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The Remote LAN Module

The Remote LAN Module (RLM) is a remote management card that provides remote platform management capabilities, including remote access, monitoring, troubleshooting, logging, and alerting features.

The RLM stays operational regardless of the operating state of the storage system. It is powered by a standby voltage, which is available as long as the storage system has input power to at least one of the storage system’s power supplies.

The RLM has a single temperature sensor to detect ambient temperature around the RLM board. Data generated by this sensor is not used for any system or RLM environmental policies. It is only used as a reference point that might help you troubleshoot storage system issues. For example, it might help a remote system administrator determine if a system was shut down due to an extreme temperature change in the system.

The FAS30xx series and FAS6000 series storage systems provide an Ethernet interface for connecting to the RLM. If the RLM is not pre-installed in your FAS30xx series storage system, see the Installing or Replacing a Remote LAN Module flyer for instructions on how to cable your storage system to the RLM. The flyer is shipped with the RLM and is also available on the NOW site .

The following diagram illustrates how you can access the storage system and the RLM.

Figure 1. Accessing the storage system and the RLM
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If you have a data center configuration where management traffic and data traffic are on separate networks, you can configure the RLM on the management network.

The RLM is supported by the Operations Manager. See the Operations Manager Online Help for details.

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