Active IQ Unified Manager 9.13

Additional menu options

The following menu options enable you to perform various administrative tasks on the Unified Manager server.

The following menu choices are available:

  • Reset Server Certificate

    Regenerates the HTTPS server certificate.

    You can regenerate the server certificate in the Unified Manager GUI by clicking General > HTTPS Certificates > Regenerate HTTPS Certificate.

  • Disable SAML authentication

    Disables SAML authentication so that the identity provider (IdP) no longer provides sign-on authentication for users accessing the Unified Manager GUI. This console option is typically used when an issue with the IdP server or SAML configuration blocks users from accessing the Unified Manager GUI.

  • External Data Provider

    Provides options for connecting Unified Manager to an external data provider. After you establish the connection, performance data is sent to an external server so that storage performance experts can chart the performance metrics using third-party software. The following options are displayed:

    • Display Server Configuration--Displays the current connection and configuration settings for an external data provider.

    • Add / Modify Server Connection--Enables you to enter new connection settings for an external data provider, or change existing settings.

    • Modify Server Configuration--Enables you to enter new configuration settings for an external data provider, or change existing settings.

    • Delete Server Connection--Deletes the connection to an external data provider.

      After the connection is deleted, Unified Manager loses its connection to the external server.

  • Backup Restore

    For information, see the topics under Managing backup and restore operations.

  • Performance Polling Interval Configuration

    Provides an option for configuring how frequently Unified Manager collects performance statistical data from clusters. The default collection interval is 5 minutes.

    You can change this interval to 10 or 15 minutes if you find that collections from large clusters are not completing on time.

  • View/Change Application Ports

    Provides an option to change the default ports that Unified Manager uses for HTTP and HTTPS protocols, if required for security. The default ports are 80 for HTTP and 443 for HTTPS.

  • Control access to MySQL port 3306

    Controls host access to the default MySQL port 3306. For reasons of security, the access through this port is restricted only to localhost during a fresh installation of Unified Manager on Linux, Windows, and VMware vSphere systems. This option enables you to toggle the visibility of this port between the localhost and remote hosts, that is, if it is enabled for localhost only in your environment, you can make this port available to remote hosts as well. Alternately, when enabled for all hosts, you can restrict the access of this port to localhost only. If the access was enabled on remote hosts previously, the configuration is retained in an upgrade scenario. You should check the firewall settings on Windows systems after toggling the port visibility, and disable the firewall settings if the settings are configured to restrict access to MySQL port 3306.

  • Exit

    Exits the maintenance console menu.

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