ViPR SRM 3.6 – Launch ViPR from ViPR SRM

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ViPR launching features

Learn about the options for accessing the ViPR Console directly from the ViPR SRM Console. Context-sensitive launching choices place you at the appropriate location in the ViPR user interface for the task you want to perform.

Administrators who are monitoring or researching enterprise storage resources in ViPR SRM often need to perform administrative tasks in ViPR. For example, they might need to address capacity issues, such as adding volumes or pools to existing arrays. Or, they might be researching alerts or performance issues and want to access the ViPR system logs for a specific virtual data center or a specific volume, pool, or device.

ViPR launching features include:

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Launch ViPR Dashboard

You can launch ViPR to open on the Dashboard from many locations in the SolutionPack for EMC ViPR reports.

Before you begin

The following procedure describes how to open the ViPR Dashboard from a virtual data center name. You can do the same thing by right-clicking on other ViPR objects, such as a virtual pool, file, volume, in the ViPR reports.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the ViPR SRM Console.
  2. Navigate to Report Library > EMC ViPR > Virtual Data Centers > data_center_name > Inventory > Virtual Pools.
  3. In the Virtual Pools report, right-click a virtual pool name, and choose Launch ViPR.


    Depending on your previous activity with ViPR, one of the following pages opens:

    • The ViPR log in window.
    • The ViPR Dashboard. If you recently logged in to ViPR and cookies are enabled, the ViPR log in window is bypassed until the cookie expires.
    • The browser certificates warning page. Depending on your security settings, you might be prompted to accept certificates for the ViPR server connections when logging in for the first time.
  4. If needed, accept and install certificates and log in to ViPR.
    Follow standard procedures for accepting and installing certificates for your web browser. For guidelines using the Internet Explorer browser, see Accept and install certificates later in this article.
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    A ViPR installation might involve several servers. If so, you need to accept and install certificates several times, once for each of the servers in the ViPR installation.

    After you successfully install certificates and log in to ViPR, the ViPR Dashboard opens.



  5. Perform actions in ViPR.
    You can perform actions according to the permissions granted to your ViPR log on credentials.
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Launch ViPR in context to current object

You can open ViPR to a page appropriate to a specific ViPR object, including Volumes, File Shares, Virtual Arrays, and Hosts. You can also directly access the ViPR system logs.

The following procedure shows some examples of context-sensitive launch points.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the ViPR SRM Console.
  2. Navigate to Report Library > EMC ViPR > Virtual Data Centers.
  3. On the Virtual Data Centers report, right-click a data center name and choose Show Volume in ViPR.


    ViPR opens to the page for that data center's volume, if you have permission to access that page.

  4. Return to the ViPR SRM browser window.
  5. Right-click on the virtual data center name again and then choose Show Logs in ViPR.
    ViPR opens to the system logs page.

  6. Return to the ViPR SRM browser window and navigate to Report Library > EMC ViPR > Virtual Data Centers > <data_center_name> > Inventory > Hosts > List of Hosts.
  7. In the List of Hosts report, right-click a host name and choose Show Host in ViPR.


    ViPR opens to the page for that host, if you have permission to access that page. If your ViPR login credentials do not allow access, you see a message similar to the following:

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Accept and install certificates

Learn how to install security certificates using Internet Explorer.

Depending on your security settings, you may be prompted to accept certificates for the ViPR servers when attempting to launch ViPR for the first time. You should permanently accept the certificates. For Internet Explorer, use the following procedure.

Procedure

  1. To attempt to launch ViPR, right-click on a ViPR object in Report Library and then choose Launch ViPR.
    The browser displays the following message:
    There is a problem with this website's security certificate
  2. Select Continue to this website (not recommended).
  3. Click on Certificate Error at the right of the address bar and select View certificates.
  4. Click Install Certificate and then in the wizard, click Next.
  5. Select Place all certificates in the following store.
  6. Click Browse, select Trusted Root Certification Authorities, and then click OK.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. When prompted if you want to install the certificate, click Yes.
  9. Repeat the entire procedure if the browser displays the message in Step 1 again.
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    If the ViPR installation includes multiple servers, the browser prompts you to accept and install certificates for each server.

Results

After installing security certificates for all ViPR servers, you can use the cross-launch feature in ViPR SRM to log into ViPR.

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