VNXe3200 initial configuration

Introduction

VNXe3200 is a simple, hybrid-storage system that delivers enterprise-mid class reliability and data availability. It provides a solution that is easy to install, manage, service, and support

Detailed Information

1. How to use VNXe Connection Utility

1) Connection Utility introduction
VNXe Connection Utility is a simple tool to help you assign a management IP address for your VNXe.


2) Download and install Connection Utility
Run VNXe connection utility to assign static IP and hostname.
We can download VNXe Connection Utility from http://support.emc.com

Download VNXe Connection Utility

Note: This software is only compatible with JAVA 7 and earlier versions.

3)Using Connection Utility

If Connection Utility has been installed on Windows workstation successfully, after entering the main interface, we will find that Connection Utility has two ways to configure the VNXe system: Auto Discover and Manual Configuration

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a)     Auto Discover

“Auto Discover” is the way we most often select. This configuration is very simple, the Connection Utility will automatically scan the unconfigured device. Typically, we will advise the customer to turn off their Windows firewall and anti-virus software,otherwise the device may not be scanned correctly

Select Unconfigured Storage

When the device is found, we can click the “next” to set the hostname and management IP. You can choose to configure IPv4 or IPv6. Before configuring your IP, we need to set the local IP of Windows workstation and the management IP to the same network segment

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When the configuration of the hostname and management IP are completed, continue to click “next”. After waiting for 10 minutes, the management IP configuration will be successful. Then we can use Ping to test the connection.

b)    Manual Configuration

If we cannot use “Auto Discover” to complete the configuration, we can use “Manual Configuration”.

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Different with “Auto Discover”, “Manual Configuration” doesn’t need to scan out the device, without directly entering to the hostname and management IP configuration page. After enter the appropriate information, and then click “next”

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After clicking “Save file to flash drive”, insert the USB flash device to the primary storage controller. 10 minutes later, try to access https://<ip_address&gt;

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