Configuring devices on the System Monitor

Server and Cluster Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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  1. Navigate to Home > System Monitor to display the System Monitor page.

  2. Optionally, change the position of any component by selecting its check box and using the arrows in the Action section.
  3. Optionally, display the status or details for any component.
    The following table lists basic NAS server components and indicates what happens when you click a component name in the component list.
    Component/Description Clicking the component Clicking the details button
    Storage Server

    This component provides Ethernet interfaces for connecting to the Public Data Network and the Private Management Network, as well as Fibre Channel interfaces used to connect to storage subsystems.

    Loads the Server Status page.
    Main Enclosure

    Contains dual power supplies, and dual RAID drive controllers. Depending on the model, the main enclosure may contain disk drives.

    Loads the Enclosure Status page. Loads the System Drives page.
    Expansion Enclosure

    Expansion enclosures contain disk drives and power supplies, but do not contain any RAID controllers.

    Loads the Enclosure Status page.

    Loads the System Drives page.

    NAS Manager

    The internal or embedded NAS Manager application.

    Loads the NAS Manager page.
    System Power Unit

    This component is also known as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

    Loads the UPS Status page. Loads the UPS Configuration page.
    NDMP Backup Devices

    The server automatically detects and adds backup devices to the system monitor. Since the storage server could be connected into a FC network shared with other servers, it does not automatically make use of backup devices found on its FC links. Backup devices are automatically discovered and added to the Status Monitor.

    Loads the NDMP Devices page.

    Loads the NDMP Details page for the device if the device can be contacted, or loads the NDMP Device List page if the device cannot be contacted.

    FC Switches (HNAS server only)
    FC switches (and cables) connect FC devices, generally storage arrays, to the server(s).
    Note: Upon adding an FC switch through the FC Switches page, it is automatically added to the System Monitor.
    Loads either the embedded management utility for the switch, or the FC Switch Details page for the switch, depending on the protocol specified when the switch was added. For more information, see the Server and Cluster Administration Guide). Loads the FC Switch Details page.
    Other Components

    Any component can be added to the system monitor. If the device supports a web-based management interface, the management interface can be launched directly from the server management interface.

    Loads the embedded management utility for the device. Loads either the Add Public Net Device or the Add Private Net Device page. Settings for the component can be changed from this page.
  4. The following Actions are available and apply to selected components:
    • Click remove to delete a component.
    • Click details to display details regarding a particular component.
    • Click add Public Net Device to add a device residing on the public (data) network.
    • Click add Private Net Device to add a device residing on the private (management) network.
      Note: Devices on the private management network are "hidden" from the data network through Network Address Translation (NAT).
    After a device is added to the System Monitor:
    • Clicking its name opens its embedded management utility in the Web browser, using either HTTP, HTTPS, or Telnet.
    • The SMU periodically checks for device activity and connectivity with the server. If a device fails to respond to network "pings", the System Monitor changes its color to red and the SMU issues an alert (devices can also be configured to send SNMP traps to the SMU).
    • Events from the device are added to the event log if the SMU has a MIB for the device.