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HDDS search facility


The HDDS search facility is one of the search facilities supported by HCP. This facility works with Hitachi Data Discovery Suite to provide the search functionality available in the HCP Search Console.

HDDS is a separate product from HCP. It runs on its own servers and has its own installation and configuration procedures.

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Note: Currently, HDDS does not support the use of IPv6 networks for communication with HCP.

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About the HDDS search facility


The HDDS search facility uses an index to find results for searches performed in the HCP Search Console. This index is based on object data and system metadata. For the Search Console to work with the HDDS search facility, however, you first need to perform some configuration in both HDDS and HCP.

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HDDS search facility index


The HDDS search facility index resides in HDDS. HDDS builds and maintains this index by reading the objects in the namespaces you make known to it.

For HDDS to index objects in a namespace, all of these must be true:

The HTTP or HTTPS protocol must be enabled for the namespace.

The effective permission mask for the namespace must include the read and search permissions.

The HCP management API must be enabled both at the system level and for the tenant that owns the namespace.

HCP must be defined as a subdomain in your DNS.

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HDDS search facility configuration information


You use the HDDS administrative interface to specify the information HDDS needs in order to index and search HCP namespaces. You use the HCP System Management Console to specify the information HCP needs in order to use the HDDS search facility with the HCP Search Console.

For information on using the HDDS administrative interface, see the applicable HDDS documentation.

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Note: Depending on security requirements, the person specifying the HCP information in the HDDS administrative interface may be someone other than you. For example, your site may have an HDDS system administrator who is responsible for this, or you may choose to make the HDDS administrative interface available to HCP tenant-level administrators.

Namespace mappings

To make a namespace known to HDDS, you use the HDDS administrative interface to map the namespace to an HDDS server. To do this, you need to know:

The name of the domain associated with the data access network for the tenant that owns the namespace. To enable HDDS to communicate with HCP over this network, it must have IPv4 addresses assigned to it. For more information on networks, see About virtual networking with HCP.

The namespace name.

The name of the tenant that owns the namespace.

For an HCP namespace, either of these:

oThe name and password of a tenant-level HCP user account with the monitor or administrator role

oThe name and password of a recognized Active Directory user for which an applicable system-level HCP group account has the monitor or administrator role

For the default namespace, either of these:

oThe name and password of a system-level HCP user account with the monitor or administrator role

oThe name and password of a recognized AD user account for which an applicable system-level HCP group account has the monitor or administrator role

For an HCP namespace, either of these:

oThe name and password of a tenant-level HCP user account whose data access permissions for the namespace include read and search

oThe name and password of a recognized AD user account for which an applicable tenant-level HCP group account has the read and search data access permissions for the target namespaces

The protocol that HDDS needs to use to access the namespace (HTTP or HTTPS).

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Note: If the password for either account changes, you need to update the namespace mapping in HDDS.

User account mappings

To use the Search Console:

To search HCP namespaces, a user needs either of these:

oA tenant-level HCP user account whose data access permissions for the target namespaces include read and search

oA recognized AD user account for which an applicable tenant-level HCP group account has the read and search data access permissions for the target namespaces

To search the default namespace or to use a system-level user account to access and search HCP namespaces, a user needs either of these:

oA system-level HCP user account with the search role

oA recognized AD user account for which an applicable system-level HCP group account has the search role

In all of these cases, the HCP or AD user account must be mapped to an HDDS user account.

You use the HDDS administrative interface to map HCP and AD user accounts to HDDS user accounts. To do this, you need to know the username and password of each HCP and AD account you want to map.

You can map one or more HCP and AD accounts to any given HDDS account. For the simplest configuration, map all the HCP and AD accounts to a single HDDS account. For the greatest security, map each HCP and AD account to a different HDDS account.

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Notes: 

If the password for an HCP or AD user account changes, you need to update the account mapping in HDDS.

When creating an account mapping, you need to specify the URL for the applicable tenant. For the default tenant, the tenant name in the URL must begin with an uppercase D.

HDDS server

To make the HDDS search facility available to HCP, you need to tell HCP about the applicable HDDS server. You do this in the HCP System Management Console.

Statistics account

HCP can report counts of indexed objects in the System and Tenant Management Consoles. To enable HCP to report HDDS search indexing statistics, you need to specify an HDDS user account name and password in the HDDS search facility configuration in HCP. The account that you identify must be in the Administrator group in HDDS.

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Configuring the HDDS search facility


To configure the HDDS search facility:

1.On the left side of the Search Facility Settings section on the Search page, click on HDDS.

2.In the HDDS panel:

oIn the HDDS Server IP Address field, type the hostname or IP address of the HDDS server.

oIn the Port field, type 8443.

oTo enable the display of indexing statistics:

1.Select Show statistics.

The Username and Password fields appear.

2.In the Username field, type the username for an HDDS user account in the Administrator group.

3.In the Password field, type the password for the HDDS user account.

If you’re modifying the HDDS search facility settings and you leave the Password field empty, the previously set password remains in effect.

4.Optionally, click on Test to verify that you have correctly specified the HDDS server specification, port number, and user account information.

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Tip: You can return to the Search page to test the HDDS configuration at any time. If Show statistics is not selected, you need to temporarily select it and provide a valid username and password for the test to work.

To disable the display of indexing statistics, deselect Show statistics.

3.Click on Update HDDS Settings.

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