Configuring server management access

Server and Cluster Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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The NAS Manager provides the primary management interface for managing the server. In certain circumstances, however, an administrator may wish to use one of the following alternatives:
  • The command line interface (CLI), accessible through SSH and Telnet.
  • The SSC utility, available for both Windows and Linux/UNIX.
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

To protect the server from unauthorized access, various safeguards have been built in. Statistics are available to monitor access through these various methods. The following sections detail the configuration options that secure the server’s management interfaces and ports.

To prevent unauthorized access to the storage system, you should configure the server to respond only to predefined (authorized) management hosts on the network, based on the management access method (Telnet, SSC and SNMP) and defined port number. You can enable or disable access through SSC and SNMP entirely, and you can specify certain configuration settings to control how those protocols can be used.