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  • 1.  GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 02-28-2022 04:20
    Hello,
    I'm just working Ops Center Automator and it's Service Builder.
    My customer wish is: Automate DP-VOL expansion capacity while keeping pair status on VSPs 5500.

    I was trying DP-VOL expansion manually against Global-Active Device User Guide, Chapter Expansion of DP-VOL capacity while keeping pair status.
    It works good.

    I found in Service Builder Templates only 2 templates: Expand Volume and Expand Volume Capacity.
    It's expansion only for LDEV without GAD.

    Now, I'm preparing my own templates:
    1. Volume Expansion for multiple LDEVs of the same Capacity.
    2. Volume Expansion for multiple GAD DP-VOLs Capacity while keeping pair status.

    Please, let me know, if some new templates for Volume Expansion exists or if somebody is working on the same task.

    Thank you,
    Milan

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    Milan volf
    Senior Presale Consultant
    MHM computer a.s.
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  • 2.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator
    Best Answer

    Posted 02-28-2022 06:35
    Hello

    We created one of these for a demo purpose, it leverages Ops Center Protector to split the pair but does the volume resizing via CMRest if I'm not mistaken.

    Best Regards
    William

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    William Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
    Hitachi Vantara
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  • 3.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-01-2022 08:44
    Hello William,
    thank you for your response.
    Plug-in mentioned in your response is not a part of Ops Center Automator Plug-ins.
    Please, let me know, if it is possible to share this plug-in with me or others in Community.

    Thank you,
    Milan

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    Milan volf
    Senior Presale Consultant
    MHM computer a.s.
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  • 4.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-03-2022 01:43
    sir bit confused the screen shot is of protector not analyser pls clarify

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    dhruv kalia
    System Administrator
    EVRY AB
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  • 5.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-02-2022 08:58
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    Hello Milan,

    As per my knowledge you can perform GAD volume expansion using Protector. Please refer the attached document (step by step guide). I am not quite sure whether Ops Center Automator have such kind of service template.

    Thanks,
    Tanmoy

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    Tanmoy Panja
    Hardware Test Engineer - Senior
    Hitachi Vantara
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  • 6.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-03-2022 01:47
    thanks mr panda for detailed
    question-the SOM setting is this only applicable in 5600 in your example its 5600 we have f1500
    in 1500 can use protector GUI to set block device advance settings for new and existing or we have to do in cci also or we just need to verify in cci
    getting below error trying to set advance setting


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    dhruv kalia
    System Administrator
    EVRY AB
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  • 7.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-03-2022 03:39
    Hello

    Make sure the user you're using for your ISM has the 'System Option' privileges'.

    Maybe try setting the correct mode yourself, I believe it's mode 1198, according to this article:
    https://knowledge.hitachivantara.com/Documents/Management_Software/SVOS/9.5/Global-Active_Device/10_Maintenance_of_global-active_device

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    William Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
    Hitachi Vantara
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  • 8.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-03-2022 04:14
    Hello Dhruv,

    Can you please share below information? This feature only supports from Protector version 7.3.1

    •  Protector version you are using?
    • microcode version of the F1500 arrays (Primary & Secondary)
    As per understanding, SOM should be different for F1500.

    Thanks,
    Tanmoy

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    Tanmoy Panja
    Hardware Test Engineer - Senior
    Hitachi Vantara
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  • 9.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-03-2022 05:10
    Mr Panja , thanks
    Version 7.3.1.90962-R7.3
    80-06-87 same on both so can we use this feature from gui settings and not to touch cci  and good to go?
    Thanks
    Dk



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    dhruv kalia
    System Administrator
    EVRY AB
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  • 10.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-03-2022 06:22
    Hello Dhruv,

    Please refer the information which I received from Protector.

    • Volume expansion jobs will work on this array but due to CCI limitations setting the SOMs will not.
    • Outside of Protector user needs to set the SOMs Protector GUI can't do this through CCI as it's not supported on R800 arrays
    So it will be suggested, please enable/disable SOM on VSP F1500 using CCI. Then refresh the arrays in Protector. once you are done you can give a try of volume expansion from Protector Block Host.

    Please let me know if you have any other queries.

    Thanks,
    Tanmoy

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    Tanmoy Panja
    Hardware Test Engineer - Senior
    Hitachi Vantara
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  • 11.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-03-2022 07:06
    Mr panja  your means a lot got it so after editing settings
    1.every time we need to expand enable 1050 using cci
    and disable 1058 som  on both the arrays after expanding  can use GUI to disable

    2.could please write the command that i can run?
    one more question i m trying to figure how can we schedule a job of expansion normal not gad in ops center admin or do we need to use automator i know we schedule in HCS vbut couldnt find in ops center admin



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    dhruv kalia
    System Administrator
    EVRY AB
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  • 12.  RE: GAD Volumes Expansion in Ops Center Automator

    Posted 03-04-2022 05:25
    Hello Dhruv,

    • it looks like RAID800 does not support the raidcom (CCI) command to change SOM.

     

    Use SVP of RAID800 to change SOM.

    Refer to the following document: 

    Maintenance Manual

    SVP SECTION

    2.28 Setting System Option Mode

    On the other hand,  except Ops center Automator no other product supports scheduling Job like HCS.

    Thanks,
    Tanmoy

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    Tanmoy Panja
    Hardware Test Engineer - Senior
    Hitachi Vantara
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