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Dell EMC Unisphere 360 Online Help

9.2.1

February 2021 Rev. 1.0

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Unisphere 360

Topics:

Introduction Logging in to Unisphere 360 Viewing list of enrolled Unisphere instances Enrolling a Unisphere instance Importing a security certificate to the server Unenrolling a Unisphere instance Re-enrolling a Unisphere instance Viewing the Secure Remote Services (SRS) gateway status Viewing CloudIQ data collection status Retrieving and applying settings files Viewing Data Center view Viewing the Systems level view Viewing the Systems details view Viewing serviceability information Filtering systems Launching Unisphere System tagging Viewing list of users Viewing the version number Logging out of Unisphere 360

Introduction Unisphere 360 is an on-premises management solution that provides a single management view across Unisphere systems.

Unisphere is an HTML5 web-based application that allows you to configure and manage PowerMax, VMAX All Flash, and VMAX storage systems. The term Unisphere incorporates "Unisphere for PowerMax" for the management of PowerMax and All Flash storage systems using PowerMaxOS 5978, and "Unisphere for VMAX" for the management of VMAX All Flash and VMAX storage systems using HYPERMAX OS 5977 and Enginuity OS 5876.

Unisphere 360 supports the following functionality:

Enrollment - Provides functionality to add one or more Unisphere instances running 8.0 or higher to Unisphere 360 to allow for data collection and reporting of Unisphere management storage system data. A view to display a list of enrolled Unisphere instances and the storage systems they manage is provided. Unisphere instances can be enrolled and unenrolled from this view.

NOTE: An upgrade from version 8.2, or higher, requires a re-enrollment of all Unisphere instances currently enrolled.

Data Center View - This view allows you to view the system performance health, capacity, alerts, and capacity trends for your Data Center. The metrics are an aggregated value of all storage systems in the Data Center.

System View - The storage system level view displays all storage systems from all enrolled Unisphere instances in the one place. The overall health score is based on the lowest health score out of the following six high level metrics: Compliance, Capacity, Health Score, Throughput, IOPS, and Efficiency.. These five categories are for storage systems running PowerMaxOS or HYPERMAX OS. For storage systems running Enginuity OS 5876, the health score is based on four categories: Configuration, System Utilization, Capacity, and SG Response Time. The health score is calculated every five minutes. The overall value is always calculated from all metric values. If the score is zero, it is shown as gray. That means there is no health score. The view panels can be sorted by any of these metrics. Unisphere 360 displays compliance scores for all enrolled storage systems.

Systems Details View - The systems details view consists of two tabs - Performance and Capacity.

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The health panel within the Performance tab contains a chart for the overall health score as well as scores for overall health, hardware, SG response time, and service level compliance. Each score has a chart showing the trend over the last 30 days.

The metrics panel within the Performance tab contains two charts - one for IOPS and one for throughput. Each metric also has a value displaying the increase or decrease in value over the last month.

The capacity tab consists of a trend chart and a table displaying capacity information.

Active Management - Link and launch to Unisphere instances running 8.2 or higher is supported from Unisphere 360. User Management - Allows the display, creation, deletion, and modification of Unisphere 360 users. Authentication support - There are two methods of authentication: Local user DB and LDAP/AD. The system determines the

most appropriate authentication authority at runtime, based on the system configuration and the details of the given user. Role-based authorization - Sets the behavior of the application depending on the role of the user that logs in to the system.

Users with monitor level access do not see the Settings menu option. These users are able to update their password using the profile menu on the top right of the application. Users with administrator access can see the Settings menu option and have full access to the Enrollment and User Management features. You can filter the user data that is displayed on the table by either of the two roles types: Administrator or Monitor, and sorted alphabetically on the user name. Users with administrator access also have access to the profile menu.

Serviceability view - Displays details of the systems visible to Unisphere 360 and displays the current and target storage system OS levels.

Information on the installation of Unisphere 360 can be found in the Unisphere 360 Installation Guide at the Dell EMC support website or the technical documentation page.

Unisphere 360 release-related information can be found in the Unisphere 360 Release Notes at the Dell EMC support website.

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Logging in to Unisphere 360

About this task

Unisphere 360 supports two means of authentication: Local user database and LDAP/AD. The system determines the most appropriate authentication authority at runtime, based on the system configuration and the details of the given user.

Users who are marked as Local are authenticated using the username and password from the local database and users who are marked as External are authenticated using an enrolled Unisphere instance. If any Unisphere instances authenticate the user as either an LDAP or AD user, the user is considered authenticated by Unisphere 360. Unisphere Local Users are not accepted.

Note that a user has to exist in the local Unisphere 360 database with roles that are assigned in order to be authenticated successfully. The roles from the user record in the database determine the user's permissions.

Steps

1. Enter your user name.

AD users sign in specifying "domain\name". LDAP and local users sign in specifying "name".

2. Enter your password.

3. Click Login.

Viewing list of enrolled Unisphere instances

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

This view displays a list of enrolled Unisphere instances and the storage systems that they manage. Limited data is shown for systems that are managed by legacy instances of Unisphere.

Unisphere instances that are above V8.0 but below the target version, along with the systems they manage, are shown with this icon:

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Selecting the row displays a message explaining that the version is below the target version.

Unsupported versions are shown with this icon:

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading to view the list of enrolled Unisphere instances.

3. Select a Unisphere instance to view its managed storage systems and their model types.

Enrolling a Unisphere instance

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Enrollment of Unisphere instances running 8.0 or higher is supported from Unisphere 360.

About this task

This procedure shows how to add (enroll) a Unisphere instance to Unisphere 360 to allow for data collection and reporting of Unisphere management storage system data.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. To open the enrollment wizard, click .

4. On page one of the wizard, select one of the following: Enter the Unisphere for PowerMax IP Address instance. To add another Unisphere instance, click Add another. To import Unisphere for PowerMax and/or Unisphere for VMAX instances from a .csv file, click Import URLs.

5. Click Continue.

6. The certificate verification status for the endpoint you added on page one is either Verified or Not Verified. To move to

the next page of the wizard, click Continue or to review the certificate, click .

7. To achieve a verified status for the certificate you can choose to add a security exception for this endpoint. To complete this task, check the checkbox next to the Unisphere instance and then click Add Security Exception.

8. Click OK. The connections are tested again and the certificate status is verified.

9. If you want to add a certificate into the Trust Store, click . The View Certificate dialog opens.

10. To view the details of a certificate, click it.

11. To import a certificate from your server to the Trust Store, click next to the Common Name of the certificate subject, navigate to the certificate and click Open.

12. To download a certificate from the Unisphere 360 server to your server before importing it to the Trust Store, click

next to the Common Name of the certificate subject.

13. Click Close.

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The View Certificate dialog closes.

14. Click OK.

15. Click Continue.

16. Enter your username.

AD users sign in specifying "domain\name". LDAP and local users sign in specifying "name".

The username that is entered is for an administrator of at least one array in the enrolled Unisphere instance. This behavior is a safety measure to ensure that the enrolling user has authority over that Unisphere instance.

17. Enter your password.

18. To add tags to this Unisphere instance, click Apply Tags. The tagging dialog opens.

19. To use an existing tag, check the checkbox next to the tag name and click Apply.

20. To create a tag, add text in the New Tag field and press Enter. The new tag is added to the list of tags and can now be associated with a Unisphere instance.

21. To complete the enrollment, click Save.

Progress of the enrollment is displayed: enrollment successful, enrollment failure, or in progress.

The following enrollment errors are displayed in the event of a failure:

Unisphere instance already enrolled Failure to authenticate Unisphere instance Connection failure to Unisphere instance

Importing a security certificate to the server

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

This procedure shows how to import certificate information to the server from a locally saved .cer file using the Import Certificate icon.

Alternatively, you can import a certificate when using the enrollment wizard.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Click the Import Certificate icon.

4. Click OK to the confirmation dialog.

5. Navigate to the .cer file and click Open. A dialog confirms that the certificate was successfully uploaded.

Unenrolling a Unisphere instance

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

This procedure shows how to unenroll a Unisphere instance from Unisphere 360.

NOTE: Any security exceptions added on enrollment are removed after the unenroll process completes.

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Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow to the right of the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading to view the list of enrolled Unisphere instances.

3. Select a Unisphere instance and click to unenroll the Unisphere instance.

4. Click OK to confirm.

A success dialog is displayed when unenrollment completes.

Re-enrolling a Unisphere instance

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

Re-enrollment allows users to fix an enrollment that is broken.

After an upgrade from version 8.2 all enrolled Unisphere instances must be re-enrolled to re-establish trust.

Instances of Unisphere that are in a Not Trusted or Legacy state do not refresh automatically. You can manually re-enroll these endpoints.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading to view the list of enrolled Unisphere instances.

3. Select a row and click the re-enroll button

4. In the enrollment wizard that appears, follow the steps in Enrolling a Unisphere instance on page 5.

Viewing the Secure Remote Services (SRS) gateway status

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading to view the list of enrolled Unisphere instances.

3. Hover over a Unisphere instance and hover over the info icon.

The SRS property has one the following values:

Configured The Unisphere instance is registered with an SRS gateway.

Unconfigured The Unisphere instance is not registered with an SRS gateway.

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Registering with the SRS gateway

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

Steps

1. Click Unisphere for PowerMax Instances > Settings.

2. Click Configure SRS. The Configure SRS dialog box appears.

3. In the SRS Gateway Registered Endpoints list, select the checkbox for the appropriate Unisphere instance.

The list of Unisphere instances is filtered to display only those running supported versions of Unisphere.

4. Type the following information:

SRS Gateway

Configure the SRS gateway in the following format:

https://gateway:port where gateway is the IP address or host name of the SRS gateway, and port is the port number. The default port number is 9443.

Account Login Account Password

5. Click OK.

Editing an existing SRS connection

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

Steps

1. Click Settings > Unisphere for PowerMax Instances.

2. Click Configure SRS. The Configure SRS dialog box displays.

3. Do one of the following: To change the SRS gateway address, edit SRS Gateway. To change the Dell EMC Online Account details, edit one or both of the following fields:

Account Login Account Password

To remove the SRS connection, in the SRS Gateway Registered Endpoints list, clear the checkbox beside the Unisphere instance.

4. Click Save.

Viewing CloudIQ data collection status

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

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About this task

Steps

1. Click Settings > Unisphere for PowerMax Instances.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading to view the list of enrolled Unisphere instances.

3. Hover over a Unisphere instance and hover over the info icon. The Send CloudIQ Data property has one the following values:

Enabled Collected data is being sent to CloudIQ.

Disabled Collected data is not being sent to CloudIQ.

4. Expand a Unisphere instance to show the storage systems that are managed by the instance.

5. Hover over a storage system and hover over the info icon. The Collect CloudIQ Data property has one the following values:

Enabled Collection of CloudIQ data collection is enabled for the storage system.

Disabled Collection of CloudIQ data collection is disabled for the storage system.

Enabling CloudIQ data collection

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

Steps

1. Click Settings > Unisphere for PowerMax Instances.

2. Click Configure CloudIQ. The Configure CloudIQ dialog box displays.

3. In the CloudIQ Enabled Arrays list, click the arrow beside the Unisphere instance to view the storage system managed by that Unisphere. Select one or more Unisphere instances, one or more storage systems, or a combination of both.

The list of Unisphere instances is filtered to display only those running supported versions of Unisphere.

4. Select the Send collected data to CloudIQ checkbox.

5. Click Save.

Disabling CloudIQ data collection

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

Steps

1. Click Settings > Unisphere for PowerMax Instances.

2. Click Configure CloudIQ. The Configure CloudIQ dialog box displays.

3. In the CloudIQ Enabled Arrays list, clear the checkbox beside any Unisphere instances, or individual storage systems for which you want to disable CloudIQ data collection.

4. Click Save.

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Retrieving and applying settings files You can retrieve (export) a system settings file (in ZIP file format) from a storage array and then apply (import) this file, or another settings file, into one or more storage arrays managed by Unisphere.

For retrieving and applying setting files, the Unisphere instances that are involved must be V9.1, or higher. When you select the instance from which to retrieve or apply a settings file, any enrolled instances running a Unisphere version lower than V9.1 are disabled and cannot be selected.

Retrieving a settings file

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading. The list of enrolled Unisphere instances is displayed.

3. Click Transfer Settings > Retrieve.

4. In the Retrieve Settings dialog box, select a storage array.

The list of storage arrays is filtered to show only those running Unisphere V9.1, or higher.

5. Select one or more settings to export.

6. Type and confirm a password for the secure settings file.

7. Click OK. A settings ZIP file that is secured with the password is downloaded in the browser.

Applying a settings file

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading. The list of enrolled Unisphere instances is displayed.

3. Click Transfer Settings > Apply.

4. In the Apply Settings dialog, select the storage arrays to which you want to apply the settings.

The list of storage arrays is filtered to show only those running Unisphere V9.1, or higher.

5. Click Choose file.

6. In the Open dialog box, browse to the settings ZIP file that you want to import. Click Open.

7. In the Password field, type the password that was used to secure the settings ZIP file when it was exported.

The settings ZIP file is checked to ensure that it is valid.

8. Optional: Clear the checkbox beside individual settings if you do not want to import them.

9. Click OK.

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Viewing Data Center view

Prerequisites

One or more Unisphere instances must be enrolled in Unisphere 360.

To complete this task, you need a minimum of the Monitor permission.

About this task

The Data Center view gives an overall view of the status of the data center. You can view the system performance health, capacity, alerts, and capacity trend for the Data Center. The metrics are an aggregated value of all storage systems in the Data Center.

Steps

From the main menu, select Data Center.

System Performance Health

On the System Performance Health panel of the Data Center view:

The number of systems with a performance health score value that is in the Critical range is displayed in a red circle. The number of systems with a performance health score value that is in the Warning range is displayed in a yellow circle. The number of systems with a performance health score value that is in the OK range is displayed in a green circle. The total number of systems being monitored is displayed above the Total Systems title.

NOTE: The Total Systems figure includes storage arrays that are managed by legacy instances of Unisphere (pre-

version 8.0).

Information about the current OS version status is displayed. The number of available OS upgrades, if any, is displayed.

Clicking results in the display of serviceability information as described in Viewing serviceability information on page 14.

Capacity Trend

Capacity trends are calculated using a minimum of ten days data, but six months of data can be used if available. Data is collected every fifteen minutes.

The Capacity Trend panel on the Data Center view contains the following elements:

A graph displaying the used capacity of the data center over the last month.

You can hover over a data point to view the capacity at a specific date.

Each point on the graph represents the sum of all of the allocated capacities of each storage system on that day. If a storage system has not been collecting performance statistics during the last month, it is not included in the calculation.

The percentage of average increase or decrease in capacity per month. A warning message if any storage systems are due to reach maximum capacity within the next 6 months. Clicking

opens the Systems view, which is filtered to show only the storage systems that are reaching capacity within the next month.

Alerts

The Alerts panel on the Data Center view contains the following elements:

A historical graph displaying the total number of acknowledged and unacknowledged alerts at one hour intervals over the last 48 hours. Unacknowledged alert totals are listed in blue and acknowledged alert totals are listed in gray.

A total count of unacknowledged alerts of all severity. A list of unacknowledged alert totals, categorized by Unisphere 360 severity:

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Fatal Indicated by a circular black icon. Displays the total number of Unisphere fatal alerts. Totals for Unisphere minor alerts are not displayed.

Critical Indicated by a circular red icon. Displays the total number of Unisphere critical alerts.

Warning Indicated by a circular yellow icon. Displays the total number of Unisphere warning alerts.

Capacity

The Capacity panel on the Data Center view contains the following elements:

A chart displaying the used and available capacity of the data center. Used capacity displays in blue, and available capacity displays in gray. The percentage of used capacity displays in the center of the chart.

A table displaying the Used, Available, and Total capacity, in TB, of the data center. A drop-down menu to select whether Virtual or Physical capacity is displayed on the chart and table.

Viewing the Systems level view

Prerequisites

One or more Unisphere instances must be enrolled in Unisphere 360 and registered for statistic collections for at least one storage system.

To complete this task you need a minimum of the Monitor permission.

About this task

The storage system level view displays all storage systems from all enrolled Unisphere instances in the one place. Storage system values are displayed for the following five high level metrics: System Utilization, Configuration, Capacity, SG Response Time, and Service Level Compliance.

You can sort the panels by any of these metrics by using the drop-down in the top right of the screen.

Panels are ordered with the most critical (according to selected metric) listed first.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. View the following parameters that are displayed in each storage system panel.

Depending on the metric selected, some of the following items are displayed: Storage system ID - The serial number of the storage system. Storage system model - The model number of the storage system. The version of microcode on the storage system. Data chart - The information that is displayed in the chart depends on the selected metric. Capacity - Percentage of currently allocated capacity for the storage system. Compliance - Service level compliance data in the form of Storage group counts for each compliance state (Critical,

Marginal, Stable) as well as total Storage Group count and number of Storage groups with no service level assigned. Performance - Current performance health score. Throughput - Current throughput for the system, in MB/second. IOPS - Current IOPS for the system. Efficiency - The overall efficiency ratio for the array. It represents the ratio of the sum of all TDEVs plus Snapshot sizes

(calculated based on the 128K track size) and the Physical Used Storage (calculated based on the compressed pool track size).

Connection Status - The connection status to the Unisphere instance managing the storage system. The connection state in the systems view is indicated in both panel and list views by dimming the information for the system to which the connection has been lost. In addition, the lost connection state is further highlighted by displaying "No connection" in the panel view in the place of the system model and the uCode version labels. The alert icon in the panel view is no longer visible and all the pop-ups for the alerts and compliance are disabled for the systems with the lost connection. In the case of sorting, the systems with the lost connection are displayed at the end of the result list. In case of filtering, the systems with the lost connection state are only included in the filter results for the system ID. An additional filter has been added to the System section of the view filter to filter systems by connection state.

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NOTE: Although you can enroll pre-8.2 Unisphere versions (up to and including 8.0), the information that is shown is

limited to the storage system ID, the model, and the microcode version. Clicking the array ID does not display a details

view of that system. To view more details on a system, upgrade to the latest version of Unisphere.

3. Optional: To view the Unisphere alerts view, click on any system panel and click VIEW ALERTS.

The color reflects the highest severity alert for the associated storage system.

A new browser tab opens on the Alerts View of Unisphere.

Note: you can view alerts for remote storage systems and storage systems that are not registered to collect performance data.

4. Optional: To view the system view in tabular format, click .

NOTE: In the tabular format, pre-8.2 versions of Unisphere appear in gray text and a dash indicates that information is

not available.

5. Optional: From a panel view or tabular view, click the storage system identity of the system you want to view in more detail.

Note that you cannot click the storage system ID for remote storage systems or systems that have not been registered to collect performance data.

6. Optional: To launch Unisphere from a panel view or tabular view, click (see Launching Unisphere on page 15).

NOTE: If the Unisphere instance that is managing the selected system is older than version 8.2, clicking the link and

launch icon displays the login page of that instance.

7. Optional: To view the Unisphere alerts view, click on any tabular view and click VIEW ALERTS.

The color reflects the highest severity alert for the associated storage system.

A new browser tab opens on the Alerts View of Unisphere.

8. Optional: To filter the panel or tabular view, click .

Viewing the Systems details view

Prerequisites

One or more Unisphere instances must be enrolled in Unisphere 360 and registered for statistic collections for at least one storage system.

To complete this task you need a minimum of the Monitor permission.

About this task

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. Optional: From a panel view or tabular view, click the storage system identity of the system you want to view in more detail.

Note that you cannot click the storage system ID for remote storage systems or systems that have not been registered to collect performance data.

3. View the information that is contained in the following panels in the Performance tab:

Health The health panel contains the following elements:

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A chart showing the overall health score. The chart is colored red if the score value is critical, yellow if the score value is marginal, and green if the score value is stable. The overall health score is displayed in the center of the chart.

A table displaying the current score and 30-day trend chart for the Overall, Hardware, SG Response time, and Compliance health scores. The current score values are colored red, yellow, or green depending on the value.

Hovering over the Compliance score shows a tool tip displaying the number of storage groups on the system and the number of storage groups that are critical, marginal, stable, and have no service level.

Metrics The metrics panel contains: A chart displaying IOPS. A chart displaying throughput.

Each metric has a value showing the increase or decreases in values over the last month.

4. View the information that is contained in the following panels in the Capacity tab:

The capacity tab consists of a trend chart and a table displaying capacity information using a bar chart.

NOTE: The bar chart requires at least two data points, that is, two days of data because it plots daily points) before it

graphs anything. The chart components need at least 2 points to draw the graph.

For a storage system running PowerMaxOS or HYPERMAX OS, the capacity tab displays SRP capacity information for the selected storage system. For all other storage systems, the capacity tab displays the storage system capacity information.

Viewing serviceability information

About this task

The serviceability view list the systems visible to the application and displays the current and target storage system operating system levels.

All columns in the serviceability view can be sorted, with the default being Target Code Level. This behavior results in non- compliant storage systems being listed at the top.

Steps

1. Do one of the following: Click Settings and click the arrow in the Serviceability section.

Click Data Center and on the System Performance Health panel, hover over the icon.

2. View the serviceability information.

The serviceability view displays a count of the number of systems available, the system model of each system, the number of systems at their target code level and the number of systems not at their target code level.

NOTE: Storage arrays that are managed by legacy instances of Unisphere (pre-version 8.0) show N/A in the Target

Code Level column.

Filtering systems

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator or a Monitor.

About this task

Follow this procedure to filter systems under these categories: System Tags

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Compliance Capacity Performance Alerts Efficiency Ratio

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. Click .

3. Click the category that you want to apply the filter.

4. Select one or more checkboxes to filter based on that criteria.

5. Under System, you can also filter based on the array ID or name, the model, or the version of PowerMaxOS or HYPERMAX OS.

6. Under Capacity and Efficiency Ratio, drag the slider to choose the value you want or type the value in the text box.

7. To clear your selection, click Clear current filter.

8. To save your selection as the default filter, click Save as default.

Launching Unisphere

Prerequisites

One or more Unisphere instances must be enrolled in Unisphere 360 and registered for statistic collections for at least one storage system.

To complete this task, you need a minimum of Monitor permissions.

Link and launch to Unisphere instances running 8.2 or higher is supported from Unisphere 360.

If the Unisphere instance that is managing the selected system is older than version 8.2, link and launch displays the login page of that instance.

NOTE: When a user is created, that user is then logged in to Unisphere 360, and enrollment of Unisphere takes place.

Note that the user must log out of Unisphere 360 and back in before attempting Link and Launch. The reason for this is

that during login, Unisphere 360 checks the user against all enrollments and saves a token that is to be used for future

communication with the Unisphere instance. If this token has not been saved for the Unisphere, and Link and Launch is

attempted, then, Link and Launch fails because of authorization errors.

About this task

You can launch Unisphere in any of the following ways:

1. Select System. 2. Select Compliance or Capacity.

3. Click from the System panel view.

A new browser tab opens on Unisphere. If the selected storage system is a storage system running PowerMaxOS or HYPERMAX OS, the Storage dashboard opens. If the selected storage system is running Enginuity OS 5876 or higher, the Storage Groups view opens.

1. Select System. 2. Select Performance, IOPS, or Throughput.

3. Click from the System panel view.

A new browser tab opens on the Performance view of Unisphere.

1. Select System.

2. Click from the System tabular view.

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A new browser tab opens on Unisphere. If the selected storage system is a storage system running PowerMaxOS or HYPERMAX OS, the Storage dashboard opens. If the selected storage system is running Enginuity OS 5876 or higher, the Storage Groups view opens.

1. Select System. 2. Select a storage system. 3. Select the Capacity tab.

4. Click .

A new browser tab opens on Unisphere. If the selected storage system is a storage system running PowerMaxOS or HYPERMAX OS, the Storage dashboard opens. If the selected storage system is running Enginuity OS 5876 or higher, the Storage Groups view opens.

1. Select System. 2. Select a storage system. 3. Select the Performance tab.

4. Click .

A new browser tab opens on the Performance view of Unisphere.

1. Select System. 2. Select an unregistered storage system. 3. Click Register.

A new browser tab opens on the Unisphere page where you can register the storage system for performance statistics.

1. Select System. 2. Select a remote storage system.

3. Click .

A new browser tab opens on Unisphere. If the selected storage system is a storage system running PowerMaxOS or HYPERMAX OS, the Storage dashboard opens. If the selected storage system is running Enginuity OS 5876 or higher, the Storage Groups view opens.

Results

The following launch errors are displayed in the event of a failure:

Failure to authenticate Unisphere instance Connection failure to Unisphere instance Link and launch communication to server failure Failure to find Unisphere managing this selected storage system Unisphere not enrolled Error building security environment Failure to build HTTP Request Failure sending HTTP Request to Unisphere HTTP Response from Unisphere is null User is not authenticated for this Unisphere

If the error is not related to enrollment, you see this message in Unisphere 360 and a new tab is opened in the browser directing you to the Unisphere login screen. You must be logged in to Unisphere 360 as a user that is authenticated in Unisphere. You may need to login to Unisphere and create a valid user or have an administrator create the user.

After enrollment, you cannot do any link and launch on the storage systems that are attached to this enrollment until you log out and back in again.

System tagging In Unisphere 360, you can identify and group storage systems by custom defined tags. You can filter the system view by the tags and perform all tagging operations on a single system level or for many systems at once.

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Tags are visible to all the users of the Unisphere 360 instance, however, only users with administrative privileges can manage tags (creating, deleting, and renaming them). Both Administrator and Monitor users can associate or disassociate tags with selected systems.

System tagging is available in the following places: In the Systems view. In the Enrollment view. In the Add Endpoint dialog during enrollment.

Group tagging is available in the following places: In the Systems List View when one or more systems are selected in the list view. In the Enrollment view at the Unisphere level. Using the Re-enrollment wizard.

Tagging a single array

This section describes tagging procedures for a single array.

Creating a tag

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. Select the array that you want to tag in either the grid or list view, and click the icon.

3. In the pop-up window, type a name for the new tag in the New Tag entry field and press Enter. The new tag appears in the tag list that is shown above the New Tag entry field.

4. To exit, click Apply or Cancel.

Creating and associating tags on enrollment

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

You can create and associate tags for the systems of the Unisphere instance being enrolled using the Enrollment dialog.

As an alternative to the procedure below, the Enrollment dialog can also be opened by selecting Settings from the main menu,

followed by the arrow next to the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances section. Then click to open the dialog.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Click to open the Enrollment wizard.

4. On the first page of the wizard, enter the hostname that you want to enroll and click Next.

5. Enter the username and password for that hostname.

6. Click the Apply Tags icon. The Tagging dialog displays.

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7. To create a new tag, add text in the New Tag field and press Enter. The new tag appears in the list of tags.

8. To associate a tag with all the systems of the Unisphere instance being enrolled, select the checkbox next to the tag name.

9. To save the selections made, click Apply.

10. To close the Enrollment dialog, click Save.

Applying a tag

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator or a Monitor.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. In either the System Grid View or the System List View, select the array that you want to tag and click .

3. In the pop-up window, set the checkbox for each tag that you want to apply to the system and click Apply. The selected tags are now associated with the system.

Filtering the tag list

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator or a Monitor.

Steps

1. In either the System Grid View or the System List View, click Systems.

2. Select an array and click .

3. In the pop-up window, type all or part of the tag name that you are looking for in the Find tag input field. The tag list is filtered as you type.

Renaming a tag

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. In either the System Grid View or System List view, click Systems.

2. Select the array that you want to tag and click

3. In the pop-up window, click on the label of the tag that you want to rename. The tag label becomes an editable input field.

4. Rename the tag and press Enter. The new tag name appears on the list.

5. Click Apply or Cancel.

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Removing a tag from a system

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator or a Monitor.

Steps

1. From the either the System Grid View or the System List View, click Systems.

2. Select the array you want to tag and click .

3. In the pop-up window, clear the checkbox next to the tag you want to remove from the system and click Apply.

Deleting a tag

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

NOTE: Deleting a tag removes that tag from all systems.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. In either the System Grid view or the System List view, select an array and click .

3. In the pop-up window, hover over the tag you want to delete and click . A confirmation dialog appears.

4. To confirm that you want to delete the tag, click Delete.

5. To exit the pop-up window, click Apply or Cancel.

Group tagging of arrays

This section describes procedures for the group tagging of arrays.

Creating a tag

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. Hover over any row representing a storage array and select the checkbox next to the system name. The group tagging icon appears in the toolbar.

3. Click .

4. In the pop-up window, type a name for the new tag in the New Tag field and press Enter.

5. To close the tagging window click Apply or Cancel.

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Applying tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. Hover over any row representing a storage array and select the checkbox next to the array name. The group tagging icon appears in the toolbar.

3. Click .

4. In the pop-up window, select the checkbox for each tag that you want to apply to the selected systems and click Apply.

Filtering tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. Hover over any row representing a storage array and select the checkbox next to the array name. The group tagging icon appears in the toolbar.

3. Click .

4. In the pop-up window, type all or part of the tag name that you are looking for in the Find tag field. The tag list is filtered as you type.

Renaming tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. Hover over any row representing a storage array and select the checkbox next to the array name. The group tagging icon appears in the toolbar.

3. Click .

4. In the pop-up window, click on the label of the tag that you want to rename.

5. Rename the tag and press Enter.

6. To close the tagging window, click Apply or Cancel.

Deleting tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. Hover over any row representing a storage array and select the checkbox next to the system name.

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The group tagging icon appears in the toolbar.

3. Click .

4. In the pop-up window, hover over the tag that you want to delete and click .

5. To confirm that you want to delete the tag, click OK.

6. To apply the change and close the pop-up window, click Apply.

Unisphere system tagging

This section describes how to tag a Unisphere instance.

Creating a tag for a Unisphere instance

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Select any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Hover over any row that represents a storage array and click .

5. In the pop-up window, type a name for the new tag in the New tag field and press Enter.

6. To close the tagging window, click Apply or Cancel.

Renaming a tag for a Unisphere instance

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Click any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Hover over any row that represents a storage array and click .

5. In the pop-up window, click on the label of the tag that you want to rename.

6. Rename the tag and press Enter.

7. To close the tagging window, click Apply or Cancel.

Deleting a tag for a Unisphere instance

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

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3. Click any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Hover over any row that represents a storage array and click .

5. In the pop-up window, hover over the tag you want to delete and click .

6. To confirm that you want to delete the tag, click Delete.

7. To close the tagging window, click Apply or Cancel.

Applying a tag for a Unisphere instance

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Select any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Hover over any row that represents a storage array and click .

5. In the pop-up window, select the checkbox next to each tag that you want to apply to the system and click Apply.

Removing a tag for a Unisphere instance

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Select any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Hover over any row that represents a storage array and click .

5. In the pop-up window, clear the checkboxes next to the tags that you want to remove from the system and click Apply.

Filtering the tag list for a Unisphere instance

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator or a Monitor.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Click on any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Hover over any row that represents a storage array and click .

5. In the pop-up window, type all or part of the tag name that you are looking for in the Find tag input field.

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Unisphere group tagging

This section describes Unisphere group tagging.

Creating Unisphere group tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Select any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Click on the Unisphere instance row to group tag all systems associated with that instance.

5. In the pop-up window, type a name for the new tag in the New tag field and press Enter.

6. To save the change, click Apply.

Renaming Unisphere group tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Select any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Click on the Unisphere instance row to group tag all systems associated with that instance.

5. In the pop-up window, click the label of the tag you want to rename.

6. Rename the tag and press Enter.

7. To close the tagging window, click Apply or Cancel.

Deleting Unisphere group tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Select any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Click on the Unisphere instance row to see the tags that are associated with that instance.

5. In the pop-up window, hover over the tag you want to delete and click .

6. To confirm that you want to delete the tag, click Delete.

7. To close the tagging window, click Apply or Cancel.

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Applying Unisphere group tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Select any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Click on the Unisphere instance row to group tag all systems associated with that instance.

5. In the pop-up window, select the checkbox next to the tag you want to apply to the system and click Apply.

Removing Unisphere group tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Select any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Click on the Unisphere instance row to see the tags that are associated with that instance.

5. In the pop-up window, clear the checkbox next to the tag that you want to remove from the system and click Apply.

Filtering Unisphere group tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow near the Unisphere for PowerMax Instances heading.

3. Select any row that represents a Unisphere instance.

4. Click on the Unisphere instance row to see the tags that are associated with that instance.

5. In the pop-up window, type all or part of the tag name that you are looking for in the Find tag field.

Filtering systems using tags

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator or a Monitor.

Steps

1. Click Systems.

2. Click . The filter sections appear.

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3. Select the Tags section.

4. Select the checkbox next to a tag to filter systems based on that tag. To remove the filter, clear the checkbox.

5. To view all systems that have a tag applied, select the All Tags checkbox.

6. To clear your selection, click Clear current filter.

7. To save your selection as the default filter, click Save as default.

Viewing list of users

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

About this task

The user list view displays a list of all users in the system as well as their role and type (local or remote). Users can have two roles: Administrator and Monitor.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow next to the Users and Roles heading.

3. View the list of users, their roles, and types.

4. Optional: To modify the user roles, hover over the user.

5. Optional: Filter the list based on the following criteria: All Users, Administrator, or Monitor.

6. Optional: To sort user names or roles in alphabetical order, click .

7. Optional: To sort user names or roles in reverse alphabetical order, click again.

Creating a user

Prerequisites

Unisphere 360, similarly to Unisphere, requires an Initial Setup User (ISU) to bootstrap the application usage. Upon installation, the system creates a user (by default, this user has the credentials of admin/admin). The created ISU has the Administrator role assigned to it. After logging in for the first time, change the default credentials (or create another admin user and delete the ISU).

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow next to the Users and Roles heading.

3. Click .

4. Enter the following:

Type - Local or External. Local users are authenticated using the local database. External users are authenticated from an instance of Unisphere.

Name - User name. For external users, the name of the user must be entered as it appears when logging in to Unisphere. When creating external users, the names should adhere to the following standard: domain.com\name for LDAP and AD users. AD external users log in as domain\name and LDAP users log in as name. Local users log in as name.

NOTE: If the user is created that does not follow this standard, the user cannot authenticate.

Local user: DescriptionDescription of user. Local user: PasswordUser password. Local user: Confirm PasswordUser password confirmation.

5. Select one or more roles.

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6. Click Save.

Deleting a user

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

The system prevents the last administrator from being deleted.

About this task

To delete a user:

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow next to the Users and Roles heading.

3. View the list of users and their roles.

4. Hover over a user in the list.

5. Click .

6. Optional: To undo the delete operation click Undo immediately.

Modifying a user's role

Prerequisites

To complete this task, you must be an Administrator.

After modifying user roles, at least one user must be an Administrator.

Steps

1. Click Settings.

2. Click the arrow next to the Users and Roles heading.

3. View the list of users and their roles.

4. Hover over and click a user from the list.

5. Select one or more roles.

6. Click Save.

Modifying user preferences

About this task

Each user can configure timeout settings for their session in the Preferences. You can save a default view that is loaded on startup. The current view can be set as the default view by clicking the star icon on the main toolbar.

Steps

1. To configure your timeout settings and/or set a default view, click on the navigation bar.

2. Click Preferences.

3. In the Modify User Preferences dialog, choose your preferred timeout settings from the Current Session Timeout drop-down menu.

4. Choose your preferred default view from the Default View drop-down menu.

5. Click Save.

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Modifying the user password

Steps

1. Click on the navigation bar.

2. Click User Profile.

3. Enter your new password.

4. Confirm your new password.

5. Click Save.

Viewing the version number

Steps

1. Click on the navigation bar.

2. Click About. The product version numbe

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