARiiON system.

Event monitor station or ESRS IP client


In a centralized event monitoring environment, a Unisphere management station can be a
monitor station for Event Monitor or ESRS, sending alerts or automatically notifying your
service provider when certain events occur. By offloading this work from one or more
systems to a monitor station, you can improve the performance of these systems.
For a centralized event monitoring station, you must configure at least one event
monitoring template. For an ESRS IP client, you must install the ESRS template.
Note

EMC strongly recommends that you do not connect an Unisphere management station
that is running event monitor or ESRS IP client to the systems data ports.

Software for each type of Unisphere management station


The table below lists the software you must install on each type of Unisphere
management station.
Table 2 Unisphere management station software

Unisphere
type

Unisphere
Client

Unisphere
Server

Host Agent

ESRS
IPClient for
VNX

Unisphere
Service
Manger

Remote user
station

Yes

No

No

No

No

Secure entry
point station

Yes

No

No

No

No

Standalone
performance
station

Yes

Yes

No

No

Optional

Monitor station

No

No

Yes

No

No

ESRS IP Client
for VNX

No

No

No

Yes

No

Note

Host Agent is bundled with ESRS IP Client and does not require a separate installation.

Setting Up a Unisphere Management Station

Installing the required software


This section describes how to install the required software on the Windows host that will
be a Unisphere management station.
This Windows host must be on the same network as the system management ports.

Installing the EMC Unisphere Server


Download and install the EMC Unisphere Server from the EMC Online Support website to
your Unisphere Management station:
Procedure
1. From the EMC Online Support website, locate the VNX support by product page.
2. From the Downloads section, select the version of the EMC Unisphere Server you want
to download.
3. Select the option to save the software to your management station.
4. Install the EMC Unisphere Server:
a. In the directory where you saved the download, double-click the executable.
b. Follow the installation wizard instructions.

Installing the EMC Unisphere Client


Download and install the EMC Unisphere Client from the EMC Online Support website to
your Unisphere management station:
Procedure
1. From the EMC Online Support website, locate the VNX support by product page.
2. From the Downloads section, select the EMC Unisphere Client version you want to
download.
3. Select the option to save the software to your off-array management station.
4. Install the EMC Unisphere Client:
a. In the directory where you saved the download, double-click the executable.
b. Follow the installation wizard instructions.

Install the Unisphere Host Agent


If the Unisphere management station that you are setting up is an ESRS IP client, you do
not need to install the host agent because it is installed automatically as part of the ESRS
installation. You need to install this software only on an Unisphere management station
that you are setting up as an event monitoring station.
Procedure
1. Log in as the administrator or a user who has administrative privileges.
2. If your server is behind a firewall, open TCP/IP port 6389.
This port is used by the host agent. If this port is not opened, the host agent will not
function properly.
3. Download the software.
Installing the required software

a. From the EMC Online Support website, locate the Support section and the link to
Software Downloads.
b. Select the option to save the Unisphere Host Agent software to your server.
c. Double-click one of the executable files listed below to start the installation
wizard. UnisphereHostAgent-Win-32-x86-en_US-versionbuild.exe where version and build are the version number and the build number
of the software.
4. Follow the instructions on the installation screens to install the Unisphere Host Agent.
If you selected the default destination folder, the software is installed in the C:
\Program Files\EMC\HostAgent (32bit) or C:\Program Files
(x86)\EMC\HostAgent (64bit).
Once the Unisphere Host Agent installation is complete, the Initialize Privileged User
List dialog box is displayed.
The Unisphere Host Agent software is installed on the Windows server.
5. In the Initialize Privileged User List dialog box, select Create/Overwrite File and
browse to the agent.config file. You will then need to add users to the Privileged
User List (login names for this server). Only users logged in as listed in the Privileged
User List can send CLI commands to the storage system. Perform one of the following:
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If the Config File field contains a file entry, then a host agent configuration file
already exists on the server from a previous agent installation. Select Use Existing
File to use this configuration file or select Browse to use a different file. The host
agent configuration file contains a list of login names for this server. Only users
logged in as listed in the Privileged User List can send CLI commands to the
storage system.

If the Config File field does not contain a file entry, a host agent configuration file
does not exist on the server. Select Create/Overwrite File and browse to the
agent.config file. You will then need to add users to the Privileged User List
(login names for this server). Only users logged in as listed in the Privileged User
List can send CLI commands to the storage system.

Note

There must be at least one entry in the Privileged User List or an error message will
appear.
To add a user to the list:
a. Click Add to open the Add Privileged User dialog box.
b. In the Add Privileged User dialog box, under User Name, enter the persons
account username, for example, Administrator.
c. Under System Name, Unisphere (for example, Host4) and click OK.
To remove a privileged user from the list:
Select the privileged username, and click Remove.
6. Click OK to save the new privileged user list and/or the new configuration file.
The program saves the host agent configuration file with the new privileged user
entries and starts the host agent.
7. Click Finish.
A command line window opens indicating that the host agent service is starting.

Setting Up a Unisphere Management Station

8. If you are prompted to reboot the server, click Yes.


Windows servers with NIC initiators If you do not reboot before you
run the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator, the NIC initiators cannot log in to the
storage system.
9. If you updated the host agent and were using event monitor, restore the event monitor
configuration from a previously copied Navimon.cfg file:
a. Stop the agent:
a. At the Windows server, log in as the administrator or the equivalent.
b. Open the Services pane.
From the desktop, right-click My Computer and select Manage > Services
and Applications > Services.
or
Select Start > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Services and
Applications > Services.
The Services pane opens.
c. In the Services pane, right-click Unisphere Host Agent and select Stop.
d. If asked to confirm your request to stop the agent service, click Yes, and close
the Services pane or dialog box.
b. Move or copy the saved Navimon.cfg to the real Navimon.cfg file.
c. Start the agent:
a. At the Windows server, log in as the administrator or the equivalent.
b. Open the Services pane.
From the desktop, right-click My Computer and select Manage > Services
and Applications > Services.
or
Select Start > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Services and
Applications > Services.
The Services pane opens.
c. In the Services pane, right-click Unisphere Host Agent and select Start.
d. If you want the host agent to start automatically at system startup:
Right-click Unisphere Host Agent and select Properties.
The Unisphere Host Agent Properties dialog box opens.
Select the General tab.
In Startup Type, select Automatic.
The host agent will now start automatically at system startup.
e. Close Computer Management.
It may take a few minutes for the host agent to start if either applications are
using the storage system or the SP event log is large and the host agent
configuration file is not set up.
10.Click Done to exit the installation wizard.
11.If you have a multihomed host (multiple NIC cards installed on the host), create an
agentID.txt file to ensure that the agent finds the correct NIC card.

Install the Unisphere Host Agent

Note

A multihomed host machine has multiple IP addresses connected to networks; it is


physically connected to multiple data links that can be on the same or different
networks. When you install Unisphere Host Agent on a multihomed host, the host
agent, by default, binds to the first NIC in the host. If your host is multihomed, for the
host agent to successfully register with the desired system, you need to configure the
host agent to bind to a specific NIC. You do this by setting up an agentID.txt file.
a. Using a text editor that does not add special formatting, create a file named
agentID.txt (case sensitive). Save this file by doing one of the following:
Set the EV_AGENTID_DIRECTORY environmental variable to the location you want
to save the agentID.txt file. The Unisphere Host Agent will then look for the
agentID.txt file in the location you specified.
If you do not specify a location in the EV_AGENTID_DIRECTORY environmental
variable, Unisphere Host Agent will look for the agentID.txt file in the
location specified by the registry entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
\EMC\Agent\1.0\ConfigPath. This location is usually C:\Program
Files\emc\HostAgent.
If EV_AGENTID_DIRECTORY or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\EMC
\Agent\1.0\ConfigPath does not exist, create the agentID.txt file in
the C:\ directory.
b. Add the following two separate lines to the agentID.txt file, with no special
formatting:
First line: Fullyqualified hostname of the host
Second line: IP address of the NIC port that you want host agent to
use

For example, if your host is named host28 on the domain mydomain.com and
your host contains two NICs, HBA1/NIC1 with IP address 192.111.222.2 and
HBA2/NIC2 with IP address 192.111.222.3, and you want the host agent to use
NIC 2, you would configure agentID.txt as follows:
host28.mydomain.com
192.111.222.3
Note

The agentID.txt file should contain only these two lines, without any
formatting. The first line should contain the hostname and the second line should
contain the IP address of the NIC port as described above. Both lines should end
with a carriage return. As a result, the cursor will be on a third line but this line
should not contain any text.
c. Save the agentID.txt file.
d. Restart the host agent.
e. Once the host agent has restarted, verify that the host agent is using the correct IP
address that is entered in the agentID.txt file by doing one of the following:
In Unisphere, verify that the host IP address is the same as the IP address that
you entered in the agentID.txt file. If the address is the same, the
agentID.txt file is configured correctly.
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View the new HostIdFile.txt file. You should see the IP address that is
entered in the agentID.txt file.
12.Verify that Unisphere Host Agent is installed using the Add/Remove Programs dialog
box.
13.Create and apply any Event Monitor templates.

Installing the ESRS IP Client for VNX


You can access and download the ESRS IP Client UI-based installer wizard from either the
EMC Online Support website.

ESRS IP Client requirements


Note

Refer to the EMC Serviceability Release Notes for the latest ESRS IP Client environment
and systems requirements.
The version of ESRS IP Client software must be at or later than the version of the
management software bundled with the VNX Operating Environment (OE) running on
each VNX for block or legacy system that is being monitored. Also, legacy Celerra
systems are not supported by ESRS IP Client; only VNX for file/unified is supported. ESRS
IP Client installation requires:
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Monitor station: The monitor station must be a host or virtual machine with one or
more CPUs at a minimum speed of 2.2 GHz, must be SSE and/or SSE2 supported,
have a total physical memory size of 2 GB or greater and 1 GB of hard disk space,
must be running a supported Windows operating system, have the .NET Framework
version 2.0 installed, and use JRE revision 6.0 update 29 or later for 32-bit system
(JRE for 32-bit system is also required for 64-bit Windows). The monitor station
cannot be a client (host connected to storage-system data ports), and the monitored
systems must be able to connect to it over your network. Also, the ESRS IP Client for
VNX and the Unisphere Server for Windows cannot coexist on the same server. A preinstallation check in the ESRS IP Client for VNX prevents installation of the ESRS IP
Client for VNX on a system that already has the Unisphere Server installed on it. For
more information about the monitor station, refer to the Setting Up a Unisphere
Management Station for the VNX Series document.
Note

For the latest list of supported Windows operating systems, refer to the EMC
Serviceability Release Notes.

If you do not have an existing monitor station You can create a monitor station
by installing ESRS IP Client on a Windows host.

If you have an existing monitor station running CLARalert (precursor to ESRS IP


Client for VNX) You can upgrade to the ESRS IP Client on the monitor station.

If you have an existing monitor station running event monitor You can install
the ESRS IP Client on the monitor station.

Fixed or static IP address: The monitor station must have a fixed or static IP address.
If dynamic host control protocol (DHCP) is used, you must configure a reserved IP
address. The ESRS IP Client wizard automatically detects and configures the ESRS IP
Client with the IP address for the monitor station, which is required for the ESRS IP
Client installation.

Installing the ESRS IP Client for VNX

Open TCP Ports from the monitor station to your service provider: The monitor
station uses the following TCP ports to connect to your service provider:
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TCP port 443 (for HTTPS, outbound)

TCP port 8443 (for HTTPS, outbound); not required for functionality, however
without this port being opened there will be a significant decrease in remote
support performance.

Open TCP Ports from the monitor station to your storage systems: The monitor
station uses the following TCP ports to connect to the storage systems:
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TCP port 80 (for HTTP, inbound/outbound)

TCP port 443 (for HTTPS, inbound/outbound)

TCP port 25 (for the SMTP server, outbound)

TCP port 6389 (for the Unisphere Host Agent, inbound/outbound)

TCP port 5414 (for the EMCRemote Client, outbound)

TCP port 9519 (for RemotelyAnywhere on VNX OE for block or legacy systems,
outbound)

TCP port 6391, 6392, and 60020 (for the Remote Diagnostic Agent, outbound)

TCP port 22 (for the CLI with SSH)

TCP port 13456 (for KTCONS)

TCP port 22 and 9519 (for RemoteKtrace)

TCP port 80, 443, 2162, 2163, and 8000 (for Unisphere Service Manager,
Unisphere, and Navisphere Secure CLI)

Proxy server: If the monitor station connects to the Internet through a proxy server,
you must indicate this during the ESRS IP Client installation and provide the IP
address, port, and protocol (HTTPS or SOCKS) for the proxy server. If the proxy server
requires authentication (SOCKS is supported only with authentication), you must also
indicate this during installation and supply login credentials for the proxy server. You
must supply both a username and password for authentication.

EMC Online Support account: You must have an existing EMC Online Support
account. You are required to log in to the EMC Online Support website at http://
Support.EMC.com and supply your valid storage-system serial number before you can
download and install the ESRS IP Client software.

Registered monitoring site: The monitoring site must be registered on EMC Online
Support. During the ESRS IP Client installation, you must specify contact information
that includes the name, email address and phone number of a person to contact at
the monitoring site.

Download and install ESRS IP Client software


You can access and download the ESRS IP Client UI-based installer wizard from the EMC
Online Support website. Use the wizard to download and configure all the ESRS IP Client
software components required to set up a centralized monitoring environment for your
VNX and legacy systems.
Before you begin
Do not install the ESRS IP client for VNX on an ESRS gateway server.
Before installing the ESRS IP client for VNX on a Windows 7 host with the Windows
firewall enabled, ensure TCP/IP port 6389 is open. TCP/IP port 6389 must be open to
allow the Unisphere Host Agent to function properly. If TCP/IP port 6389 is blocked, the
installation will fail because the client will not be able to communicate with the target
storage systems. The HostAgent.exe is located at C:\Program Files\EMC\HostAgent
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\HostAgent.exe for 32 bit Windows versions and C:\Program Files (x86)\EMC


\HostAgent\HostAgent.exe for 64 bit Windows versions.

Also, the ESRS IP Client for VNX and the Unisphere Server for Windows cannot coexist on
the same server. A pre-installation check in the ESRS IP Client for VNX will prevent
installation of the ESRS IP Client for VNX on a system that already has the Unisphere
Server installed on it. If this is the case, uninstall the Unisphere Server before installing
the ESRS IP Client for VNX. The ESRS IP Client for VNX uses the presence of the registry
key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\EMC\ManagementServer to determine if the
Unisphere Server is installed. If that key is not removed by the Unisphere Server
uninstaller, it can prevent the ESRS IP Client for VNX from being installed. You can delete
the key from the registry by using regedit command and then you should be able to
install the ESRS IP Client for VNX.
From the monitor station:
Procedure
1. Go to the EMC Online Support website at http://Support.EMC.com and locate the
Download page and the link to download the ESRS IP Client for VNX software.
2. Select Download ESRS IP Client and save the software to your monitor station.
3. In the folder where you saved the ESRS IP Client, double-click the ESRS IP Client
executable file or if necessary, right-click the file and select Run as to run the
installation wizard using a different user's credentials.
4. Follow the steps in the wizard to complete the installation.
Note

For VNX OE for block and legacy systems that are deployed in this ESRS IP Client
configuration, you must add the monitor station IP address to the RemotelyAnywhere
filter tables of those systems. See Add monitor station to RemotelyAnywhere IP
address filter tables on page 11 for detailed information.
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For a list of the IP address names verified for HTTPS connectivity during the preinstallation checks, see Verify HTTPS connectivity during pre-installation on page 13.
Also, the ESRS IP Client software installation generates four log files. Two of these log
files (esrsagent_installer.log and esrsipclient_installer.log) are
located under the user's home directory in the EMC\ESRSIPClient folder. The other
two logs, esrs_rscapi.log, and esrs_jema.log, are located in the directory where
the ESRS IP Client is installed. The esrs_rscapi.log log is created for VNX for block
registrations only. The esrs_jema.log log is created for VNX for file registrations only.

Add monitor station to RemotelyAnywhere IP address filter tables


Note

Perform this procedure for VNX OE for block and legacy systems in this ESRS IP Client
configuration.
By default, this feature adds an always-on, additional layer of security that restricts the
use of remote service tools to the system's service ports. Administrators and security
administrators can extend remote service tool access to a system's management ports by
entering the IP addresses of the attached, trusted service clients.

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Note

For IPv6 configurations, temporary private addresses are disabled on the system by
default. EMC strongly recommends that you also disable them on the client system.
Procedure
1. Enter the SP A or SP B IP address or hostname in a supported browser address field
and append the setup page path to the IP address or hostname, for example,
http://IP address/setup or http://hostname/setup.
The SP setup login page opens.
2. Enter the system Navisphere Manager or Unisphere administrator access username
and password.
The SP setup page opens.
3. Scroll down to Set RemotelyAnywhere Access Restriction and click the name panel to
open the page.
Note

System security must be enabled and configured before you can access the Set
RemotelyAnywhere Access Restriction IP address filter table.
The IP Filter Configuration for RemotelyAnywhere page opens.
4. Verify that your monitor station IP address is entered in the IP address filter tables.
5. Enter your monitor station IP address in the Filters that apply to all storage systems in
the domain input table.
Note

You can enter up to 16 RemotelyAnywhere (RA) client addresses into the input tables.
At this time you cannot enter address ranges or complete subnets into the input
tables. Entering RA client addresses into the Connected storage system only input
table does not propagate those addresses to VNX OE for block and legacy systems in
the domain. Use the Connected storage system only input table if you do not want to
propagate the data to other systems in the domain.
Using the Filters that apply to all storage systems in the domain input table will
propagate the RA client address you entered to VNX OE for block and legacy systems
in the domain.
6. Click Apply Setting.
Note

Updating the IP filter tables will reset any existing RA connections.


The RemotelyAnywhere IP Filter Configuration - Confirmation page opens.
7. Click Apply Settings.
Note

The following text message should appear:


RemotelyAnywhere IP Filter request was successful.

The RemotelyAnywhere IP Filter Configuration - Apply page opens.


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8. Click Back.
The main setup page appears.
9. Click Logout and close the browser.
10.If you entered the monitor station IP address in the Connected storage system only
filter table, repeat these steps for VNX OE for block and legacy systems in the domain
of this ESRS IP Client configuration.

Verify HTTPS connectivity during pre-installation


The ESRS IP Client installer wizard verifies the following IP address names for HTTPS
connectivity during pre-installation:
EMC Registration:
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https://esrs.emc.com

https://esrs.emc.com:443

ESRS Core (for gateway pings):


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https://esrs-core.emc.com:80

https://esrs-core.emc.com:443

Global access server:


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https://esrgweprd01.emc.com:443

https://esrgweprd02.emc.com:443

https://esrgweprd03.emc.com:443

https://esrghoprd01.emc.com:443

https://esrghoprd02.emc.com:443

https://esrghoprd03.emc.com:443

https://esrgckprd01.emc.com:443

https://esrgckprd02.emc.com:443

https://esrgckprd03.emc.com:443

https://esrgscprd01.emc.com:443

https://esrgscprd02.emc.com:443

https://esrgscprd03.emc.com:443

https://esrgspprd01.emc.com:443

https://esrgspprd02.emc.com:443

https://esrgspprd03.emc.com:443

HTTPS connectivity is required for the ESRS core and ESRS UI IP address names and at
least four of the global access server IP address names. EMC recommends that all the
global access server IP address names listed above should be accessible for HTTPS
connectivity.

Installing the Unisphere Service Manager


The Unisphere Service Manager (USM) is a Java-based desktop application that helps you
update, install, and maintain your system hardware and software, and provide contact
and system information to your service provider.
Use the wizards within the USM to perform hardware installation tasks, such as adding a
new disk drive or disk-array enclosure, or hardware maintenance tasks, such as replacing
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a faulted disk drive or verifying that your storage system is operating normally. You can
also use the USM to update your system software.

Downloading and installing the Unisphere Service Manager


If you do not already have USM installed on your Windows management station,
download and install the latest version:
Procedure
1. From the EMC Online Support website, select Downloads.
The Downloads page appears.
2. In the Find a Product search field, enter your VNX model number and click Enter.
A list of the available downloads for the VNX Series appears.
3. From download list, select the Unisphere Service Manager link and save the software
to your host or management station.
4. In the folder where you saved the USM, double-click the executable (.exe) file.
5. Follow the instructions that appear.
After you accept the license agreement, the wizard verifies that the host or
management station is running the latest supported Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
version.
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If the server is running an earlier version of the JRE, select Yes when asked if you
want to continue with the installation.
The installation wizard prompts you to download and install the latest supported
version of the JRE from the Oracle website.

If the server is running a later version of the JRE, the installation wizard asks if you
want to continue with the installation.
Select Yes to continue or No to quit the installation.
NOTICE

If you select Yes, the USM may not work properly with a later JRE version. If you
select No, and manually remove the later version of the JRE, other applications that
require this version may not work properly.
6. When the installation is complete, click Done.

Configuring a Unisphere Management Station


Procedure
1. Open a new Internet browser and enter the appropriate url below:
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If a web server such as IIS is running on the Unisphere management station, you
cannot use standard ports to access Unisphere. You must specify the ports that
Unisphere defines by entering the following url: http://localhost:2162/setup

If a web server is not running on the Unisphere management station, enter the
following url: http://localhost/setup

The Management Server Networking Configuration dialog box opens.


2. Verify the following:
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IP to listen on lists the IP address(es) of the server.

Setting Up a Unisphere Management Station

Note

If you have multiple LAN cards or ports, select one of the IP addresses from the
drop-down list or use the default IP address.
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Management Ports lists the ports of the server that are available for
communication.

3. Click Apply Settings so the Management Server recognizes the IP address.

Initializing security for a Unisphere management station


Procedure
1. In the Internet browser, enter the IP address of the Unisphere management station.
This IP address is the same IP address listed in IP to listen on when you
configured the Unisphere management station.
The Confirm: Unisphere Security dialog box opens.
2. Click Yes to set the security.
The Create Global Administrator dialog box opens.
3. Enter a username and password, and click OK.
4. In the Confirm: Add User? dialog box, click Yes to add the new user.
5. In the Success: Initialize Security dialog box, click OK.
6. In Unisphere, log in as the global administrator using the account that you just
created (File > Login).

Adding a Unisphere management station to a domain


When adding a Unisphere management station to a domain, EMC strongly recommends
making the station the domain master, so the storage system does not have to perform
the domain master tasks.
Note

Legacy domains are comprised of CLARiiON systems running FLARE releases as old as
Release 23 and Celerra systems running Dart 6.0. VNX domains are comprised of VNX
systems. Since Legacy domains support different user roles and have a different structure
to their domain databases, VNX systems cannot join legacy domains and legacy systems
cannot join VNX domains. However, you can create a multi-domain, which is comprised of
both legacy and VNX domains.
Procedure
1. Start Unisphere on the Unisphere management station.
2. Log in as the global administrator.
3. Use Unisphere, as described in the manager help, to:
a. Configure the Unisphere management station as a domain master.
b. Create a domain or configure a multi-domain environment to which you will add
your storage systems.

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Starting Unisphere on the Unisphere management station


You can start Unisphere on any management station that has the Unisphere UIs installed
on it. That is, on all types of stations except for a monitor station or an ESRS station.
Start Unisphere using a browser, the Unisphere icon on the stations desktop, or the path
Start > All Programs > EMC > Unisphere > Unisphere Management UI. If you want to connect
to the station using a connection type other than the stations IP address, you must use
the Unisphere icon.

Starting Unisphere using a browser


Procedure
1. Start a supported browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox.
2. In the browser, enter the IP address or host name of the Unisphere management
station.

Starting Unisphere using the Unisphere icon


Procedure
1. On the Unisphere management stations desktop, double-click the Unisphere icon.
2. Enter the Unisphere management stations IP address and click Connect.

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