How to make storage managed in PowerPath for Windows

           

   Article Number:     539876                                   Article Version: 2     Article Type:    How To 
   

 


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In certain scenarios, When a customer reports that they are not able to notice any disks provided from storage array in PowerPath. When you run powermt display options, If you notice that storage array as "Unmanaged" Then In a windows Environment with PowerPath. Please follow the recommended action plan in this KB to make the same as "Managed".    
   
    Here is a Scenario, Where the customer has presented disks from Symmetrix Storage array and has reported that they are not able to discover any disks in PowerPath post the upgrade.    
    The output of the " powermt display options " shows :    
   
    *****************************    
    ** POWERMT DISPLAY OPTIONS **    
    *****************************    
   
        Show CLARiiON LUN names:      true   
   
        Path Latency Monitor: Off   
   
        Persist Path Information: On   
   
        Performance Monitor: disabled   
   
        Autostandby:  IOs per Failure (iopf): enabled   
                      iopf aging period     : 1 d    
                      iopf limit            : 6000   
   
        Auto Host Registration: disabled   
   
        Storage   
        System Class  Attributes   
        ------------  ----------   
   
        Symmetrix     periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = unmanaged   
                      proximity based autostandby = on   
                      proximity based autostandby threshold = default   
   
        CLARiiON      periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = unmanaged   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        Invista       periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = managed   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        Hitachi       periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = unmanaged   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        HP xp         periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = unmanaged   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        Ess           periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = unmanaged   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        Generic       periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = managed   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        VPLEX         periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = managed   
                      proximity based autostandby = on   
                      proximity based autostandby threshold = default   
   
        VNX           periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = unmanaged   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        NetApp        periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = unmanaged   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        XtremIO       periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = managed   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        Unity         periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = unmanaged   
                      proximity based autostandby = N/A   
   
        SC            periodic autorestore = on   
                      reactive autorestore = on   
                      status = managed   
                      proximity based autostandby = off   
   
    Notice how some of the storage array and especially Symmetrix here is "unmanaged"    
    Here are the steps along with the screenshot from our lab server , how to make it "Managed"    
   
    Open Control Panel :    
    Open Control Panel   
    Select Program and Features    
    Programs and Features   
   
    Select PowerPath and choose modify/Change which will open the installer prompt :    
   
    Installer   
   
    Click Next and follow the select change :   
    Select Change   
   
    Which Will take you to Custom Setup :    
   
    Custom Setup   
   
    You can now Expand the Storage Array support, If not already and Also expand Dell EMC Storage Arrays which will display all the storage array that are supported under PowerPath :   
   
    Expanded View   
   
    Then you can further use the small downkey near any of the storage. For Example here let's take Symmetrix. It will further show 2  options :    
   
    1. Will be installed on local hard drive      
      2. Entire feature will be installed on local hard drive 
   
   
    Symmetrix   
   
    If you want all the Dell EMC Storage array to be managed ( Which essentially is the default )    
   
    You can do the same at the Dell EMC Storage Array drop down as well :   
   
    Dell EMC Storage   
   
    Once Completed Select next    
   
    Next prompt   
   
    Click Change which will complete the necessary changes :    
   
    Change   
   
    Post which you should see this where in you can select "Finish "   
   
    Finish   
   
    Post finish you will get a pop up asking for Reboot, Please Select to reboot the Server Since the Changes have to be implemented in the Server level which will then make the Storage array disks visible in PowerPath.    
   
    Post reboot when you run powermt display options, This is how the output will look :   
   
    *****************************    
    ** POWERMT DISPLAY OPTIONS **    
    *****************************    
   
            Show CLARiiON LUN names:      true   
   
            Path Latency Monitor: Off   
   
            Persist Path Information: On   
   
            Performance Monitor: disabled   
   
            Autostandby:  IOs per Failure (iopf): enabled   
                          iopf aging period     : 1 d   
                          iopf limit            : 6000   
   
            Storage   
            System Class  Attributes   
            ------------  ----------   
   
            Symmetrix     periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = managed   
                          proximity based autostandby = off   
                          auto host registration = enabled   
                          app finger printing = enabled   
                          device to array performance report = enabled   
                          device in use to array report = enabled   
   
            CLARiiON      periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = managed   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = disabled   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            Invista       periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = managed   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = N/A   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            Hitachi       periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = unmanaged   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = N/A   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            HP xp         periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = unmanaged   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = N/A   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            Ess           periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = unmanaged   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = N/A   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            Generic       periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = managed   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = N/A   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            VPLEX         periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = managed   
                          proximity based autostandby = on   
                          proximity based autostandby threshold = default   
                          auto host registration = N/A   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            VNX           periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = managed   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = disabled   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            NetApp        periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = unmanaged   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = N/A   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            XtremIO       periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = managed   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = N/A   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            Unity         periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = managed   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = disabled   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A   
   
            SC            periodic autorestore = on   
                          reactive autorestore = on   
                          status = managed   
                          proximity based autostandby = N/A   
                          auto host registration = N/A   
                          app finger printing = N/A   
                          device to array performance report = N/A   
                          device in use to array report = N/A