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EMC CX3 CX4 VNX Factory Reset

Power down array Remove SPB Connect serial port to SPA 9600/8n1 On the alphabet press Cntrl-C NOTE: This was done on a CX4-960 array. Utility version 04.30.000.5.506. Your screens might be different. ABCDabcEabcdefFabcdefGabcdefHIabcd > JabcKLMNOabcdePQabRabcSabcTUabVabWXYabZAABBCCabcDDabcEEabcFFabcGGabHHIIJJKKLLMMNNabcOOabcPPabcQQabcRRabSSTTUUVVWWXXYYabcZZabcAAAabcBBBabcCCCabDDDEEEFFFGGGHHHIIIJJJabcKKKabcLLLabcMMMabcNNNabcOOOPPPQQQabRRRSSSabcdefTTTabcdefUUUabVVVWWWXXXYYYZZZAAAABBBBabcCCCCabcDDDDabcEEEEabcFFFFGGGGHHHHabcIIIIJJJJKKKKLLLLMMMMNNNNOOOOPPPPQQQQ ************************************************************ * Extended POST Messages ************************************************************ INFORMATION: MCU Operating mode changed from Enginuity to Clariion ************************************************************ EndTime: 03/30/2016 00:39:16 Type…
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Create EMC recovery drive using existing array

Below are the steps to create a blank recovery drive without a utility partition or a PSM. **** NOTE Do this at your own risk if you mess this up you could lose all your data. This is just a normal disclaimer and I've never had that issue. But I warned you. *** Power down…
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VMWare/EMC VDP 6.1 recover crash

If your VDP server will not start after a power off event. Connect to the server https://vdp ip:8543/vdp-configure/ the management service status shows not running. You will need to recover the vdp database. Run this command to rollback the database. dpnctl start mcs --force_mcs_restore
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ESXi Windows Server RDM Disks Offline after reboot

After rebooting a virtual machine the machine comes up with all disks but C: offline. To fix: "diskpart" "san" says policy offline type "san policy=OnlineAll" * Note this seems to only happen if you assign disks to other then the primary SCSI bus that the OS is on. Reading help san explains why this is…
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EMC PPP serial connection Windows 7/8/10

Create a new PPP dialup connection in Networking. Doesn't matter what you put for the phone number. Close out of that wizard and navigate to %appdata%\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk Edit the rasphone.pbx file in notepad Change Type=1 to Type=3 Dial with login clariion/clariion!
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EMC RemotelyAnywhere Windows 10

EMC RemotelyAnywhere doesn't work well in any browser but old firefox or internet explorer. Windows 10 only has Edge browser... Nope. Start run then type iexplore hit enter and you have Internet Explorer Note first you should go start then type java and configure java Go to the security tab and add a new site…
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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Issue

Process Microsoft.Exchange.Directory.TopologyService.exe (PID=2092) Forest XXX. Topology discovery failed, error details No Minimal Required Number of Suitable Directory Servers Found in Forest XXX Site XXX and connected Sites.. Problem: This issue appeared when we added a tree domain to the forest. For some reason 2 AD controllers weren't enough. Solution: As administrator edit Microsoft.Exchange.Directory.TopologyService.exe.config file in…
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Start and Stop VMWare virtual machines using powershell

Install PowerCLI from the VMWare support site Create file shutdown.ps1 Add-PSSnapin Vmware* Connect-VIServer -server XXX -user XXX@vsphere.local -password XXXX $vmservers = Get-VM | Where-Object { $_.Name -like 'VICI-*' -and $_.PowerState -eq 'PoweredOn' } $vmservers | select Name | export-csv c:\temp\viciservers.csv -NoTypeInformation $vmservers | Stop-VMGuest -Confirm:$false Create file startup.ps1 Add-PSSnapin Vmware* Connect-VIServer -server XXX -user XXX@vsphere.local…
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How to PXE boot an EMC CX4 SAN

Setup a DHCP and PXE server. Grab a copy of CXClear and install it. (Note this is for the CX3 and older arrays) Open explorer to C:\Program Files (x86)\EMC\TsgTools\CXClear\clariion-app Copy all the files to the tftp root directory on your host or you can run the tftpd client Connect serial port to the EMC array…
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