Non-file serving interfaces

Network Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

Version
14.8.x
Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-92HNAS008-31

NAS servers provide non-file serving physical interfaces. These interfaces use standard RJ45 connectors.

The servers use auto-negotiation for speed/duplex/flow control by default. We recommend a 1Gbps speed for the switch uplink port for the non-file serving interfaces with full duplex, bi-directional flow control enabled.

A non-file serving interface must be connected to access the internal NAS Manager and to use the following features:

  • V2I
  • VASA Provider
  • Data Migrator to Cloud (DM2C)

NAS module

These models provide a single 10/100/1000 Ethernet non-file serving interface. It is possible to connect to this interface as follows:

  • SSH to either the "Unified Management IP Address" (shown in the IP Addresses page of the NAS Manager) or the address shown on the maintenance utility "Network Settings" page.
  • SSC to either the "Unified Management IP Address" or the address shown on the maintenance utility "Network Settings" page.

Connecting to the NAS module using these IP addresses provides the user with a command line interface. See the CLI Reference manual for available commands.

To access the NAS Manager in a Web browser, use the "Unified Management IP Address" appended with the port number 20443. The browser connection must be secure (HTTPS).

HNAS server

These models provide two 10/100/1000 Ethernet non-file serving interfaces as follows:

  • eth1
  • eth0

eth1

This interface is mandatory and enables users to communicate with the NAS Manager, any auxiliary devices, and the non-file serving interfaces of other HNAS servers. During initial setup of the HNAS server, this interface is configured with an IP address. This interface can also be configured with a separate cluster node IP address if the server is intended to be part of a cluster.

eth0

This interface is optional and enables the user to configure file services on the server as well as create and configure Enterprise Virtual Servers (EVSs). For example, when using SyncDR, the Admin EVS needs to be on eth0.

During initial setup of the HNAS server, this interface is configured with an IP address. Connecting to the HNAS server using this IP address enables direct access to the server management interface and provides users with a command line interface. See the CLI Reference manual for available commands.

Note: Remember to secure the NAS password which is exposed when using the eth0 interface.