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14 years ago

what is use of .pea file in archiving

What is the use of .pea file in archiving and what are the details in the file. We are getting authentication error when we test the .pea file to our server.

  • Sorry, I was looking at the wrong lab image.

    You can dowload JCenteraVerify from EMC

    EMC has replaced the CenteraVerify utility with a Java-based utility called JCenteraVerify. So, CenteraVerify is no longer included and installed as part of Enterprise Vault. You can download JCenteraVerify from the EMC Community Network site at the following address:

    https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-2393/version/4

    Honestly, easiest thing would be to have the PEA file recreated and replace your current one with a new one. Ask your storage admin or whoever is responsible for the Centera to create one for you.

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  • The .pea is the Centera pool entry authorization file.  EV uses this to be able to write to the Centera.  See note below:


    Enterprise Vault (EV) is capable of leveraging EMC Centera for storage.  A Centera Pool Entry Authorization (PEA) file is generated while creating or updating an access profile. It is a clear-text, XML-formatted, non-encrypted file which can be used by system administrators to communicate and distribute authentication credentials to application administrators.


    1.  Ensure that the PEA file can be accessed and read from the Enterprise Vault Server that is logging the error.
    2.  CenteraVerify.exe may also be used to confirm that the PEA file can be accessed and read. (Located under the EV installation folder)

  • Thanks for the reply. We are using EV 8.4 so the CenteraVerify.exe is not available. Since the same has been removed from the latest versions of EV. Can you please suggest what can be done if there are authentication errors in the event logs showing up. If the PEA file can be edited and issue resolved.

  • If you are having issues with your PEA  file it is best to regenerate the PEA in case there is any corruption in the file

     

    You also need to ensure that the PEA file location is setup as an Environmental Variable on each of your EV servers

     

     

    1. From your computer Desktop, right-click My Computer and click Properties.
    2. From the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables. In the Environment Variables dialog box, under System Variables, select New.
    3. In the Variable name field, enter CENTERA_PEA_LOCATION.
    4. In the Variable value field, add the full path to the PEA file including the file itself. For example, C:\PEA\Centera.pea. It is recommended that there are no spaces in either the folder location or the file name.
    5. Click OK, and then OK again. Reboot the computer to commit the variable.
  • Sorry, I was looking at the wrong lab image.

    You can dowload JCenteraVerify from EMC

    EMC has replaced the CenteraVerify utility with a Java-based utility called JCenteraVerify. So, CenteraVerify is no longer included and installed as part of Enterprise Vault. You can download JCenteraVerify from the EMC Community Network site at the following address:

    https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-2393/version/4

    Honestly, easiest thing would be to have the PEA file recreated and replace your current one with a new one. Ask your storage admin or whoever is responsible for the Centera to create one for you.

  • This is the result of running the JCenteraVerify.exe on the server in GUI mode.

    Without PEA file:

    ----------------- JCenteraVerify test results -------------------

    ACCESS NODE CONNECTIVITY CHECK

       10.199.64.50   is not available.
    FP_AUTHENTICATION_FAILED_ERR -10153

     **************************************************************

    With PEA file:

    ----------------- JCenteraVerify test results -------------------

    ACCESS NODE CONNECTIVITY CHECK

       10.199.64.50?D:\PEA\nomura-mumbai.pea   is not available.
    FP_AUTHENTICATION_FAILED_ERR -10153


    **************************************************************

     

    Any suggestions????

  • Use the full UNC path to the PEA file:

    \\Servername\d$\Program Files(x86)\EMC\PEA\EV_Profile.pea

    Select ok to save changes and test connectivity.

  • Verify that you have the latest version of the Centera tools installed on the EV server.