Friday, 14 February 2014

How to Initialize EMC VNX 5300 (Block) box

How to Initialize EMC VNX 5300 (Block) box



Prerequisite: 
Before you begin you need following items

ü  IP address & Subnet mask for SPA
ü  IP address & Subnet mask for SPB
ü  Site Name / Location
ü  IPv6 configuration
ü  Default Username & Password
ü  EMC Unisphere Storage System Initialization Wizard
ü  Switch & 3 patch cords

For VNX Unified system you don’t need a switch. You can initialize it by connecting directly to the control station (CS0) management port.


Following are the step by step installation procedure.

1-Connect your Laptop computer to VNX as illustrated in following diagram                                                


2-Launch EMC Unisphere Storage System Initialization Wizard.



3- It automatically discovers your system.

4- Select the systems and press next.

5- Supply network configuration with correct subnet and gateway address and click next.

6- System needs to reboot to enable the new network configuration, click OK.

7- Create a user for the array. (This user will be the super user with global scope)
8- Type alphanumeric password and click next.
9- Confirm the configuration and click Finish.


10- You can create a shortcut to access your array through a browser.

11- Wait 10-15 minutes before accessing your array.

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Also check "How to Upgrade VNX 5300 OE for Block"
http://www.itwriteups.com/2014/02/how-to-upgrade-vnx-5300-block-oe.html