Use the StorSimple Device Manager service to administer your StorSimple Virtual Array

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Overview

This article describes the StorSimple Device Manager service interface, including how to connect to it and the various options available, and provides links to the specific workflows that can be performed via this UI.

After reading this article, you will know how to:

  • Connect to the StorSimple Device Manager service
  • Navigate the StorSimple Device Manager UI
  • Administer your StorSimple Virtual Array via the StorSimple Device Manager service
Note

To view the management options available for the StorSimple 8000 series device, go to Use the StorSimple Manager service to administer your StorSimple device.

Connect to the StorSimple Device Manager service

The StorSimple Device Manager service runs in Microsoft Azure and connects to multiple StorSimple Virtual Arrays. 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

  1. Go to https://ms.portal.azure.com.
  2. Using your Microsoft account credentials, log on to the Microsoft Azure portal (located at the top-right of the pane).
  3. Navigate to Browse --> 'Filter' on StorSimple Device Managers to view all your device managers in a given subscription.

Use the StorSimple Device Manager service to perform management tasks

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 summary blade. These tasks are organized based on the 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 service
Delete a service
Get the service registration key
Regenerate the service registration key
Deploy the StorSimple Device Manager service
View the activity logs Use the StorSimple service summary
Deactivate a Virtual Array
Delete a Virtual Array
Deactivate or delete a virtual array
Disaster recovery and device failover
Failover prerequisites
Business continuity disaster recovery (BCDR)
Errors during disaster recovery
Disaster recovery and device failover for your StorSimple Virtual Array
Back up shares and volumes
Take a manual backup
Change the backup schedule
View existing backups
Back up your StorSimple Virtual Array
Clone shares from a backup set
Clone volumes from a backup set
Item-level recovery (file server only)
Clone from a backup of your StorSimple Virtual Array
About storage accounts
Add a storage account
Edit a storage account
Delete a storage account
Manage storage accounts for the StorSimple Virtual Array
About access control records
Add or modify an access control record
Delete an access control record
Manage access control records for the StorSimple Virtual Array
View job details Manage StorSimple Virtual Array jobs
Configure alert settings
Receive alert notifications
Manage alerts
Review alerts
View and manage alerts for the StorSimple Virtual Array
Modify the device administrator password Change the StorSimple Virtual Array device administrator password
Install software updates Update your Virtual Array

Next steps

For information about the web UI and how to use it, go to Use the StorSimple web UI to administer your StorSimple Virtual Array.