Add NAS Shares to the NAS Cluster

The following information applies to version 7 and 8 of the Manage NAS application. Manage NAS V7–V8 is compatible with Appliance Controller 1.4.1.x.

If you have NAS nodes at Appliance Controller version 2.0 or later, then use the NAS app. If you have NAS nodes at Appliance Controller version 1.4.1.x or earlier, then use the Manage NAS app.

Do you need to install or update the Manage NAS app? See Manage Applications for instructions about the App Store.

Note: If you need to uninstall the Manage NAS app, we recommend you update to V8 first. Otherwise, you will see an error message for snc-manage-nas-activity status when you stop and start the quantum_supervisord service through the command line.

  1. If you are adding shares for the first time, on the Manage NAS home page, click Create in the Shares column of the cluster row.


    If you are adding more shares, click in the Shares column of the cluster row.

    The screen opens to the expanded table view of shares.

  2. Click Add to open the shares configuration form.
  3. Complete the form to add a share.

    Share name

    The name of the share visible to the users.

    This value cannot be changed after committing the share. To change the name, you will need to delete the share and add it again using the new name.

    Share type

    SMB or NFS. This value cannot be changed after committing the share.

    StorNext volume

    The StorNext volume (file system) from which you want to export share(s). This value cannot be changed after committing the share.

    Export path

    The path of the directory being exported or shared, relative to the StorNextfile system root of the volume (file system) you selected. Example: smb_share1

    StorNext Connect adds a leading slash (/) to the path, which you can confirm on the Review Pending Changes page.

    This value cannot be changed after committing the share.

    If the directory does not exist, you can select the Create this export path if none exists check box to create it.

    Creating the directory this way assigns default ownership settings. See Change Group and Permission Settings for a Share Directory for details.

    Export options

    If applicable, enter the options for the share. Generally, options are a way to grant or restrict access to the share. Separate multiple options by a comma. For options that can have multiple values, separate the values by a space. If you leave this field blank, the default options are used.

    You can also use the nfshosts parameter to specify the host(s) allowed access to an NFS share; everything in the field that follows the parameter is passed to the database as part of the parameter.

    Note: Deleting a previously committed nfshosts parameter from the Export options field does not open the share to all hosts. To do so, edit the parameter as follows: nfshosts=*

    See SMB Share Options or NFS Share Options in the Appliance Controller Documentation Center for more information about export options, including the current StorNext NAS default options and the nfshosts parameter.

  4. Click Add to pending changes to add the share to the share list.
  5. Repeat the steps for each additional share to be used in the cluster.
  6. In the share list, you can click:
    • to edit the share
    • to copy the share (the share type, StorNext volume, and export options are copied)
    • to delete the share
  7. Click Done to exit the shares configuration form.
  8. Click Done again to close the expanded table view of shares.
  9. Click Review pending changes.
  10. Confirm the changes and click Commit changes to commit the changes to the NAS software, OR click Discard all changes to exit without saving or committing changes.