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Top EMC Isilon support documents for October 2014

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

Each month, you can can the top 20 most viewed EMC® Isilon® support documents and discover recently recently published content, from videos to white papers.

Most viewed knowledgebase (KB) articles

Check out October’s top 10 most viewed KB articles.

  1. How to download OneFS 7.1.1.1 (172492)
  2. OpenSSL Heartbeat Vulnerability (Heartbleed) in EMC products (185965)
  3. OpenSSL Multiple Vulnerabilities in EMC products (188456)
  4. How to upload files to Isilon Technical Support (16759)
  5. Best practices for NFS client settings (90041)
  6. OneFS 7.1.0.3 SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (174372)
  7. OneFS 6.5 and later: How to safely shut down an Isilon cluster prior to a scheduled power outage (16529)
  8. How to reset the CELOG database and clear all historical events (16586)
  9. OneFS 7.0: Active Directory clients cannot connect to the cluster after the machine account password is changed (169843)
  10. How to reset a node to factory defaults (16696)

Most viewed product documentation

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New Isilon support content

Check out these links to new support content published in October (login to the EMC Online Support site is required for all content except videos). For example, download release notes for the latest maintenance releases (MRs) and InsightIQ 3.1, and learn about SMB share provisioning and how to enable SMB logging and auditing in OneFS.

Content Type

Title and link

Video Technical Demo: SMB Share Provisioning and Administration in EMC Isilon OneFS 7.1.1
Document Quick Reference Guide for EMC Isilon Customers
Release Notes InsightIQ 3.1 Release Notes
Release Notes OneFS 7.1.1 MR Release Notes
Release Notes Isilon OneFS 7.1.0 MR Release Notes
Release Notes Isilon OneFS 6.5.5.29 MR Release Notes
Release Notes Isilon OneFS 6.5.5.30 MR Release Notes
Release Notes Isilon OneFS 7.0.2 MR Release Notes
Release Notes Isilon Drive Support Package 1.2 Release Notes
Release Notes Isilon Drive Firmware Package 1.8 Release Notes
KB Article How to enable and configure Virtual Hot Spare (VHS) (88964)
KB Article OneFS 7.1.1: MMC cannot be browsed while creating a new share (188294)
KB Article Impact of Daylight Saving Time changes in Russia on OneFS (193211)
KB Article Impact of Daylight Saving Time changes in Russia on Isilon InsightIQ (193285)
KB Article OneFS 7.1.1.0 – 7.1.1.1: Node panics and reboots during firmware update of L3 cache SSDs (193353)
KB Article How to enable SMB logging and auditing in OneFS 7.0 (166365)
KB Article OneFS 7.1.1: File pool policy “greater than” and “less than” file matching date criteria operators may lead to confusion around the relative date usage (193512)
KB Article OneFS 7.1: Error when copying files using the isi_vol_copy_vnx utility (187008)
KB Article How to edit crontab (16480)
KB Article OneFS 6.5 and earlier: How to restrict SSH and OneFS web administration interface access to an Isilon cluster (16602)
KB Article How to add custom hosts to a cluster (16625)
KB Article How to enable SMB or SMB2 logging and auditing in OneFS 6.5 (16545)
KB Article OneFS: Configuring sysctls and making sysctl changes persist through node and cluster reboots and upgrades (89232)
KB Article OneFS: How to configure remote logging from a cluster to a remote server (16661)
KB Article How to configure LACP between a Cisco switch and an Isilon cluster running OneFS 6.5 or later (16599)
KB Article How to configure Fast EtherChannel (FEC) or Gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) between a Cisco switch and an Isilon cluster running OneFS 6.5 or later (192782)
KB Article OneFS 6.0 and later: How to disable SSLv2 support and increase encryption requirements in the Isilon web administration interface (16946)
KB Article OneFS 7.0 and later: How to disable HTTP TRACE method for the OneFS web administration interface and Apache web server (187348)
KB Article OneFS 7.0: How to configure the timeout duration for the OneFS web administration interface (91904)
KB Article InsightIQ does not maintain active connection to the cluster if the OneFS Web administration interface authorization timeout is too restrictive (187563)
KB Article How to provide limited access with sudo in OneFS 6.5 and later (89654)
KB Article OneFS 7.0: A node becomes unavailable or reboots with “Error:ib_mad: Method 0 already in use” error (190328)
KB Article InsightIQ datastore must be manually repaired if InsightIQ 3.1 upgrade process is interrupted (193818)

 

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Top 20 EMC Isilon support documents in August 2014

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

Top 20 EMC Isilon support documentsOne of the goals of this blog is to share the most useful EMC® Isilon® support-related content that we have to offer. In this post, we’re highlighting 20 of the most viewed knowledgebase (KB) articles and product documents from the month of August.

We hope these documents will help you to quickly find an answer to a common question or resolve an issue.

Top 10 KB articles

To access these KB articles, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Articles in bold are new to the top 10 list.

  1. How to download OneFS 7.1.1 (172492)
  2. OneFS 7.0.2.9: SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (172623)
  3. OneFS 7.1.0.3 SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (174372)
  4. Best practices for NFS client settings (90041)
  5. OneFS 7.0: Active Directory clients cannot connect to the cluster after the machine account password is changed (169843)
  6. How to create SPN account to allow Kerberos authentication using SmartConnect DNS entries (16528)
  7. How to safely shut down an Isilon cluster prior to a scheduled power outage (16529)
  8. How to configure Windows DNS for a SmartConnect zone (183530)
  9. Troubleshooting performance issues (88844)
  10. How to reset the CELOG database and clear all historical events (16586) 

 

Top 10 product documents

To access these PDF documents, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Documents in bold are new to the top 10 list.

  1. Current Isilon OneFS patches
  2. Current Isilon Software Releases
  3. Isilon Supportability and Compatibility Guide
  4. OneFS 7.1 CLI Administration Guide
  5. OneFS 7.1.0 MR Release Notes
  6. OneFS 7.0.2 Administration Guide
  7. OneFS 7.0.2 Command Reference
  8. OneFS Upgrade Planning and Process Guide
  9. OneFS 7.1 Web Administration Guide
  10. OneFS 7.0.1 Administration Guide

 

If you have questions or feedback about this blog, contact us at isi.knowledge@emc.com. To provide documentation feedback or request new content, contact isicontent@emc.com.

 

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Top 20 EMC Isilon support documents in July 2014

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

Top 20 EMC Isilon support documentsOne of the goals of this blog is to share the most useful EMC® Isilon® support-related content that we have to offer. In this post, we’re highlighting 20 of the most viewed knowledgebase (KB) articles and product documents from the month of July.

We hope these documents will help you to quickly find an answer to a common question or resolve an issue.

Top 10 KB articles

To access these KB articles, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Articles in bold are new to the top 10 list.

  1. How to download OneFS 7.1.1 (172492)
  2. OneFS 7.0.2.9: SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (172623)
  3. OneFS 7.1.0.3 SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (174372)
  4. Best practices for NFS client settings (90041)
  5. OneFS 7.0: Active Directory clients cannot connect to the cluster after the machine account password is changed (169843)
  6. OneFS 6.5 and later: How to safely shut down an Isilon cluster prior to a scheduled power outage (16529)
  7. Troubleshooting performance issues (88844)
  8. How to reset a node to factory defaults (16696)
  9. How to upload files to Isilon Technical Support (16759)
  10. How to create SPN account to allow Kerberos authentication using SmartConnect DNS entries (16528)

 

Top 10 product documents

To access these PDF documents, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Documents in bold are new to the top 10 list.

  1. Current Isilon OneFS patches
  2. Isilon Supportability and Compatibility Guide
  3. Current Isilon Software Releases
  4. OneFS 7.1.0 MR Release Notes
  5. OneFS 7.1 CLI Administration Guide
  6. OneFS 7.0.2 Administration Guide
  7. OneFS Upgrade Planning and Process Guide
  8. OneFS 7.1 Web Administration Guide
  9. OneFS 7.0.1 Administration Guide
  10. OneFS 7.0.2 Command Reference

 

If you have questions or feedback about this blog, send an email to isi.knowledge@emc.com. To provide documentation feedback or request new content, send an email to isicontent@emc.com.

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Top 20 EMC Isilon support documents in June 2014

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

One of the goals of this blog is to share the most useful EMC® Isilon® support-related content that we have to offer. In this post, we’re highlighting 20 of the most viewed knowledgebase (KB) articles and product documents from the month of June.

We hope these documents will help you to quickly find an answer to a common question or resolve an issue.

Top 10 KB articles

To access these KB articles, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Articles in bold are new to the top 10 list.

  1. OneFS 7.1.0.3 SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (174372)
  2. OneFS 7.0.2.9: SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (172623)
  3. Best practices for NFS client settings (90041)
  4. How to create SPN account to allow Kerberos authentication using SmartConnect DNS entries (16528)
  5. How to reset a node to factory defaults (16696)
  6. Troubleshooting performance issues (88844)
  7. Visio Stencils of Isilon Cluster Storage Systems (90170)
  8. How to configure Windows DNS for a SmartConnect zone (183530)
  9. How to reimage a node using a USB flash drive (16582)
  10. Active Directory clients cannot connect to the cluster after the machine account password is changed (169843)

 

Top 10 product documents

To access these PDF documents, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Documents in bold are new to the top 10 list.

  1. Current Isilon Software Releases
  2. Isilon Supportability and Compatibility Guide
  3. OneFS 7.1 CLI Administration Guide
  4. OneFS 7.1.0 MR Release Notes
  5. OneFS 7.1 Web Administration Guide
  6. Current Isilon OneFS patches
  7. OneFS 7.0.2 Administration Guide
  8. OneFS 7.1 Release Notes
  9. OneFS 7.0.1 Administration Guide
  10. OneFS 7.0.2 Command Reference

 

If you have questions or feedback about this blog, send an email to isi.knowledge@emc.com. To provide documentation feedback or request new content, send an email to isicontent@emc.com.

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Top 20 EMC Isilon support documents in May 2014

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

One of the goals of this blog is to share the most useful EMC® Isilon® support-related content that we have to offer. In this post, we’re highlighting 20 of the most viewed knowledgebase (KB) articles and product documents from the month of May.

We hope these documents will help you to quickly find an answer to a common question or resolve an issue.

Top 10 KB articles

To access these KB articles, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Articles in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. OneFS 7.1 SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (174372)
  2. OneFS 7.0.2 SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (172623)
  3. Best practices for NFS client settings (90041)
  4. How to reset a node to factory defaults (16696)
  5. How to upgrade firmware on Intel (QLogic) 12300 and 12800 InfiniBand switches (170524)
  6. Troubleshooting performance issues (88844)
  7. How to create a bootable image of OneFS on a USB flash drive (16691)
  8. OneFS 7.0.0 – 7.0.1.2: The SmartConnect zone is not available, or all clients connect to one node in the SmartConnect zone in OneFS 7.0.x (91535)
  9. OneFS sysctl commands (89334)
  10. How to reimage a node using a USB flash drive (16582)

 

Top 10 product documents

To access these PDF documents, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Documents in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. Current Isilon Software Releases
  2. OneFS 7.1 CLI Administration Guide
  3. Isilon Supportability and Compatibility Guide
  4. OneFS 7.1.0 MR Release Notes
  5. OneFS 7.1 Web Administration Guide
  6. OneFS 7.0.2 Administration Guide
  7. OneFS 7.0.1 Administration Guide
  8. Current Patches for Isilon OneFS 7.1
  9. Current Patches for Isilon OneFS 7.0
  10. OneFS 7.0.2 Command Reference

 

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Top 20 EMC Isilon support documents in April 2014

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

One of the goals of this blog is to share the most useful EMC® Isilon® support-related content that we have to offer. In this post, we’re highlighting 20 of the most viewed knowledgebase (KB) articles and product documents from the month of April.

We hope these documents will help you to quickly find an answer to a common question or resolve an issue.

Top 10 KB articles

To access these KB articles, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Articles in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. OpenSSL Heartbeat Vulnerability (Heartbleed) in EMC products (185965)
  2. How to upgrade firmware on Intel (QLogic) 12300 and 12800 InfiniBand switches (170524)
  3. OneFS 7.1 SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (174372)
  4. OneFS 7.0.2 SMB Rollup Patch (172623)
  5. Impact of OpenSSL “heartbleed” vulnerability in InsightIQ virtual machines (186055)
  6. Impact of CVE-2014-0160 OpenSSL “heartbleed” vulnerability on Isilon clusters (185961)
  7. Best practices for NFS client settings (90041)
  8. Patches available for EMC Isilon OneFS (88358)
  9. Troubleshooting performance issues (88844)
  10. How to create SPN accounts to allow Kerberos authentication using SmartConnect DNS entries (16528)

 

Top 10 product documents

To access these PDF documents, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Documents in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. OneFS 7.1 CLI Administration Guide
  2. Current Isilon Software Releases
  3. Isilon Supportability and Compatibility Guide
  4. OneFS 7.1 Web Administration Guide
  5. OneFS 7.1.0 MR Release Notes
  6. OneFS 7.0.1 Administration Guide
  7. OneFS 7.0.2 Administration Guide
  8. Current Patches for Isilon OneFS 7.0
  9. OneFS 7.0.2 Command Reference
  10. Current Patches for Isilon OneFS 7.1

 

If you have questions or feedback about this blog, send an email to isi.knowledge@emc.com. To provide documentation feedback or request new content, send an email to isicontent@emc.com.

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The top 20 EMC Isilon support documents in March 2014

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

One of the goals of this blog is to share the most useful EMC Isilon support-related content that we have to offer. In this post, we’re highlighting 20 of the most viewed knowledgebase (KB) articles and product documents from the month of March.

We hope these documents will help you to quickly find an answer to a common question or resolve an issue.

Top 10 KB articles

To access these KB articles, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Articles in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. How to upgrade firmware on Intel (QLogic) 12300 and 12800 InfiniBand switches (170524)
  2. How to download OneFS 7.1.0.1 (172492)
  3. OneFS 7.0.2 SMB Rollup Patch (172623)
  4. OneFS 7.1 SMB and Authentication Rollup Patch (174372)
  5. Best practices for NFS client settings (90041)
  6. Patches available for EMC Isilon OneFS (88358)
  7. OneFS sysctl commands (89334)
  8. How to reset a node to factory defaults (16696)
  9. How to create SPN accounts to allow Kerberos authentication using SmartConnect DNS entries (16528)
  10. Troubleshooting performance issues (88844)

 

Top 10 product documents

To access these PDF documents, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Documents in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. OneFS 7.1 CLI Administration Guide
  2. Isilon Supportability and Compatibility Guide
  3. Current Isilon Software Releases
  4. OneFS 7.0.2 Administration Guide
  5. OneFS 7.1 Web Administration Guide
  6. Current Patches for Isilon OneFS 7.0
  7. OneFS 7.1.0 MR Release Notes
  8. OneFS 7.0.1 Administration Guide
  9. OneFS 7.0.2 Command Reference
  10. OneFS 7.0.2.5 Release Notes

 

If you have questions or feedback about this blog, send an email to isi.knowledge@emc.com. To provide documentation feedback or request new content, send an email to isicontent@emc.com.

Top 20 EMC Isilon support documents in February 2014

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

One of the goals of this blog is to share the most useful EMC Isilon support-related content that we have to offer. In this post, we’re highlighting 20 of the most viewed knowledgebase (KB) articles and product documents from the month of February.

We hope these documents will help you to quickly find an answer to a common question or resolve an issue.

Top 10 KB articles

To access these KB articles, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Articles in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. How to download OneFS 7.1.0.1 (172492)
  2. Best practices for NFS client settings (90041)
  3. OneFS 7.0.2 SMB Rollup Patch (172623)
  4. How to create a bootable image of OneFS on a USB flash drive (16691)
  5. How to reset a node to factory defaults (16696)
  6. Patches available for Isilon OneFS (88358)
  7. How to connect to the management port of a node (16744)
  8. OneFS 6.5.5 SMB Rollup Patch (172742)
  9. How to reimage a node using a USB flash drive (16582)
  10. Troubleshooting performance issues (88844)

 

Top 10 product documents

To access these PDF documents, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Documents in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. OneFS 7.1 CLI Administration Guide
  2. Isilon Supportability and Compatibility Guide
  3. Current Isilon Software Releases
  4. OneFS 7.1.0 MR Release Notes
  5. OneFS 7.0.2.5 Release Notes
  6. OneFS 7.0.2 Administration Guide
  7. OneFS 7.1 Web Administration Guide
  8. Current Patches for Isilon OneFS 7.0
  9. OneFS 7.0.1 Administration Guide
  10. OneFS 7.0.2 Command Reference

 

If you have questions or feedback about this blog, send an email to isi.knowledge@emc.com. To provide documentation feedback or request new content, send an email to isicontent@emc.com.

The top 20 EMC Isilon support documents in January 2014

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

One of the goals of this blog is to share the most useful EMC Isilon support-related content that we have to offer. In this post, we’re highlighting 20 of the most viewed knowledgebase (KB) articles and product documents from the month of January.

We hope these documents will help you to quickly find an answer to a common question or resolve an issue.

Top 10 KB articles

To access these KB articles, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Articles in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. How to download OneFS 7.1 (172492)
  2. Best practices for NFS client settings (90041)
  3. OneFS 7.0.2 SMB Rollup Patch (172623)
  4. How to create a bootable image of OneFS on a USB flash drive (16691)
  5. How to reset a node to factory defaults (16696)
  6. Matrix of patches available for Isilon OneFS (88538)
  7. How to connect to the management port of a node (16744)
  8. OneFS 6.5.5 SMB Rollup Patch (172742)
  9. How to reimage a node using a USB flash drive (16582)
  10. Troubleshooting performance issues (88844)

 

Top 10 product documents

To access these PDF documents, log in to the EMC Online Support site. Documents in bold are new to the top 10 list this month.

  1. Current Isilon Software Releases
  2. OneFS 7.1 CLI Administration Guide
  3. Isilon Supportability and Compatibility Guide
  4. OneFS 7.0.2.5 Release Notes
  5. OneFS 7.0.1 Administration Guide
  6. OneFS 7.1 Web Administration Guide
  7. OneFS 7.1 Release Notes
  8. OneFS 7.0.2 Administration Guide
  9. OneFS 6.5.5.27 Release Notes
  10. Isilon Node Firmware Package 8.3 Release Notes

 

If you have questions or feedback about this blog, email isi.knowledge@emc.com. To provide documentation feedback or request new content, email isicontent@emc.com.

How to collect files for EMC Isilon Technical Support

Kirsten Gantenbein

Kirsten Gantenbein

Principal Content Strategist at EMC Isilon Storage Division
Kirsten Gantenbein
Kirsten Gantenbein

Collect Files for EMC Isilon Technical SupportWhen working with EMC Isilon Technical Support to troubleshoot an issue with your cluster, you may be asked to send your cluster’s log and configuration files to an Isilon Support Engineer. To do this, you’ll need to run a process to collect this information. This process creates a single file that contains all of your cluster’s log and configuration information. This file is then automatically uploaded to the Isilon FTP site where the Support Engineer can access it.

To start this process, follow one of these procedures:

  • From the OneFS web administration interface:
    • In OneFS 7.0.x through 7.1, go to Help > Diagnostics and click Start Gather
    • In OneFS 6.0.x through 6.5.x, go to Help > Diagnostics > Gather Info and click Start Gather
  • From the OneFS command-line interface, run the isi_gather_info command

For more information

Watch the video “How to Collect Files for EMC Isilon Technical Support” for a demonstration of these procedures.

This video is based on the popular Knowledgebase (KB) article “How to collect node information, including log files” (log in to the EMC Online Support site to view this article). The KB article provides a written description of these procedures and links to related articles such as “How to upload files to Isilon Technical Support”.

For questions and feedback about this blog or videos, email isi.knowledge@emc.com. To provide documentation feedback or request new content, email isicontent@emc.com.

Video Transcript

Hello, I’m Kirsten Gantenbein, a Senior Technical Writer at EMC Isilon.

Log and configuration files can help EMC Isilon Technical Support troubleshoot and resolve issues with your cluster.

In this video, we look at how to collect these files using the Isilon OneFS web administration interface and the command line interface.

First let’s use the OneFS web administration interface.

Log in to any node in your cluster using the root account.

Depending on the version of OneFS you’re running, the next step is different.

On OneFS 7.0 and later, click Help then click Diagnostics.

On OneFS 6.5 and earlier, click Help, point to Diagnostics, and then click Gather Info.

The steps are the same for all versions from this point. We’ll continue this demonstration on OneFS 7.0.

Click Start Gather.

It takes several minutes to gather the log and configuration files.

In the Log section, click Expand to see when each stage of the gather process is complete.

When the gather process is complete, the files are automatically uploaded to the Isilon FTP site.

The Archived Info Manager section contains a list of gathered files, the date they were gathered, and the size of the file.

You can also use the command line to gather log and configuration files.

Open an SSH connection to any node in the cluster and log in using the root account.

Run the isi_gather_info command.

The gather process begins and progress information appears.

As with the web administration interface, the process takes several minutes.

When the gather process is complete, the files are automatically uploaded to the Isilon FTP site.

For a list of additional options, run the isi_gather_info –h command.

For a written description of how to gather log and configuration files, see the following knowledge base article.

If you need assistance with this procedure, contact EMC Isilon Technical Support.

Thanks for watching.

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