Configuring VSS access to a server

Snapshot Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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You can configure a storage server to allow VSS access using NAS Manager or the CLI command mscfg.

To configure the storage server using NAS Manager:

  1. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > VSS Access Configuration to display the VSS Access Configuration page.

    VSS Access Configuration

  2. Enter the required information, as described in the following table:
    Field/Item Description
    Enable VSS Access Select the check box to allow access by the VSS protocol, or clear the check box to disable access using that protocol.
    Note: To use VSS you must install and configure the VSS Hardware Provider software.
    Port Number Enter the port number that the storage server should monitor for communication through the protocol. The default is port 202.
    Note: The port number is not configurable on a NAS module.
    Maximum Number Of Connections Specifies the maximum number of simultaneous connections to the server. You can allow up to five simultaneous connections.
    Restrict Access To Allowed Hosts Fill the check box to restrict protocol access to the hosts specified on this page. Make sure the check box is empty to enable the protocol to access any host.
    Allowed Hosts If protocol access is restricted to specified hosts, use these fields to specify the hosts to which the protocol has access.
    Note: If protocol access is restricted to specified to hosts, make sure the SMU is an allowed host.
    • Allowed Hosts (field). In the Allowed Hosts field, enter the IP address of a host that the protocol is allowed to access, then click Add to insert that host into the list of allowed hosts.
      Note: If the system has been set up to work with a name server, you can identify allowed hosts by IP address or hostname.

      Wildcard Usage: You can specify an IP address using the * character, such as: 10.168.*.* or 172.*.*.*.

    • Allowed Hosts (list). This list displays the IP address or hostname of each of the hosts that the protocol is allowed to access.

      To delete a host, select its IP address or hostname from the list and click Delete.

    Add Inserts that host into the Allowed Hosts list.
    Delete Deletes the selected host from the Allowed Hosts list.
    apply Saves configuration changes.