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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.
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==== Change Administrator Password ====
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[[File:Set Password UI 5.5.jpg|640px|Change the Administrator's Password.]]
  
=== Change Administrator Password ===
 
 
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".
 
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".
  
[[File:Basic Setup Chng Pass.jpg | 400px | Change Administrator Password]]
 
  
 
For more information on the password, refer to the [[User Set Password]] page.
 
For more information on the password, refer to the [[User Set Password]] page.
  
== Step by Step Configuration Procedure ==  
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== Step by Step Configuration Procedure ==
  
The setup process is made easier with the Getting Started dialog which is accessible from the toolbar in the Web UI as shown in the image below. 
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===[[QuantaStor_Getting_Started_Guide|Additional information for Getting Started dialog.]]===
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[[File:Stor Sys Rbbn Gttn Started.jpg | 700px | Getting Started Ribbon]]
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[[File:Configuration Guide.jpg | 500px | Getting Started/Configuration Guide]]
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[[File:Getting Stared Welcome.jpg|512px|Getting Started]]
  
=== [[License Management]] ===
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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.
Start by adding license keys (one for each QuantaStor server) if they've not already been applied to the systems.  Many configuration steps cannot be done until a license key has been applied to each system.
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=== [[Network Configuration]] ===
 
Set static IP addresses on each of your systems
 
  
=== [[Grid Configuration]] ===
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Thereafter you will have to go to the toolbar for the 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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'''Navigation:''' Storage Management --> Storage System --> Storage System --> Getting Started ''(toolbar)''
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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[[File:Getting Started Ribbon Bar.jpg|512px]]
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]] ===
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== Configuration Procedure without Getting Started dialog==
If your primary use case is to setup an object storage cluster with 3x or more QuantaStor servers, start here.
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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.
  
== Storage Grid Setup ==
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===[[Template:Editing_Highly-Available_Pool_Setup_(ZFS)|Highly-Available Pool Setup (ZFS)]]===
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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.
  
=== Create Storage Grid... ===
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===[[Template:Scale-out_S3_Pool_Setup_(Ceph_RGW)|Scale-out S3 Pool Setup (Ceph RGW)]]===
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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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.
  
[[File:Storage Grid Create Grid.jpg | 512px | Create Storage Grid...]]
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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.
  
For more information, refer to the [[Create Management Grid]] page.
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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.
  
=== Adding Storage Systems ===
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=== [[File Storage Provisioning|Provisioning File Storage]] ===
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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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 Add System.jpg | 512px |  Add System...]]
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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 [[Add Management Grid]] page.
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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.
  
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For further Information... [https://wiki.osnexus.com/index.php?title=Remote-replication_(DR) Remote Replication]
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[[Category:WebUI Dialog]]
 
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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