StorNext Home Page Dropdown Menus

The dropdown menu options located in the bar at the top of every page allow you to access StorNext setup, tools, service, and reporting options. The StorNext home page contains these drop-down menus and menu options:

The Configuration Menu

The Configuration menu contains the following options that allow you to perform both initial and ongoing setup and configuration tasks for your StorNext system.

Option Description

Configuration > Configuration Wizard

Launch the StorNext Configuration Wizard.

Configuration > Licenses

Enter or view license information for StorNext features.

Configuration > System

Configuration > Name Servers

Enter and set order for servers used for StorNext file systems.

File Systems Overview

Add a file system to your environment.

Storage Destinations Overview

Add a library or storage disk, or set up data replication and deduplication. Additionally, you can add Object Storage Destinations, or Q-Cloud Storage Destinations.

Storage Policies Overview

Add a storage policy to a file system.

Configuration > Email Server

Configure the email server to use for notifications.

Configuration > Email Notifications

Configure email notifications for Service Tickets, Admin Alerts, StorNext Backups, and Policy Class Alerts.

The Tools Menu

The Tools menu contains options to control day-to-day operations of StorNext.

Menu Item Description

Tools > User Accounts

Control user access to StorNext tasks.

Tools > Client Download

Download SNFS client software.

Tools > Firmware Upgrade

Perform a firmware upgrade for your HA system.

Tools > Dynamic Application Environment

Displays the current status of your virtual machine environments.

Tools > System Control

Stop or start the file system or StorNext Storage Monitor, and specify whether to automatically start StorNext at system startup.

Tools > Lattus Certificates

View, create, import, convert, download, and delete Object Storage certificates.

Tools > File and Directory Actions

Perform file-related and directory-related tasks on managed file systems such as storing and moving files, recovering and retrieving files and directories, and modifying file attributes.

Tools > S3 Buckets

Enables you to scan for, add new, and delete existing S3 buckets.

Tools > StorNext Connect Ports

Enables you to scan for, add new, and delete existing S3 buckets.

Tools > File Systems > Label Disks

Label disk drives.

Tools > File Systems > Check File System

Run a check on your file system before expanding the file system or migrating a stripe group.

Tools > File Systems > Affinities

Configure affinities for your file system.

Tools > File Systems > Migrate Data

Migrate the file system's stripe group(s).

Tools > File Systems > Truncation Parameters

Manage the file system's truncation parameters.

Tools > File Systems > Manage Quotas

The quota system provides a means for limiting the amount of disk storage consumed on a per user or per group basis across an entire file system or within a designated directory hierarchy.

Tools > Storage Manager > Storage Components

View current status for libraries, storage disks, and tape drives; place one or more of these components online or offline.

Tools > Storage Manager > Drive Pools

Add, modify, or delete drive pools.

Tools > Storage Manager > Media Actions

Remove media from a library or move media from one library to another.

Tools > Storage Manager > Storage Exclusions

Specify types of file names to exclude from StorNext Storage Manager.

Tools > Storage Manager > Truncation Exclusions

Specify files or directories to exclude from the truncation process.

Tools > Storage Manager > Tape Consolidation

Enter parameters for automatically consolidating space on tape media.

Tools > Storage Manager > Library Operator Interface

Enter or eject media from the Library Operator Interface.

Tools > Storage Manager > Software Requests

View or cancel pending software requests.

Tools > Storage Manager > Scheduler

Schedule file system events including Clean Info, Clean Versions, Full Backup, Partial Backup, and Rebuild Policy.

Tools > Storage Manager > Alternate Store and Retrieval Location

Alternate Retrieval Location allows you to specify a remote retrieval location to use in situations where files stored on tape or a storage disk cannot be accessed.

Alternate Store Location provides an automatic system for copying files from a main instance of StorNext to a remote instance of StorNext at the same time as copies are made to tertiary storage at the main site.

Tools > Storage Manager > Distributed Data Mover

Spread the distribution of data across several machines rather than the primary server.

Tools > Storage Manager > Drive Replacement

Allows you to update the drive serial number mappings.

Tools > Storage Manager > Client-side Encryption

Lists the master keys that can be used for client side encryption.

Tools > Storage Manager > System Parameters

Allows you to set and modify StorNext system parameters.

Tools > Replication/Deduplication > Administration

View current replication process, or pause, resume, or stop replication.

Tools > Replication/Deduplication > Replication Targets

Add a host or directory for date replication, or edit existing replication targets.

Tools > Replication/Deduplication > Replication Bandwidth

Configure replication bandwidth limits and multi-link.

Tools > High Availability > Convert

Convert to a high availability configuration.

Tools > High Availability > Manage

Manage High Availability system parameters.

The Service Menu

The Service menu contains options to monitor and capture system status information.

Menu Option Description

Service > Health Check

Perform one or more health checks on StorNext and view recent health check results.

Service > Capture State

Obtain and preserve detailed information about the current StorNext system state.

Service > Capture State and Capture DSET

Obtain and preserve detailed information about the current StorNext system state.

Note: The information in this section is applicable for releases up to StorNext 5 release 5.3.x (in other words, prior to StorNext 5 release 5.4.0). Refer to Service > Capture State for the new information, beginning with StorNext 5 release 5.4.0.

Service > System Backup

Run a backup of StorNext software.

Service > Admin Alerts

View informational messages about system activities.

Service > Tickets

View, edit, or close service tickets generated for the system.

Service > Logging

Enables robust debugging mode for advanced tracing.

Service > Web Services (V2)

Specify your encryption and authentication options.

The Reports Menu

The Reports menu contains options to view StorNext reports.

Menu Option Description

Reports > Logs

Access logs of StorNext operations.

Reports > Jobs

View a list of pending and completed jobs on the system.

Reports > Files

View information about specific files, such as the owner, group, policy class, permissions, and copy information.

Reports > Drives

View information about the drives in your libraries, including the serial number and current state and status.

Reports > Media

View information pertaining to the media in selected libraries or all libraries, including the media ID, type and class, as well as the number of files and the last access date and time.

Reports > Q-Cloud Object Storage Media Usage

View the usage report for Q-Cloud object store media.

Reports > Relations

View the names of the policy classes which correspond to the managed directories in your system.

Reports > File Systems

View file system statistics including active clients, space, size, disks, and stripe groups.

Reports > SAN Devices

View information about devices currently attached to your SAN, including disks/LUNs, libraries, and tape drives.

Reports > Tape Consolidation

View statistics on the tape consolidation (defragmenting) process.

Reports > SAN and LAN Clients

View statistics for StorNext clients, including the number of connected clients and LAN Clients, and client performance.

Reports > LAN Client Performance

View information about LAN Clients and servers, including read and write speed.

Reports > Replication/Deduplication > Policy Activity

View replication and deduplication performance statistics.

Reports > Replication/Deduplication > Policy Summary

View replication and deduplication information for each policy.

Reports > Hardware Status

View up-to-date information about the system board and network ports for both nodes in your HA system, plus storage arrays.

Reports > Distributed Data Mover

View activity related to the Distributed Data Mover feature.

Reports > Gateway Metrics

View information and activity related to your gateways, clients, and file systems.

Reports > StorNext Metrics

View information and activity related to StorNext Metrics.

The StorNext Metrics reports provide performance data logging and visual reporting and graphing features for StorNext systems. The StorNext Metrics reports are a visual reporting tool that combines comprehensive performance data logging with powerful visual reporting and analysis tools to help you identify potential problems and optimize system operations.

The Help Menu

The Help menu contains the following options to access StorNext documentation, find Quantum contact information, or detailed information about this version of StorNext.