Whether OceanStor 9000 can connect to external domain controllers and DNS servers on the management network

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Yes. Generally OceanStor 9000 can connect to external domain controllers and DNS servers on the management network, but you need to comply with the customer’s network plan.

Other related questions:
Whether domain servers and DNS servers must be deployed on the customer’s OceanStor 9000 network
No. If domain controllers and DNS servers have already been deployed on the customer’s network, connect them to Huawei OceanStor 9000. If they have not been deployed, OceanStor 9000 can parse domain names as a DNS server. In addition, with OceanStor 9000, you can use local authentication.

Whether the OceanStor 9000 management network can access shared directories
No. The OceanStor 9000 management network cannot access shared directories because the management network cannot communicate with the service network. This is to prevent services from being attacked.

NIS domain server authentication of OceanStor 9000
Network Integration Service (NIS) is a directory service technology that simplifies UNIX- and Linux-based desktop management. After joining an NIS domain, OceanStor 9000 supports access to and authentication of NIS domain users. NIS domain server authentication is applicable to NFS file sharing. If NIS domain server authentication is adopted, an NIS domain server must be available, and OceanStor 9000 and clients must join the NIS domain.

LDAP domain server authentication of OceanStor 9000
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a TCP/IP-based network protocol used to search for network resources, control user access, and query authentication information. After joining an LDAP domain, OceanStor 9000 supports access to and authentication of LDAP domain users. LDAP domain server authentication is applicable to NFS file sharing. If LDAP domain server authentication is adopted, an LDAP domain server must be available, and OceanStor 9000 and clients must join the LDAP domain.

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