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 and Windows 2016 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.