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SFHA Solutions 6.2: Interfaces for administering DMP on ESXi

Level 3

In the VMware environment, you can administer the Symantec Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) solution through the Command Line Interface (CLI), the Web Client, and the vSphere Client interfaces. Each interface provides a unique experience in managing storage arrays, host bus adapters (HBAs), logical unit numbers (LUNs), array ports, and paths.

You can use the interfaces based on your requirements:

  • CLI: The VxDMP remote CLI uses the vxdmpadm, vxddladm, and vxpooladm commands. You can use the vxdmpadm command to perform the administrative tasks. Use the vxddladm command to perform the disk discovery tasks and the vxpooladm command to configure and manage the SmartPool. You can invoke these commands from a command-line prompt on a Linux or a Windows system that has the VxDMP remote CLI package installed.
  • Web Client: The VMware vSphere's Web Client is a browser-based interface that lets you manage DMP from a graphical interface. The Web Client provides an graphical representation of the array ports, storage arrays, virtual machines, host, LUN, and local devices that are connected in the vSphere environment. The Web Client also enables you to manage the SmartPool capacity. You can access the vSphere Web Client using your vCenter credentials.
  • vSphere Client: The vCenter plug-in lets you manage DMP in the vSphere environment, using the VMware vSphere Client as the Graphical User Interface (GUI). The GUI appears as the DMP solution's home view, and also as the VxDMP tab for the host and datacenter components of the inventory. You can access the DMP for VMware home view from the vCenter Home in the vSphere Client.  

For more information on administering DMP, see:

For more information on the SmartPool feature, see:

You can also learn more about the interfaces by taking up the course at LearnCentral- DMP 6.2 for VMware.

Symantec Dynamic Multi-Pathing for ESXi documentation for other releases can be found on the SORT website.