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SANtricity 11.7
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Import directory services settings


You can import a directory services configuration from one storage array to other storage arrays. This batch operation saves time when you need to configure multiple arrays in the network.

Before you begin
  • Directory services are configured in System Manager for the storage array you want to use as the source (Settings  Access Management).

  • The existing configuration for the target storage arrays are backed up in System Manager (Settings  System  Save Storage Array Configuration).

About this task

Imported settings include the domain name and URL of an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server, along with the mappings for the LDAP server's user groups to the storage array's predefined roles.

  1. From the Manage page, click Import Settings.

    The Import Settings wizard opens.

  2. In the Select Settings dialog box, select Directory services and then click Next.

    A dialog box opens for selecting the source array.

  3. In the Select Source dialog box, select the array with the settings you want to import, and then click Next.

  4. In the Select Targets dialog box, select one or more arrays to receive the new settings.


    Storage arrays with firmware below 8.50 are not available for selection. In addition, an array does not appear in this dialog box if Unified Manager cannot communicate with that array (for example, if it is offline or if it has certificate, password, or networking problems).

  5. Click Finish.

    The Operations page displays the results of the import operation. If the operation fails, you can click on its row to see more information.


The target storage arrays are now configured with the same directory services as the source array.