If the StorNext Connect system has an Internet connection and DNS is configured, you can use the online App Store to update StorNext Connect. Otherwise, you must use offline updates. After installation, system admins should return to the StorNext Connect website periodically to obtain offline updates. In addition, the StorNext Connect website includes other downloads needed to manage StorNext Connect.
From the Welcome page on the StorNext Connect website. Click Software update downloads. If you have multiple Quantum appliances, a Software update downloads button is available for each system. Click the button that corresponds to the desired system to get the correct content.
After using the Install application, install the permanent StorNext Connect license:
Note: Beginning with StorNext Connect Core V15 and the Discover Components App V7, you are no longer required to install a StorNext Connect license.
- In , go to Admin > License and copy the ID.
- In the stornextconnect.quantum.com), go to Software update downloads > License, enter the ID, and download the license file. website (
- In , return to Admin > License and upload the license file.
Clicking the Documentation button opens the StorNext Connect Documentation Center (this site), which includes all documentation, training, and videos for StorNext Connect, including compatibility information, release notes, and general help.
To monitor an Xsan system's I/O with StorNext Connect, the Connect add on for Xsan button allows you to download the Connect Add-On for Xsan disk image, which contains the Connect Add-On for Xsan application.
Included with the disk image file is StorNext Connect Add-On for Xsan Product Tips (PDF), which includes instructions to install and use the add-on.
To monitor StorNext Windows clients, download the StorNext Windows Connector package and install it on StorNext Windows clients to be monitored by StorNext Connect.
To download the current version of the Appliance Controller upgrade package, click the NAS Offline Update button. Beginning with Appliance Controller 1.4.1, upgrade packages encompass all Appliance Controller features, including StorNext NAS. The content is packaged in a tar.gz file and includes the upgrade packages for supported operating systems. Use the package that corresponds to your OS. See Appliance Controller Console and StorNext NAS Upgrades in the Appliance Controller Documentation Center for information about upgrading the NAS software from the local /var/upgrade directory.
If the StorNext Connect system does not have an Internet connection, the Connect apps button allows you to download updates for the StorNext Connect applications. The updates are packaged in a tar.gz file, which you upload from your computer to the StorNext Connect system over the management network.
If the StorNext Connect system does not have an Internet connection, the Discover content button allows you to download updated StorNext Linux Connector content for the StorNext Connect system's Discover Components application. The content is packaged in a tar.gz file, which you upload from your computer to the StorNext Connect system over the management network.
The View StorNext release content files for download link displays tables that contain links to download StorNext client software (organized by release, starting with version 4.7.1 up to the most recent version supported by StorNext Connect). If the StorNext Connect system does not have an Internet connection, use these links to download the supported StorNext client software for your operating system.