Use the StorSimple Device Manager service to administer your StorSimple device
This article describes the StorSimple Device Manager service interface, including how to connect to it, the various options available, and links out to the specific workflows that can be performed via this UI. This guidance is applicable to both; the StorSimple physical device and the cloud appliance.
After reading this article, you will learn to:
- Connect to StorSimple Device Manager service
- Administer your StorSimple device via the StorSimple Device Manager service
Connect to StorSimple Device Manager service
The StorSimple Device Manager service runs in Microsoft Azure and connects to multiple StorSimple devices. You use a central Microsoft Azure portal running in a browser to manage these devices. To connect to the StorSimple Device Manager service, do the following.
To connect to the service
- Navigate to https://portal.azure.com/.
- Using your Microsoft account credentials, log on to the Microsoft Azure portal (located at the top-right of the pane).
- Scroll down the left navigation pane to access the StorSimple Device Manager service.
Administer StorSimple device using StorSimple Device Manager service
The following table shows a summary of all the common management tasks and complex workflows that can be performed within the StorSimple Device Manager service UI. These tasks are organized based on the UI blades on which they are initiated.
For more information about each workflow, click the appropriate procedure in the table.
StorSimple Device Manager workflows
|If you want to do this ...||Use this procedure.|
|Create a serviceDelete a serviceGet service registration keyRegenerate service registration key||Deploy a StorSimple Device Manager service|
|View the activity logs||Use the StorSimple Device Manager service summary|
|Change the service data encryption keyView the operation logs||Use the StorSimple Device Manager service dashboard|
|Deactivate a deviceDelete a device||Deactivate or delete a device|
|Learn about disaster recovery and device failoverFailover to a physical deviceFailover to a virtual deviceBusiness continuity disaster recovery (BCDR)||Failover and disaster recovery for your StorSimple device|
|List backups for a volumeSelect a backup setDelete a backup set||Manage backups|
|Clone a volume||Clone a volume|
|Restore a backup set||Restore a backup set|
|About storage accountsAdd a storage accountEdit a storage accountDelete a storage accountKey rotation of storage accounts||Manage storage accounts|
|About bandwidth templatesAdd a bandwidth templateEdit a bandwidth templateDelete a bandwidth templateUse a default bandwidth templateCreate an all-day bandwidth template that starts at a specified time||Manage bandwidth templates|
|About access control recordsCreate an access control recordEdit an access control recordDelete an access control record||Manage access control records|
|View job detailsCancel a job||Manage jobs|
|Receive alert notificationsManage alertsReview alerts||View and manage StorSimple alerts|
|Create monitoring charts||Monitor your StorSimple device|
|Add a volume containerModify a volume containerDelete a volume container||Manage volume containers|
|Add a volumeModify a volumeTake a volume offlineDelete a volumeMonitor a volume||Manage volumes|
|Modify device settingsModify time settingsModify DNS.md settingsConfigure network interfaces||Modify device configuration for your StorSimple device|
|View web proxy settings||Configure web proxy for your device|
|Modify device administrator passwordModify StorSimple Snapshot Manager password||Change StorSimple passwords|
|Configure remote management||Connect remotely to your StorSimple device|
|Configure alert settings||View and manage StorSimple alerts|
|Configure CHAP for your StorSimple device||Configure CHAP for your StorSimple device|
|Add a backup policyAdd or modify a scheduleDelete a backup policyTake a manual backupCreate a custom backup policy with multiple volumes and schedules||Manage backup policies|
|Stop device controllersRestart device controllersShut down device controllersReset your device to factory defaults(Above are for on-premises device only)||Manage StorSimple device controller|
|Learn about StorSimple hardware componentsMonitor hardware status(Above are for on-premises device only)||Monitor hardware components|
|Create a support package||Create and manage a Support package|
|Install software updates||Update your device|
If you experience any issues with the day-to-day operation of your StorSimple device or with any of its hardware components, refer to:
If you cannot resolve the issues and you need to create a service request, refer to Contact Microsoft Support.