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OceanStor UltraPath for vSphere V100R008C50 User Guide 06

This document covers the functions, features, installation, configuration, upgrade, uninstallation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and FAQs of OceanStor UltraPath for vSphere (UltraPath forvSphere). UltraPath for vSphere is the multipathing software developed by HuaweiTechnologies Co., Ltd (Huawei for short). The document aims at helping users to be fully familiar with UltraPath for vSphere and its use.

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Installing UltraPath for vCenter (for vCenter 6.0 deployed on Windows)

Installing UltraPath for vCenter (for vCenter 6.0 deployed on Windows)

This section explains how to install UltraPath for vCenter.

Precautions

  • You can only use a browser in Windows to access vSphere Web Client. Supported browsers include:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0.22 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 34 or later
    • Google Chrome 39 or later
  • Ensure that the version of UltraPath for vCenter is same as that of UltraPath for vSphere. If the version of UltraPath for vCenter is earlier than that of UltraPath for vSphere, update the version of UltraPath for vCenter so that the versions of UltraPath for vCenter and UltraPath for vSphere are same. If the version of UltraPath for vCenter is later than that of UltraPath for vSphere, new functions of UltraPath cannot be queried and configured. You are advised to update the version of UltraPath for vCenter so that the versions of UltraPath for vCenter and UltraPath for vSphere are same.
  • UltraPath for vCenter provides both Chinese (simplified) and English (US) versions.

Procedure

  1. Use a digital signature verification tool to verify integrity of the software package.

    NOTE:

    Download the digital signature verification tool from http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/ to verify integrity of the software package. If the verification fails, contact technical support engineers to obtain the correct and secure software package.

  2. Store the UltraPath-8.XX.XXX-vCenter.zip file in the /VMware_vSphere/Packages/vCenter-Plugin/VMware_vSphere_6.X folder of the UltraPath software package to any directory of vCenter server and decompress the UltraPath-8.XX.XXX-vCenter.zip. Copy the com.storage.issp.ultrapathplugin-1.x.x folder to the ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\cfg\vsphere-client\vc-packages\vsphere-client-serenity installation directory of vCenter server.

    NOTE:
    • Probably, the ProgramData file is a hidden file.
    • If the vc-packages\vsphere-client-serenity directory does not exist, you need to manually create this directory.

    The following figure uses com.storage.issp.ultrapathplugin-1.0.2 as an example.

    Then copy the install-config.xml file in the InstallConfig folder to any directory of host that installed VMware vSphere Client.

  3. Register the UltraPath for vCenter plug-in.
    1. Log in to VMware vSphere Client in the host that installed VMware vSphere Client.
    2. On the the vSphere Client management interface, choose > Plug-ins > Manage Plug-ins.
      The Plug-ins Manager dialog box is displayed.
    3. Right-click the blank area in the dialog box that is displayed and choose New Plug-in from the shortcut menu.
      The Register Plug-in dialog box is displayed.
    4. Click Browse and select the UltraPath for vCenter plug-in install-config.xml file that you want to install.
    5. Click Register Plug-in.
      A success dialog box is displayed indicating that the vCenter plug-in is successfully registered.
    6. Click OK.
  4. Make the UltraPath for vCenter plug-in effective.
    1. Log in to the vCenter server.
    2. In vCenter's server list, select VMware VirtualCenter Server.
    3. Right-click and choose Restart from the shortcut menu.
      The Restart Other Services dialog box is displayed.
    4. Click Yes.
      VMware VirtualCenter Server restarts and the restart will take several minutes.
    5. After restarting the service is completed, login to the vSphere Web Client management interface by waiting a few minutes later. Check whether you can see the UltraPath tab.

      • If yes, the UltraPath for vCenter Plug-in is installed successfully.
      • If no, the UltraPath for vCenter Plug-in fails to be installed. Contact Huawei technical support.

Follow-up Procedure

Method used to go to the UltraPath management page of vCenter:
  1. Run a web browser and type https://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:9443 in the address box and press Enter. XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the vCenter server's IP address.
  2. Enter the vCenter user name and password to go to the vSphere web client management page.
  3. Click Hosts and Clusters.
  4. Select a host that you want to manage.
  5. Click Manage > UltraPath on the right page, as shown in Figure 2-35.
    Figure 2-35  UltraPath management page

Installing UltraPath for vCenter (for vCenter 6.0 deployed on Windows)

This section explains how to install UltraPath for vCenter.

Precautions
  • You can only use a browser in Windows to access vSphere Web Client. Supported browsers include:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0.22 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 34 or later
    • Google Chrome 39 or later
  • Ensure that the version of UltraPath for vCenter is same as that of UltraPath for vSphere. If the version of UltraPath for vCenter is earlier than that of UltraPath for vSphere, update the version of UltraPath for vCenter so that the versions of UltraPath for vCenter and UltraPath for vSphere are same. If the version of UltraPath for vCenter is later than that of UltraPath for vSphere, new functions of UltraPath cannot be queried and configured. You are advised to update the version of UltraPath for vCenter so that the versions of UltraPath for vCenter and UltraPath for vSphere are same.
  • UltraPath for vCenter provides both Chinese (simplified) and English (US) versions.

Procedure

  1. Use a digital signature verification tool to verify integrity of the software package.

    NOTE:

    Download the digital signature verification tool from http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/ to verify integrity of the software package. If the verification fails, contact technical support engineers to obtain the correct and secure software package.

  2. Store the UltraPath-8.XX.XXX-vCenter.zip file in the /VMware_vSphere/Packages/vCenter-Plugin/VMware_vSphere_6.X folder of the UltraPath software package to any directory of vCenter server and decompress the UltraPath-8.XX.XXX-vCenter.zip. Copy the com.storage.issp.ultrapathplugin-1.x.x folder to the ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\cfg\vsphere-client\vc-packages\vsphere-client-serenity installation directory of vCenter server.

    NOTE:
    • Probably, the ProgramData file is a hidden file.
    • If the vc-packages\vsphere-client-serenity directory does not exist, you need to manually create this directory.

    The following figure uses com.storage.issp.ultrapathplugin-1.0.2 as an example.

    Then copy the install-config.xml file in the InstallConfig folder to any directory of host that installed VMware vSphere Client.

  3. Register the UltraPath for vCenter plug-in.
    1. Log in to VMware vSphere Client in the host that installed VMware vSphere Client.
    2. On the the vSphere Client management interface, choose > Plug-ins > Manage Plug-ins.
      The Plug-ins Manager dialog box is displayed.
    3. Right-click the blank area in the dialog box that is displayed and choose New Plug-in from the shortcut menu.
      The Register Plug-in dialog box is displayed.
    4. Click Browse and select the UltraPath for vCenter plug-in install-config.xml file that you want to install.
    5. Click Register Plug-in.
      A success dialog box is displayed indicating that the vCenter plug-in is successfully registered.
    6. Click OK.
  4. Make the UltraPath for vCenter plug-in effective.
    1. Log in to the vCenter server.
    2. In vCenter's server list, select VMware VirtualCenter Server.
    3. Right-click and choose Restart from the shortcut menu.
      The Restart Other Services dialog box is displayed.
    4. Click Yes.
      VMware VirtualCenter Server restarts and the restart will take several minutes.
    5. After restarting the service is completed, login to the vSphere Web Client management interface by waiting a few minutes later. Check whether you can see the UltraPath tab.

      • If yes, the UltraPath for vCenter Plug-in is installed successfully.
      • If no, the UltraPath for vCenter Plug-in fails to be installed. Contact Huawei technical support.

Follow-up Procedure

Method used to go to the UltraPath management page of vCenter:
  1. Run a web browser and type https://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:9443 in the address box and press Enter. XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the vCenter server's IP address.
  2. Enter the vCenter user name and password to go to the vSphere web client management page.
  3. Click Hosts and Clusters.
  4. Select a host that you want to manage.
  5. Click Manage > UltraPath on the right page, as shown in Figure 2-36.
    Figure 2-36  UltraPath management page

Installing UltraPath for vCenter (for VCSA 6.0)

This section explains how to install UltraPath for vCenter.

Prerequisites

VMware vSphere Client that can connect to VCSA has been installed.

Precautions
  • You can only use a browser in Windows to access vSphere Web Client. Supported browsers include:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0.22 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 34 or later
    • Google Chrome 39 or later
  • Ensure that the version of UltraPath for vCenter is same as that of UltraPath for vSphere. If the version of UltraPath for vCenter is earlier than that of UltraPath for vSphere, update the version of UltraPath for vCenter so that the versions of UltraPath for vCenter and UltraPath for vSphere are same. If the version of UltraPath for vCenter is later than that of UltraPath for vSphere, new functions of UltraPath cannot be queried and configured. You are advised to update the version of UltraPath for vCenter so that the versions of UltraPath for vCenter and UltraPath for vSphere are same.
  • Strictly follow the sequence of the steps to install UltraPath for vCenter. Otherwise, irrevocable errors may be generated in the environment.
  • UltraPath for vCenter provides both Chinese (simplified) and English (US) versions.

Procedure

  1. Use a digital signature verification tool to verify integrity of the software package.

    NOTE:

    Download the digital signature verification tool from http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/ to verify integrity of the software package. If the verification fails, contact technical support engineers to obtain the correct and secure software package.

  2. Decompress the zip package and copy the files to the designated path.
    1. Log in to the Linux host (the vCenter server) where VCSA 6.0 resides as user root.

      If the following interface is displayed, perform 2.b.



    2. Run shell.set --enabled true and shell to go to the shell mode.



    3. Run the sed -i 's/appliancesh/bash/' /etc/passwd command to enable the file uploading service on the vCenter server and upload the UltraPath installation package to the vCenter server.
    4. Copy UltraPath-8.XX.XXX-vCenter.zip under /VMware_vSphere/Packages/vCenter-Plugin/VMware_vSphere_6.X where the UltraPath installation package resides to any directory of the vCenter server and decompress it. After decompression, copy the com.storage.issp.ultrapathplugin-1.x.x file folder to /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages/vsphere-client-serenity/ which contains installation data of the vCenter server.

      NOTE:

      If vc-packages\vsphere-client-serenity does not exist, you need to create it manually.

      The following figure uses com.storage.issp.ultrapathplugin-1.6.10 as an example.

  3. Modify properties, owners, and groups of vc-packages directories and subdirectories to meet vCenter access requirements.
    1. Run the following command to modify the owners of the vc-packages directory to vsphere-client.

      localhost:/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages # chown -R vsphere-client /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages/

    2. Run the following command to modify the groups of the vc-packages directory to users.

      localhost:/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages # chgrp -R users /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages/

    3. Run the following command to modify the properties of the vc-packages directory so that vsphere-client users can perform operations on it.

      localhost:/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages # chmod -R 700 /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages/

  4. Register the UltraPath for vCenter plug-in.
    1. Log in to VMware vSphere Client in the host that installed VMware vSphere Client.
    2. On the vSphere Client management interface, choose > Plug-ins > Manage Plug-ins.
      The Plug-ins Manager dialog box is displayed.
    3. Right-click the blank area in the dialog box that is displayed and choose New Plug-in from the shortcut menu.
      The Register Plug-in dialog box is displayed.
    4. Click Browse and select the UltraPath for vCenter plug-in install-config.xml file that you want to install.
    5. Click Register Plug-in.
      A success dialog box is displayed indicating that the vCenter plug-in is successfully registered.
    6. Click OK.

      If you are using a browser to visit VCSA 6.0 while installing UltraPath for vCenter, UltraPath for vCenter that you have installed can only take effect after you re-log in after logout or restarting the browser.

Follow-up Procedure

Method used to go to the UltraPath management page of vCenter:
  1. Run a web browser and type https://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:9443 in the address box and press Enter. XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the vCenter server's IP address.
  2. Enter the vCenter user name and password to go to the vSphere web client management page.
  3. Click Hosts and Clusters.
  4. Select a host that you want to manage.
  5. Click Manage > UltraPath on the right page, as shown in Figure 2-37.
    Figure 2-37  UltraPath management page

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