Setting up and Accessing SANtricity System Manager

You might need to access SANtricity System Manager on the storage controller to monitor the hardware in the storage controller shelf or to configure E-Series AutoSupport.

Before you begin

Note: You must have SANtricity firmware 8.70 or higher to access SANtricity System Manager using the Grid Manager or the StorageGRID Appliance Installer. You can check your firmware version by using the StorageGRID Appliance Installer and selecting Help > About.
Attention: Accessing SANtricity System Manager from the Grid Manager or from the Appliance Installer is generally meant only for monitoring your hardware and configuring E-Series AutoSupport. Many features and operations within SANtricity System Manager such as upgrading firmware do not apply to monitoring your StorageGRID appliance. To avoid issues, always follow the hardware installation and maintenance instructions for your appliance.

About this task

There are three ways to access SANtricity System Manager, depending upon what stage of the installation and configuration process you are in: This procedure includes steps for your initial access to SANtricity System Manager. If you have already set up SANtricity System Manager, go to step 4.
Note: Using either the Grid Manager or the StorageGRID Appliance Installer enables you to access SANtricity System Manager without having to configure or connect the management port of the appliance.
You use SANtricity System Manager to monitor the following:
  • Performance data such as storage array level performance, I/O latency, CPU utilization, and throughput
  • Hardware component status
  • Support functions including viewing diagnostic data
You can use SANtricity System Manager to configure the following settings:
  • Email alerts, SNMP alerts, or syslog alerts for the components in the storage controller shelf
  • E-Series AutoSupport settings for the components in the storage controller shelf.

    For additional details on E-Series AutoSupport, see the E-Series documentation center.

    NetApp E-Series Systems Documentation Center

  • Drive Security keys, which are needed to unlock secured drives (this step is required if the Drive Security feature is enabled)
  • Administrator password for accessing SANtricity System Manager

Procedure

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Use the StorageGRID Appliance Installer and select Advanced > SANtricity System Manager
    • Use the Grid Manager and select Nodes > appliance Storage Node > SANtricity System Manager
    Note: If these options are not available or the login page does not appear, you must use the IP address of the storage controller. Access SANtricity System Manager by browsing to the storage controller IP: https://Storage_Controller_IP
    The login page for SANtricity System Manager appears.
  2. Set or enter the administrator password.
    Note: SANtricity System Manager uses a single administrator password that is shared among all users.
    The Set Up wizard appears.
    Screen shot showing Cancel button for Set Up wizard
  3. Select Cancel to close the wizard.
    Attention: Do not complete the Set Up wizard for a StorageGRID appliance.
    The SANtricity System Manager home page appears.
    Screen shot of 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 components in the storage controller shelf.
    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 specific instructions on configuring a StorageGrid proxy for sending E-Series AutoSupport messages without using the management port, go to the instructions for administering StorageGRID and search for "proxy settings for E-Series AutoSupport."

    Administering StorageGRID

  6. If the Drive Security feature is enabled for the appliance, 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.
  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.