ViPR SRM 3.6 – Explore ViPR SRM

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Introduction to the ViPR SRM interfaces

Get started with ViPR SRM. Learn how to access the ViPR SRM Console. Gain a high-level understanding of the usage and purpose of the User, Administration, and Centralized Management interfaces.

EMC ViPR SRM is a comprehensive monitoring and reporting solution for enterprise-wide data storage assets. ViPR SRM helps an organization visualize, analyze, and optimize its storage investments.

The ViPR SRM management framework is a web-based application. The application provides reporting and monitoring services for EMC and third-party devices in your storage infrastructure. Asset-specific SolutionPacks provide a user interface that is customized specifically to the components in your environment.

ViPR SRM presents the following separate portal pages for user and administrative tasks:

User Interface
Provides access to all reporting, analysis, and visualization features.
Provides access to administrative tasks for the application, such as managing users and application modules.
Centralized Management
Provides deployment and management of licenses, SolutionPacks, and additional servers and modules.

You can access all portals from the same URL and login session.

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Access to ViPR SRM

Users and administrators access ViPR SRM in a web browser.


  1. From your administrator or software installer, obtain the hostname of the server where the ViPR SRM frontend module is installed.
  2. To access ViPR SRM , type the following URL in a web browser:

    For example:
  3. In the Login dialog box, type credentials that your administrator provided, or use the following default credentials, and then click Sign In:
    username admin
    password changeme
    The Welcome page for the main reporting interface (called the User Interface) opens.
  4. In the banner, click Administration.
    The Welcome page for the Administration interface opens.

    Notice that the banner includes the User Interface link, which returns you to the main reporting interface.

  5. In the left pane, click Centralized Management.
    The Centralized Management page opens in a new browser window.

  6. In the left pane, click SolutionPacks, as indicated in the previous figure.
    The Installed SolutionPacks page opens. This page shows a list of the SolutionPacks that you can access in the User Interface, generating their pre-defined reports.
  7. On the menu bar at the top of the window, click SOLUTIONPACK CENTER, as indicated in the previous figure.
    The Browse and Install SolutionPacks page opens. This page shows all SolutionPacks that EMC supports.
  8. Click a SolutionPack name.
    A description page for that SolutionPack opens. For example, the page shown in the following figure describes the SolutionPack for Ericsson IMS CSCF.

  9. To install a new SolutionPack, click Install in the lower right corner of a SolutionPack page.
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    You need a license to install a SolutionPack.
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ViPR SRM uses dashboards, tables, topology maps, and graphs to present statistics about your storage infrastructure.


The User Interface provides end-to-end visibility into the performance, health, availability, and configuration of storage assets and the supporting storage infrastructure, including hosts, adapters, and switches. Information is presented in various formats and degrees of detail.

Dashboard reports show summary-level statistics about usage and capacity. For example, the following dashboard provides a high-level view of the storage resources in an organization.

Dashboard convenience features include:


Tables provide views into all aspects of capacity, usage, configurations, and available free space. These details help storage administrators analyze, plan for, and troubleshoot capacity, compliance, performance, growth trends, and more. The following table shows details about service level capacity.

Table convenience features include:

Topology maps

Topology diagrams represent end-to-end data paths from virtual machines and host servers, through switches and adapters, out to arrays and their components.

Topology map features include:


Graphical presentations show trends and forecasts over time.

To expose the coordinate values on a graphical display, you can move the pointer over different areas on the graph.

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User interface

The ViPR SRM User Interface supports all report activity. You can browse, customize, export, and save reports.

The following image shows features on a report page in the User Interface.

Nodes in the report tree

You can access any pre-defined, customized, saved, or scheduled report using the report tree in the left pane on the User Interface. The following table briefly describes each node in the report tree.

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Administration interface

The ViPR SRM Administration interface provides management capabilities for the ViPR SRM application.

The following image shows features on the Administration interface.

Nodes in the Administration navigation tree

The following table describes each node in the Administration navigation tree. For information about administrative tasks, see the ViPR SRM Help or one of the specialized PDF documents mentioned in the following table.

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