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SANtricity 11.8

How Import Settings works

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You can use Unified Manager to import settings from one storage array to multiple storage arrays. The Import Settings feature is a batch operation that saves time when you need to configure multiple arrays in the network.

Settings available for import

The following configurations can be imported to multiple arrays:

  • Alerts — Alerting methods to send important events to administrators, using email, a syslog server, or an SNMP server.

  • AutoSupport — A feature that monitors the health of a storage array and sends automatic dispatches to technical support.

  • Directory services — A method of user authentication that is managed through an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server and directory service, such as Microsoft's Active Directory.

  • Storage configuration — Configurations relating to the following:

    • Volumes (thick and non-repository volumes only)

    • Volume groups and pools

    • Hot spare drive assignments

  • System settings — Configurations relating to the following:

    • Media scan settings for a volume

    • SSD settings

    • Automatic load balancing (does not include host connectivity reporting)

Configuration workflow

To import settings, follow this workflow:

  1. On a storage array to be used as the source, configure the settings using System Manager.

  2. On the storage arrays to be used as the targets, back up their configuration using System Manager.

  3. From Unified Manager, go to the Manage page and import the settings.

  4. From the Operations page, review the results of the Import Settings operation.