Blocking HTTP communication to the storage system

System Administrator Guide for VSP 5000 Series

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If the web server supports SSL (HTTPS), the HTTP setting tool allows you to block access to port 80. When you block access to port 80, the connection used to import the certificate from the web browser to the web server occurs on port 443 (HTTPS).

If you are using Hitachi Command Suite to access Device Manager - Storage Navigator, blocking HTTP communication might interfere with that access. Make sure the Hitachi Command Suite can use SSL communication to access Device Manager - Storage Navigator.

  • You must have the Storage Administrator (Initial Configuration) role to perform this task.
  • You must be an external authentication user whose external user group mapping is disabled.
  1. Close all Device Manager - Storage Navigator sessions on the SVP.
  2. On the Device Manager - Storage Navigator computer, open a web browser and enter the following URL to open the Tool Panel dialog box.
  3. In the Tool Panel dialog box, click Set up HTTP Blocking. A login dialog box opens.
  4. In the Login dialog box, enter the storage administrator user ID and password, then click Login. The Set up HTTP Blocking dialog box opens.
  5. In the dialog box, click OK. A confirmation dialog box opens.
  6. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK to implement HTTP blocking.
    When the configuration change is complete, the SVP web server restarts. When the restart is complete, the HTTP Communications Blocked dialog box opens.

    Depending on the environment, it can take 30 to 60 minutes for the web server to restart. If it does, after the SVP restarts, the Completion dialog box does not appear. Instead, an "internal server error" message appears. However, the setting is actually completed.

  7. Click OK to continue the operation and return to the Login dialog box, or click Cancel to cancel the operation and return to the Login dialog box.