SnapProtect – NetApp – OnCommand Unified Manager

The following section describes the installation and configuration steps needed to setup the OnCommand Unified Manager server and its components. For OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3P1, 6.4P1, and 7.0, go to Clustered Data ONTAP.

Use root or storage administrator privileges.


Install the OnCommand Unified Manager Server

The OnCommand Unified Manager server must be installed before the CommCell™ is set up. The following steps describe how to install and configure the OnCommand Unified Manager server.

  1. Log in to the NetApp Support web site and download the OnCommand Unified Manager installer from the NetApp Support web site.

    It is recommended that you do not install the CommServe and OnCommand Unified Manager on the same computer.

  2. Launch the executable file.
  3. Follow the OnCommand Unified Manager setup prompts to complete the installation.

After the OnCommand Unified Manager software is installed, the OnCommand Unified Manager server starts discovering, monitoring, collecting, and saving information about objects in its database.

Install the NetApp Management Console

The NetApp Management Console is a client software that contains a number of storage system management applications. The console should not be installed on the OnCommand Unified Manager server as it impacts the server performance.

The following steps describe how to download and install the NetApp Management Console:

  1. From the Setup menu of the Operations Manager, select Download Management Console.
  2. Click the link for the version of the NetApp Management Console required for your operating system. For example;
    • If you are installing on a Windows computer, launch nmconsole-setup-3-0-win32.exe.
    • If you are installing on a Linux computer, enter the following command:

      rpm -i <rpm filename>

  3. Follow the setup prompts to complete the installation.


Discovery of Storage Systems and Networks

The OnCommand Unified Manager server depends on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to discover and periodically monitor storage systems. If your storage system is not SNMP-enabled, you must enable it before the server can discover them. The server needs to locate and identify storage systems so that it can add them to its database.

Automatic discovery is typically the primary process the server uses to discover storage systems and networks. However, you can also manually add storage systems and networks:

  1. Keep the defaults for the discovery options of Host Discovery (enabled), and Network Discovery (disabled).
  2. Start the discovery process by manually adding one storage system from each network.

    When you add a storage system, its network is also added. Other storage systems on the same network are found automatically.

  3. After verifying that all of the storage systems have been added, disable the host discovery to save network resources.
  4. After attaching a new storage system to your network, add hosts by using the OnCommand Unified Manager server or using the following commands through the command line:

    dfm host add storage system name

    dfm host add -N storage system name

Create Resource Pools

Use the following steps to add Resource Pools to be used for the Vault/Mirror storage provisioning.

  1. From the NetApp Management Console, navigate to Set Up | Resource Pools.
  2. Click Add in the right pane.

    Provide the required information requested in the wizard.

Provisioning Policies

OnCommand Manager Unified Manager has three pre-defined provisioning policies for SnapProtect.

Such policies will be picked up automatically by SnapProtect and will be displayed in the Provisioning tab of the Snap Copy Properties dialog box.



SnapProtect_RAID-DP Has RAID-DP (double disk failure) enabled which protects against double disk failures

To use a provisioning policy from the OCUM server, prefix the provisioning policy name with the string "SnapProtect_".