2015-05-28 02:35 PM
I have a CDOT cluster on 8.3. My manager wants individual business units to manage their own vserver via System Manager.
It is my understanding that it is not currently possible for System Manager to manager an individual vserver on a cdot array.
It this true?
If it is true, are there any plans to provide this capability in the future?
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2015-05-29 12:03 AM
my name is Chriz Ott, I'm working with NetApp as a Principal Architect.
Thank you very much for your question, your usecase is one of the use-cases cDOT was designed for - Secure Multi Tenancy.
Unfortunately you are correct, currently it is not possible to manage individual SVMs using the System Manager.
There are definitely plans to bring this functionality into System Manager, however in the past they have been defered for the benefit of other features.
A workaround could be using WFA (Worflow Automation) to provide certain "operational tasks" that application owners would usually require and have WFA take care of RBAC (including intergration into an existing LDAP).
Another way would be to use our SnapManager products for individual applications such as SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint etc. to connect to the SVM and manager their storage.
I hope this answer is usefull for you, please don't hesitate to come back to me in case you have more questions.
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2015-07-03 03:57 AM
I would like to ask you about this topic.
I would like to perform individual business units to manage their own vserver via System Manager,too.
The OnCommand System Manager 8.3 is included with Data ONTAP as a web service.
It seems that cDot8.3 has "vserver services web access" command.
Can we manage an individual vserver on a cdot array to a certain degree ?