NAS Clusters

StorNext Connect Manage NAS App vs. StorNext NAS

If you are configuring StorNext NAS for Xcellis WFD, M44x, or M66x, you can use the StorNext Connect Manage NAS application to perform supported tasks. If — after using the Manage NAS app — you use the console command line interface to issue StorNext NAS commands, make sure to (re)import the NAS configuration into StorNext Connect.

See the Manage NAS section of the StorNext Connect Documentation Center.

A StorNext NAS cluster provides users the ability to access NAS shares located on any of the NAS cluster's nodes.

Through NAS clusters, you can also take advantage of additional features built into StorNext NAS, such as NAS failover to ensure that users can always access NAS shares, or gateway load-balancing to maintain a desirable level of network-response time.

Configuration Requirements

Make sure that you meet the following requirements when configuring StorNext NAS clusters.

Workflow

The following steps provide a typical workflow to use both in constructing and deconstructing NAS clusters.

Resource Topics

Review the following topics to access additional information about StorNext NAS features, supported configurations, and configuration scenarios: