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HP StoreFront Manager 4.0 aka HP Storage Management Pack

Categories: 3PAR, Broken, Hyper-V, Operations Manager, SCOM, System Center, Virtual Machine Manager, VMM
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As the ever brilliant Stanislav pointed out there is a new management pack in town , well new name and version number but still its new Smiley

 

http://cloudadministrator.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/hp-storefront-manager-for-microsoft-4-0-hp-storage-management-integration-with-ms-system-center/

 

We currently have the 3.1 version of the HP Storage Management Pack installed

 

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And its happy and shiny showing us the state of our 3PAR installation

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And along comes the next version of the management pack , before reading the documentation we install it in the test enviroment only to find out that a upgrade is not supported

 

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Upgrading HP Storage Management Pack for System Center
Before installing v4.0, uninstall any previous versions of HP Storage Management Pack for System
Center.
NOTE: Upgrade to HP Storage Management Pack for System Center v4.0 is not supported.

 

And after reading the documentaion we can see thats its not supported

I get that its a free management pack but the kit we are monitoring is far from free so a litte effort for a upgrade patch would have been nice

 

 

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So time to kill our Override Management Pack

 

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Library and Other Storage related MP’s

 

 

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And uninstall the binaries

 

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And time to launch the installer

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Installing locally on dedicated management servers

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For the install we wont have the bindings to VMM so only the 3PAR MP without integration will be installed

 

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After install start the HP Storage Management Pack User Configuration Tool

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Add the 3PARs you want to monitor

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We have created dedicated browser users on each 3PAR , dont really understand why they want a superuser for discovery ,

not sure if its related to the VMM integration , but for now we use a browser user until we see something that breaks

 

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Time to override the discovery

 

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Enable the override for the discovery

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and 600 seconds and a bit later we have a shiny overview of our 3PAR installation , future post will cover enhancements

DPM 2012 R2 RU2 – KB2958100 – DPM AccessManager Service crash

Categories: Broken, Data Protection Manager
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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e9f4801e-6a6f-440f-ad05-65758007db69/dpm-2012-r2-ru2-kb2958100-dpm-accessmanager-service-crash?forum=dataprotectionmanager

Heads up with DPM CU2 , if tapes have been reinventoried DPM will crash , Mike made a SQL script that does a workaround until fixed

I would hold on for now deploying CU2

2003 Support for Data Protection Manager 2012 R2

Categories: Broken, Data Protection Manager
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NOTE: First Attempt Failed Testing Smiley

NOTE: READ THE DOC CAREFULLY AS I DIDNT , + adding the magic step 6.5

Update the protection agents on Windows Server 2003 servers
  1. Install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable on Windows Server 2003 servers if it is not already installed.

(http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5582)

(http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15336)

  1. Note The following error occurs if the C++ redistributable is not installed:
  1. Data Protection Manager Setup
    Could not load the setup launch screen. Please contact Microsoft Product Support.
  1. Copy the Windows Server 2003 Agent installer that is located on in the DPM server to the Windows Server 2003 server, and then install the agent.
    • 64-bit: DPM Installation LocationDPMagentsRA4.2.1226.0amd641033DPMAgentInstaller_Win2K3_AMD64.exe
    • 32-bit: DPM Installation LocationDPMagentsRA4.2.1226.0i3861033DPMAgentInstaller_Win2K3_i386.exe
  1. Run the following command at an administrative command prompt:
cd DPM Agent Installation LocationDPMbinsetdpmserver.exe –dpmservername DPM Server Name
  1. Run the following Windows Powershell cmdlet to establish a connection with the DPM server:
Attach-ProductionServer.ps1 DPMServerNameProductionServerNameUserNamePasswordDomain
6.5 , MISSING – Install the MSP before refreshing in the console and reboot after that
 DPMProtectionAgent_KB2958100.msp
  1. On the DPM server, click Refresh two times on the agent that is connected to the management user interface, and then validate that the Health Service state is initialized.

New features in this update rollup

· Support for Windows Server 2003 workloads
DPM 2012 R2 now supports backup and recovery of Windows 2003 servers. In Update Rollup 2, you can now protect Windows Server 2003 by using DPM 2012 R2. The following workloads are also supported in Windows Server 2003:

o Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

o Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007

  • Protection of SQL AlwaysOn with Clustering
    Protection and recovery of availability groups that are built by having or not having clustered instances is now supported and works seamlessly in the same manner that it does for non-clustered availability groups.

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Primary/Secondary

Clustered

Standalone

Clustered

Supported in UR2

Supported in UR2

Standalone

Supported in UR2

Already supported

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Default Install of a rollup

Agent Install CU2 Way

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Restart Server

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Install the DPMProtectionAgent_KB2958100.msp and reboot again

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Agent Install the CU2 way

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Refresh in CONSOLE TWICE before trying to protect a resouce.

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And Sucess.

DONT DO THIS-

DONT Attach the logial way that dont work

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DONT Agent Install the logical way ( and the way that dont work)

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Install protection agent on failed:

Error 347: An error occurred when the agent operation attempted to create the DPM Agent Coordinator service on

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Error details: %1 is not a valid Win32 application

Recommended action: Verify that the Agent Coordinator service on is responding, if it is present. Review the error details, take the appropriate action, and then retry the agent operation.

Hyper-V 2012 R2 VLAN Blues

Categories: Broken, Hyper-V, Unsupported, Virtual Machine Manager, VMM, Windows Server 2012 R2
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We have been building another Hyper-V platform and started with the management cluster , this will just use standard switches so we created a team and a Management Fabric network on that

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We then set a VLAN for the VM’s , but no matter what we did it didnt work , looking at switches showed that the MAC address was in VLAN 10 no matter what we did

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After digging around we looked at the network interfaces , and we had set VLAN 10 on the nic used for the Hyper-V Switch , so no matter what we set on the VM everything was forced to VLAN10

So we removed the network , set the default adapter for ManagementVM and then everything was working as designed

So its friday so we can laugh at ourself , DO NOT set a VLAN on Hyper-V port :)


HP Insight Remote Support 7.0.8 vs Hyper-V

Categories: Broken, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
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Long story short as pr today , i nominate HP Insight Remote Support 7.0.8 to the 2014 award add programs.

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HP Insight Remote 7.0.8 Clean Install Windows 2012 VM , running on Hyper-V 2012 R2 , YES the documentation does not state support for Hyper-V , but riddle me this we purchased for a bucket load of money HP support and HP hardware , Hyper-V is running on a Supported HP platform but registration with HP failes with a cryptic error

10 jan 2014 09:59:58.178 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No registration requested.

10 jan 2014 10:00:08.181 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No registration requested.

10 jan 2014 10:00:18.200 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No registration requested.

10 jan 2014 10:00:28.203 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No registration requested.

10 jan 2014 10:00:31.391 HPRSExecutionManager[DcsMain] INFO c.h.d.classify.ClassificationEngine – Element progress: 1 of 1: 1.0 avg. duration: 210742ms

10 jan 2014 10:00:31.391 HPRSExecutionManager[DcsMain] INFO com.hp.dcs.harvest.HarvestingEngine – Element progress: 1 of 1: 1.0 avg. duration: 1ms

10 jan 2014 10:00:38.221 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No registration requested.

10 jan 2014 10:00:48.240 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No registration requested.

10 jan 2014 10:00:50.741 HPRSExecutionManager[DcsMain] INFO com.hp.uca.discovery.DcsMainThread – Idle timer elapsed, shuting down discovery…

10 jan 2014 10:00:50.741 HPRSExecutionManager[DcsMain] INFO com.hp.uca.discovery.DcsMainThread – DcsMainThread stopped!

10 jan 2014 10:00:58.243 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No registration requested.

10 jan 2014 10:01:00.821 IntegrationManager[AdapterManager] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [CCMgr] Configuration change detected, trigger reload of subcomponents…

10 jan 2014 10:01:00.821 IntegrationManager[AdapterManager] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [TCtrl] reloadConfiguration()…

10 jan 2014 10:01:00.821 IntegrationManager[AdapterManager] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [TCtrl] reloadConfiguration(), done.

10 jan 2014 10:01:08.337 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] WARN c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No GDID found; ; assume the SupportNode is *NOT* registered.

10 jan 2014 10:01:08.337 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] WARN c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No RegToken found; assume the SupportNode is *NOT* registered.

10 jan 2014 10:01:08.337 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] No indication that SupportNode is already *registered*.

10 jan 2014 10:01:08.462 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] CheckForExternalRegistrationMessage(), got message, now set trigger for self-registration and allow immedate registration.

10 jan 2014 10:01:08.462 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] Triggered for self-registration.

10 jan 2014 10:01:08.462 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [SYNCR] New registration requested by: ‘RGMgr-1’.

10 jan 2014 10:01:08.478 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] Registration required; isRegistered[false]/new msg available[true]/internal open request[true].

10 jan 2014 10:01:18.509 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [TCtrl] All WebServiceClientManagers suspended.

10 jan 2014 10:01:18.509 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] prephaseReRegistration() done, all client other tasks suspended.

10 jan 2014 10:01:20.791 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [SC_RGMgr-1] Registration call returned failure.

10 jan 2014 10:01:20.806 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] WARN c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – Registration failed; Registration-Service warning: type ‘ClientError'(100) Get GDID error; Failed to get GDID!

10 jan 2014 10:01:20.837 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] runRegistrationProcedureHostNode(00:00:02.328), done.

10 jan 2014 10:01:20.837 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [TCtrl] Trigger all WebServiceClientManagers to awake…

10 jan 2014 10:01:20.837 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] postphaseReRegistration() done, all client tasks triggered to accept calls.

10 jan 2014 10:01:20.837 IntegrationManager[InternalAdapter] WARN c.h.u.i.a.i.m.SupportNodeUpdater – Support Node registration has null value: oos id = 33eab9f9-6783-4ae4-9ae6-7ef88c50f332, GDID=null

10 jan 2014 10:01:30.855 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] Triggered for self-registration.

10 jan 2014 10:01:40.858 IntegrationManager[RGMgr-1] INFO c.h.u.i.a.hp.remotesupport.HpAdapter – [RGMgr-1] Triggered for self-registration.

So one suggestion was to try bare metal or another Hypervisor

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And same install procedure , and sucess.

Time to log a support case but for now it looks like Insight Remote Support dont like Hyper-V