Using the SnapDrive configuration wizard

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The configuration wizard allows you to configure in NFS, SAN or Mixed environment.

Steps to configure in NFS environment

The following are the steps to configure in NFS environment.

Steps
  1. Select the NFS profile.

  2. Enable the Protection Manager Integration.

    • Select Yes to enable the access permission checks by using the DataFabric Manager.

      • Enter the DataFabric Manager server name or IP address followed by user name and password.

      • Enter the http/https port to communicate with the DataFabric Manager. The default value is 8088.

      • Enter the SSL server port to access the DataFabric Manager. The default value is 8488.

      • Enable the HTTPs enabled to communicate with the DataFabric Manager.

    • Select No to enable the access permission checks by using the rbac.

  3. Specify the role-based access control methods. The possible values are native and dfm.

    • Select native to check the access permission for the host using the control file stored in /vol/vol0/sdprbac/sdhost-name.prbac or /vol/vol0/sdprbac/sdgenericname.prbac.

    • Select dfm to check the access permission using the Operations Manager console.

      If you select dfm as rbac-method without configuring DataFabric Manager, a warning message specifying that the RBAC method is selected as dfm without enabling Protection Manager Integration is displayed.
  4. Specify https or http to communicate with the storage system.

  5. The final step is to save the configuration changes in the snapdrive.conf file, and restart the daemon.

    • If you select Yes, the SnapDrive daemon is restarted and the configuration changes are reflected.

    • If you select No, the variable values are changed in snapdrive.conf file, but the changes are not reflected.

Steps to configure in SAN environment

The following are the steps to configure in SAN environment.

Steps
  1. Select the SAN profile.

  2. Select the required transport protocol.

    • Select fcp to set the default-transport.

    • Select iscsi to set the default-transport.

  3. Select the SAN Storage Stack (combination of MPIO Solution, volume manager, and file system). The options are native, and none For Solaris SPARC, the options are native, veritas, and none

    SnapDrive does not support veritas for iSCSI transport protocol.

  4. Enable the Protection Manager Integration.

    • Select Yes to enable the access permission checks by using the DataFabric Manager.

      • Enter the DataFabric Manager server name or IP address followed by user name and password.

      • Enter the http/https port to communicate with the DataFabric Manager. The default value is 8088.

      • Enter the SSL server port to access the DataFabric Manager. The default value is 8488.

      • Enable the HTTPs enabled to communicate with the DataFabric Manager

    • Select No to enable the access permission checks by using the rbac.

  5. Specify the role-based access control methods. The possible values are native and dfm.

    • Select native to check the access permission for the host using the control file stored in /vol/vol0/sdprbac/sdhost-name.prbac or /vol/vol0/sdprbac/sdgenericname.prbac.

    • Select dfm to check the access permission using the Operations Manager.

      If you select dfm as rbac-method without configuring DataFabric Manager, a warning message specifying that the RBAC method is selected as dfm without enabling Protection Manager Integration is displayed.
  6. Enable SMVI integration to create RDM LUNs in the guest OS.

    • Select yes to create RDM LUNs in the guest OS. Then enter the IP address, user name and the password of the SMVI server.

    • Select no to skip this option.

      This step of configuring SMVI is prompted only if the transport protocol is fcp and Host Operating System is Solaris_x86.
  7. Specify https or http to communicate with the storage system.

  8. The final step is to save the configuration changes in the snapdrive.conf file, and restart the daemon.

    • If you select Yes, the SnapDrive daemon is restarted and the configuration changes are reflected.

    • If you select No, the variable values are changed in snapdrive.conf file, but the changes are not reflected.

Steps to configure in Mixed SAN and NFS environment

The following are the steps to configure in Mixed SAN and NFS environment.

Steps
  1. Select the Mixed profile.

  2. Select the required transport protocol.

    • Select fcp to set the default-transport.

    • Select iscsi to set the default-transport.

  3. Select the SAN Storage Stack (combination of MPIO Solution, volume manager, file system). The options are native, and none. For Solaris SPARC, the options are native, veritas, and none

    SnapDrive does not support veritas for iSCSI transport protocol.

  4. Enable the Protection Manager Integration.

    • Select Yes to enable the access permission checks by using the DataFabric Manager

      • Enter the DataFabric Manager server name or IP address followed by user name and password.

      • Enter the http/https port to communicate with the DataFabric Manager. The default value is 8088.

      • Enter the SSL server port to access the DataFabric Manager. The default value is 8488.

      • Enable the HTTPs enabled to communicate with the DataFabric Manager.

    • Select No to enable the access permission checks by using the rbac.

  5. Specify the role-based access control methods. The possible values are native and dfm.

    • Select native to check the access permission for the host using the control file stored in /vol/vol0/sdprbac/sdhost-name.prbac or /vol/vol0/sdprbac/sdgenericname.prbac

    • Select dfm to check the access permission using the Operations Manager console.

      If you select dfm as rbac-method without configuring DataFabric Manager, a warning message specifying that the RBAC method is selected as dfm without enabling Protection Manager Integration is displayed.
  6. Enable SMVI integration to create RDM LUNs in the guest OS.

    • Select yes to create RDM LUNs in the guest OS. Then enter the IP address, user name and the password of the SMVI server.

    • Select no to skip this option.

      This step of configuring SMVI is prompted only if the transport protocol is fcp and Host Operating System is Solaris_x86.
  7. Specify https or http to communicate with the storage system.

  8. The final step is to save the configuration changes in the snapdrive.conf file, and restart the daemon.

    • If you select Yes, the SnapDrive daemon is restarted and the configuration changes are reflected.

    • If you select No, the variable values are changed in snapdrive.conf file, but the changes are not reflected.

SnapDrive modifies the following variables in the snapdrive.conf file.

  • contact-http-dfm-port

  • -contact-ssl-dfm-port_

  • use-https-to-dfm

  • default-transport

  • use-https-to-filer

  • fstype

  • multipathing-type

  • vmtype

  • rbac-method

  • rbac-cache