Mount Volumes

Prerequisites

Before mounting volumes (file systems) to clients, ensure that:

  • The Connector and StorNext client software are installed on the client systems. See Install the Connector on Clients and Install and Update StorNext Client Software for details.
  • The client system has access to the data LUNs (if it will be a SAN client) or StorNext Gateway Servers (if it will be a LAN client) for the intended volume(s); otherwise the client will not be able to mount the StorNext volumes.
  • The client system is connected to the metadata network.
  1. From StorNext Connect, launch the Manage Clients application.
  2. In the Manage StorNext Clients screen, click the Configure clients link.
  3. In the Configure StorNext clients screen, locate the client and click its hostname or IP address.
  4. In the Configure client screen, complete the following steps:
    1. Select the volume to mount to the client from the Volumes drop-down list.

      Note: The HA file system may be listed and can be selected, but cannot actually be mounted to the client. Trying to mount the HA file system will result in an error message that can be dismissed, but will not cause any problems.

    2. Set the mount options in the Mount options box (e.g., diskproxy=client).
    3. Click Add to add the volume to the list of volumes to be mounted.
    4. Use the Mount point and Mount options boxes to modify the mount point (default is /stornext/[volume]) and mount options if changes are needed before mounting the volume.
    5. Repeat the previous steps to add more volumes to the list of volumes to be mounted. Click the "X" next to an added volume to remove it from the list of volumes to be mounted to the client.
    6. Click Update.

      The Configure StorNext clients screen opens.

  5. Launch the Discover Components application.
  6. In the Discover screen, click Rediscover.

    A list of name servers appears.

  7. Below the list of name servers, click Discover.

    Once the discovery is complete, the Discover button becomes a Continue button.

  8. Click Continue.

    The Discover screen appears, displaying the workspaces and clients.

  9. Locate the client and verify that the mounted volumes appear in the Volumes column. The screen also displays what type of client the system is (SAN or LAN) in the Client column.