Type
  • Best Practice
Description
  • This article describes the basic operations available for the EMC SMI-S Provider.
Additional Keywords
  • EMC SMI-S Provider

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EMC SMI-S Provider: Basic Operations

KB1070 - May 31, 2011

Description

This article describes the basic operations that can be performed on the EMC SMI-S Provider. You will more precisely learn how to:

  • Add a new user
  • Discover Symmetrix arrays
  • Discover locally attached CLARiiON
  • Start/Stop the EMC SMI-S Provider.

Basic Operations

Adding a new user

To add a new user to the Provider:

  1. Go to the URL https://‹ipaddress›:5989/ecomconfig
  2. Log in with the username LocalDir/admin and password #1Password
  3. Click Add User and grant administration rights.

This new user can now have access to the Array Provider. The username will be LocalDir/NewUserName

Discovering Symmetrix arrays

Symmetrix arrays are automatically discovered by the EMC SMI-S Provider. If your EMC SMI-S Provider is version 4.0 or higher, you can follow the procedure below to prevent the automatic discovery.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT use this method if the host where the EMC SMI-S Provider is installed also has ECC running.

  1. Make sure the EMC SMI-S Provider is not running
  2. Execute the command ‘SYMCLI\bin›symcfg list’ to list the SymmIDs
  3. In a file, list the SymmID of the Symmetrix arrays that should not be auto-discovered
  4. Save this file as ‘symavoid’ in the SYMAPI/config directory
  5. Delete the host’s SYMAPI database (symapi_db_bin ) for the changes to take effect. The database will be recreated the next time the Storage Agent for Symmetrix tries to discover arrays.

Discovering locally attached CLARiiONs

A locally attached storage array is one in which at least one CLARiiON LUN is visible to the host on which the EMC SMI-S Provider is running. The locally attached CLARiiONs are in general discovered automatically by the EMC SMI-S Provider. If your EMC SMI-S Provider is version 4.0 or higher, you can follow the procedure below to prevent the automatic discovery.

  1. Make sure the EMC SMI-S Provider is not running
  2. In a file, list the locally attached CLARiiON that should not be auto-discovered
  3. Save this file as ‘claravoid’ in the SYMAPI/config directory

Starting / Stopping the EMC SMI-S Provider

You can use the following command prompts to start/stop the EMC SMI-S Provider:

Under Windows:

  • To stop the EMC SMI-S provider service:
    ‹install_dir›\ECIM\ECOM\bin\sm_service  stop ecom.exe  
  • To start the EMC SMI-S provider service:
    ‹install_dir›\ECIM\ECOM\bin\sm_service  start ecom.exe

Under Unix:

  • To restart the Provider
    ‹install_dir›ECIM/ECOM/bin/ECOM –d 
  • To stop the EMC SMI-S Provider, obtain the PID of the ECOM process and issue the kill command for that PID: kill –SIGTERM [PID]