EMC VNX Unisphere: Work-Around for Blocked Adobe Flash

What a design flaw in Unisphere! EMC never saw this coming.

As you probably know since you are here, Adobe has disabled the use of the web extension, Adobe Flash, due to security vulnerabilities. Flash was a key component EMC built off of to access Unisphere. With Flash disabled, there are a ton of customer left stranded with no access to the operating system of their storage system.

Even as of today, EMC has not published an official solution for this problem, ...

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END OF LIFE Is NOT the End for your Storage System!

Though the major manufacturers (EMC, Hitachi, NetApp, IBM and HPE alike) will say otherwise, rest assured that EOL doesn’t = “dead.”  While it can vary from vendor to vendor, EOL is basically the point in the product’s life where the manufacturer has stopped selling it, and moves it to support-only. EOL just means you need to make an adjustment to the way your organization should approach hardware support and maintenance solutions when your renewal comes up.

If your objective is to ...

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How to: Generate ISI Gather from EMC Isilon

When working with your support provider to troubleshoot an issue with your Isilon nodes, you may be asked to send your cluster’s log and configuration files. These files will help your support provider determine what is wrong. The file is large, often 1GB+, so it takes a few minutes to prepare it.

You’ll need to run an “ISI Gather” to collect this information. This process creates an archive file that contains all of your cluster’s log and configuration information.

To start this ...

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EMC End-of-Serivce-Life (EOSL) Tracker – Updated!

Now updated for 2020!

The End of Service Life (EOSL) date denotes when EMC will discontinue all support of that specific model.

Just because the model is no longer sold by the manufacturer does not make it any less effective or reilable. There are a variety of options for you to extend the life of your equipment, and use that IT budget for things you actually need, not things EMC tells you that you need.

If you are planning on utilizing the machine ...

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What happens when a Storage System goes EOL?

As a 3rd party support provider, we get asked this question a lot – “What can Iexpect when my system goes EOL? And how does it differ from EOSL? or EOSL?

These terms are all manufacturer-specifc, meaning what EMC and NetApp call EOL (End-of-life) IBM calls “Withdrawn from marketing”. First, Let’s take a look at what the terms mean, and the difference between them:

 

EOL – End of Life – In a nutshell, this only means that the manufacturer has discontinued the ...

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How to Extract SPCollects from your EMC VNX or Clariion Array

When you are working with your support vendor, whether EMC or 3rd Party EMC support, you may be asked to provide a diagnostic data file from your unit.  With an EMC VNX or Clariion storage system, these are called SPCollect files.

An SPCollect is large compressed file that will contain diagnostic, logs, and properties of the array. If there has been any type of hardware malfunction in the array, data about the failure will be provided in the SPCollect.  An SPCollect ...

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