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Setting the SMI-S function

VSP Gx00 models and VSP Fx00 models storage systems support the SMI-S function developed by SNIA. Administrators can use the SMI-S function by using SMI-S compliant management software.

If you cannot access the SMI-S function, check the network environment and access destination. If access cannot be made even though there is no problem with the network environment and access destination, contact our company.

NoteIf SMI-S certificate is expired, upload a new signed certificate to the SMI-S provider.

Using the SMI-S function

To use the SMI-S function, create a Device Manager - Storage Navigator user account and specify a storage system as the access destination from the management software.

Procedure

  1. Create a Device Manager - Storage Navigator user account in the management software. The user account must belong to one of the following built-in user groups:

    • Storage Administrator (Initial Configuration)
    • Storage Administrator (System Resource Management)
    • Storage Administrator (Provisioning)
    • Storage Administrator (Performance Management)
    • Storage Administrator (Local Copy)

    When the user accesses the SMI-S function with the read-only access authority, the user account must belong to one of the following built-in user groups:

    • Storage Administrator (Remote Copy)
  2. In the management software program, enter the following storage system information:

    • IP Address of the storage system
    • Protocol: specify HTTPS
    • Port: 5989
      NoteThe allocation method of the port numbers to be used varies depending on the SVP software versions.
    • Namespace:root/hitachi/smis or interop

Uploading an SMI-S provider configuration file

You can control the SMI-S function using the SMI-S provider configuration file that you create.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that the SMI-S provider configuration file has already been created. If the configuration is not already named array-setting-01.properties, rename it to that name.
  • You must have the Storage Administrator (View & Modify) role to perform this task.
  • SMI-S provider service has been stopped.
Note If the ResourceGroup parameter is set, theVVolForSnapshot parameter and the PoolIDForSnapshot parameter are not valid.

Procedure

  1. On the SVP, start Windows command prompt as an Administrator.

  2. Move the current directory to the directory where the tool MappSmisConfUpload.bat exists. Execute the following command:

    cd /d C:\Mapp\wk\Supervisor\MappIniSet
    MappSmisConfUpload.bat serial-number-of-storage-system absolute-path-of-SMI-S-provider-configuration-file
    NoteC:\MAPP indicates the installation directory of the storage management software and the SVP software. When the installation directory other than C:\Mapp was specified, replace C:\Mapp with the specified installation directory.
  3. The completion message appears. Press any key to continue.

  4. Close the command prompt.

    NoteTo reflect the update of the certificate, you need to start the SMI-S provider service.

Returning an SMI-S provider configuration file to default

You can return a configuration file uploaded to the SMI-S provider to default.

Before you begin

  • You must have the Storage Administrator (View & Modify) role to perform this task.
  • SMI-S provider service has been stopped.

Procedure

  1. On the SVP, start Windows command prompt as an Administrator.

  2. Move the current directory to the directory where the tool MappSmisConfInit.bat exists. Execute the following command:

    cd /d C:\Mapp\wk\Supervisor\MappIniSet
    MappSmisConfInit.bat serial-number-of-storage-system
    NoteC:\MAPP indicates the installation directory of the storage management software and the SVP software. When the installation directory other than C:\Mapp was specified, replace C:\Mapp with the specified installation directory.
  3. The completion message appears. Press any key to continue.

  4. Close the command prompt.

    NoteTo reflect the update of the certificate, you need to start the SMI-S provider service.

Sending SMI-S artificial indication

You can send an SMI-S artificial indication to determine whether the communication between the listeners and the SMI-S provider succeeds or fails.

Before you begin

  • SMI-S Provider software application must be installed.
  • The network environment is configured so that the computer on which the listener application operates is connected to the SVP.
  • The listeners are subscribed to the SMI-S provider.
  • The user specified for the parameter must have the following roles:
    • Storage Administrator (Initial Configuration)
    • Storage Administrator (System Resource Management)
    • Storage Administrator (Provisioning)
    • Storage Administrator (Performance Management)
    • Storage Administrator (Local Copy)
    • Storage Administrator (Remote Copy)
  • The services of the SMI-S provider should be running.

Procedure

  1. On the SVP, start Windows command prompt as an Administrator.

  2. Move the current directory to the directory where the tool MappSmisArtificialIndicate.bat exists. Execute the following command:

    cd /d C:\Mapp\wk\Supervisor\MappIniSet
    MappSmisArtificialIndicate.bat serial-number-of-storage-system username password
    NoteC:\MAPP indicates the installation directory of the storage management software and the SVP software. When the installation directory other than C:\Mapp was specified, replace C:\Mapp with the specified installation directory.
  3. The SMI-S artificial indication result message appears. Press any key to continue.

  4. Close the command prompt.

SMI-S provider startup setting

You can enable or disable the service by performing the SMI-S provider startup setting.

NoteIf the service is set to disable by the startup setting, the SMI-S function cannot be used because the service does not start.

Before you begin

  • The SVP software version is 88-03-01-xx/00 or later.
  • SMI-S provider service has been stopped.

Procedure

  1. On the SVP, start Windows command prompt as an Administrator.

  2. Execute the following command:

    C:\Mapp\wk\Supervisor\SMI\SetServiceStartupType.bat Serial-number-of-storage-system Startup-type

    Specify enable or disable for Startup-type.

    NoteC:\MAPP indicates the installation directory of the storage management software and the SVP software. When the installation directory other than C:\Mapp was specified, replace C:\Mapp with the specified installation directory.
  3. The completion message appears. Press any key to continue.

  4. Close the command prompt.

    NoteThe startup setting is reflected after starting the service in each storage system next time.