Tag: EMC

EMC VNX Integration Quest Vintela Authentication Services

Quest (Vintela) Authentication Services (VASD) provides schema extensions to Active Directory to authentication against LDAP by providing SID to UID/GID mappings and vice versa. In multiprotocol environments that provide NFS and SMB protocols to the same underlying data it becomes tricky with permissions and file ownership since it must be maintained in the *nix and […]

EMC DataDomain Default BIOS CMOS Password

If you ever have a need to get into an EMC DataDomain BIOS screen the default password is a simple pattern based off the major series model number. For example: DD460 = d400d (delta four zero zero delta) DD670 = d600d (delta six zero zero delta) DD880 = d800d (delta four zero zero delta) The pattern is simple, “d […]

EMC Isilon Clear Cached UID GID Mappings

During testing, the EMC Isilon storage was successfully reading the Active Directory Attributes but the data was incorrect. The data that was in the uid & gid fields were id’s that were automatically generated by the Isilon storage itself. The id’s that were generated by the Isilon storage took precedence over any mappings that were […]

EMC Isilon Integration Quest Vintela Authentication Services

There are many challenges that are faced when an organization is forced to run a mixed protocol environment to serve up the same data. This introduces additional management tasks and additional complexities. In a mixed protocol environment you must manage Windows Access Control Lists (ACL) to enforce Windows permissions in addition to managing *nix user/group […]

Commonly Used NaviSECCli Commands

Here is a list of good commands that I use frequently when working with an EMC SAN, in particular, a Celerra or VNX series. Enjoy! Summary: Gets the disk information, state and other metrics. Note: that 1_1_14 is Bus 1 Enclosure 1 Disk 14. Command: Result: Summary: Get all LUNs that are trespassed (not on […]