Part 2 in my series about my travels with the VNXe3200 from EMC, is what happened after I connected the 4x10Gbit(iSCSI/NFS) and 1Gbit(Management) connections.
I found the management IP in the DHCP, as it’s described on the setup-poster, punched it into a browser and put in the default username/password – ready, set – go!
It recognizes that it’s the first start-up and kicks off the Unisphere Configuration Wizard:
When I saw this warning, I was wondering why it appears in the initial setup. If it’s not able to apply the NTP settings without a reboot, that you’re not allowed to do during the initial setup, why not make it run the NTP setup after the configuration reboots the VNXe…
Then you’re ready to proceed with the next step in the initial setup, EMC Support registration, here I put in my login for the EMC Support site, it gets accepted, but it fails when trying to set up the connection with EMC.
Here you can only choose one, even though it looks as if both can be selected, should maybe be a drop down box:
As the NTP service couldn’t be configured, the CIFS option is not availabe before after the first reboot and afterwards the NTP config.
After the reboot, a software update for Unisphere was available – as a good IT guy always make sure your stuff is updated 🙂
Select to Obtain the candidate online, and download the newest version from the EMC Support site:
I haven’t tried the Live Chat to figure out what isn’t working, but might do that and update this post.
All in all, I’ve got to say, this is the most straight-forward set up I’ve tried on such a unit. “Luckily” almost everything worked, wonder if this crashes – it is web-based – would probably have to open up some SSH or IPMI… 🙂