Preparation for Scanning Dell EMC Unity
StorageGuard collects configuration data from EMC Unity storage systems by opening an HTTP or HTTPS connection to the EMC Unisphere management server or servers if more than one is used. StorageGuard collects data using REST API (api/json/v2/types).
The following table lists the requirements for scanning EMC Unity systems:
|1||Provide the network name or IP address of Unisphere hosts.|
|2||Provide a user account (and password) for each Unisphere system.
|3||The user account should be assigned with an unlimited read-only role, enabling it to run GET requests. Examples of read-only APIs used:
|4||Verify IP connectivity through HTTP or HTTPS (443) is available between the StorageGuard server and each Unisphere system.|
Creating a User Account for Scanning Dell EMC Unity
The following suggested method can be used to create a user account with appropriate privileges:
Navigate to the User Management selection under Settings > Users and Groups in Unisphere. Create a new user with the securityadministrator role.
NOTE: It is recommended to also follow the guidelines specified under Preparation for Scanning Storage Management hosts.