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Oracle FS Simulator

Read Me and Tutorial for Pre-Sales Use


Objective of this document
To provide the reader and user with
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A basic understanding of the simulator and how to use it for pre-sales demonstrations

An understanding of what the FS simulator can and what it cant do

A guide to download and install the FS simulator

A guide to Download and install the FS System Manager GUI

A tutorial on how to start the simulator with runtime parameters

A understanding of the 4 canned configurations and how to select them

How to start the System manger and log into the simulator

How to properly logout and exit from the FS System Manager

How to properly quit from the simulator

It is our intention that this document should be used in conjunction with the demonstration video
session provided. It is highly advised to view the demonstration video before proceeding.

Overview
The FS simulator provides a behavioral model for the FS Management GUIs to interact with. It is
intended to provide visual references for configuration and setup of the FS1 product. When used
as a pre-sales tool, the simulator is used to show potential customers the FS1 look and feel, how
to configure an FS and how to modify and update an FS from either Oracle FS System Manager
or the Oracle MAXman multisystem manager. Four canned system configurations are provided
with the simulator. These canned configurations are tested and verified.
The FS simulator does not simulate the function of the storage controller or DE hardware. It
cannot simulate data traffic or provide statistical reporting of data traffic.
The Simulator must be used with the provided FS System Manager. They are packaged together
and released to avoid compatibilities issues that can arise if different versions are used.

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Lastly, The Simulator is designed for more than just pre-sales demonstrations. It is a tool used by
the FS development and test teams. Therefore, it has more function than is needed to
demonstrate the management of an FS1. You may find some of these features fascinating or
even wonder what they do. We will not be covering some of these functions and fields
parameters as part of the pre-sales use of the simulator. Manipulation beyond what is discussed
here can result in a dysfunctional simulator installation that cenn only be resolved by completely
erasing all simulator files and reloading it.

Installation and Startup


The simulator will be installed via a Windows installer. This is the preferred method and avoids
potential JAVA compatibility problems. The necessary installation files are automatically installed
with no conflicts or dependencies on existing java applications or jvms. When updates are
released, the windows installer will handle removing the old files and installing the new files.
A zip/tar package is also included and will support a number of platforms. If you install manually
from the compressed package, you must know and understand your system. No support is
provided.
Download the FS simulator and FS System Manager Packages and extract it into a suitable
location. Your directory should look approximately like this:

Chose the appropriate installer version for your machine - use the x64 for 64 bit machines or the
x86 version for 32 bit machines. First, install the Oracle Simulator by clicking on that file and
allowing the installer to complete. Second, install the Oracle FS System Manager by clicking on
that file and allowing it to complete. You should chose a suitable install location on your machine

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that is easily identifiable in the directory structure; something like C:\FS Simulator will work. You
may choose to install the simulator and the system manager in different directories. This can be
helpful if you need to erase the simulator and reload it from scratch. The System manager
installation will be unaffected.
One installed, you should have the simulator and system manager icons on your desktops
unless you choose not to install them.

Simulator Startup
To start the simulator, click on the simulator icon. I f you do not have a desktop icon, you must
select the simulator executable from the directory it was installed in. Starting from a desktop icon
is preferred.
If this is the first time you have run the simulator, you should see the start up screen that looks
like :

Before proceeding, we want to discuss the four canned configurations and how to set them up.

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When the Simulator is first started the general console will appear. The first time running the
simulator, the fields will be blank as the above screen shot shows. You can run with the default
configuration or choose one of the canned configurations. Do not select skip and run with the
default. If you do, you will cause the simulator to create an invalid FS1 configuration and you will
not be able to recover it easily.
There are now four "canned" configuration classes in addition to the default configuration class.
The default configuration class is:
com.pillardata.consim.cache.DefaultRegressionConfiguration
The new "canned" configuration classes are:
com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig4DE2SSD2HDD
com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig8DESSD
com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig12DEMix
com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig12DEMix
In the Set simulator.Simuilator dialog when the simulator is started you can tell the simulator
which configuration class to use by adding a consim.config.load.class "Runtime Parameter" with
one of the configuration class names as its value such as any one of the following:
consim.config.load.class = com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig4DE2SSD2HDD
consim.config.load.class = com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig8DESSD
consim.config.load.class = com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig12DEMix
consim.config.load.class = com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig30DEMix
I recommend creating a different Runtime Parameters Set for each of the four canned
configurations.
When you start the simulator, click new in the runtime parameter sets area. The screen should
look like this:

To illustrate how to create the runtime environment, I will use the configuration as the name for
this configuration. As an example, I will choose CannedConfig30DEMix.and click

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Here's a screen shot of the Set simulator.Simulator dialog with a Runtime Parameters Set named
CannedConfig30DEMix with the Runtime Parameter "consim.config.load.class =
com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig30DEMix" and click OK in the below dialogue box.

The console will return and look like the below:

Now, we will add the parameter fields. Click on Add in the above screen. The below dialogue box
will appear:

Click on the down arrow in the Parameter Name: box and select consim.config.load.class

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Next, enter the canned configuration into the Parameter value field . For our example, we will use
com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig30DEMix as illustrated below. Click Add.

You should return to the console and it should look like the nelow:

In the runtime parameter window, you can use the horizontal scroll bar to see the entire
parameter.
It should be: consim.config.load.class = com.pillardata.consim.cache.CannedConfig30DEMix

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You can set up one or more of the canned configurations and click run with these runtime
parameters or just select skip to continue.
The simulator console window will start to run.
Next, it is time to start the FS System Manager. Like the simulator, the GUI can be started by
clicking on the desktop icon or from the folder location where the GUI executable is contained to
run from the command line.
The GUI is the real FS System Manager program used to manage real hardware as well as the
simulator. When it first starts, the start-up panel is displayed.
From the FS System Manager GUI start-up panel, the default login for the simulator would be:
Axiom Name: 127.0.0.1 or localhost
Login Name: administrator
Password: pillar
The GUI should start and looks like this:

You are now running the simulator and System manager with a canned configuration!
Next, lets go through the exit or shutdown of the GUI and Simulator
It is best to shutdown from the simulator the same way you would shutdown and /or logoff from a
real FS1. It is just good form and a good habit to avoid losing work.

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First, on the action menu, select Oracle FS and click shutdown like the screen below.

You will see a dialogue box pop up asking you to confirm that you want to shutdown. Click Ok to
continue. Next, you will see another dialogue box that titled Confirm Default name Forced
Shutdown. Click on the force Shutdown button.
The System Status Screen should now look like the below notice the lower left corner of the
screen and the yellow Diamond and CU icon:

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The FS1 simulator is now in shutdown state. The simulator is still running. States are not the
same as actually ending the simulator program on your laptop or desktop. We will do that in an
upcoming step.
Next, go back to the Oracle FS action button and go down the dropdown window to the Log off
localhost field and click on it.

Next, you will see a pop-up that asks you to confirm the log off of localhost. Click OK. You will be
returned to the Log on panel of the FS System Manager. You can now simply close that dialogue
panel and the FS System Manager will close.

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The FS Simulator is still running and needs to be closed if you arent going to continue to use.
Go back to the Simulator console windows. You will see a screen that looks like this:

Click on Quit in the lower right hand corner. The window and the Simulator program will close.

The simulator has the ability to save configurations and information modified. In the current
version, there is a bug on Windows based systems that causes configuration damage. This bug
will be fixed in the next version. And this document will be updated with the procedure to use.
The other runtime parameters are used for this purpose. They will be explained once functioning
properly.

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