Documentation forStorage Resource Monitor

Authentication between SRM and SRM Profiler

When the SRM Profiler module and the SRM Orion Platform module are integrated, both modules generate a hidden account and user name and password in order to communicate information back and forth.

After integration is complete, all requests to the SRM Orion Platform module and the SRM Profiler module are authenticated based on this service account information. Information transferred between the SRM Orion Platform module and the SRM Profiler module is encrypted and passed via HTTPS over TCP port 8443.

If SRM and SRM Profiler are integrated:

  • The SRM Profiler module is the primary owner for holding license keys, and is responsible for handling all license related queries.
  • The products tries to sync every 5 minutes.

If SRM Profiler goes offline:

  • The SRM Orion Platform module attempts to connect to the SRM Profiler module until connectivity is re-established.
  • The SRM Orion Platform module will not add any arrays while the SRM Profiler module is unreachable.
  • If the SRM Profiler module is unreachable for more than 24 hours, the SRM Orion Platform module marks all arrays as unlicensed, and polling stops.

If SRM goes offline:

  • The SRM Profiler module continues to work.
  • The SRM Profiler module uses the last retrieved license validation from the SRM Orion Platform module for 30 days.
  • After 30 days, the last retrieved license validation from the SRM Orion Platform module is discarded, and the SRM Profiler module reclaims the license from the SRM Orion Platform module, and continues to work.
  • The SRM Profiler module continues connection attempts to the SRM Orion Platform module until connectivity is re-established. When the SRM Orion Platform module goes offline, you can reclaim the license from the SRM Orion Platform module immediately.