A StorNext Disk Certification Catalog, also known as the disk array catalog, is a file named
quantum_disk_catalog.dat located in the StorNext file system’s configuration directory. It defines the Quantum certification level for various makes and models of disks. Disks not listed in the file are considered uncertified. This catalog resides on the MDC and is not required on the StorNext Client hosts.
You may receive an updated catalog from Quantum when requesting disk licenses, via the StorNext GUI or by direct download from Quantum.
The catalog can be installed or updated by either of the following methods:
- Using the StorNext GUI. See Uploading the Disk Certification Catalog using the StorNext GUI.
- Using the
.exe) command. See Installing the Disk Certification Catalog Using the disk_license(.exe) Command.
Note: The StorNext GUI is not available on Windows systems. You must use the
disk_license.exe command to install a Disk Certification Catalog on Windows computers.
Note: If you have a High Availability (HA) pair, the GUI will install the catalog on both nodes.
The latest Disk Certification Catalog can be downloaded on‑line at: http://downloads.quantum.com/StorNext5/quantum_disk_catalog.dat
- Log into the StorNext GUI.
- On the Configuration menu, click Licenses. Download the latest Disk Certification Catalog file from the link above.
There is also a link located in the help text at the bottom of the Licenses page to the latest Disk Certification Catalog.
- On the Configuration > Licenses page, click Upload DCC....
- Click Browse, and then locate the directory containing the catalog.
- Select the
quantum_disk_catalog.datfile. This will open the dialog to save the file.
After the catalog has been imported, you will see a status message at the top of the license page. For example:
Note: If you have a High Availability (HA) pair, you must install the catalog on both MDCs.
Execute the command
disk_license.exe on Windows) using the
–i <catalog file> option. For example: