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Selecting SMU-managed servers

An external SMU can manage multiple storage servers/clusters and their associated storage subsystems.

Use the Managed Servers page to add information about each server; specifically, the IP address and username/password of the server to be managed. Only one server, the currently managed server, may be managed at one time. From the Managed Servers list, any server can be selected as the currently managed server.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Home SMU Administration Managed Servers.

    SMU Administration Managed Servers

    Field/Item Description
    IP IP address of the server. This should be the Administration Services IP address, as used on the private management network (for example, 192.0.2.x).
    Server Username User name of the NAS server.
    Model Displays the NAS server model number. For a cluster with different server models, this field displays “mixed”, and the specific server models can be displayed in the Cluster Configuration page.
    Cluster Type Cluster type (for example, Node or Clustered).
    Status The color indicates the current status of the server:
    • Green indicates that the server is operating normally (not showing an alert condition).
    • Amber indicates a warning (operating normally, however, action should be taken to maintain normal operation).
    • Red indicates a critical condition (the server is no longer functioning properly).
    details Opens Modify Managed Server page, which contains detailed information about contacting or managing the server.
    Set as Current Makes the currently selected server or cluster the currently managed server/cluster.
    add Adds a server or cluster that will then be managed by this SMU.
    remove Removes one or more selected servers or clusters. When a server or cluster is removed:
    • Replication policies and schedules are deleted.
    • Data migration policies and schedules are deleted.
    • The system monitor for that server is deleted.
    • Racks managed by that server are deleted.
    Server Upgrade Utility Opens the Server Upgrade Utility.
    Server Setup Wizard Opens the Server Setup Wizard.
    Server Users Opens the Server Users page, which displays the configured "Supervisor" levels for the NAS server. Enables you to view the user details as well as add and delete users.
  2. Select the servers or clusters the SMU is to manage.

    Using the Managed Servers page, you can:
    • Click add to go to the Add Managed Servers page, which you will use to add servers or clusters to the list of managed servers.

      SMU Administration Add Managed Server page

      Field/Item Description
      Server IP Address IP address of the server. This should be the Administration Services IP address, as used on the private management network (for example, 192.0.2.x).
      Server Username Username of the NAS server.
      Server Password Password associated with the Server Username.
      OK Saves configuration changes, and closes the page.
      cancel Closes the page without saving configuration changes.

      When the SMU adds a managed server, the following actions occur:

      • If the server is managed through the private management network, the SMU’s eth1 IP address is added to the server’s list of NTP servers.
      • If the server is managed  through the private management network, the SMU’s eth1 IP address is configured as the server’s Primary SMTP server. If the server was already configured to use a mail server, this server will  automatically become the Backup SMTP server.
      • A user name and password are preserved on the SMU so that, when using NAS Manager, you can select this server as the current managed server without causing the server to prompt for additional authentication.
    • Select one or more of the servers or clusters in the Managed Servers list, and click remove to delete the server or cluster from the list of managed servers. Select a server’s check box, or click check all to select all servers in the Managed Servers list.
    • Change the currently managed server. Click Set as Current to make that server the currently managed server. (Alternatively, you can use the drop-down list in the Server Status console on the Home page.)

 

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