Preparation for Scanning Dell EMC VPLEX
StorageGuard collects configuration data from EMC VPLEX by running read-only REST API and CLI calls through HTTP/HTTPS and SSH on the VPLEX system.
The following table lists the requirements for scanning EMC VPLEX:
|1||Provide the name or IP address of each VPLEX management server.
|2||Provide a user account (and password) for each VPLEX management server.
|3||Verify IP connectivity through HTTP/HTTPS (443) and SSH is available between the StorageGuard server and each VPLEX management server.|
|4||The user should be assigned with unlimited read-only rights, enabling it to query all VPLEX configuration objects|
|5||Verify Read-Only access to REST API V1 and V2 on the management server and SSH access to the management server with ability to cat any file.|
Creating a User Account for Scanning Dell EMC VPLEX
The following suggested method can be used to create a user account with appropriate privileges:
- user add -u cntuser
- Change role to readonly (monitor) and the shell-access to true