Modifying NIS servers

Network Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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  1. Navigate to Network Configuration > NIS/LDAP Configuration.
  2. Click modify.
  3. Modify the settings as described in the table below.
    Field / Item Description

    EVS Security Context

    This field displays the currently selected EVS security context. Changes to the name services on this page apply only to the currently selected EVS security context.

    If an EVS uses the Global Configuration, any change made to the global configuration settings affects the EVS. If an EVS uses an individual security context, changes made to the global configuration settings do not affect the EVS.

    To change the name services settings of an EVS using an individual security context, you must select the EVS' individual security context, even if those settings are the same as the settings used by the global security context.

    Click change to select a different EVS security context or to select the global configuration.

    Domain Enter the name of the NIS domain for which the system is a client.

    This field requires the frequency of the server's attempts to connect to its configured NIS servers. The default value is 15 minutes.


    This field requires the amount of time (in milliseconds) to wait for a response from an NIS server when checking the Domain for servers. The default value is 300 milliseconds.

    Broadcast For Servers

    If selected, this field enables the server to discover the available NIS servers on the network. The servers must be in the same NIS domain and present on the server’s network.

  4. Click apply.