Difference between revisions of "+ Getting Started Overview"
Revision as of 19:20, 20 March 2019
This guide assumes that you have already installed QuantaStor and have successfully logged into QuantaStor Manager. If you have not yet installed the QuantaStor SDS software on your server, please see the Installation Guide for more details. For a full guide to the web interface see the QuantaStor Administrators Guide.
The setup process in the product is currently contained within the Configuration Workflow Manager.
The default administrator user name for your storage system is simply 'admin' and this user name will automatically appear in the username field of the login screen. The password for the 'admin' account is initially just 'password' without the quotes. You will want to change this after you first login and it is included in the Workflow Manager.
The steps covered here will be necessary to set up your storage system.
Getting Started Guide
License Management Start by adding license keys (one for each QuantaStor server) if they've not already been applied to the systems.
Grid Configuration Combine systems together to form a storage grid. This enables a whole host of additional features including remote-replication, clustering and more.
File Storage Provisioning If your primary use case is to setup your QuantaStor as NAS filer, start here to learn how to provision Network Shares.
Block Storage Provisioning If your primary use case is to setup your QuantaStor as a SAN, start here to learn how to provision Storage Volumes.
Object Storage Setup If your primary use case is to setup an object storage cluster with 3x or more QuantaStor servers, start here.
Change Administrator 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.
You will want to configure the ports on your storage system. This can be completed quickly using the 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".
For more information on the password, refer to the Network Port Modify page.
Storage Grid Setup
Create Storage Grid...
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 Storage Grid button, or rightclick on "Storage System" and select "Create Management Grid".
For more information, refer to the Create Management Grid page.
Adds other storage systems to your storage grid, called "nodes". Click on the Add Storage System to Grid button in Workflow Manager, or rightclick on "Storage System" and select "Add Grid Node".
For more information, refer to the Add Management Grid page.