Dell EMC Unity

Unity storage array inventory


Dell EMC Unity is an unified storage array model that comes in hybrid and all-flash configuration, designed for performance, efficiency and built for multi-cloud. It provides both file (NFS, CIFS) and block (FCP, iSCSI) based storage services to end hosts and applications. CloudFabrix's RDA supports integrating with Unity storage arrays through their API interface to collect inventory data on-demand or on schedule basis.

Follow the below steps to create a service user account with read-only permissions to integrate with EMC Unity storage arrays.

Step-1: Create an user-account with readonly permissions in Unisphere management UI. Login to Unisphere management UI as ‘admin’ privileged user

Step-2: Click on ‘Settings’.

Step-3: Under Users and Groups section, click on 'User Management' and click on 'Add'

Step-4: Select Local User

Note: LDAP User is also supported.

Step-5: Enter service user account name as shown below and enter the password.

Step-6: Select 'Operator' as a role which provides read-only access permissions.

Step-7: Click on 'Finish' to create the service user account.

Adding Dell EMC Unity storage array as Datasource/Extension in 'RDA':

Dell EMC Unity storage array or any other datasource/extension's configuration is configured in RDA's user interface. Login into RDA's user interface using a browser.


Under 'Notebook', click on 'CFXDX Python 3' box

In the 'Notebook' command box, type botadmin() and alt (or option) + Enter to open datasource administration menu.

Click on 'Add' menu and under Type drop down, select emc-unity

Enter the below details to add Dell EMC Unity storage array as a datasource:

  • Name

  • Storage IP (IP Address or DNS name of Dell EMC Unity storage array)

  • Username and Password

  • Protocol (http or https)

  • Port (API access port, ex: 443)

For the details on Dell EMC Unity storage array's inventory data collection bots, please refer CloudFabrix RDA Bot documentation.

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