What's New in the StorNext Connect Documentation Center?

Updated Apps for this release: Connect Core V14, Connector V20 , Discover Components V6, Install V12, Manage Clients V5, Manage NAS V8, Manage Other Components V9, Monitor NAS V5, Monitor Performance V6, Monitor Storage Manager V6, StorNext Connect Website (version - not applicable), Utilization V2

Table 1: Documentation Changes as of June 20, 2018

Changed Content

Change Description

Home page

Redesigned the home page.

Welcome to StorNext Connect

Redesigned the product introduction page.

The StorNext Connect Environment

Updated the topic to include a link to an interactive diagram.

StorNext Connect Versions

Added a related topic link to the StorNext Connect App Compatibility topic.

StorNext Connect Network Requirements

Under IP Network Configuration, updated the Subnet information.

StorNext Connect App Compatibility

Updated the topic to include Discover Components V6 compatibility and dependency considerations.

StorNext Client Version Functionality

Removed the Monitor NAS app column.

Quantum Hardware Compatibility

Updated the Install app version information.

StorNext Client Operating System Support

Added an entry for MAC OS 10.13.

Pre-Installation

Updated the Network Settings Worksheets to reflect changes in the Install app. StorNext Connect Install App V12 and later assigns both iSCSI subnets to Controller A and Controller B on QXS storage.

Get Installation Materials

Updated the screen representations of the System installation downloads page.

Download System Updates

Removed the references to the Appliance Controller/NAS software. This offline content is now available from the StorNext add ons page.

Download StorNext Add-ons

Updated the topic to include information about the Appliance Controller/NAS offline content and the FlexSpace add-on.

Installation and Configuration

Updated the version information.

About the StorNext Connect Install App

In the Install/Configuration section, updated step 5 because the Install app no longer edits the /etc/hosts file.

Change Network Settings After Installation

Updated the topic because of changes to the statistics directories.

Install StorNext Connect on an Operational Quantum Appliance

In the Prepare the Quantum Appliance MDC(s)/Xcellis Workflow Director(s) section, deleted the last step about editing the /etc/hosts file. The Install file no longer updates the file and thus you do not need to comment out certain entries.

Deploy StorNext Connect on an Installed and Configured System

Added Deployment steps to the Doc Center.

Post-Deployment Tasks

Added additional information for the Install the Connector on Linux Clients task.

System Operation

Added additional related topic links.

Launch StorNext Connect After Installation: A Checklist

Edited the entry about accessing the StorNext Connect GUI, adding a link to the new topic that describes the task in more detail.

Access the StorNext Connect GUI

New topic that provides instructions for accessing the StorNext Connect GUI.

About the Connector

Updated the version information. Added more detailed information in the View the Connectors section. Added related topic links.

Install the Connector on Clients

Added additional information for the Install the Connector on Linux Clients task. Added a related topic link.

About the Discover Components App

Updated the version information.

Added more detailed information in the introduction. Added the Discovery and the Connector section. Updated the Name Servers and the StorNext Name Service section (renamed from Name Server Configuration). Updated the Hosts with Multiple Network Addresses section. Added the Discovery of Volume/File System Status section.

Troubleshooting Discover Components

New topic.

About the Manage Clients App

Updated the version information.

Mount Volumes

Updated the prerequisites. Updated the information about the Add volumes (file systems) selection list of the Configure client page.

Configure a NAS Node

Added "What's Next" information at the end of the procedure.

Configure a NAS Cluster

In the Create a NAS Cluster section, added a note that a node that mounts volumes (file systems) from multiple workspaces can only be a part of one NAS cluster.

Added "What's Next" information at the end of the procedures for creating a NAS cluster and configuring load distribution.

Enable File Locking in the StorNext GUI

Updated the procedure to describe multiple ways to access the StorNext GUI. Added "What's Next" information at the end of the procedure.

Configure NAS Authentication

Added "What's Next" information at the end of the procedure.

About the Manage NAS App

Updated the version information. Added a note about uninstalling the app.

About the Discover Components App

About the Manage Clients App

About the NAS App

About the Manage NAS App

About the Manage Other Components App

About the Utilization App

About the Monitor Performance App

About the Monitor Storage Manager App

Added a link to the Manage Applications topic for instructions about installing or updating the app.

Introduction to StorNext Connect Monitoring

About the Monitor NAS App

Added a note that the Monitor NAS app V5 update to the deprecates the application.

About the Utilization App

About the Monitor Performance App

About the Monitor Storage Manager App

Updated the version information. Added a note about the incompatibility of monitoring apps with named workspaces (clusters).

StorNext Connect Documentation Downloads

Updated the .zip file (local copy of the current Documentation Center.