Configuration that requires the administrator role

Installing an HCP system

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For post-installation configuration procedures that require the administrator role, you need to know:

  • Whether to allow HCP nodes to respond to ping requests. Disabling this option gives extra security for the HCP system.
  • Whether to disable the ability for HCP service providers and support personnel to use SSH to log into the HCP nodes.
Important: While disabling SSH gives extra security for the HCP system, it also severely limits the ability of service providers and support personnel to give support for the HCP system.
  • Whether to allow HCP nodes to respond to node status commands that verify the health of the nodes.
  • Whether to create additional networks and domains. In this case, you need to ensure that your networking infrastructure supports the networks you create.
  • Creating networks requires that virtual network management be enabled for the system. To enable this feature, contact your authorized HCP service provider.
  • Whether to install a new SSL server certificate for the domain created during installation. In this case, you need to either have an SSL server certificate to install or have the information needed to generate a certificate signing request.
  • Whether to keep deletion records in the transaction log after objects are deleted, and if so, how long to keep them.
  • Whether to change the storage tiering threshold.
  • Whether to create any new service schedules and, if so, the criteria for scheduling services in them.
  • Whether to modify the default service plan that is created during installation. For example, you can modify the default service plan to change the default ingest tier data protection level (DPL) and metadata protection level (MPL) settings or to create a new default storage tiering strategy.
  • Whether to create any service plans and, if so, the name and configuration of each one.
  • Whether to use the HCP metadata query engine with the HCP Search Console.
  • Whether to enable integration with Hitachi Device Manager. If you enable this option, you need to know the Device Manager URL, username, and password.
Note: HCP supports IPv4 and IPv6 network connections to HDvM servers. However, HDvM support for IPv6 network connections varies based on the HDvM server operating system. For information about requirements for HDvM servers that support IPv6 networks, see the applicable Hitachi Command Suite documentation.
  • Whether to create a replication link (only if you've purchased the replication feature) and, if so, the link properties.