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  • Dell EMC Unisphere for PowerMax Version 9.1

    Installation Guide Rev 04

    February 2020

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    of their respective owners. Published in the USA.

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    About this content 9

    Pre-installation considerations 11 Before you begin............................................................................................... 12

    Unisphere Initial Setup User..................................................................12 Local, remote, and embedded installation options.................................12 Unisphere for PowerMax virtual appliance............................................13 Unisphere Lockbox Password............................................................... 13 Authentication...................................................................................... 13

    Environment and system requirements..............................................................14 Network requirements.......................................................................... 14 Solutions Enabler.................................................................................. 14 Supported PowerMaxOS/HYPERMAX OS/Enginuity versions.............14 Host systems and storage operating environment................................ 14 Concurrent users.................................................................................. 15 VMware and Hyper-V guests................................................................ 15 Database Storage Analyzer requirements............................................. 15 EMC ControlCenter..............................................................................16 Client screen requirements................................................................... 16 Client browser requirements.................................................................16 Server requirements............................................................................. 16 Other requirements...............................................................................17

    Installing Unisphere for PowerMax 19 Preinstallation configuration............................................................................. 20

    Setting the event and statistics daemons to autostart on Linux...........20 Setting up the PostgreSQL user on Linux............................................ 20 Configuring networking on Linux..........................................................20

    Installing Unisphere for PowerMax................................................................... 20 Step 1: Accessing the software.............................................................21 Step 2: Installing the software.............................................................. 21 Step 2A: Installing Unisphere for PowerMax using the wizard..............22 Step 2B: Installing Unisphere for PowerMax from the command line... 23 Step 2C: Installing Unisphere for PowerMax using silent install........... 25

    Completing the installation................................................................................27 Installing Database Storage Analyzer Listener......................................27 Configuring language and regional settings.......................................... 28 Configuring third-party utilities............................................................ 28 Importing CA certificates..................................................................... 28 Starting and stopping the performance database................................ 29 Starting and stopping the SMAS service..............................................30

    Launching Unisphere for PowerMax.................................................................. 31

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    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    CONTENTS

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  • Upgrading Unisphere for PowerMax 33 Upgrade paths ................................................................................................. 34 Before upgrading Unisphere for PowerMax...................................................... 34 Running the Unisphere for PowerMax upgrade.................................................34

    Upgrading Unisphere for PowerMax on Windows................................ 35 Upgrading Unisphere for PowerMax on Linux...................................... 35 Upgrading Unisphere for PowerMax using silent install........................36

    After upgrading Unisphere for PowerMax.........................................................36 Renewing link and launch client registrations....................................... 36 Restoring and verifying system and performance data.........................36

    Upgrading Database Storage Analyzer Listener................................................ 36

    Uninstalling Unisphere for PowerMax 39 Before you begin...............................................................................................40 Uninstalling from Windows................................................................................40

    Using Windows Add/Remove Programs...............................................40 Using the Windows command line........................................................40 Using the Windows wizard....................................................................41 Uninstalling using silent uninstall...........................................................41

    Uninstalling from Linux...................................................................................... 41 Using the wizard................................................................................... 41 Using the Linux command line...............................................................41 Uninstalling using silent uninstall.......................................................... 42

    Appendix A - Technical Notes 43 Technical notes.................................................................................................44

    Managing thin pools............................................................................. 44 SYMAPI server.....................................................................................44 Local replication management..............................................................44 Advanced configuration settings..........................................................44 Alerts................................................................................................... 44 Backups............................................................................................... 44 Protecting against POODLE SSL v3 vulnerability.................................44 Troubleshooting the "database is in maintenance mode" message.......45

    Appendix B - Security Configuration 47 Replacing the Unisphere for PowerMax and CA server certificates.................. 48

    Step 1: Obtaining the keystore password............................................. 48 Step 2: Generating a certificate request.............................................. 48 Step 3: Importing the CA-signed certificate into the keystore............. 49 Step 4: Starting the SMAS server........................................................50

    Listing certificates............................................................................................ 50 Deleting certificates.......................................................................................... 51 Configuring a Certificate Revocation List for X.509 certificate-based authentication................................................................................................... 51

    Appendix C - Configuring SMAS to work in z/OS 53 Configuring SMAS to work in z/OS.................................................................. 54

    Chapter 3

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Chapter 6

    Chapter 7

    Contents

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  • Local installation: Unisphere for PowerMax....................................................................... 12 Remote installation: Unisphere for PowerMax on a server connected to a remote SYMAPI server................................................................................................................................ 13

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    FIGURES

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  • Unisphere for PowerMax client browser requirements...................................................... 16 Server requirements and limitations.................................................................................. 16

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