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Creating global configuration files

You can create a global configuration file to separate the storage controller, storage virtual machine (SVM), or VMware credential configuration from the backup policy.

About this task

Global configuration files enable you to control access and to handle backup and restore operations.

You can create two types of global configuration files:

Super Global
This configuration applies to all the configurations in all the profiles.
Profile Global
This configuration applies to all the configurations created within a profile.

Steps

  1. From the main menu of the Snap Creator GUI, select Management > Global Configurations.
  2. In the Global Configurations pane, click Create Global.
    The Configuration wizard for Global Configurations opens in the right pane.
  3. Complete the Configuration wizard to create the configuration file:
    1. On the Configuration page, select the global configuration type (Super Global or Profile Global).
      The name of the configuration file is set to global by default. You cannot change this name.
      If you selected Profile Global as the global configuration type, select the profile.
      Note: By default, password encryption is enabled to prevent passwords from being displayed in clear text in the configuration file.
    2. On the Plug-In Type page, select the type of plug-in.
      The page that you advance to in the wizard depends on the option that you select.
      Plug-in type option Next page Next page
      Virtualization plug-in Virtualization plug-ins

      Select the plug-in to configure.

      Authentication Information

      Provide the authentication information for the selected plug-in option.

      None Storage Connection Settings --

      For more information about plug-in credentials, see the plug-in documentation.

    3. On the Storage Connection Settings page, select the transport type (HTTP or HTTPS).
      The standard port for the selected transport type is displayed. If the storage system uses a non-standard port, enter the port information in the port field.
    4. On the Controller/Vserver Credentials page, enter the IP address and login credentials for each storage controller or SVM that contains the volumes in this configuration file.
      Note: You must add at least one storage controller or SVM to the configuration.
    5. On the Controller Credentials page, verify that the controllers display the correct information.
      If changes are required, select a controller, and then click Edit.
    6. On the DFM/OnCommand Settings page, if you want to integrate the Snap Creator configuration with NetApp OnCommand management tools, select and provide the details.
    7. Review the summary, and then click Finish.