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This guide assumes that you have already installed QuantaStor and have successfully logged into QuantaStor Manager.  If you have not yet installed QuantaStor on your server, please see the [[QuantaStor Installation Guide|Installation Guide]] for more details.
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This guide begins from the point that you have installed QuantaStor and have successfully logged into QuantaStor Manager.  If you have not yet installed QuantaStor on your server, please see the [[QuantaStor Installation Guide|Installation Guide]] for more details.
  
=== First Time Login ===
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== First Time Login ==
The default administrator user name for your storage system is simply 'admin'.  This user account is present on all QuantaStor systems.  At the login dialog the admin user account name is pre-populated as this is the most commonly used login.  If QuantaStor was installed for you by a CSP or VAR the password for the system(s) should have been emailed to you or made available via the CSPs server management panel.  If you've installed QuantaStor on a new server or VM the 'admin' account defaults to having a password of 'password' (without the single quotes).  IMPORTANT: Please change this immediately after you first login via the Users & Groups section.
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The default administrator user name for your storage system is simply 'admin'.  This user account is present on all QuantaStor systems.  At the login dialog the admin user account name is pre-populated as this is the most commonly used login.  If QuantaStor was installed for you by a CSP or VAR the password for the system(s) should have been emailed to you or made available via the CSPs server management panel.  If you've installed QuantaStor on a new server or VM the 'admin' account defaults to having a password of 'password' (without the single quotes).  '''IMPORTANT:''' Please change this immediately after you first login via the Users & Groups section.
  
== Key Configuration Steps ==
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==== Change Administrator Password ====
  
The steps covered here will be necessary to set up your storage system and one of the most common initial configuration steps is to apply static IP addresses to your network ports. QuantaStor will initially get an IP address from your DHCP server but this is intended only to assist with the initial setup and installation process.  DHCP allocated IP addresses can change so they're not to be used with your storage system unless you've statically assigned DHCP addresses. Even then we don't recommend the use of DHCP as your system needs to be able to boot even if the DHCP server is offline or inaccessible.
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[[File:Set Password UI 5.5.jpg|640px|Change the Administrator's Password.]]
  
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For security, you will want to create a secure password for your storage system. This can be completed quickly using the [[User Set Password | Change Admin Password]] button in the Manager, but also can be achieved via the ''Set Password'' button in the toolbar under "Users & Groups".
  
The setup process in the product is currently contained within the [[Configuration Workflow Manager]]. <br>
 
[[File:Stor Sys Rbbn Gttn Started.jpg | 900px | Getting Started Ribbon]]
 
  
[[File:Configuration Guide.jpg  | 500px | Getting Started/Configuration Guide]]
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For more information on the password, refer to the [[User Set Password]] page.
  
[[License Management]]
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== Step by Step Configuration Procedure ==
Start by adding license keys (one for each QuantaStor server) if they've not already been applied to the systems.
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[[Grid Configuration]]
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===[[QuantaStor_Getting_Started_Guide|Additional information for Getting Started dialog.]]===
Combine systems together to form a storage grid.  This enables a whole host of additional features including remote-replication, clustering and more.
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[[File Storage Provisioning]]
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[[File:Getting Stared Welcome.jpg|512px|Getting Started]]
If your primary use case is to setup your QuantaStor as NAS filer, start here to learn how to provision Network Shares.
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[[Block Storage Provisioning]]
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With your first login, the Getting Started dialog will give you step by step guidance to set up your desired Storage System.
If your primary use case is to setup your QuantaStor as a SAN, start here to learn how to provision Storage Volumes.
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[[Object Storage Setup]]
 
If your primary use case is to setup an object storage cluster with 3x or more QuantaStor servers, start here.
 
  
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Thereafter you will have to go to the toolbar for the Getting Started dialog.
  
=== Change Administrator Password ===
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'''Navigation:''' Storage Management --> Storage System --> Storage System --> Getting Started ''(toolbar)''
For security, you will want to create a secure password for your storage system. This can be completed quickly using the [[User Set Password | Change Admin Password]] button in the Manager, but also can be achieved via the ''Set Password'' button in the toolbar under "Users & Groups".
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[[File:Basic Setup Chng Pass.jpg | 512px | Change Administrator Password]]
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[[File:Getting Started Ribbon Bar.jpg|512px]]
  
For more information on the password, refer to the [[User Set Password]] page.
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== Configuration Procedure without Getting Started dialog==
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=== [[Grid_Configuration|Grid Configuration]] ===
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Combine systems together to form a storage grid. <br>This enables a whole host of additional features including remote-replication, clustering and more.
  
=== Network Configuration ===
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===[[Template:Editing_Highly-Available_Pool_Setup_(ZFS)|Highly-Available Pool Setup (ZFS)]]===
You will want to configure the ports on your storage system. This can be completed quickly using the [[Network Port Modify | Network Configuration]] button in the Manager, but also can be found via right-clicking inside the ''Network Ports'' tab, visible when "Storage System" is selected under "Storage Management".  
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Storage pools formed from devices which are dual-connected to two storage systems may be made highly-available. This is done by creating a storage pool high-availability group to which one or more virtual network interfaces (VIFs) are added. All access to storage pools must be done via the associated VIFs to ensure continuous data availability in the event the pool is moved (failed-over) to another system.
  
[[File:Basic Setup Net Cnfg.jpg | 512px | Network Configuration]]
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===[[Template:Scale-out_S3_Pool_Setup_(Ceph_RGW)|Scale-out S3 Pool Setup (Ceph RGW)]]===
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Scale-out object and block storage configurations enable S3/SWIFT object storage access as well as iSCSI storage access to scale-out storage volumes. Scale-out storage uses replicas and/or erasure-coding technologies to ensure fault-tolerance and high-availability. Ceph technology is used within the platform so a Ceph cluster must first be created to enable this functionality.
  
For more information on the password, refer to the [[Network Port Modify]] page.
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=== [[Template:Scale-out_File_Pool_Setup_(Ceph_FS)|Scale-out File Pool Setup (Ceph FS)]] ===
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The Ceph file system (CephFS) is a POSIX-compliant file system that uses a Ceph storage cluster to store its data. Ceph file systems are highly available using metadata servers (MDS). Once you have a healthy Ceph storage cluster with at least one Ceph metadata server, you can create a Ceph file system.
  
== Storage Grid Setup ==
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=== [[Object Storage Setup|Scale-out S3 Object Storage Setup]] ===
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If your primary use case is to setup an object storage cluster with 3x or more QuantaStor servers, start here.
  
=== Create Storage Grid... ===
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=== [[File Storage Provisioning|Provisioning File Storage]] ===
Storage grids, also known as management grids, let you manage multiple storage appliance within the same system. Each appliance can only be part of one management grid. In Workflow Manager, switch to the "Storage Grid Setup" tab and click on the [[Create Management Grid | Create Storage Grid]] button, or rightclick on "Storage System" and select "Create Management Grid".
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If your primary use case is to setup your QuantaStor as NAS filer, start here to learn how to provision Network Shares.
  
[[File:Storage Grid Create Grid.jpg | 512px | Create Storage Grid...]]
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=== [[Block Storage Provisioning|Provisioning Block Storage]] ===
 
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If your primary use case is to setup your QuantaStor as a SAN, start here to learn how to provision Storage Volumes.
For more information, refer to the [[Create Management Grid]] page.
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=== Adding Storage Systems ===
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Adds other storage systems to your storage grid, called "nodes". Click on the [[Add Management Grid | Add Storage System to Grid]] button in Workflow Manager, or rightclick on "Storage System" and select "Add Grid Node".
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[[File:Storage Grid Add System.jpg | 512px |  Add System...]]
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=== [[Remote-Replication Setup]] ===
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The recovery manager enables you to quickly and easily recover the storage system database after a full system reinstall.
  
For more information, refer to the [[Add Management Grid]] page.
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For further Information... [https://wiki.osnexus.com/index.php?title=Remote-replication_(DR) Remote Replication]
  
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Latest revision as of 12:32, 15 January 2020

This guide begins from the point that you have installed QuantaStor and have successfully logged into QuantaStor Manager. If you have not yet installed QuantaStor on your server, please see the Installation Guide for more details.

First Time Login

The default administrator user name for your storage system is simply 'admin'. This user account is present on all QuantaStor systems. At the login dialog the admin user account name is pre-populated as this is the most commonly used login. If QuantaStor was installed for you by a CSP or VAR the password for the system(s) should have been emailed to you or made available via the CSPs server management panel. If you've installed QuantaStor on a new server or VM the 'admin' account defaults to having a password of 'password' (without the single quotes). IMPORTANT: Please change this immediately after you first login via the Users & Groups section.

Change Administrator Password

Change the Administrator's Password.

For security, you will want to create a secure password for your storage system. This can be completed quickly using the Change Admin Password button in the Manager, but also can be achieved via the Set Password button in the toolbar under "Users & Groups".


For more information on the password, refer to the User Set Password page.

Step by Step Configuration Procedure

Additional information for Getting Started dialog.

Getting Started

With your first login, the Getting Started dialog will give you step by step guidance to set up your desired Storage System.


Thereafter you will have to go to the toolbar for the Getting Started dialog.

Navigation: Storage Management --> Storage System --> Storage System --> Getting Started (toolbar)

Getting Started Ribbon Bar.jpg

Configuration Procedure without Getting Started dialog

Grid Configuration

Combine systems together to form a storage grid.
This enables a whole host of additional features including remote-replication, clustering and more.

Highly-Available Pool Setup (ZFS)

Storage pools formed from devices which are dual-connected to two storage systems may be made highly-available. This is done by creating a storage pool high-availability group to which one or more virtual network interfaces (VIFs) are added. All access to storage pools must be done via the associated VIFs to ensure continuous data availability in the event the pool is moved (failed-over) to another system.

Scale-out S3 Pool Setup (Ceph RGW)

Scale-out object and block storage configurations enable S3/SWIFT object storage access as well as iSCSI storage access to scale-out storage volumes. Scale-out storage uses replicas and/or erasure-coding technologies to ensure fault-tolerance and high-availability. Ceph technology is used within the platform so a Ceph cluster must first be created to enable this functionality.

Scale-out File Pool Setup (Ceph FS)

The Ceph file system (CephFS) is a POSIX-compliant file system that uses a Ceph storage cluster to store its data. Ceph file systems are highly available using metadata servers (MDS). Once you have a healthy Ceph storage cluster with at least one Ceph metadata server, you can create a Ceph file system.

Scale-out S3 Object Storage Setup

If your primary use case is to setup an object storage cluster with 3x or more QuantaStor servers, start here.

Provisioning File Storage

If your primary use case is to setup your QuantaStor as NAS filer, start here to learn how to provision Network Shares.

Provisioning Block Storage

If your primary use case is to setup your QuantaStor as a SAN, start here to learn how to provision Storage Volumes.

Remote-Replication Setup

The recovery manager enables you to quickly and easily recover the storage system database after a full system reinstall.

For further Information... Remote Replication


Return to the QuantaStor Web Admin Guide