Setting up SANtricity System Manager

After accessing SANtricity System Manager, you can use it to configure hardware settings. Typically, you configure these settings before deploying the appliance as a Storage Node in a StorageGRID Webscale grid.

About this task

You use SANtricity System Manager to configure the following settings:
  • Email alerts, SNMP alerts, or syslog alerts for the appliance hardware
  • AutoSupport settings for the appliance hardware
  • Drive Security keys, which are needed to unlock secured drives (this step is required if you are using FDE or FIPS drives and the Drive Security feature is enabled)
  • Administrator password for accessing SANtricity System Manager

Steps

  1. Open a web browser on a management client, and enter the URL for SANtricity System Manager:https://E2800_Controller_IP
    The log in page for SANtricity System Manager appears.
  2. Enter the administrator password.
  3. Click Cancel to close the Set Up wizard and to display the SANtricity System Manager home page.
  4. Configure hardware alerts.
    1. Select Help to access the online help for SANtricity System Manager.
    2. Use the Settings > Alerts section of the online help to learn about alerts.
    3. Follow the "How To" instructions to set up email alerts, SNMP alerts, or syslog alerts.
  5. Manage AutoSupport for the appliance hardware.
    1. Select Help to access the online help for SANtricity System Manager.
    2. Use the Support > Support Center section of the online help to learn about the AutoSupport feature.
    3. Follow the "How To" instructions to manage AutoSupport for the appliance hardware.
  6. If the Drive Security feature is enabled for the appliance and FDE or FIPS drives are installed, create and manage the security key.
    1. Select Help to access the online help for SANtricity System Manager.
    2. Use the Settings > System > Security key management section of the online help to learn about Drive Security.
    3. Follow the "How To" instructions to create and manage the security key.
    Attention: The E2800 controller acts as a simplex controller. The security key needed to unlock the drives is saved to the E2800 controller but not to the E5700SG controller. You must be able to locate your key identifier, pass phrase, and the downloaded key file in case the E2800 controller fails and needs to be replaced.
  7. Optionally, change the administrator password.
    1. Select Help to access the online help for SANtricity System Manager.
    2. Use the Home > Storage array administration section of the online help to learn about the administrator password.
    3. Follow the "How To" instructions to change the password.