NAS Clusters

StorNext Connect vs. Appliance Controller Console

You can use StorNext Connect to configure supported features for Xcellis WFD, Artico (R630-based), M44x, or M66x. If — after using StorNext Connect — you use the Appliance Controller Console to issue commands, make sure to (re)import the supported configuration changes into StorNext Connect.

See the StorNext Connect Documentation Center.

A NAS cluster provides users the ability to access NAS shares located on any of the cluster's nodes.

Through NAS clusters, you can also take advantage of additional features built into StorNext NAS, such as NAS failover to ensure that users can always access NAS shares, or gateway load-balancing to maintain a desirable level of network-response time.

Configuration Requirements

Make sure that you meet the following requirements when configuring clusters for StorNext NAS.

Workflow

The following steps provide a typical workflow to use both in constructing and deconstructing NAS clusters.

Resource Topics

Review the following topics to access additional information about StorNext NAS features, supported configurations, and configuration scenarios: