The EMC Storage Viewer provides the user a view of the relationships between VMware virtual machines, disk files, datastores and underlying EMC storage devices including Symmetrix and CLARiiON.

 

EMC Storage Viewer (SV) for vSphere Client extends the vSphere Client to facilitate discovery and identification of EMC Symmetrix and CLARiiON storage devices that are allocated to VMware ESX/ESXi hosts and virtual machines. The Storage Viewer for vSphere Client presents the underlying storage details to the virtual datacenter administrator, merging the data of several different storage mapping tools into a few seamless vSphere Client views.
The Storage Viewer for vSphere Client enables you to resolve the underlying storage of Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastores and virtual disks, as well as raw device mappings (RDM). In addition, you are presented with lists of storage arrays and devices that are accessible to the ESX and ESXi hosts in the virtual datacenter. Previously, these details were only made available to you using separate storage management applications.
Once installed and configured, Storage Viewer provides four different views:

 

The global EMC Storage view
This view configures the global settings for the Storage Viewer, including the Solutions Enabler client/server settings, log settings, and version information. Additionally, an arrays tab lists all of the storage arrays currently being managed by Solutions Enabler, and allows for the discovery of new arrays and the deletion of previously discovered arrays.

 

The EMC Storage tab for hosts
This tab appears when an ESX/ESXi host is selected. It provides insight into the storage that is configured and allocated for a given ESX/ESXi host.

 

The SRDF SRA tab for hosts
This view also appears when an ESX/ESXi host is selected on a vSphere Client running on VMware Site Recovery Manager Server. It allows you to configure device pair definitions for the EMC SRDF Storage Replication Adapter (SRA), to use when testing VMware Site Recovery Manager recovery plans, or when creating gold copies before VMware Site Recovery Manager recovery plans are executed.

 

The EMC Storage tab for virtual machines
This view appears when a virtual machine is selected. It provides insight into the storage that is allocated to a given virtual machine, including both virtual disks and raw device mappings (RDM).
When PowerPath/VE is installed on an ESX/ESXi host, the Storage Viewer presents important multi-path details for a given device, such as the mutli-path policy employed, the number of active paths, the number of dead paths, and so forth.


 

The EMC Storage Viewer for vSphere Client requires EMC Solutions Enabler version 7.0.1 or later. This software must be installed before Storage Viewer will install successfully.

 

 


Install VMware vSphere Client
 
powerlink.emc.com
Support --> Software Downloads and Licensing --> Downloads S
 
Download and Import EMC Solutions Enabler VMware Virtual Appliance
Boot the virtual appliance, set a password and give it a static IP.
Login to the appliance https://<IP ADDRESS>:5480
Add nethosts (host and username to use solutions enabler)
Add/Discover Clariion/Symmetric SANs.
 
Install EMC Solutions Enabler 7.1 x86
 
Install EMC Storage Viewer 2.1
 
Login to vSphere Client
Goto Home-->EMC Storage
On the "Settings" tab set the IP of your EMC Solutions Enabler vApp and test the connection.
Go to the "Arrays" tab and discover the arrays (for Clariion use the assisted discover option).
The array should appear in the list.
 
Discovering storage arrays
To discover the storage arrays attached to the Configuration Manager, click on Discover CLARiiON or Discover Symmetrix.
This is the recommended method for discovering storage arrays with the Configuration Manager. It will perform the SCSI bus rescan required to find new devices, which the symcfg command does not automatically perform.
 
Discover CLARiiON
To discover a CLARiiON storage device, click Discover CLARiiON to display the following CLARiiON dialog.  After completing the dialog, click Submit to complete the discovery. The information will  automatically display in the Application Status area.

 
Discover Symmetrix
To discover a Symmetrix device, click Discover Symmetrix.  The device information automatically displays in the Application Status area.
In the Application Status area, the SMC Version field is only available on the SMC version of the Configuration Manager.
 
 
Adding a network host
To add a network host (Nethost), perform the following steps.
Type the Nodename of the Nethost.
Type the name of Users that have access to the Nethost.
Click Configure Nethosts.
The Nethost identification is displayed in the Application Status area.
The Configuration Manager acts as a server for the added network host.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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