You can access a storage system to administer it and to store and retrieve data, by using a serial console or through a NIC installed in the storage system.
These are the methods you can use, and licenses are required:
- From a console that is attached by a cable to the storage system’s serial port
- From the Ethernet network interface card (NIC) that is preinstalled in the storage system. Use this card to connect to a TCP/IP network to administer the storage system, as well as to store and retrieve data:
- From an NFS client or CIFS client by using a Telnet session
- From an NFS client or CIFS client by using a Remote Shell connection
- From an NFS client or CIFS client by using a Web browser and the FilerView interface
- From an NFS or CIFS client by using a secure shell client application, such as SSH, OpenSSH for UNIX hosts or PuTTY for Windows hosts (required for connecting the host to storage systems with an RLM or a BMC and using the console redirection feature)
If you use the wrfile
command to redirect input into non-interactive SSH, the command will fail if:
- SSH is configured to automatically send EOF's.
- SSH is used with the option -n, which sends EOF at the beginning of the message.
- From an NFS client or CIFS client by using a Web browser and the DataFabric Manager interface (a DataFabric Manager license is also required)
- From a CIFS client to provide support for the SnapDrive feature in a Windows environment
- From an NFS client or CIFS client to manage Fibre Channel switches (in a SAN environment)