Import a Public SSH Key in 3PAR CLI

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This page documents the process of importing a public SSH key into the 3PAR CLI. This will allow for private key authentication instead of password based authentication.

Prep-Steps

  • Create a private/public key.

Steps

  • Open an SSH session to the 3PAR CLI
    • Login with the username that will use the SSH key for authentication
  • Issue the following command:

setsshkey

  • Copy the contents of the public key that was created in the prep-steps.
  • Paste the contents into the SSH window
  • Hit enter twice

Generate a CSR in Windows

Background

In some situations it may be necessary to create a Certificate-Signing Request within Windows. There are many different ways to create a CSR within Windows but the tool outlined on this page is bundled with Windows and doesn’t require any additional software.

Steps

  • Open notepad
  • Paste in the contents below and save as certificate-request.inf
  • Replace CountryCode, CompanyName and domain.com with the correct information

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Configure SSL on a SQL Failover Cluster

Pre-Requisites

  • Have an SSL cert where the Common Name (CN) of the cert matches the name of the SQL instance that needs to have SSL enabled. A wildcard cert will also work.
  • Ability to modify the registry on each of the cluster nodes

Step 1 of 2 (Import the Certificate into Windows)

  • Hold down the Windows key and push R to open a run window
  • Type mmc.exe and hit enter
  • Click the File menu and select Add/Remove Snap-in…
  • Select Certificates from the left column and click Add >
  • Select Computer Account and click Next when prompted

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  • Click Finish
  • Click Ok

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Configure a Certificate for a C7000 Enclosure

Description:

By default HP blade enclosures come with private certificates that will cause web browsers to display a warning message each time the Onboard Administrator is accessed. This article provides the steps to configure a valid, self-signed, or publicly-signed certificate to eliminate these warning messages.

Steps:

  • Login to the active OA of the blade enclosure
  • On the left side expand Active Onboard Administrator and select Certificate Administration

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  • Click the Certificate Request tab
  • Select Generate a certificate-signing request (CSR)
  • Under the Required Information heading populate the information to create the CSR
    • Common Name should be the FQDN of the blade enclosure
  • Click Apply

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