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Learn more about Storage Manager integration

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Overview

This article provides information on Storage Manager integration.

Environment

All STM versions

Detail

Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) can run as an integrated module in Storage Manager (STM). This feature gives you the option of running both products in parallel which is useful if you want to try SRM before purchasing. You can also monitor arrays in SRM that are not currently supported in STM. For a full list of devices supported by SRM, see the Storage Devices Supported section in the SRM Help Online document. Migrating devices from one product to the other is not necessary. SRM and STM work independently with each other in supporting separate databases. This article discusses the following:

  • Licensing
  • Communications between SRM and STM
  • Integrating

 

Licensing

When SRM and STM are integrated, STM serves as the licensing server for both products. If you are running SRM as a standalone, you must first deactivate the SRM license and re-apply it to STM. When integrated, STM is responsible for maintaining the total disk license count. For more information on licensing STM see the STM administrator guide.

 

Communications between SRM and STM

SRM and STM maintain individual license caches that keeps record of their total disk count. When changes happen such as adding or removing a disk, a notification is sent to both SRM and STM allowing them to update their license cache with the changes. The license cache information is shared every 5 minutes between SRM and STM via secure communications over HTTPS using port 8443.

Note: It is important that your firewall does not block the port used by SRM and STM for communications.

 

Integrating

To integrate SRM and STM, log into the Orion web console for SRM and click Settings > SRM Settings > Manage Storage Manager Integration. This opens the Setup Storage Manager Integration web site. Provide the following information for integrating SRM to STM:

  • Server name or IP address – Name or IP address of the STM server.
  • Port – HTTPS port used for exchanging license cache information.
  • User name – Administrator account for the STM server.
  • Password – Password for the administrator account of the STM server.

Once the information has been entered, click SUBMIT.

If you choose to disable integration between SRM and STM, click the Disable Integration button on the Setup Storage Manager Integration website. You will be prompted twice before integration is disabled and once SRM and STM is disabled, the following happens:

  • STM will remain licensed and polling continues for storage devices assigned to it.
  • If the 30 day evaluation period has not expired for SRM, polling continues for devices assigned to it.
  • If the 30 day evaluation period has expired for SRM, polling stops for devices assigned to it.

For more information on integrating SRM to STM, see the Integrating the SRM Orion Module and the SRM Profiler Module section in the SRM Help Online.

 

Ports that cannot be blocked by a Firewall:

The following ports cannot be blocked:
  • HTTPS 8443
  • HTTPS 17778
  • HTTP 9000
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21:18, 31 Jan 2016

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