Transfer the VPD utility to the storage controller

This section covers the procedure to transfer the VPD utility to the storage controller.

To transfer the VPD utility to the storage controller, follow these steps:

  1. In the CLI, SSH into one of the storage controllers by entering:

    ssh -I .ssh/cldt[tab to get support controller ID] cldtx_support@<Storage IP>

    Note:

    Use one of the storage controller IP addresses from Obtain storage controller IP addresses.

  2. If there is an interconnect switch link, add the following to the command:

    -b <primary or secondary interconnect IP>

    This changes the command to:

    ssh -I .ssh/cldt[tab to get support controller ID] –b <primary or secondary interconnect IP> cldtx_support@[Storage IP]

    To check for the switch IP, execute ip a and look for IPs under VLAN 4 or 5. An address ending in 1 will be the primary interconnect switch, while a 2 designates the secondary interconnect switch.

  3. Create a directory named thinkagile_cpsb_vpd_tool on the proxy server to copy the thinkagile_cpsb_vpd_tool_vX.X.tgz utility bundle from your laptop to the proxy server first.

    Once the bundle is copied onto the proxy server, enter the following command to copy the utility to the storage controller:

    scp thinkagile_cpsb_vpd_tool cldtx_support@<storage IP>:/home/manager/