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During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

At beginning of installing WFA, just completed Run wfa_ocsetup.exe on this WFA server, then come to the next screen (please see the attachment), asking me to enter OnCommand Unified Manager.

I don't know what to do here.

1. Is OnCommand Unified Manager the same as my DFM server which is different from this WFA server?

2. By default, What is wfa account? should it be created on that OnCommand Unified Manager server, or is it just a local account on WFA server?


Thanks for your help!

Re: During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

You will need to select the correct version of DFM (Yes, Unified Manager is the same application as DFM but the name changed) and follow the steps to run the correct version of wfa_ocsetup on that host (the DFM host).  This will create the WFA user in the database of the DFM (now known as Unified Manager) and set the password.  Once this is complete, the connection should be made.

If you need more help with the steps, then I would suggest taking a look at the videos in the How-To section.  There is a great Getting Started Series which walks through the initial setup and even your first workflow

https://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC-22052

Welcome to the community.

Jeremy Goodrum, NetApp

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Re: During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

Great! I definitely would look through your link late.

For now, could you please help me on the following:

I have made progress, and passed that screen of entering the detail for DFM host. Now I am in the screen of verifying credentials. It got failed on 5 filers, and succeeded on 3 filers.

Any idea on the reason of the failure? I can log into it via putty by using the same account

Also, why it picked up an IP for the backup segment, not the primary IP for these filers?

Thank you!

Re: During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

Yeah, this is pretty well covered in the Getting Started Series.  However, the addresses for the Controllers comes from how they are registered in Unified Manager.  So if the address is registered using the non-management IP then that is what is displayed.  Have you manually selected the controllers and added the credentials?  Is it possible that the IP address presented is not reachable by the WFA server?  When WFA tests the credentials, a API login call is tested to verify network and credential connectivity.

Jeremy Goodrum, NetApp

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Twitter: @virtpirate

Blog: www.virtpirate.com

Re: During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

Thanks for sharing your in-depth knowledge.

I will be checking how filers are registered on DFM. However, these filers and their corresponding IP's are picked up and listed automatically, I just highlighted them and Enter Credentials. IP is reachable from DFM, and even allow me to log into it via the IP and putty on DFM.

Re: During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

No worries.  Can the WFA server reach these addresses?  The Controller list is automatically discovered when WFA contacts the Unified Manager host and requests a list of the registered Controllers. 

Jeremy Goodrum, NetApp

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Twitter: @virtpirate

Blog: www.virtpirate.com

Re: During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

You are pointing me to a right direction!

WFA can not reach these filers via discovered IP's. However, DFM can reach them.

Now, I guess what I need to do is to use IP's are reachable by both DFM and WFA, and use the IP to register with DFM, and let WFA to re-list corresponding entries.

How do I re-register the filer with an IP that I want on DFM? As far as I know, I would not or did not use IP's for backup to register.

Then after that, how do I trigger DFM/WFA to rediscover the right IP's?

Re: During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

As it sounds like there is a firewall in the path between storage controllers and WFA (and possibly DFM). You may also want to see if you can get the same firewall rules applied to WFA that are applied to DFM. Then they should both be able to communicate with the same sets of IP addresses.

Michael.

Re: During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

No, there are no firewalls anywhere in this infrastructure.

The IP discovered by DFM/WFA is backup vlan, and not suitable in this application, as well as not reachable from WFA, The IP I want to use is reachable.

However DFM put that unreachable IP there, and how to trigger DFM/WFA to use the IP I want?

Thanks!

Re: During installing WFA, enter the detail for OnCommand Unified Manager?

Could anybody please offer any ideas?