I’ve added a page for the various articles I’ve been putting together in my spare time. None of these are technical masterpieces by any stretch. However, I’ve found that, when reading manuals and explaining things to clients, I find that a copy of the accompanying screenshots is useful. So maybe you’ll find them useful too. I might get a bit more organised and divide this page into sections, but don’t hold your breath.

creating incremental san copy sessions with emc navisphere manager

creating remote mirrors with emc navisphere manager

importing vmware virtual infrastructure management appliance

qnap ts639 pro turbo nas firmware update procedure

equallogic ps series initialisation and configuration

clariion cx700 flare recovery

configuring emc mirrorview from scratch for use with vmware site recovery manager

configuring hypervisor information in emc unisphere

installing emc unisphere service manager

initial configuration of fibre channel switches

configuring cisco cross-site port-channels with san-os

accessing remotelyanywhere for clariion

adding capacity to the clariion reserved lun pool

remove array from clariion domain

configuring storage pools on a clariion

configuring fast cache on the clariion cx4

vnx5700 configuration guidelines

storage design principles

joining an ESXi host to an active directory domain

upgrading flare on an emc clariion cx4 – part 1

upgrading flare on an emc clariion cx4 – part 2

upgrading flare on an emc clariion cx4 – part 3

upgrading flare on an emc clariion cx4 – part 4

installing centera tools

using unisphere service manager to update cx4 disk firmware

cisco dcnm installation and configuration

emc powerpath/ve license rehosting

vmware vcenter server 5.1 installation and configuration

vmware vcenter sso 5.1 master password replacement

file transporter desktop setup for mac

ravello systems – deploy ESXi 6

test drive SwiftStack


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  3. Hi,

    I was reading your article clariion cx700 flare recovery and was wondering where you got the recovery image from?

    I am having a similar problem with an AX4 and am looking for the recovery image to try and load into it.

    I have the AX4-5-Bundle- package but it is no good to me without the recovery image.

    Any help is appreciated.


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  7. Hi manny,
    There’s a number of reasons why a CX SP goes unmanaged. Do you have more details about the problem? That might it make it easier to target a solution for you.

  8. Thanks alot for such good documents with screenshots. Do you have similar documents for symmetrix?

  9. Glad you found the documents useful. I don’t have any for symm at this stage.

  10. I have an immediate and urgent need for an on-site EMC storage resource at one of our clients in DFW, TX. The resource would need to have expert level understanding of iSCSI, EMC Clariion and VNXe storage systems to perform storage migration from an existing Clariion system to a new VNXe system. Would you know anyone that could do this?

  11. Hi Taryn,
    I’m sorry I can’t help you – the only person I know in DFW already works for EMC.

  12. Hi Dan,

    I am having a same problem as Daniel above with my AX4 and am looking for the recovery image *.mif

    I managed to download *.pbu file but it won’t help at this stage.

    Dan can you contact me with Daniel from the post please. Maybe he managed to find it somewhere.

    Much appreciated.

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  14. Hi Guys..

    Could Some one help me the Process and Procédure for RAID GROUP DEGFRAGMENTATION in EMC Clariion CX4-960 Storage Array. The information is very Urgent. Folks, please help ASAP..

    Thanks & Regards,

  15. Hi Ra,

    In Unisphere, go to Storage -> Storage Pools -> RAID Groups.
    Right-click on the RAID Group you want to defragment.
    Select Properties.
    Go to the Partitions tab.
    If the RAID Group can be defragmented you’ll see a Defragment button.

    Note that defragmenting a RAID Group is a time-consuming process and isn’t the same as defragmenting a file system.


  16. The documents uploaded are awesome , i admire your knowledge and also i would thank you for the effort you spent for benefitting the people who are needed like us . Great work and keep posting and sharing your knowledge stuff ..

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