Quick post that hopefully someone finds useful out in the field–
While working with the EMC VNXe, I had to get into SPs via the command line for some support stuff, but could not find ANYWHERE in any documentation what the username was to be able to do this. But then I reread what it was asking me for– the “service” account. So I tried the username “service” with the password I had previously set on the account, and sure enough, that was it.
After waiting anxiously for these new boxes to ship, I was finally able to place my hands and install a pair of VNXe 3100s for a great customer in the Carolinas (– and thank you guys for being the great customer you are!).
The initial set up was a breeze. We wired it up according to the diagrams provided, connected it to the network, and ran the Connection Utility to set some of the basics and network information. From there, we hopped right in to Unisphere–
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EMC announced yesterday their newly released VNX series unified storage solution is guaranteed to be 25% more efficient than any other unified storage solution on the market. This announcement comes as eGroup is crossing the Carolina’s with our VNX “First Look” road show. We are in Charlotte today but it’s not too late to join us in Columbia, SC tomorrow 3/10 or Charleston, SC on Friday 3/11. We will also be giving away a free VNXe to a lucky attendee’s organization.
More on the EMC announcement - http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2011/20110308-02.htm
Registration for the eGroup Roadshow:
Columbia – http://egroupeventcolumbia.eventbrite.com/
Charleston – http://egroupeventcharleston.eventbrite.com/
Broad Customer and Partner Demand for the VNX Family’s Simplicity, Efficiency, Power and Affordability
HOPKINTON, MA—March 8, 2011—EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced EMC® VNXe® and VNX® unified storage solutions (introduced in January 2011) are now available and shipping worldwide. (The systems are available from eGroup.) Read more >>
EMC now offers convenient five software packages to optimize, secure, and protect application data, along with two bundles that package popular combinations:
Improves performance, boosts storage efficiency, and lowers costs by automatically tiering and serving data from the most cost-effective drive type.
Security and Compliance Suite
Protects data from unwanted changes and other actions. Data is encrypted where created and protected anywhere outside the server. File-level retention supports compliance.
Local Protection Suite
Delivers any-point-in-time recovery of production applications with minimal data exposure. Use copies of production data for development, testing, reporting, and other tasks.
Remote Protection Suite
Provides block and file replication for disaster recovery protection of any host and any application, with immediate DVR-like recovery to any point in time.
Application Protection Suite
Automate application consistent copies of Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, and Oracle for assured recovery. Alert for recovery gaps and prove protection policy compliance.
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Enjoy! and thanks EMC!