Access SANtricity System Manager and use the Setup wizard

You use the Setup wizard in SANtricity System Manager to configure your storage array.

Before you begin

About this task

The wizard automatically relaunches when you open System Manager or refresh your browser and at least one of the following conditions is met:


  1. From your browser, enter the following URL: https://<DomainNameOrIPAddress>

    IPAddress is the address for one of the storage array controllers.

    The first time SANtricity System Manager is opened on an array that has not been configured, the Set Administrator Password prompt appears. Role-based access management configures four local roles: admin, support, security, and monitor. The latter three roles have random passwords that cannot be guessed. After you set a password for the admin role you can change all of the passwords using the admin credentials. See SANtricity System Manager online help for more information on the four local user roles.
  2. Enter the System Manager password for the admin role in the Set Administrator Password and Confirm Password fields, and then select the Set Password button.
    When you open System Manager and no pools, volumes groups, workloads, or notifications have been configured, the Setup wizard launches.
  3. Use the Setup wizard to perform the following tasks:
    • Verify hardware (controllers and drives) – Verify the number of controllers and drives in the storage array. Assign a name to the array.
    • Verify hosts and operating systems – Verify the host and operating system types that the storage array can access.
    • Accept pools – Accept the recommended pool configuration for the express installation method. A pool is a logical group of drives.
    • Configure alerts – Allow System Manager to receive automatic notifications when a problem occurs with the storage array.
    • Enable AutoSupport – Automatically monitor the health of your storage array and have dispatches sent to technical support.
  4. If you have not already created a volume, create one by going to Storage > Volumes > Create > Volume.
    For more information, see the online help for SANtricity System Manager.