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SANtricity 11.8

Access System Manager

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To access the System Manager user interface, you point a browser to the controller’s IP address. A setup wizard helps you get started with system configuration.

Before you begin
  • Install and configure your hardware, as described in one of the express configuration guides:

  • Configure a management station that meets the following requirements:

    • Connected to a network that is 1 Gbps or faster.

    • Attached to the same subnet as the storage management ports.

    • Used as a separate station, rather than a host (I/O attached) used for data management.

    • Set up for out-of-band management, in which a storage management station sends commands to the storage system through the Ethernet connections to the controller.

    • Set up with a supported browser. See Supported browsers and operating systems.

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

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

    The first time System Manager is opened on an array that has not been configured, the Set Administrator Password prompt appears.

  2. Enter the System Manager password for the admin role in the Set Administrator Password and Confirm Password fields, and then click Set Password.

    The Setup wizard launches on first-time login.

  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.

For more information on the Setup Wizard, see Setup Wizard overview.