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Administrator Guide 15

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R003

Routine maintenance activities are the most common activities for the storage device, including powering on or off the storage device, managing users, modifying basic parameters of the storage device, and managing hardware components. This document applies to the system administrators who are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance activities, monitoring the storage device, and rectifying common device faults.
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Initially Configuring the Storage System (Applicable to V300R003C00/V300R003C10)

Initially Configuring the Storage System (Applicable to V300R003C00/V300R003C10)

This operation enables you to initialize a storage device using the initial configuration wizard. The initialization includes configuring the basic information, device time, disk domain, alarm notification and managing license files for a storage device.


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose Settings > Initial Configuration.
  3. On the Basic Information page, configure basic information for the storage device.
    1. In Device Name, type a name for the storage device.

      • The name contains 1 to 127 characters.
      • The name can contain only letters, digits, periods (.), underscores (_), and hyphens (-).

    2. In Device Location, type a geographical location for the device.

      The location contains 1 to 511 characters.

    3. Optional: Change the password of the logged-in user.

      1. Click Modify.
      2. In Old Password, type the current password for logging in to the device.
      3. Type a new password in Old Password and type it again to Confirm Password.
        The password must meet the following complexity requirements:
        • Contains 8 to 16 characters.
        • Must contain special characters. Special characters include !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\]^`{_|}~ and spaces.
        • Must contain any two types of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and digits.
        • The maximum number of consecutive same characters cannot exceed 3.
        • Cannot be the same as the username or mirror writing of the username.

        You can modify the password policy in Configuring Security Policy.

  4. Click Next, and configure the device time on the Device Time page.

    After this operation is executed, if the device time changes, the following impacts may be triggered:
    • If the changed device time exceeds the license validity period, the license may be invalid.
    • If the changed device time exceeds the certificate validity period, the certificate may expire.
    • If the changed device time exceeds the password validity period set by a user, the system may force the user to change the login password.
    Use one of the following methods to configure the time:
    • Select Synchronize client time to synchronize the storage device with the time and time zone of the existing client.
    • Select Set NTP automatic synchronization to synchronize the device with the network time protocol (NTP) server time.

      NTP is an application-layer protocol that is used to synchronize time between a distributed time server and a client. Its implementation is based Internet Protocol (IP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP).

      1. Type the IP address of the NTP server in NTP Server IP Address .
        • A maximum of two NTP servers can be added. If the time of the one NTP server cannot be automatically synchronized to devices, the system synchronizes the time of another NTP server to devices
        • Ensure that the time of two NTP servers is consistent.
      2. Set a synchronization period in Synchronization Period.
    • Select Manual to manually modify the time and time zone of the storage device.
      1. Click Modify.

        The Modify Time dialog box is displayed.

      2. Modify the device date in the Date group box.
      3. Modify the device time in the Time group box.
      4. Select the time zone in which the storage device is located from the Current Time Zone list.
      5. Click OK.

        The security alert dialog box is displayed.

      6. Confirm the information in the dialog box and select I have read and understand the consequences associated with performing this operation..
      7. Click OK.

        The Success dialog box is displayed, indicating that the operation succeeded.


    Select Do not adjust the current time on the device if you do not want to modify the device time.

  5. Click Next to view the information about active license files.

    The License Management page is displayed. For details, see Preparing for License Application.

    As the OceanStor SystemReporter and OceanStor UltraPath are not deployed on a storage system, you cannot check them on the license management page of the storage system. To view purchased features, you can obtain the product authorization certificate from your dealer, which shows the purchased features.

  6. Click Next. On the Configure Disk Domain page, choose configure the disk domain.

    You can configure available disks in the disk domain in either of the following ways:

    • If you select Yes, the system will automatically configure the disk domain, the system automatically completes disk domain configuration.

      You can view the number of disks at each layer in the storage pool.

    • If you select No, I want to manually configure the disk domain, you need to manually configure the disk domain.

  7. Click Next to configure email notification, SM notification, and system notification on the Alarm Notification page.

    For details about Alarm Notification settings, see Enabling the Email Notification Function, Enable SM Notification and Configuring the System Status Notification Function.

  8. Click Finish.

    The security alert dialog box is displayed, indicating that the initial configuration is completed.

  9. Click OK.
Updated: 2019-04-17

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