OSNEXUS QuantaStor Documentation

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Welcome to the OSNEXUS QuantaStor online documentation site. The following guides and sections cover all aspects of QuantaStor SDS configuration from installation to integration with 3rd party software. General information on key product features and product screenshots can be found on the main product site here: http://www.osnexus.com.

Overview

What is QuantaStor?

Free Trial Edition & Community Edition Download

The QuantaStor 5 ISO image and license keys for Trial Edition (256TB, 30-days) and Community Edition (40TB, 2 years) are available for download here.

QuantaStor uses a single common ISO image for all editions so upgrading a system from Trial or Community Edition to Enterprise Edition just requires applying a new license key.

QuantaStor Documentation Overview

Solution Design Guide

  • Covers general QuantaStor SDS solution engineering and design guidelines

Installation Guide

  • Covers the process of installing QuantaStor onto bare-metal hardware or as guest VM to make a Virtual Storage Appliance.

Getting Started

  • Covers the initial system configuration steps including logging in, applying a license key, and other initial system step procedures.

Administrator Guide

  • This guide goes into detail on each of the features and capabilities of QuantaStor and how to configure them.

User Guide

  • Covers topics on how to connect to QuantaStor via various file and block protocols from servers and workstations.

Advanced Topics

SNMP Agent Setup

  • Detailed instructions on how to setup the SNMP agent to send SNMP traps.

Customizing Appliance Internals

  • Details on how to write custom scripts to augment various operations like system started/shutdown, storage pool start/stop, etc.

Troubleshooting Guide

  • Various troubleshooting topics ranging from login issues to driver upgrades.

Custom Unmanaged NFS/CIFS Shares

  • Instructions on how to create custom entries for SMB/NFS access which are ignored by QuantaStor

Appendix

Internal Architecture

  • Covers aspects of the internal architecture of the storage system.

Terms & Definitions

  • Glossary of terms and concepts used in managing various aspects of a QuantaStor storage system.