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HPE MSA 2050 SAN Storage - Operating

Basic operation

Verify that you have completed the sequential “Installation Checklist” instructions. Once you have successfully completed steps 1 through 8 there in, you can access the management interface using your web browser to complete the system setup.


Accessing the SMU

Upon completing the hardware installation, you can access the web-based management interface - SMU (Storage Management Utility) - from the controller module to monitor and manage the storage system. Invoke your web browser, and enter the https://IP-address
of the controller module’s network port in the address field , then press Enter. To Sign In to the SMU, use the default user name manage and password !manage. If the default user or password - or both - have been changed for security reasons, enter the secure login credentials instead of the defaults. This brief Sign In discussion assumes proper web browser setup.

NOTE: For detailed information about accessing and using the SMU, see the topic about getting started in the SMU Reference Guide.

The Getting Started section provides instructions for signing-in to the SMU, introduces key concepts, addresses browser setup, and provides tips for using the main window and the help window.

TIP: After signing in to the SMU, you can use online help as an alternative to consulting the reference guide.


Configuring and provisioning the storage system

Once you have familiarized yourself with the SMU, use it to configure and provision the storage system. If you are licensed to use the optional Remote Snap feature, you may also need to set up storage systems for replication. Refer to the following topics within the SMU Reference Guide or online help:

  • Configuring the system

  • Provisioning the system

  • Using Remote Snap to replicate volumes

NOTE: Some features within the storage system require a license. The license is specific to the controller enclosure and firmware version. See the topic about installing a license within the SMU Reference Guide for instructions about viewing the status of licensed features and installing a license.

If the system is used in a VMware environment, set the system Missing LUN Response option to use its Illegal Request setting. To do so, see either the topic about changing the missing LUN response in the SMU Reference Guide, or the topic about the set-advanced-settings command in the CLI Reference Guide.


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