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HDS VSP-G and VSP command device setup

Hitachi CCI can be configured to use either LAN to get data from the storages or command device (LUN/Volume).
Command device is recomended when you have many of storages to monitor (HDS recommends 40+).
LAN configuration is described in our standart storage access manual.
Document describes installation on Linux RHEL 7.3.
User lpar2rrd instead of stor2rrd user in all below examples if you are on the Xorux Virtual Appliance.

At first make sure that you have this settings on the storage
Comand device setup
  1. Create volume for command device on the storage (no more than 1 GB)

  2. Connect it through 2 ports (it's enough).

  3. Execute re-scan FC (or restart/reboot)
    # echo "1" > /sys/class/fc_host/host1/issue_lip
    # echo "1" > /sys/class/fc_host/host2/issue_lip
    # echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host2/scan
    # echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host1/scan
    
  4. Check
    # ls /dev/sd* | /HORCM/usr/bin/inqraid -CLI -fx
      DEVICE_FILE     PORT    SERIAL  LDEV CTG  H/M/12  SSID R:Group PRODUCT_ID
      sda             -            -     -   -       -     -       - LOGICAL VOLUME
      sdf             CL1-A    87011   900   -       -  000B 5:09-01 OPEN-V-CM
      sdg             CL2-A    87012   900   -       -  000B 5:09-01 OPEN-V-CM
    
  5. Assure port number are not used
    # netstat -an| egrep "11001|11001" 
    
  6. create horcm conf files by inserting the stanzas and change:
    • port numbers (11001 vrs 11002)
    • storage serials (CMD-87011 vrs CMD-87012)

    # vi /etc/horcm1.conf
    
    HORCM_MON
    # ip_address service poll(10ms) timeout(10ms)
    localhost    11001   1000       3000
     
    HORCM_CMD
    # dev_name dev_name dev_name
    \\.\CMD-87011:/dev/sd*
    
    # vi /etc/horcm2.conf
    
    HORCM_MON
    # ip_address service poll(10ms) timeout(10ms)
    localhost    11002   1000       3000
    
    HORCM_CMD
    # dev_name dev_name dev_name
    \\.\CMD-87012:/dev/sd*
    
    Attention: the rights of the stor2rrd to manage these devices must be the same to run HORCM
    # ls -l /dev/sdf /dev/sdg
    brw-rw----  1 stor2rrd disk      8,  80 Jun 14 16:35 sdf
    brw-rw----  1 stor2rrd disk      8,  96 Jun 14 16:39 sdg
    
    It seems that it works ... But will not, after reboot, because:
    devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,size=16358024k,nr_inodes=4089506,mode=755)
    
    To avoid it there must be added user into the group disk:
     
    # usermod -G disk stor2rrd
    
  7. Run HORCM:
    # su - stor2rrd -c "/HORCM/usr/bin/horcmstart.sh 1 2"
    
    # ps -ef| grep horcm
      stor2rrd 19660912 1 0 Feb 26 - 0:03 horcmd_01
      stor2rrd 27590770 1 0 Feb 26 - 0:09 horcmd_02
    
  8. Do not forget to create user on the array management console (with encrypted password).
    Make sure that the Perf Monitor on the storage is Enabled
    Follow this docu to fully prepare your storage for monitoring.

  9. Add service to autostart
    # vi /etc/systemd/system/horcmsrv.service
    
    [Unit]
    Description=HORCM Service
    After=network.target
    
    [Service]
    Type=idle
    RemainAfterExit=yes
    User=stor2rrd
    Group=stor2rrd
    ExecStart=/HORCM/horcmstart.sh
    ExecStop=/HORCM/horcmstart.sh
    
    [Install]
    WantedBy=multi-user.target
    
    # vi /HORCM/horcmstart.sh
      sh /HORCM/usr/bin/horcmstart.sh 1 2
    
    # vi /HORCM/horcmstop.sh
      sh /HORCM/usr/bin/horcmshutdown.sh 1 2
    
    # chmod +x /HORCM/horcmstart.sh
    # chmod +x /HORCM/horcstop.sh
    # chown stor2rrd:stor2rrd /HORCM/horcmstart.sh
    # chown stor2rrd:stor2rrd /HORCM/horcstop.sh
    
    # systemctl enable horcmsrv.service
    # systemctl daemon-reload
    # systemctl start horcmsrv
    # systemctl status horcmsrv
      horcmsrv.service - HORCM Service
      Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/horcmsrv.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
      Active: active (exited) since Tue 2017-06-20 13:19:03 MSK; 1s ago
      Process: 14249 ExecStart=/HORCM/horcmstart.sh (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
      Main PID: 14249 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
      CGroup: /system.slice/horcmsrv.service
               14255 horcmd_01
               14264 horcmd_02
      Jun 20 13:19:03 mon-rrd systemd[1]: Started HORCM Service.
      Jun 20 13:19:03 mon-rrd systemd[1]: Starting HORCM Service...
      Jun 20 13:19:03 mon-rrd horcmstart.sh[14249]: starting HORCM inst 1
      Jun 20 13:19:04 mon-rrd horcmstart.sh[14249]: HORCM inst 1 starts successfully.
      Jun 20 13:19:04 mon-rrd horcmstart.sh[14249]: starting HORCM inst 2
      Jun 20 13:19:04 mon-rrd horcmstart.sh[14249]: HORCM inst 2 starts successfully.
    
    If you add next instance HORCM then edit /HORCM/horcmstart.sh and /HORCM/horcmstop.sh