Storage requirements for Discovery

Discovering storage via a host requires the MID Server to have the necessary credentials to the host server.

Windows requirements

  • For Windows, use one of the following supported host configurations:
    • Windows Server 2012, DAS or NAS with Fibre Channel (FC) or Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI).
    • Windows Server 2008, DAS or NAS with FC or iSCSI.
  • Install the fcinfo.exe tool on Windows 2008 and 2012 servers that attach to storage via FC.
  • Install Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
  • Enable Powershell on the MID Server host server.
  • Provide the instance with the necessary credentials to the host server.
  • Put the MID Server and the target machine in the same domain or add the target machine to the trusted host list on the MID Server machine.
  • Optionally, install Windows Remote Management (WinRM) on the host server to discover Fibre Channel information. WinRM is on by default for Windows 2012 machines, but not for Windows 2008.

Linux requirements

  • For Linux, use one of the following supported host configurations:
    • Solaris, DAS, NAS, or SAN with iSCSI
    • CentOS, DAS, NAS, or SAN with FC or iSCSI
    • Ubuntu Server, DAS, NAS, or SAN with iSCSI
  • Provide the device with SSH credentials that have root or sudo access.
  • Provide the MID Server with the necessary credentials to the host server.