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EMC Unisphere 360 for VMAX Version 8.4.0

Installation Guide REV 01

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Pre-installation considerations 11 Before you begin......................................................................................... 12 Server operating system requirements........................................................12 Server hardware requirements.................................................................... 12 Client operating system requirements.........................................................13 Client browser requirements....................................................................... 13 Setting up the PostgreSQL user on Linux................................................... 13

Installing Unisphere 360 15 Installing Unisphere 360 on a Windows system........................................... 16 Installing Unisphere 360 on a Linux system................................................. 17 Launching Unisphere 360............................................................................18 Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server......................................... 19

Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server on Windows........ 19 Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server on Linux.............. 19

Upgrading Unisphere 360............................................................................19

Configuring security settings 21 Configuring X.509 certification.................................................................. 22 Using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol or Active Directory.............. 22 Configuring Certificate Revocation List for X.509 certificate-based authentication............................................................................................ 23

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As part of an effort to improve its product lines, EMC periodically releases revisions of its software and hardware. Therefore, some functions described in this document might not be supported by all versions of the software or hardware currently in use. The product release notes provide the most up-to-date information on product features.

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Purpose This document describes how to configure and use Unisphere for VMAX.

Related documentation The following EMC publications provide additional information:

l EMC Unisphere for VMAX Release Notes

l EMC Unisphere for VMAX Online Help

l EMC Unisphere 360 Online Help

l EMC Solutions Enabler Installation Guide

l EMC Solutions Enabler Release Notes

l EMC Solutions Enabler SRM CLI Product Guide

l EMC Solutions Enabler CLI Command Reference

l EMC VMAX Family Security Configuration Guide

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CHAPTER 1

Pre-installation considerations

This chapter lists some points to consider before installing Unisphere 360:

l Before you begin.................................................................................................12 l Server operating system requirements............................................................... 12 l Server hardware requirements............................................................................12 l Client operating system requirements................................................................ 13 l Client browser requirements...............................................................................13 l Setting up the PostgreSQL user on Linux........................................................... 13

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Before you begin The following section contains information to consider before beginning the installation.

l The user performing the installation must have operating system administrator permissions on the system.

l On Linux systems, before starting the installation procedure, create the postgres user and group. For more information about how to do this, see Setting up the PostgreSQL user on Linux on page 13.

Server operating system requirements Windows The following Windows versions are supported:

l Windows Server 2016

l Windows Server 2012 R2

l Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit only)

Linux

Note

Before you attempt to install Unisphere 360 on Red Hat Linux 6.0 or a later release, verify that the below packages are installed. Not all installer packages include these libraries by default so it is important to verify their presence before running the installation program. Do not attempt to run the installation process without them. Without these items, the product install may throw an error at the end and in some cases the product might not function as intended. The package is: unzip_XYZ_x86_64.rpm / corresponding package.

The following Linux versions are supported:

l Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (64-bit)

l Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (64-bit)

l SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (64-bit)

l SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64-bit)

Server hardware requirements The following hardware requirements apply for Unisphere 360:

Table 2 Unisphere 360 server hardware requirements

Operating system Windows Linux

Minimum processor 2-core 1.8 GHz processor 2-core 1.8 GHz processor

Minimum available memory 16 GB 16 GB

Minimum available disk space

120 GB 120 GB

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Table 2 Unisphere 360 server hardware requirements (continued)

Client operating system requirements The following client operating systems are supported:

l Windows 7

l Windows 8

l Windows 10

Client browser requirements The minimum browser versions supported are:

l Firefox version 40

l Chrome version 45.0

l Internet Explorer 11.0.23

Setting up the PostgreSQL user on Linux Before starting a new installation of Unisphere for VMAX or Unisphere 360 on Linux, the PostgreSQL user (postgres) and group (postgres), must be present. In addition, the user must be a member of the postgres group.

Use the following commands to create the postgres group and add the postgres user to the postgres group:

groupadd postgres useradd -g postgres postgres

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CHAPTER 2

Installing Unisphere 360

This chapter explains how to install Unisphere 360:

l Installing Unisphere 360 on a Windows system...................................................16 l Installing Unisphere 360 on a Linux system.........................................................17 l Launching Unisphere 360................................................................................... 18 l Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server.................................................19 l Upgrading Unisphere 360................................................................................... 19

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Installing Unisphere 360 on a Windows system The default installation method for Windows is the wizard, but you can launch the console mode using the following command:

UNISPHERE360_version_WINDOWS_X86_64.exe -i console To install Unisphere 360:

Procedure

1. To run the installer, double click the executable file.

2. In the Introduction page, click Next.

3. In the Choose Install Folder page, do one of the following:

l In the Where Would You Like to Install field, type the installation path.

l Click Choose and navigate to the installation path.

4. Click Next.

5. In the Ports Configuration page, do the following:

a. In the HTTPS Port No field, type the HTTPS port number, or accept the default value of 8470.

b. In the DB Port No field, type the database port number, or accept the default value of 3424.

c. Click Next.

6. In the X.509 Certificate-based Client Authentication page, do one of the following:

Note

Enable X.509 certificate-based authentication only if it is enabled on the Unisphere for VMAX instance. Otherwise, enrollment of the Unisphere for VMAX instance will fail.

l To continue installing without configuring X.509 certificate-based authentication, click Next.

l To configure X.509 certificate-based authentication, complete the following steps:

a. Select Enable certificate based client authentication.

b. Specify whether to use the CN or UPN of the client's identify.

Note that instances of the following special characters are stripped from the alias: @:?;|<>[]+=,*/\

c. In the Admin User Name field, specify the admin user name. The admin user name must match CN/UPN of the X.509 certificate (minus any special characters that are stripped out) as configured in step 6.b on page 16.

This user is created in Unisphere 360 and assigned administration privileges to bootstrap administration of the system.

d. Click Next.

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After you complete the installation of Unisphere 360, further configuration is required to use X.509 certificate-based authentication. For more information, refer to Configuring X.509 certification on page 22.

7. In the Pre-Installation Summary page, review the summary information and click Install. A first-time fresh installation on Windows Server 2016 may ask for the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package. Click OK.

The installation operation completes.

8. In the Install Complete page, click Done.

After you finish

The installation operation creates a shortcut on the Windows desktop. Double-click this shortcut to launch Unisphere 360.

Installing Unisphere 360 on a Linux system The default installation method for Linux is the console mode, but you can launch the wizard mode using the following command:

./UNISPHERE360_version_LINUX_X86_64.bin -i swing To install Unisphere 360:

Procedure

1. To run the installer, run the following command:

./UNISPHERE360_version_LINUX_X86_64.bin -i console

2. In the Introduction panel, press Enter.

3. In the Choose Install Folder panel, do one of the following:

l Type the installation path and press Enter.

l Press Enter to accept the default installation path.

4. In the Ports Configuration panel, do the following:

a. Type the database port number and press Enter, or press Enter to accept the default value of 3424.

b. Type the HTTPS port number and press Enter, or press Enter to accept the default value of 8470.

5. In the X.509 Certificate-based Client Authentication panel, do one of the following:

Note

Enable X.509 certificate-based authentication only if it is enabled on the Unisphere for VMAX instance. Otherwise, enrollment of the Unisphere for VMAX instance will fail.

l To continue installing without configuring X.509 certificate-based authentication, type 1.

l To configure X.509 certificate-based authentication, type 2 and complete the following steps:

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a. Do one of the following:

n To use the CN of the client's identity, type 1.

n To use the UPN of the client's identity, type 2.

Note that instances of the following special characters are stripped from the alias: @:?;|<>[]+=,*/\

b. Type the admin user name and press Enter. The admin user name must match CN/UPN of the X.509 certificate (minus any special characters that are stripped out) as configured in step 5.a on page 18.

This user is created in Unisphere 360 and assigned administration privileges to bootstrap administration of the system.

After you complete the installation of Unisphere 360, further configuration is required to use X.509 certificate-based authentication. For more information, refer to Configuring X.509 certification on page 22.

6. In the Pre-Installation Summary panel, review the summary information and press Enter.

The installation operation completes.

7. In the Install Complete panel, press Enter to exit the installer.

Launching Unisphere 360 Consider the following points when launching Unisphere 360:

l When using X.509 certificate-based authentication, ensure that the certificate for Unisphere 360 is imported into the trust store for each Unisphere for VMAX to be enrolled.

l When using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or Active Directory (AD), ensure that you use the same user names as when signing in to Unisphere for VMAX using LDAP/AD. For more information about this, refer to Using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol or Active Directory on page 22.

To launch Unisphere 360:

Procedure

1. Type the following URL in a browser:

https://host_IP|host_name:port_number/unisphere360

The port number is configured during installation. The default HTTPS port number is 8470.

If the host IP address is an IPv6 address, surround the IP address with square brackets, for example:

https://[2001:db8:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff]:8470/ unisphere360 If the host IP address is an IPv4 address, type the IP address as normal, for example:

https://198.51.100.255:8470/unisphere360

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2. Do one of the following:

l At the login window, type the Unisphere Initial Setup User username and password.

The default username for the Unisphere Initial Setup User in Unisphere 360 is admin and the default password is admin.

l If X.509 certificate-based user authentication is configured on the server, the Use X.509 Client Certificate checkbox is automatically selected.

3. Click Login.

Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server If required to do so, you can start and stop the Unisphere 360 server manually.

Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server on Windows To start or stop the Unisphere 360 server in Windows, use the Services panel. Click Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services to open the Services panel.

Right-click on the EMCUnisphere360Server service. Select Start, Stop, or Restart, as appropriate.

Alternatively, you can use the following commands to start or stop the Windows services using the CLI:

net start " EMCUnisphere360Server" net stop " EMCUnisphere360Server"

Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server on Linux To start or stop the Unisphere 360 server in Linux, change to this directory: /etc/ init.d and use the following commands:

Action Command

Start server ./unisphere360 start

Stop server ./unisphere360 stop

Restart server ./unisphere360 restart

Upgrading Unisphere 360

Note

As part of the upgrade process, you must re-enroll all Unisphere for VMAX instances to enhance security and system-to-system trust.

The following upgrade paths are supported:

l V8.3.x -> V8.4.x

l V8.2.x -> V8.4.x

l V8.2.x -> V8.3.x

To upgrade Unisphere 360:

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Procedure

1. Take note of the currently enrolled Unisphere for VMAX instances.

2. Navigate to the location of the kit and run the appropriate executable for your operating system.

3. When prompted to do so, confirm that you want to upgrade the installed features.

4. Complete the upgrade by following the instructions on screen.

After you finish

Launch Unisphere 360 and re-enroll the required Unisphere for VMAX instances.

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CHAPTER 3

Configuring security settings

This chapter explains how to configure security settings for Unisphere 360:

l Configuring X.509 certification.......................................................................... 22 l Using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol or Active Directory......................22 l Configuring Certificate Revocation List for X.509 certificate-based

authentication.................................................................................................... 23

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Configuring X.509 certification To use X.509 certification, complete the following

Procedure

1. When installing Unisphere 360, select the option to use certificate based client authentication.

For more information, refer to the following topics:

l Installing Unisphere 360 on a Windows system on page 16

l Installing Unisphere 360 on a Linux system on page 17

2. When installing Unisphere 360, specify an administration name.

For more information, refer to the following topics:

l Installing Unisphere 360 on a Windows system on page 16

l Installing Unisphere 360 on a Linux system on page 17

3. Stop the Unisphere 360 server.

For more information, refer to Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server on page 19.

4. Import the required certificates for Unisphere 350.

5. (Optional) Import Unisphere server certificates for any Unisphere for VMAX instances that you plan to enroll.

6. Start the Unisphere 360 server.

For more information, refer to Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server on page 19.

Using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol or Active Directory

When using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or Active Directory (AD) complete the following steps:

Procedure

1. Configure LDAP or AD for a Unisphere for VMAX instance.

2. Enroll that Unisphere for VMAX in Unisphere 360.

3. Add users as external users to ensure that they can login to Unisphere 360.

When signing in to Unisphere for VMAX, specify the user name in the following format:

l AD users sign in specifying "domain\name".

l LDAP and local users sign in specifying "name".

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Configuring Certificate Revocation List for X.509 certificate-based authentication

Unisphere 360 installations with X.509 certificate-based authentication may optionally configure a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) for greater PKI security. The CRL could be replaced periodically, based on the PKI security requirement set by the enterprise.

Procedure

1. Open the application.properties file:

For Windows:

install_dir\Unisphere360\config\application.properties

For Linux:

install_dir/Unisphere360/config/application.properties

2. Add the following line:

tls.crl-file=absolute_filename_of_the_CRL_file

3. Stop and restart the Unisphere 360 server.

For more information, refer to Starting and stopping the Unisphere 360 server on page 19.

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