You should be aware of the Data ONTAP versions that are supported by System Manager.
For storage systems running clustered Data ONTAP, System Manager supports the following versions:
Starting with clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.2, support for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 is available for secure web services (HTTPS). However, System Manager does not support FIPS. Therefore, you cannot manage FIPS-enabled clusters.
When you use System Manager 3.1.2 to manage clusters running Data ONTAP 8.3 or later, the corresponding version of System Manager is launched to manage these clusters.
For storage systems running Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode, System Manager supports the following versions:
You must enable HTTP on the storage system when using System Manager to manage the Data ONTAP 8.0.x release family. You cannot use a secure communication protocol to manage your storage systems.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 2.0 and 3.0 versions are no longer supported. If you want to manage Data ONTAP versions 7.3.x, 8.1.x, and 8.2.x using a secure communication protocol, you must ensure that the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol is enabled on the storage system.
For more information, see the Data ONTAP System Administration Guide for 7-Mode.