Installing EMC Ionix Storage Insight for Availability

Here’s a quick cheat on how to install and get SIA up and running. Using SIA 2.3.1 to work with ECC 6.1 Update Bundle 7. Install EMC Solution Enabler. This is needed if you are going to monitor Symmetrix arrays.  We used version 7.1.0 for Windows. Install SIA Install permanent (or trial) license Perform any…

Enabling SSL on EMC Ionix ITOI Dashboard

One of the common requirements these days is to require that any web-based services are utilizing SSL/TLS for encryption and security. For those who have those requirements when deploying the EMC Ionix IT Operations Intelligence (ITOI – aka SMARTS) Dashboard (tomcat), below should be very helpful. This takes you through getting a SSL certificate generated…

HP Discover 2011 Presentation

For all of those who attended the HP Discover 2011 presentation performed by VVL Systems, or those who are interested, attached is the presentation slides we used. This presentation covered the use of HP Server Automation to automate deployment and delivery of HP BSM solutions. VVL Systems HP Automation Presentation Enjoy! And thanks for those…

Announcement: VVL Systems is now a BMC Software Consulting Service Partner!

Great news!  VVL Systems is now an authorized BMC Software Consulting Service Partner.  We are now able to support any BMC customer in their journey to an efficient Data Center ecosystem with BMC’s Bladelogic Automation solution (Client, Network, Server, and Orchestration). If you would like our expertise, contact us or request us by name through…

TROUBLESHOOTING EMC IONIX (SMARTS) – PART 2

Last part of this series “Troubleshooting EMC Ionix (SMARTS)”, we discussed some of the key tools in enabling an Enterprise Management administrator to understand if their EMC ITOI (IT Operations Intelligence) infrastructure is healthy. In this part, we will talk about dmdebug and how it can help you efficiently understand statistics about your in-memory domain…

Exporting consistent HP SA content for 3rd-party consumption

Whenever you need to exchange “payload” (that is, content) from one HP Server Automation core to another (lets say, from dev into testing, and testing into prod), HPSA includes a very handy utility to export and import. CBT or also known as DET (DCML Exchange Utility) is found in your HP Server Automation DVD. In…

Common Pitfalls when installing HP Server Automation 9.0

In this blog I am going to cover some of the pitfalls one usually encounters when deploying a fresh new install of HPSA (Opsware) version 9. Although this is no replacement for the Installation guide, it should help those venturing down this path from encountering some bumps on the way. Eventually, I will post a…

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