Adding the appliance to SANtricity Storage Manager

You connect the E2700 controller in the appliance to SANtricity Storage Manager and then add the appliance as a storage array.

Before you begin

About this task

For detailed instructions, see the SANtricity Storage Manager documentation.

Steps

  1. Access the E2700 controller with the service laptop.
    Option Description
    Have DHCP-assigned IP address Make sure the service laptop and the E2700 controller are on the same subnet.
    Do not have DHCP-assigned address
    1. Configure the service laptop IP address with 192.168.129.1/24
    2. Connect the service laptop to management port 2 on the E2700 controller, using an Ethernet cable.
  2. On the service laptop, open the SANtricity Storage Manager client.
  3. In SANtricity Storage Manager, in the Select Addition Method page, select Manual, and click OK.
  4. Select Edit > Add Storage Array.
    The Add New Storage Array - Manual page appears.
    SANtricity Add New Storage Array page
  5. In the Out-of-band management box, enter one of the following values:
    • Using DHCP: The IP address assigned by the DHCP server to management port 1 on the E2700 controller
    • Not using DHCP: 192.168.129.101
    Note: Only one of the appliance's controllers is connected to SANtricity Storage Manager, so you only need to enter one IP address.
  6. Click Add.