After a recent upgrade to UCS Director 5.4 I noticed that my storage connections were showing a status of failed on the dashboard. I went to Administration -> Physical Accounts -> Physical Accounts. All of my NetApp controllers were offline.
Netapp connection fail UCS Director
I went to edit settings and re-entered my password to make sure that it had been picked up correctly.


Netapp UCSD Edit settingsAll the settings were fine so I saved them and tested the connection to the controllers again.
NetApp UCSD Test Connection

The connection failed with the following error:

500 Connection has been shutdown: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandsakeException:

Server chose SSLv3, but that protocol version is not enabled or not supported by the client.

Well, it seems that the connection now wants to use SSLv3. And I don’t, so we have a bit of a conundrum. I did a search and found that enabling TLS resolves the issue. For more information on TLS check out this Wikipedia page on Transport Layer Security.

Log onto your controller and check the tls options that are currently set.

NetApp_filer> options tls
tls.enable off

Netapp connection fix UCS Director

The next step is to enable TLS using the command below and then check that it has been enabled

NetApp_filer> options tls.enable on
NetApp_filer> options tls 
tls.enable on

Once that change has been done test the connection once more and it should now appear successfully.

Netapp connection fix UCS Director final test

It seems that Cisco changed their authentication method slightly to NetApp storage as part of the 5.4 release.

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