How do i discover an HNAS in the Hitachi Command Suit for management?
In HCS there are a few things that need to be done to allow the HNAS SMU to register with HCS and subsequently for HCS to collect information the HNAS Admin Services.
1. Create a userid in HCS to be used by the SMU registration with HCS. This userid does not require any permissions but must be a member of the Built-in User Group - PeerGroup. You should find an existing user in this group - HaUser. Create your own user. I got really creative and called mine HNASUser.
2. Register HNAS with HCS : Login to SMU and navigate to Storage Management > Hitachi Device Managers and add an entry for your HCS system - i.e. IP address, your HNAS PeerGroup userid and password. Note: Be sure to use the HCS IP address and not the HCS Host Name.
3. Now that the HCS instance has been added to the SMU list of HDvMs, select the instance and press the "sync now" button. You will receive a message that Synchronization is in process.
4. Now, back to HCS to see if the HNAS has registered. Navigate to Administration >Managed Resources > File Servers. Hopefully the HNAS nodes will appear in the File Server column. Depending upon the HNAS version you should see that the Refresh Status column has a status of "Need Admin Services Settings". This means you need to give HCS the credentials to access HNAS Admin Services.
5. Back in SMU, navigate to Server Settings > EVS Management. Click on the "details" button for the row with Type value of "admin services" and note the external IP address (e.g. on port ag1).
6. Now, back to HCS Administration > Managed Resources > File Servers. Select the File Server and then click the "Edit File server" button at the bottom of the page. Enter the Admin Services settings - IP address (for step 5) and the supervisor credentials. Hopefully, the "Refresh Status" column will change to "Normal".
7. Now check the HCS Resources > File Server tab to confirm that the HNAS is visible. Be aware that under the System Drives tab only volumes that belong to storage arrays managed by this HCS will be displayed.
Good Luck. Justin
The process is initiated from the HNAS side.
You should also create a user in HCS specifically for HNAS. You would enter this user in step 3 above.
I have done that already. But how do i get it scanned into device HCS?
The HNAS cluster or nodes are classified as File Servers. If registered correctly through the HNAS SMU, they will appear under the File Servers tab.
I have done same just has you have highlighted but still cannot discover the SMU in the HCS. Does it have to do with the version of the SMU we are running (10.2.3073.01)?
I don't believe that your SMU version is a problem. What version of HCS 7 are you running and in the 7 step process, which step is failing?
After you have done steps 2 and 3, is the HNAS appearing in the HCS "Administration>Managed Resources>File Servers" display and the HCS "Resources>File Servers>All File Servers" display?
Looking at your screenshot earlier in the thread, I see that you are defining a userid in SMU. This is not required. The userid described in Step 1 must be defined in HCS (Administration>Users and Permissions Users>Add User) and then added to the PeerGroup built-in user group (Administration>User Groups>PeerGroup>Add Users).
If this has been done correctly and steps 2 and 3 have then been executed on SMU (and the File Server does not appear in the HCS "Administration>Managed Resources>File Servers" display then you may have network or firewall issues between the SMU and HCS servers which may need a deeper level of troubleshooting.
If the HNAS does appear in the HCS "Administration>Managed Resources>File Servers" display and the HCS "Resources>File Servers>All File Servers" display, what is its "Refresh Status". Is it "Normal"?
If you have successfully got this far then SMU has registered with HCS and HCS has connected with the HNAS. If HCS is not displaying the HNAS configuration (System Drives, etc.) then there may be other reasons why HCS is not correlating information it is receiving from SMU/HNAS with information it has regarding storage.
Just wondering if you solved the problem,
Is it really possible to modify the port 2001 for the communication between SMU and HCS?
Since we saw drops on the firewall on port 2001 we have modified the port to 2000 (because that port is not blocked) but it seems that there is no communication at all. HCS shows no file server in the admin tab and firewall has no dropped frames.
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