Sept 2004HP Restricted 2 Objectives Describe CV features and its communication to XP array Identify compatibility between different versions of CV, different XP array generation and different snap-in applications(PA, APM) in a SAN Perform basic CV configuration tasks, such as: –User administration, device administration and session administration –View XP array Identity and Status pages –Push host agents –View Path Connectivity tab area Install the CV CLI and perform basic CLI commands
Sept 2004HP Restricted 3 XP array management software defined Command View XP XP array management software developed by HP. Feature benefit is web-based access. Service Processor (SVP) blade server mounted inside each DKC. Customer cannot use SVP. The SVP offers the same functionality as CV plus additional maintenance functionality. Remote Control XP XP array management software developed by Hitachi. For XP1024/128, RC is not supported. 36 – 2
Sept 2004HP Restricted 4 Command View XP features hp StorageWorks command view xp (CV XP): Is XP array management software developed by HP Is a web-based Disk Array Management platform (SSL ready) Can be accessed from remote locations using browser on the internet Executes on Windows-based operating system Supports integration of multiple disk array management utilities like Performance Advisor, Policy Manager Has both GUI and CLI interfaces 6 – 3
Sept 2004HP Restricted 5 Command View XP history CV /02 Support for OV SAM 3.0 agent Support for direct backup engine and DB validator RAID Manager Library Proxy Spreadsheet import of host config for path connectivity. Support for 16 port FC adaptors for XP1024/ CV 1.0 CV 1.1 CV 1.3 CV 1.4 CV /02 New LUN/Vol Mgmt GUI for XP1024/128 XP1024/128 API is RMI. More performance enhancements Enterprise Integrations & Smart Link support 2003 CV 1.7A CV 1.7B CV /03 Integration with HP LUN Security XP Extension WinServer 2003 (32-bit) support on mgmt station Stand-alone mgmt environment migration tool- Backup Utility New Event Notification feature Support for PCAnywhere provides remote diags on Win 2003 CV 1.52 CV a 6 – 5-10
Sept 2004HP Restricted 8 CV XP 2.0 architecture XP1024/128/12000
Sept 2004HP Restricted 9 Command View Upgrade The hp StorageWorks command view xp 2.0 contains major architecture changes to support the new XP12000 array, enhanced user security and other new features. Unlike earlier hp StorageWorks command view xp (CV XP) version, CV XP 2.0 is known to be incompatible with XP1024 and XP128 array firmware version of /00 and earlier. As a result, existing customers with XP128 and XP1024 with incompatible firmware cannot use CV XP 2.0 to manage their arrays. If the customers decide to purchase a XP12000, the customers must use CV XP 2.0 to manage this new array architecture. Please refer to the CV XP compatibility white paper for compatibility matrix. The white paper will be available in PIT.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 10 CV and XP array firmware dependency CV XP versionsXP128 and XP1024 FW version XP12000 FW version XP512 and XP48 FW version XP256 FW version CV XP 1.8BMinimum: /00 Recommended /00 or later (up to ) Not SupportedMinumum: /00 Recommende d: /0 0 or later Minimum and Recommende d: /0 0 CV XP and laterInitial GA version ??Not Supported This slide is work in progress and will be updated as the more info becomes available. White Paper on CV XP migration will be available soon
Sept 2004HP Restricted 11 CV 2.0 and PA and APM compatibility CV 2.0 management server software can only co-locate with PA 2.0 management software. CV 2.0 Path Connectivity host agent can co-locate with PA 2.0 and older PA host agents. CV 2.0 management server communicates to CV 2.0 host agent only. CV XP Host Agent APM Host Agent PA Host AgentNote CV XP 1.8BAPM 3.0B or 3.0C PA or 1.7A CV XP 2.0APM 3.0EPA 2.0Please refer to the CV/PA installation guide and README for further instructions.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 12 Multiple Version of CV/PA Existing in the SAN CV 1.8 MSCV 2.0 MS XP 128 with new FW XP 128 with older firmware XP 1024 with older firmware XP Host 1 with CV 1.8 Host Agent Host 2 with CV 1.8 Host Agent Host 3 with CV 2.0 Host Agent Host 4 with CV 2.0 Host Agent Manage s Arrays
Sept 2004HP Restricted 13 Launching Array Management GUI For XP128, XP1024 and XP12000 array types, the Web Console (GUI) can be launched directly (without CV XP) using the following URL: The main differences between the Web Console GUI and the CV GUI will be that there will be no Online help icon. Hence the Online help icon functionality is not available in Web Console GUI when launched directly (without CV XP) using the above URL. Another significant difference is that you cannot list or kill web console GUI sessions from Command View where as you can list or kill CV GUI sessions from command view.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 14 Command View XP 2.0 GUI Support for XP1024/128/ No support for XP256.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 15 Array Manager - device launcher For XP128/1024/12000 – Opens a new browser window. For XP512/48 – Opens in the same CV window.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 16 Array Manager - device administration Device Administrator screen is used to add/delete new disk array, change array parameters
Sept 2004HP Restricted 17 Array Manager - Session Administration Use Session Administration to view information about disk array sessions and to end sessions.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 18 Changing session timeout value The session timeout value determines how long a session lasts after a user in Modify mode has not used the browser. –The default is set to 60 minutes. You can change the value by editing a configuration file. To change the value, edit the SESSION_TIMEOUT_PLAN value in the CommandView.properties file. SESSION_TIMEOUT_PLAN value can be: –ONCE:Value Using this setting, Command View checks the CommandView. properties file only once, when someone adds a device or restarts the server, and then sets the session timeout value at that time. –ALWAYS:value Using this setting, Command View checks the CommandView. properties file every time a user in Modify mode clicks a tab to manage an XP128, XP1024 and XP12000 (Identity and Status tabs excluded).
Sept 2004HP Restricted 20 Control Panel Use the Control Panel to edit user accounts, set environment parameters, and download files containing log information. To access the Control Panel, click Option button in the Command View window. Option is only a tool tip which will be visible when you place the cursor on the icon.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 21 system page Displays port status The System window provides information about the equipment and the port status of the connected subsystem.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 22 status page The status history is listed in the Status window. The XP12000 generates a service information message (SIM) whenever it detects an error or service requirement. The Status window provides information about the internal statuses (according to the SIM information reported to the host) of the connected subsystem.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 23 status details To obtain status details: Select to highlight a row in the Status Right-click and then click Detail.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 24 Command View 2.0 log on operations Maximum number of concurrent users The XP12000 can support up to 32 concurrent users, but only one user can be in Modify mode at a time. Logging on to multiple web servers (SVPs) The same user can concurrently log on to more than one web server. Logging on to the same web server more than once Concurrently The same user (ID) may not have multiple concurrent sessions with the same web server (SVP). Logon history All logon information can be viewed by a user belonging to the Administrators group. Automatic logoff operation The default is one minute, but a user belonging to the Administrators group can specify a different amount of time.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 25 Application Administration The Application Administration pane shows you the applications that are installed on the Command View management station. You can also use this pane to add related non-Command View applications
Sept 2004HP Restricted 26 Support The Support panes provide you with access to help information.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 27 Array History Use the Array Event History pane to view recent disk array events and error conditions. To use Array Event History, you must configure one or more XP disk arrays to forward traps to Command View’s Trap Distributor and then you can choose to set up Trap Distributor to forward SNMP traps. Only SNMP traps received by Trap Distributor are recorded in the Array Event History pane.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 28 Event Notification Use the Event Notification pane to configure and dispatch notifications, configure the history log file, view events and notification history, and test notification dispatching. Event Notification also includes a history log of disk array events. Event Notification will automatically record events and generate notifications for any managed disk array and Path Connectivity without requiring additional configuration. Trap Distributor can be used to record events from unmanaged disk arrays as well as managed disk arrays.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 30 Command View CSSI security Command View 1.80 –User administration and authentication system is fragmented GUI, CLI and PC used one authentication system with its own user database Command View API had another system with its own user database. Command View 2.0 –User administration system is integrated All GUI, CLI, API and Command View snap-in applications (for example, Performance Advisor) use the same authentication system and user database Authentication system is based on the CSSI security model.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 31 Users and groups Users in Command View 2.0 are classified in four categories: –Normal Users Basic group with read only access to entire Command View Framework –Storage Administrators These users are storage administrators for one or more arrays. –Command View Administrators These users are the super administrators of the Command View management station. They have modify access to everything.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 32 Default users and permissions User-idUser Group administratorAdministrators storageadminStorageAdmins userUsers
Sept 2004HP Restricted 33 Command View SVP users All users of Command View will have the same web console user name for all of the arrays (XP128, XP1024, and XP12000 only) to which they have access. –The same user name should be used to gain GUI or RSD API access to the arrays.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 34 Single sign-on for Command View Once logged into the Command View XP GUI, users are able to access array managers and Command View XP snap-in components (for example, Priority Port Control (PPC) and Performance Advisor (PA)) without being challenged for authorization and authentication. The Security or user admin system will be the common user management platform for all snap-in applications.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 35 Access to Command View features Access to Command View XP framework features –Users who wish to access features of the Command View XP framework, such as Path Connectivity, Performance Advisor and so on, must login to the Command View XP management station. Access to Command View XP device managers (Web consoles) –There are two ways for users to access the Web Consoles. One is from within the Command View framework by utilizing links provided there. Alternately, users can launch the web console directly without having to login to Command View XP. Access to Command View XP CLIs –Any user who has an account in Command View XP framework except default API users, can use CLI by logging-in with the user ID and password with which the user has been defined in Command View XP. However there is no single sign-on between the CLI, GUI and API sessions. If the user is using the GUI after logging in, to use the CLI the user has to login again.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 36 Centralized user administrator All user permissions are managed through Command View, and users are permitted to directly access the Web Console using those accounts. Command View will push updates to each affected array at the time array is added to Command View. To minimize synchronization problems, administrators are not permitted to make any user admin changes on the Web Console. If the array is off-line (communication problem, SVP failed and so on) while changes are made to Command View XP user database, the changes are not be allowed. If the array is being modified by some other user the operations are not allowed.Some operations like deleting a user from command view is allowed even if the array is offline or being managed by another user.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 37 Command View XP Data Security SVP security – firewall white paper will be available. Security for storage of user login information –The user and group information will be encrypted –Import exports are not allowed in Command View to prevent hacking user account information from one Command View station and installing on another –There is an encrypted data exchange between Command View client and server and also with Web console to reduce the risk of being hacked. –Book marking a URL with login information to gain access to Command View XP is not allowed as the URL contains a random ID and it is valid for that point of time. Security for RMI communication –The Command View XP clients/server to RSD SVP communication is through RMI over SSL
Sept 2004HP Restricted 38 Accessing Security GUI Add User Delete User Change Password Change array membership
Sept 2004HP Restricted 39 Adding a new user
Sept 2004HP Restricted 40 Add array membership- The Array Membership pane is used to view or change the arrays assigned to specified users. Only a member of the Administrators group can modify array membership.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 41 Path Connectivity — Overview A standard snap-in module for CV XP Runs on CV management station Collects data from hosts, arrays, and switches Discovers connectivity paths between arrays and hosts Maps connectivity between hosts and arrays Presents views of host/storage data to the user Presents host “visibility” (which hosts can “see” volumes in the array). Host visibility is also referred to as array security Reports status of the connections
Sept 2004HP Restricted 42 Path Connectivity components Data Collector Service — Executes on the CV Management Station and gathers information from hosts CV Remote Agent — Executes on host systems distributed throughout the SAN JCORE client/server interface Supports communication between CV and its remote agents Enables Path Connectivity to access array management module data HP StorageWorks Enterprise Integrations for XP Path Connectivity employees Enterprise Integrations agent. When agent receives events from Path Connectivity, it sends event information to SNMP management stations in SEMI 1 format.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 43 Starting Path Connectivity Buttons are Connectivity Health Array Security Host Storage Mapping BC/CA Administration
Sept 2004HP Restricted 44 Path Connectivity administration Add host, Delete host, Host information Fibre Channel switch management Set data collection service, collect data now Host discovery — Management and options
Sept 2004HP Restricted 45 CLI overview A text-based interface used to manage and retrieve information about XP arrays Can run on a CV management station or supported host –Same version of CV must be installed on the CV management station –JRE (Windows) or JRE/RTE (HP-UX) is installed on client CLI platform –Host must have network connectivity to the CV management station Input can be single line entries or batch files Output can be displayed on screen or directed into a file
Sept 2004HP Restricted 46 Running the CLI Interactive Mode –Enter one command at a time –CLI provides a command prompt Batch Mode –Run a file containing multiple CLI commands –Useful for submitting a large number of commands –Commands are not executed sequentially, instead similar commands are grouped and executed together to increase speed and efficiency –Session ends after all commands in batch file have executed
Sept 2004HP Restricted 47 CLI command categories CLI commands are grouped into function categories Session administration Device administration General License key administration User administration XP1024/128/12000 DKC, DKU, and TRAP XP1024/128/12000 LUN and volume management
Sept 2004HP Restricted 48 Example CLI commands connect — Session administration command establishes a session to manage a specified disk array create device — Device administration command adds disk array entries to the CV device database create user execute — Runs commands from a batch file when you are in an interactive session install license_key list array_status — Device administration command displays the lock, refresh, and get state and status of all managed disk arrays or a specific array manage — Device administration command enables CV to manage an array modify device — Device administration command modifies the disk array’s contact and location details
Sept 2004HP Restricted 53 Configuration File Loader New feature supported in FW /00 or later Comes with a factory loaded license key. Enables user to define configuration of an XP 128/1024/12000 using import/export of spreadsheet file Allows to download a spreadsheet file that includes the current configuration information, and to upload a new file with user defined configuration It is used to set the LUN Management settings ONLY.
Sept 2004HP Restricted 54 Steps involved in upload/download
Sept 2004HP Restricted 55 OVSAM DPI -OVSAM DPI has been updated to support XP requires CV 2.0 to provide XP12000 information to OVSAM -DPIs are available at
Sept 2004HP Restricted 56 Command View XP CV/XP station is required to manage users on the SVP currently there is no way to manage users directly on the SVP be careful when installing multiple CV stations managing the same XP the last CV/XP station that is installed & configured to manage an XP will overwrite already existing user information on the SVP