Import the NAS Configuration into StorNext Connect

To successfully import an existing NAS cluster with the Manage NAS application, the following requirements must be met:

  • The NAS cluster must consist of a Quantum appliance where the appliance server node(s) are the NAS gateway(s), or one or more gateway appliance nodes (G300/Xcellis Workflow Extender) managed by an Xcellis Workflow Director or StorNext Metadata Controller.
  • One node of the NAS cluster must be a functioning NAS master node.

If the Manage NAS application finds a NAS cluster that does not match the above requirements, it will not import the cluster.

After the NAS cluster import process is complete, you can use the Manage NAS application to create an additional cluster for each NAS-enabled Quantum appliance in your StorNext environment.

The Manage NAS application cannot import the global share. For information about the reserved share named "global," see Modify Shares in the Appliance Controller Documentation Center.

When you first access the Manage NAS application, the application will identify and import your StorNext NAS cluster configuration, if one exists. The imported NAS cluster will have a unique name, which is auto-generated from information known by the Appliance Controller. You can change the cluster name in the gateways configuration form after importing (click in the NAS gateways column to access the gateways configuration form).

To import the NAS configuration into StorNext Connect:

  1. Open the Manage NAS application.

    StorNext Connect identifies and imports your StorNext NAS cluster configuration.

  2. Click Continue to review the cluster configuration on the Manage NAS home page.
  3. Click in the configuration column (NAS gateways, Shares, or Authentication) to view and confirm the imported configuration details.

    Note: If StorNext Connect cannot find the StorNext NAS cluster configuration or imports an incomplete configuration, click Rediscover in the Discover Components application to make sure your environment is fully discovered.

Reimport the NAS Configuration

You can use the Manage NAS application to reimport your existing NAS cluster configuration at any time. Reimporting ensures the StorNext Connect NAS cluster configuration matches the actual, active NAS cluster configuration as it is known by the Appliance Controller.

After you reimport the NAS cluster configuration, the NAS cluster will have a unique name, which is auto-generated from information known by the Appliance Controller. You can change the cluster name in the gateways configuration form after importing (click in the NAS gateways column to access the gateways configuration form).

Caution: Reimporting overwrites the entire NAS cluster configuration in StorNext Connect, including any pending changes that you have not committed to the Appliance Controller.

To reimport the NAS configuration:

  1. On the Manage NAS home page, click .
  2. Click Continue with reimport to confirm that you want to reimport the cluster configuration.
  3. Click Continue to review the cluster configuration on the Manage NAS home page.
  4. Click in the configuration column (NAS gateways, Shares, or Authentication) to view and confirm the imported configuration details.

    Note: If StorNext Connect cannot find the StorNext NAS cluster configuration or imports an incomplete configuration, click Rediscover in the Discover Components application to make sure your environment is fully discovered.