Thursday, 14 January 2021

Unified VSC Appliance: Maintenance Shell/Console Menus, Registration & More...

In this blog post we display the NetApp Unified VSC Appliance (or VMware Tools for ONTAP - Virtual Storage Console, VASA Provider, and SRA) Maintenance Shell/Console Menus and vSphere Plugin Registration web page.

Note: I’m using Version 7.2.1P1 here as that’s what I had in the lab - I doubt these views have changed much in more recent versions.

Unified VSC Appliance: Maintenance Shell/Console Menus

Note: Login username ‘maint’

Main Menu:
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1 ) Application Configuration
2 ) System Configuration
3 ) Network Configuration
4 ) Support and Diagnostics

Application Configuration Menu:
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1 ) Display server status summary
2 ) Start Virtual Storage Console service
3 ) Stop Virtual Storage Console service
4 ) Start VASA Provider and SRA service
5 ) Stop VASA Provider and SRA service
6 ) Change 'administrator' user password
7 ) Re-generate certificates
8 ) Hard reset keyStore and certificates
9 ) Hard reset database
10) Change LOG level for Virtual Storage Console service
11) Change LOG level for VASA Provider and SRA service
12) Display TLS configuration
13) Enable TLS protocol
14) Disable TLS protocol

System Configuration Menu:
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1 ) Reboot virtual machine
2 ) Shut down virtual machine (Disabled. Must be run on virtual machine console.)
3 ) Change 'maint' user password
4 ) Change time zone
5 ) Change NTP server
6 ) Disable SSH access (Disabled. Must be run on virtual machine console.)
7 ) Increase jail disk size (/jail)
8 ) Upgrade (Disabled. Must be run on virtual machine console.)
9 ) Install VMware Tools (Disabled. Must be run on virtual machine console.)

Network Configuration Menu:
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1 ) Display IP address settings
2 ) Change IP address settings
3 ) Display domain name search settings
4 ) Change domain name search settings
5 ) Display static routes
6 ) Change static routes
7 ) Commit changes
8 ) Ping a host
9 ) Restore default settings

Support and Diagnostics Menu:
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1 ) Generate support bundle
2 ) Access diagnostic shell (Disabled. Must be run on virtual machine console.)
3 ) Enable remote diagnostic access (Disabled. Must be run on virtual machine console.)

Note: I’ve not included the:
x ) Exit
b ) Back

vSphere Plugin Registration
 
The vSphere Plugin Registration is available at:
https://{IP or FQDN of your VSC}:8143/Register.html
 
And this is what you’ll see:
 
Image: vSphere Plugin Registration: Plugin service information

 
Image: vSphere Plugin Registration: vCenter Server information

 
Image: vSphere Plugin Registration: vSphere Plugin Unregistration


Register the VASA Provider Extension

Note: This is vSphere 6.7 and VSC 7.2.1P1. The VASA Provider (VP) is enabled by default for new installs since VSC 9.6.

Image: Virtual Storage Console > Configuration > Manage Extensions


Image: Manage Extensions: Enable VASA Provider

You must log out of the vCenter Server, and then log in again to view the configured extensions.

Additional Information

How to tune memory settings of virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA for scale and performance:
https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/Virtual_Storage_Console_for_VMware_vSphere/tune_memory_settings_of_VM_VSC%2C_VASA_Provider%2C_and_SRA_for_scale_and_performance


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