SC Storage Customer Notification: How to apply host server Best Practice settings using the Dell Storage Manager client

SC Storage Customer Notification: How to apply host server Best Practice settings using the Dell Storage Manager client


How to apply host server Best Practice settings using the Dell Storage Manager client

Windows or Linux

  1. After installing the Dell Storage Manager (DSM) client on a Windows or Linux host and launching the executable, the following menu of choices will be presented. Choose Configure this host to access a Storage Center.

  1. Log into a Storage Center screen will appear. Log into a Storage Center this host is connected to.


  1. If the following screen appears, launch the Dell Storage Manager Client executable as an Administrator.


  1. After logging in to a Storage Center, the following information window will appear. Click ‘Next’ button to continue.

  1. The wizard will immediately check the localhost server to ensure Best Practice settings are in place.

  1. The following screen will be displayed showing the connectivity between the host and the Storage Center. Select an appropriate Fault Domain and click ‘Next’ button.

  1. Log in occurs to Storage Center from the host.

  1. Verify localhost and connectivity information and click the ‘Next’ button.

  1. Wizard sets the MPIO settings on the host.

  1. The wizard completes applying the Best Practice settings. Click ‘Finish’ button.

  1. Prompt may appear indicating if the host needs to be restarted.



VMware

  1. After installing the Dell Storage Manager (DSM) client on a Windows or Linux host and launching the executable, the following menu of choices will be presented. Choose Configure VMware vSphere to access a Storage Center.

  1. Log into a Storage Center screen will appear. Log into a Storage Center this host is connected to.

  1. If the following screen appears, launch the Dell Storage Manager Client executable as an Administrator.

  1. After logging in to a Storage Center, the following information window will appear. Click ‘Next’ button to continue.

  1. Select the Storage Center this host connects to.

  1. Supply the IP address or Hostname to vSphere host or vCenter server with credentials.

  1. If the Storage Center has iSCSI ports and the host is not connected to any interface, the Log into Storage Center via iSCSI page appears. Select the target fault domains and click Next. Otherwise the Verify vSphere information page appears. In which case, verify the info and click Next.

  1. The Best Practices applied to the host will appear on the next screen. It will show if the host setup was either successful or failed along with the settings that were changed on the host. Click Finish to complete.