Preparation for Scanning Hitachi VSP
StorageGuard collects configuration data from Hitachi VSP storage systems by running read-only API on the HCS (HiCommand) server.
The following table lists the requirements for scanning Hitachi VSP storage arrays:
|1||Provide the name or IP address of an HCS (HiCommand) host.|
|2||Provide an application user account (and password) for HCS (HiCommand) with unlimited read-only rights.
|3||Make sure that IP connectivity through HTTP or HTTPS (port 2001) is available between the StorageGuard server and each HCS (HiCommand) server.|
|4||Provide an OS user account as described under Preparation for Scanning Storage Management hosts.|
Note: if you're also using Hitachi Ops Center for Hitachi VSP Storage Management, it's recommend to scan it in addition to scanning HCS.
Creating a User Account for Scanning Hitachi VSP
The following suggested method can be used to create a user account with appropriate privileges:
Login to the HCS user interface:
- Access the Administration tab, click Users and Permissions.
- Click Add User
- Assign the user with the built-in Security Administrator (View Only) group - which includes the Security Administrator (View Only), Audit Log Administrator (View Only) and Storage Administrator (View Only) roles.