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Nimble Storage Firewall Rules

 
cbrasga24
Occasional Advisor

Nimble Storage Firewall Rules

If your organization restricts outbound internet traffic you may need to configure rules which allow the Nimble Storage SAN (Management IP address and Controller A & B diagnostic IP addresses) to communicate with Nimble Storage servers on specific ports.

The Nimble Storage SAN requires the following firewall rules:

DescriptionDestinationPortProtocol
AutoSupport and Heartbeatnsdiag.nimblestorage.comTCP 443HTTPS
Software Updates and Downloadsupdate.nimblestorage.comTCP 443HTTPS
Alertsnsalerts.nimblestorage.comTCP 443HTTPS
Streaming Stats & VMVision Per-VM Alertsnsstats.nimblestorage.comTCP 443HTTPS
InfoSightinfosight.nimblestorage.comTCP 443HTTPS
Manual SCP of cores to Nimble Storage Supportsupport.nimblestorage.comTCP 22SCP
Nimble Storage Support Secure Tunnel Connection

hogan.nimblestorage.com

TCP 2222
SSH

Note: It is recommended to use the fully qualified domain name (ex. nsdiag.nimblestorage.com) rather than IPs, as IPs may change without notice.

5 REPLIES
leoocampo132
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Storage Firewall Rules

The above article neglects to mention that you'll also need to enable outbound pings (ICMP echo requests) to some (if not all) of the listed remote IPs. It's not clear to me whether this is actually required for core functionality or merely diagnostic tests, but the tests in Administration > Alerts & Monitoring > AutoSupport & HTTP Proxy > Test AutoSupport Settings will fail otherwise.

cbrasga24
Occasional Advisor

Re: Nimble Storage Firewall Rules

That is true. Can a Nimble engineer clarify what address(es) need ping? As I would rather be specific than broad with the rules. Thanks.

dejvnull49
Advisor

Re: Nimble Storage Firewall Rules

+1 on verification from Nimble regarding this...

sl0n136
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Storage Firewall Rules

Is it possible to configure "Secure Tunnel" with HTTP proxy?

bst126
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Storage Firewall Rules

support.nimblestorage.com does not exist (NXDOMAIN). What is the correct A?