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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Creating New Pools and Profiles on Centera


Step: 1 Connect to source centera using the Centera Viewer application (can be downloaded from EMC support site).

Step: 2 Launch the CLI interface

ctrl+I

Step:3  Create pool with name pool1

create pool pool1



Step: 4 Create profile with name profile1

create profile profile1

Ideally, you want to make the profile and pool names the same.

Sample:
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Config# create pool pool1
Pool Mask [rdqeDcw-]:
Pool Quota [1 GB]: 40 GB
Do you want to replicate this pool? (yes, no) [yes]: yes
Issue the command?
 (yes, no) [no]: yes
Created pool test with ID 5f4854b1-2fe1-22c1-8bcc-fb1c28ce79cc-5.
Config# create profile test_profile
Enable Profile? (yes, no) [yes]: yes
Set Data Access Capabilities (yes, no) [no]: yes
    Profile Type (access, cluster) [access]:
    Home Pool [default]: test
    Granted Rights for the Profile in the Home Pool [rdqeDcw-]:
    Profile-Metadata Capability? (yes, no) [no]:
Set Cluster Management Roles (yes, no) [no]:
Profile Secret (prompt, generate, file) [generate]: generate
Issue the command?
 (yes, no) [no]: yes
Establish a Pool Entry Authorization for application use? (yes, no) [no]: yes
Please enter PEA file location: c:\centera\pool1.pea

Step: 5 Export pool and profile

export poolprofilesetup

Sample:
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Config#
export poolprofilesetup
Export complete setup? (yes, no) [no]: no
Export based on pool or profile selection? (pool, profile) [pool]:
Export all Application Pools? (yes, no) [no]: no
Pools to Export: test
Please enter the pathname where the export file should be saved: c:\centera\pool1_pool.export
Exported 1 pool and 1 profile.

Step: 6 Connect to destination centera and import pool/profile from source\

import poolprofilesetup

Sample:
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Config#
import poolprofilesetup
Please enter the pathname for the pool import data: c:\centera\pool1_pool.export
Found 1 pool and 1 profile.

Importing Pools:
============
Import pools? (yes, no) [yes]: yes

Pool Name            ID                                       Mask    Profiles
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
pool1                 5f4854b1-2fe1-22c1-8bcc-fb1c28ce79cc-5   rdqeDcw-       1

Import pool test? (yes, no, abort) [yes]: yes
Imported pool pool1.


Importing Profiles:
=============
Import profiles? (yes, no) [yes]: yes

Profile Name                Home Pool       Type         Enabled  
Roles      
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
profile1                pool1            Access       yes      

Import profile test_profile? (yes, no, abort) [yes]: yes
Establish a Pool Entry Authorization for application use? (yes, no) [no]: yes
Please enter Pool Authorization creation information:
Please enter Pool Authorization creation information: generate
Imported profile profile1.

Pool Name                      Granted Rights
---------------------------------------------
pool1                           rdqeDcw-

Import Granted Rights in pool test for profile test_profile?  (yes, no, abort) [yes]: yes
Imported Granted Rights settings in pool pool1 for profile profile1.

Step: 7 Generate new PEA file from destination centera

update profile profile1

Sample:
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Config# update profile profile1
Enable Profile? (yes, no) [yes]:
Change Data Access Capabilities (yes, no) [no]:
Change Cluster Management Roles (yes, no) [no]:
Password Persistency Scheme (obfuscated, hashed) [obfuscated]:
Profile Secret (unchanged, prompt, generate, file) [unchanged]: generate
Issue the command?
 (yes, no) [no]: yes
Establish a Pool Entry Authorization for application use? (yes, no) [no]: yes
Please enter PEA file location: c:\centera\destination_pool1.pea

Step: 8 Merge PEA files for applications to properly authenticate

open source profile’s PEA file with notepad
open destination profile's PEA in a new window, copy the lines from the destination PEA file that begin with “ <key type=”, “<credential id”, and “</key>” into the source’s PEA file.
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