Typical non-file serving configurations: HNAS servers

Network Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

Version
15.1.x
Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-92HNAS008-33

There are three typical configurations for non-file serving interfaces on a NAS Platform Series 4000 and NAS Platform Series 5000 :

  • Single HNAS server (embedded SMU)
  • Single HNAS server (external SMU)
  • Clustered HNAS servers (external SMU)

Single HNAS server (embedded SMU)

In this configuration, the HNAS server uses an embedded SMU (NAS Manager) where eth1 is connected to the private management network and eth0 is connected to the public management network.

Single HNAS server (external SMU)

In this configuration, the HNAS server uses an external SMU. This is necessary when maintaining external configuration backups and also when preparing the HNAS server to join a cluster. In this case, eth1 on the HNAS server and eth1 on the SMU are connected to the same private management network, and eth0 on the HNAS server is optionally connected to the public management network.

Clustered HNAS servers (external SMU)

In this configuration, the HNAS server is part of a cluster with an external SMU. In this case, eth1 on each HNAS server and eth1 on the SMU are connected to the same private management network, and eth0 on each HNAS is optionally connected to the public management network.