Add EMC VPLEX storage to ViPR using the REST API
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This article also describes how the storage is discovered and registered after it is added to ViPR, and the important REST API calls to manage and configure the storage after it has been added, and discovered in ViPR.
This article applies to EMC ViPR 2.0.
This article is part of a series
- Authenticate with the ViPR REST API
- Add physical assets to ViPR:
- Create ViPR virtual assets:
For supported versions, see the EMC ViPR Support Matrix on the EMC Community Network (community.emc.com).
- Configure VPLEX metadata back-end storage.
- Create VPLEX logging back-end storage.
- Verify that the:
- Storage systems to be used are connected to the networks containing the VPLEX back-end ports.
- Hosts to be used have initiators in the networks containing the VPLEX front-end ports.
- Verify that logging volumes are configured to support distributed volumes in a VPLEX Metro configuration.
- It is not necessary to preconfigure zones between the VPLEX and storage systems, or between hosts and the VPLEX, except for those necessary to make the metadata backing storage and logging backing storage available.
Before you begin
- The IP address of the VPLEX management server.
- The username and password for connecting to the storage system. System administrator privileges are required.
- The port number used to connect to the storage system. The default port number for a VPLEX management server is 443.
- Authenticate with the ViPR REST API as a user with the System Administrator role.
- Add a VPLEX by sending a
POST /vdc/storage-providers request.
The request returns a task whose URI can be queried to determine when the task is complete.RequestResponse
- Repeat the query of the VPLEX create task, using the task URL from the response body of the POST request, until the
state attribute of the task is
ready, and the
message attribute of the task is
Operation completed successfully.
When a SAN switch is added to ViPR, the Fibre Channel networks (Brocade Fabrics or Cisco VSANs), are automatically discovered and registered in ViPR. Additionally, through discovery of the SAN switch topology, ViPR discovers, and registers the host initiators for hosts on the network, and identifies which storage systems are associated with the SAN switch.
Refer to Add network systems (fabric managers) and SAN networks to ViPR for more information.