How to install EMC Navisphere Host Agent on Citrix XenServer 5

If you are integrating Citrix XenServer with EMC Clariion storage the Navisphere Host Agent (naviagent) can be installed in the Linux management OS (domain 0) so that the host registers with Navisphere.

  1. Download the Navisphere Host Agent 6.28 from here (requires Powerlink login) – http://tinyurl.com/n5cbu2
  2. Unzip and copy the RPM to the /tmp folder of the XenServer host. I use a tool from Bitvise called Tunnelier to do this – http://dl.bitvise.com/Tunnelier-Inst.exe
  3. From the SSH shell go to the /tmp folder and give give yourself execute permissions to the rpm with this command “chmod 755 *.rpm”
  4. Type this command to install “rpm -i naviagent-6.28.20.1.40-1.noarch.rpm”
  5. Open the firewall ports using these commands

iptables -D RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -j REJECT –reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p tcp –dport 6389 -j ACCEPT –src SPA-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p udp –dport 6389 -j ACCEPT –src SPA-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p tcp –dport 6389 -j ACCEPT –src SPB-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p udp –dport 6389 -j ACCEPT –src SPB-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p tcp –dport 6390 -j ACCEPT –src SPA-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p tcp –dport 6390 -j ACCEPT –src SPB-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p tcp –dport 6391 -j ACCEPT –src SPA-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p tcp –dport 6391 -j ACCEPT –src SPB-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p tcp –dport 6392 -j ACCEPT –src SPA-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -p tcp –dport 6392 -j ACCEPT –src SPB-IP-ADDRESS
iptables -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -j REJECT –reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
iptables-save >/etc/sysconfig/iptables

Reboot the host and then check Navisphere to see if the host registered.

VMware Fault Tolerance Requirements and Limitations

Here are a good list of links on the new VMware FT requirements and limitations. FT is the new HA feature in vSphere 4 that offers VM level continuous availability.

CPU compatibility with FT

VMware Fault Tolerance Requirements and Limitations

Processors and guest operating systems that support VMware Fault Tolerance

Understanding VMware Fault Tolerance

vSphere 4 Availability Guide

vSphere Pre-requisites Checklist