Nasuni Management Console Guide

Nasuni Management Console Guide
Nasuni Management Console
Guide
Version 5.5
April 2014
© 2014 Nasuni Corporation
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Nasuni Management Console Guide
Version 5.5
April 2014
Copyright
© Copyright 2010-2014 by Nasuni Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Contents
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
What’s in this Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Text Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii
Product Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiv
Electronic Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiv
Chapter 1: The Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Nasuni Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Nasuni Filer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Placing a Nasuni Filer under the control of the Nasuni Management Console . . 2
Key Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 2: Task Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Starting with the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Installing the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Creating new volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Managing the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Managing data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Providing data access to users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Downloading, restoring, and bringing data into cache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Setting quotas on folders and volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Sharing data between Nasuni Filers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Adding data to volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Protecting data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Managing volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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Handling encryption keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Role-based access control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
SSL certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Antivirus protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Firewall protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Changing performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Actions only available on the Nasuni Filer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Chapter 3: Installing the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Requirements for the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Downloading the Nasuni Management Console Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting with the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
SSL Security Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Example using Mozilla Firefox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Example using Google Chrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Example using Microsoft Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installing the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Chapter 4: Login Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Logging in to the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Resetting Administrative Account (Forgot password?) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Viewing the Nasuni Management Console Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Chapter 5: Common Screen Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Username . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Navigation Bar Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Viewing the Nasuni Management Console Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Viewing the Nasuni Management Console Release Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Powering Down and Rebooting the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . 33
Changing Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Logging Out of the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Other screen elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Pop-up Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Sorting lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Action status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Chapter 6: Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
System Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Hardware Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Volumes Managed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Filers Managed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Migrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Data Growth chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Network Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
File Types Written . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
File Sizes in Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Chapter 7: Volumes Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Volumes page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Volumes Managed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Unified Storage Access Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
HTTPS Access Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Volume Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Data Not Yet Protected chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Data Growth chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Volume List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Volume details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Deleting a local volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Disconnecting from a remote volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Take Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Cancel Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Create Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Connect (and Disconnect) Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
File System Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Selecting Volume, Folder, or Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Actions with Selected Volume, Folder, or Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Viewing exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Creating exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Editing exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Deleting exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Viewing shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Creating shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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Editing shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Deleting shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
iSCSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Viewing iSCSI volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Editing iSCSI volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Encryption Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Viewing encryption keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Adding encryption keys to a volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Enabling encryption keys for a volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Disabling encryption keys for a volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Name of volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Viewing volume names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Changing volume name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Pinning volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Viewing volume pinning setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Editing volume pinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Quota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Viewing volume quota setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Editing volume quota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Remote Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Viewing remote access setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Editing remote access settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Snapshot Directory Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Viewing snapshot directory access settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Editing snapshot directory access settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Snapshot retention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Viewing snapshot retention settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Editing snapshot retention settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Snapshot schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Viewing snapshot schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Editing snapshot schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Sync Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Scheduling Syncs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Antivirus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Viewing Antivirus Service settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Editing Antivirus Service settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Antivirus Violations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Viewing antivirus violations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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Reviewing antivirus violations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
File System Auditing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
File Alert Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Viewing File Alert Service settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Editing File Alert Service settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Chapter 8: Filers Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Filers page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Filers Managed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Connected Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Migrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Filer Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Network Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Mobile Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Account Filers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
API Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Automatic Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Viewing automatic software update settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Editing automatic software update settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Cache Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Viewing cache settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Editing cache settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
CIFS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Viewing CIFS settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Editing CIFS settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Nasuni Filer Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Viewing Nasuni Filer descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Editing the Nasuni Filer description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Email Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Encryption Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Viewing encryption keys on Nasuni Filers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Adding (importing or uploading) encryption keys to Nasuni Filers . . . . . . . . . . 151
Sending encryption keys to Nasuni Filers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Escrowing Encryption Keys with Nasuni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Deleting Encryption Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Quality of Service (Bandwidth) Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Viewing Quality of Service settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Adding Quality of Service rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
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Editing Quality of Service rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Deleting Quality of Service rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Quota Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Viewing quota report schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Sending a quota report manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Adding quota report schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Editing quota report schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
SNMP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Viewing SNMP settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Editing SNMP settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Time Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Viewing time zone and time source settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Editing time zone and time source settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Migrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Viewing migrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Migration Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Viewing migration sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Migration Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Viewing migration schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Mobile Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Viewing Mobile Access service settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Editing Mobile Access service settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Generating Invitation Link for Mobile Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Mobile Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Viewing licenses for the Mobile Access service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Enabling Mobile Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Disabling Mobile Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Deleting Mobile Access licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Refresh License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Refreshing license . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Remote Support Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Viewing Remote Support Service settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Enabling and disabling Remote Support Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Send Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Viewing Nasuni Filer software updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Updating Nasuni Filer software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Shutdown and Reboot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
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Security Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Viewing security settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Viewing network settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
SSL Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Viewing SSL certificate information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Platform Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Viewing hardware and virtual machine information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
CIFS status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Viewing CIFS status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Viewing CIFS clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Viewing open files and locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Disconnecting clients from a share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Resetting the CIFS Authentication Cache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Resetting All CIFS Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
NFS status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Viewing NFS exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
iSCSI status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Viewing iSCSI targets and initiators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Pending Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Viewing pending updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Acknowledging pending updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Chapter 9: Account Status Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Account Status page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Viewing account status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Refreshing license . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Viewing serial numbers and authorization codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Chapter 10: Console Settings Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Configuration Overview page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Automatic Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Viewing automatic software update settings for the NMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Editing automatic software update settings for the NMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Viewing description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Editing the description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Email Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
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SNMP Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Editing SNMP settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Time Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Setting time zone and time source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Encryption Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Viewing encryption keys on the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Uploading (importing or adding) encryption keys to the NMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Downloading the NMC’s generated encryption key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Escrowing encryption keys with Nasuni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Deleting Encryption Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
SSL Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Viewing SSL certificate information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Adding SSL certificates or a self-signed certificate to the NMC . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Deleting SSL Certificates or Certificate Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Console Users and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Viewing permission groups and users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Adding Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Editing Users and Changing User Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Deleting Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Adding Permission Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Editing Permission Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Deleting Permission Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Firewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Proxy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Software Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Remote Support Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Enabling and disabling Remote Support Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Send Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Chapter 11: Notifications Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Viewing Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Acknowledging Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Deleting Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Chapter 12: Disaster Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Recovering the Nasuni Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Appendix A: Console Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
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Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Using console commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Changing device and network parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Changing static IP address and other network parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Enabling DHCP Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Viewing the MAC Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Appendix B: Nasuni Terms of Service and License Agreement . . . . . . . . 270
Nasuni Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Appendix C: Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
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Audience
This Guide is intended for the IT administrator or person responsible for managing Nasuni Filers using
the Nasuni Management Console user interface.
What’s in this Book
This guide contains the following chapters:
•
Chapter 1, “The Nasuni Management Console,” on page 1 describes the major features and
concepts of the Nasuni Management Console and the Nasuni Filer.
•
Chapter 2, “Task Overview,” on page 4 gives overviews of common tasks that users can
perform with the Nasuni Management Console.
•
Chapter 3, “Installing the Nasuni Management Console,” on page 13 describes how to install
the Nasuni Management Console.
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Chapter 4, “Login Page,” on page 27 explains how to log in to the Nasuni Management
Console, reset the account, and access online help.
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Chapter 5, “Common Screen Elements,” on page 31 explains the user interface elements that
are common to all the pages, including status messages, online help, and the procedure for
powering down the Nasuni Management Console.
•
Chapter 6, “Home Page,” on page 36 explains the features of the Home page, including viewing
many details of system status.
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Chapter 7, “Volumes Page,” on page 43 explains how to view the status of volumes and modify
settings of volumes.
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Chapter 8, “Filers Page,” on page 127 explains how to view the status of Nasuni Filers and
modify settings of Nasuni Filers.
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Chapter 9, “Account Status Page,” on page 207 explains how to view details of the account.
•
Chapter 10, “Console Settings Page,” on page 210 explains how to configure the Nasuni
Management Console.
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Chapter 11, “Notifications Page,” on page 245 explains how to view and acknowledge Nasuni
Management Console messages.
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Chapter 12, “Disaster Recovery,” on page 249 explains how to recover the Nasuni Management
Console in the event of a disaster.
•
Appendix C, “Glossary,” on page 271 provides definitions of terms related to the Nasuni
Management Console.
•
Appendix A, “Console Commands,” on page 259 describes console commands for configuring
network settings.
•
Appendix B, “Nasuni Terms of Service and License Agreement,” on page 270 is the link to the
Nasuni Terms of Service and License Agreement.
Text Conventions
The following text conventions are used in this document:
Convention
Description
1. Number
Used to indicate a step in a task.
• Bullet
Used for items in a list without any particular order.
Bold
Used to give emphasis to a word. Also used for named
graphical elements.
Italics
Used to represent options or parameters.
Underline
Used for hyperlinks, such as links to Web sites.
Monospace
Used to indicate pathnames, filenames, folder names,
typed information, and code.
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Electronic Publications
Extensive documentation is available for all aspects of installing, configuring, and operating the Nasuni
Filer. The latest version of each of the following documents is available in PDF format at http://
www.nasuni.com/support/documentation.
•
Hardware Getting Started Guide: For setting up the Nasuni Filer on the Nasuni Filer hardware
appliance. To download this guide for the NF-200, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/Nasuni_Filer_HW_GS_Guide_NF200.pdf
To download this guide for the NF-400, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/Nasuni_Filer_HW_GS_Guide_NF400.pdf
To download this guide for the NF-440, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/Nasuni_Filer_HW_GS_Guide_NF440.pdf
To download this guide for the NF-400H, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/Nasuni_Filer_HW_GS_Guide_NF400H.pdf
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Virtualization Getting Started Guide: For installing the Nasuni Filer on a virtual machine within a
corporate network. To download this guide, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/
Nasuni_Filer_Virtualization_GS_Guide.pdf
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Virtualization Getting Started Guide for Azure: For installing the Nasuni Filer on the Microsoft
Azure cloud virtual machine. To download this guide, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/
Nasuni_Filer_Virtualization_Azure_GS_Guide.pdf
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Virtualization Getting Started Guide for EC2: For installing the Nasuni Filer on the Amazon EC2
cloud virtual machine. To download this guide, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/
Nasuni_Filer_Virtualization_EC2_GS_Guide.pdf
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Product Documentation
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Electronic Publications
Initial Configuration Guide: For configuring and deploying the Nasuni Filer after the initial
installation on the hardware appliance or virtual machine. To download this guide, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/
Nasuni_Filer_Initial_Configuration_Guide.pdf
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Users Guide: For managing unified storage using the Nasuni Filer.
To download this guide, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/Nasuni_Filer_Users_Guide.pdf
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Nasuni Management Console Guide: For managing multiple Nasuni Filers.
To download this guide, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/NMCGuide.pdf
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Nasuni Management Console Quick Start Guide: To quickly get started using the Nasuni
Management Console to manage multiple Nasuni Filers. To download this guide, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/NMCQuickStartGuide.pdf
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Third-Party Licensing Guide: Listing of third-party software used in the Nasuni Filer.
To download this guide, visit:
http://nasunicdn.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_docs/pdf/5.5/Nasuni_Filer_ThirdParty_Licenses_Guide.pdf
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Chapter 1: The Nasuni Management Console
Nasuni Services
Nasuni’s Enterprise Storage Services deliver an advanced storage solution using a cloud infrastructure.
The core technology is a next-generation storage controller – the Nasuni Filer – that offers the security
and performance of traditional storage, while adding unlimited scalability, automatic offsite protection,
and global multi-site access to files.
Multi-site access enables organizations with several locations to work on a single set of shared data.
Nasuni’s architecture allows multiple storage controllers to have live access to the same volume of
data. Organizations benefit by having a simple, safe, and secure way to share data across any number
of sites. Nasuni’s multi-site access enables capabilities that include:
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Secure data distribution to remote office/branch office (ROBO).
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Remote offices forwarding data to a central point.
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Two-way synchronized read-write.
Nasuni Filer
Nasuni’s Enterprise Storage Services are delivered through the Nasuni Filer, a storage controller that
runs in your data center and provides primary storage with built-in backup, offsite protection, and multisite access. With your Nasuni Filer, you manage your volumes and performance using the Web-based
Nasuni Filer user interface.
The Nasuni Filer is an on-premises storage device supporting NFS, CIFS, and iSCSI protocols. The
Nasuni Filer is fully integrated with Active Directory, Distributed File System (DFS), and Windows
Previous Versions. The Nasuni Filer is available as a virtual appliance, as a hardware appliance, and as
a Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2 virtual appliance. Its reach and capacity far exceed those of a
traditional controller, however, because it does not rely only on memory and local disk to manage its
data: it has the entire capacity of the cloud at its disposal.
Nasuni Management Console
The Nasuni Management Console enables you to monitor and manage many Nasuni Filers from one
central application. Using the Nasuni Management Console, you can view the status of all of your
managed Nasuni Filers, as well as configure their settings. The Nasuni Management Console is
available as a virtual appliance, and as a Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2 virtual appliance.
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The Nasuni Management Console
Nasuni Management Console
With the Nasuni Management Console, you can ensure consistent settings on all your Nasuni Filers.
Using the Nasuni Management Console, you can manage Nasuni Filers even if they are not presently
connected. Any configuration changes made will propagate to the Nasuni Filer when it becomes
connected.
Note: Notifications and changes on Nasuni Filers can take up to 10 minutes to appear in the
Nasuni Management Console.
Certain actions remain unique to each Nasuni Filer and are not available for control using the Nasuni
Management Console, including:
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Restoring files and folders.
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Network-specific configuration.
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Active Directory configuration.
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Data migrations.
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Setting quotas and quota rules (but not quota reporting).
Placing a Nasuni Filer under the control of the Nasuni Management Console
Caution: When a Nasuni Filer goes under Nasuni Management Console control, any
existing users and groups on the Nasuni Filer are replaced.
To enable management by the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. Click Services, then select Nasuni Management Console from the list. The Nasuni
Management Console page appears.
Figure 1-1: Nasuni Management Console page.
2. From the NMC Management is drop-down list, select either enabled or disabled.
3. Click Save. A confirmation message appears. A message also appears at the top of the screen.
Note: It can take up to ten minutes for the Nasuni Filer to appear on the Nasuni
Management Console user interface.
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Key Terms
Key Terms
The following terms are helpful in understanding the Nasuni Management Console:
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Nasuni Filer: The storage controller in your data center that integrates with your infrastructure
via CIFS, NFS, or iSCSI protocols. The Nasuni Filer can be mapped as a network drive.
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Nasuni Filer user interface: The Web-based graphical user interface with which you configure
and manage the Nasuni Filer. The Nasuni Filer user interface is accessible with supported Web
browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Google Chrome.
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Nasuni Management Console (NMC): The Web-accessible appliance with which you can
configure and manage multiple Nasuni Filers. The Nasuni Management Console is accessible
with supported Web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Google
Chrome.
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Cloud storage: Cloud-based, highly protected, unlimited storage.
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Volume: A set of files and directories (CIFS and NFS) or blocks of data (iSCSI).
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Share/export: An access point to a folder on a volume that can be shared or exported on your
network. Access to a CIFS share can be customized on a user-level or group-level basis. You
can create many shares or exports on a volume, for different purposes or audiences.
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Cache: The local storage of the Nasuni Filer. All data and metadata that is accessed regularly is
kept locally in the cache. If requested data is not locally resident, it is staged into the cache and
provided for the request.
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Snapshot: A snapshot is a complete picture of your volume at a specific point in time.
Snapshots offer data protection by enabling you to recover data deleted in error or to restore an
entire file system. After a snapshot has been taken and is sent to cloud storage, it is not
possible to modify that snapshot.
Also, see “Glossary” on page 271.
Terminology
The following terminology is useful in understanding Nasuni technology:
Alerts and messages: See “Notifications”, including “Notifications Page” on page 245.
Backup: See “Snapshots”, including “Snapshot schedule” on page 108 and “Snapshot retention” on
page 106.
Bandwidth: See “Quality of Service (QoS)”, including “Quality of Service (Bandwidth) Settings” on
page 155.
Local data: See “Cache”, including “Cache Settings” on page 141.
Maximum capacity: See “Quota”, including “Quota” on page 99.
Moving data to your Nasuni Filer: See “Data Migration”, including “Migrations” on page 174.
Other Nasuni Filers: See “Remote Access”, including “Remote Access” on page 101.
Sets of data: See “Volumes”, including “Volumes page” on page 44.
Also, see “Glossary” on page 271.
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Chapter 2: Task Overview
The Nasuni Management Console provides extensive information that enables you to monitor the
status of your data from a single application. In addition, you can use the Nasuni Management Console
to configure volumes, CIFS shares, and NFS exports from a single application, regardless of which
Nasuni Filer they reside on. This makes it simpler and faster for you to perform multiple, nearsimultaneous configurations, while maintaining consistent settings. There can be only one Nasuni
Management Console for your account.
Using the Nasuni Management Console, you can manage Nasuni Filers even if they are not presently
connected. Any configuration changes made will propagate to the Nasuni Filer when it becomes
connected.
Note: Notifications and changes on Nasuni Filers can take up to 10 minutes to appear in the
Nasuni Management Console.
Without the Nasuni Management Console, data management tasks require configuring volumes, CIFS
shares, and NFS exports separately on each Nasuni Filer, which is time-consuming and can lead to
inconsistent settings.
This chapter presents an overview of some of the tasks that you can perform with the Nasuni
Management Console, along with links to further information.
Starting with the Nasuni Management Console
Installing the Nasuni Management Console
Installing and configuring the Nasuni Management Console on your virtual platform is a simple and
straightforward process.
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The Nasuni Management Console runs on your virtual platform. First, download and install the
software on your virtual platform. See “Downloading the Nasuni Management Console
Software” on page 14.
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Run the Install Wizard, including entering serial number and authorization code, found under the
Account section of www.nasuni.com. See “Installing the Nasuni Management Console” on
page 21.
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After you install and configure the Nasuni Management Console, you can place Nasuni Filers
under the control of the Nasuni Management Console. See “Placing a Nasuni Filer under the
control of the Nasuni Management Console” on page 2.
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Starting with the Nasuni Management Console
Creating new volumes
You use volumes to manage data. If you do not already have a volume set up, you can create a new
volume.
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Before creating a new volume, ensure that you have the encryption keys you would like to use.
Nasuni recommends creating and uploading your own encryption keys (“Adding (importing or
uploading) encryption keys to Nasuni Filers” on page 151).
Otherwise, you can specify generating a new encryption key when you create the new volume.
Nasuni also recommends safeguarding your encryption keys yourself. You can download
generated keys for safeguarding (using the Nasuni Filer user interface). Alternatively, you can
escrow encryption keys with Nasuni (“Escrowing Encryption Keys with Nasuni” on page 153).
Note: If you use the Nasuni Management Console to create a volume on a Nasuni Filer,
and specify generating a new encryption key for that volume, that new encryption key is
generated on the Nasuni Filer, not on the Nasuni Management Console. The only way to
download a Nasuni Filer encryption key is by using the Nasuni Filer user interface.
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To create a new volume on a Nasuni Filer, see “Create Volume” on page 54.
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You can create CIFS shares (“Creating shares” on page 79) or NFS exports (“Creating exports”
on page 73) for users to access. If you created a share or export automatically when you
created a new volume, you can check and edit the settings for CIFS shares (“Editing shares” on
page 85) or NFS exports (“Editing exports” on page 75).
Managing the Nasuni Management Console
You have many options for configuring the Nasuni Management Console.
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You can configure the Nasuni Management Console to automatically download and install
software updates. prevent automatic software updates from occurring at inconvenient times,
you can specify the days and times for automatic software updates to occur, or prevent
automatic software updates entirely. See “Automatic Software Updates” on page 213.
Alternatively, you can manually update the Nasuni Management Console software. See
“Software Update” on page 241.
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You can view the status and expiration date of your subscription. See “Viewing account status”
on page 207. You can also refresh your subscription license. See “Refreshing license” on
page 208.
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The Notifications page lets you view and acknowledge Nasuni Management Console messages.
See “Notifications Page” on page 245.
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You can configure email alerts, which are sent to your email account from the Nasuni
Management Console. You can select various types of alerts to receive. See “Email Settings” on
page 216.
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You can perform the disaster recovery procedure for a genuine emergency, or when moving the
Nasuni Management Console to another location. See “Disaster Recovery” on page 249.
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Managing data
Managing data
Providing data access to users
You can define which users can access which data.
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You can define a CIFS share or an NFS export for each directory tree (the directory itself and
any files and directories it contains) in a volume. You can create many shares or exports on a
volume. See “Creating shares” on page 79 and “Creating exports” on page 73. If you created a
share or export automatically when you created a new volume, you can check and edit the
settings for CIFS shares “Editing shares” on page 85) or NFS exports (“Editing exports” on
page 75).
For each share or export, you can define which volume and which directory tree within the
volume to share or export. You can specify Read-Only access. You can limit which hosts can
access the share or export.
For CIFS shares, you can use Windows Explorer to define user and group access to folders.
You can map network drives to CIFS shares in Windows, access iSCSI volumes in Windows,
and mount CIFS shares or NFS exports in Linux or UNIX.
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You can establish Browser-based Access to CIFS shares. This enables users to access data
using any supported Web browser. See “Editing shares” on page 85.
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You can establish Mobile Access to CIFS shares. This enables users to access data using
mobile devices, including iOS-based devices (such as iPhone and iPad) and Android phones.
See “Editing shares” on page 85.
You can specify details of the Mobile Service, such as adding another port for Mobile Access,
limiting how long users remain authenticated on mobile devices, limiting users to only one
mobile device, and limiting the types of mobile devices that can use Mobile Access. See
“Mobile Settings” on page 177.
You can enable, disable, and delete licenses for the Mobile Access service. See “Mobile
Licenses” on page 180.
Downloading, restoring, and bringing data into cache
You can select specific volumes, folders, and files. You can then download, restore, or bring the
selected data into the local cache of the Nasuni Filer.
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You can browse to volumes, folders, and files (“Browsing a Volume” on page 61).
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You can also search for data by folder or file name and date (“Searching for a Folder or File by
Name and Date” on page 65).
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You can bring folders and files into the local cache of a Nasuni Filer (“Bringing Data into Cache
of the Nasuni Filer” on page 68).
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You can download selected files (“Downloading Files” on page 70).
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You can restore folders and files (“Restoring Files or a Folder from a Snapshot” on page 70).
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Managing data
Setting quotas on folders and volumes
You can set quotas on the size of folders and volumes (“Setting Quota or Rule” on page 69).
Sharing data between Nasuni Filers
You share data between Nasuni Filers by using volumes. If you do not already have a volume set up on
the Nasuni Filer that is sharing data, you can create a new volume. Only CIFS and NFS volumes can be
shared.
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Before creating a new volume, ensure that you have the encryption keys you would like to use.
Nasuni recommends creating and uploading your own encryption keys (“Adding (importing or
uploading) encryption keys to Nasuni Filers” on page 151). Otherwise, you can specify
generating a new encryption key when you create the new volume. Nasuni also recommends
safeguarding your encryption keys yourself. You can download generated keys for safeguarding
(using the Nasuni Filer user interface). Alternatively, you can escrow encryption keys with Nasuni
(“Escrowing Encryption Keys with Nasuni” on page 153).
Note: If you use the Nasuni Management Console to create a volume on a Nasuni Filer,
and specify generating a new encryption key for that volume, that new encryption key is
generated on the Nasuni Filer, not on the Nasuni Management Console. The only way to
download a Nasuni Filer encryption key is by using the Nasuni Filer user interface.
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To create a new volume on the Nasuni Filer, see “Create Volume” on page 54.
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Volumes are not shared by default. First, you need to enable Remote Access for the volume that
is sharing data. You can specify Read/Write or Read-Only access for the Nasuni Filers that are
receiving data. See “Editing remote access settings” on page 102.
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After the volume that is sharing data has Remote Access enabled, you connect the Nasuni Filers
that are receiving data to the volume that is sharing data. See “Connect (and Disconnect)
Volume” on page 58.
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End users do not access the volume that is receiving data directly, but through CIFS shares or
NFS exports. You can use the shares or exports of the volume that is sharing data, or define
CIFS shares (“Creating shares” on page 79) or NFS exports (“Creating exports” on page 73) for
users to access on the volume that is receiving data. If you created a share or export
automatically when you created a new volume, you can check and edit the settings for CIFS
shares (“Editing shares” on page 85) or NFS exports (“Editing exports” on page 75).
Adding data to volumes
There are several ways to add data to volumes.
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The best way to initially load your data into a volume is by using the Data Migration Service. This
feature supports multiple sources and targets for migrations using CIFS or NFS protocols. You
can monitor data migrations from the Nasuni Management Console, but you must use the
Nasuni Filer user interface to configure data migrations. See “Viewing migrations” on page 174,
“Viewing migration sources” on page 175, and “Viewing migration schedules” on page 176.
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Managing data
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You can access iSCSI volumes in Windows, OSX, and Linux. You can access CIFS shares from
Windows, OSX, and Linux. You can mount NFS exports in Linux or OSX. This enables users to
add data to volumes using the file management capabilities of Windows, Linux, and OSX
operating systems.
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You can share data from other Nasuni Filers as described in “Sharing data between Nasuni
Filers” on page 7.
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You can define Browser-based Access to CIFS shares. This enables users to add data to
volumes using any supported Web browser. See “Editing shares” on page 85.
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You can define Mobile Access to CIFS shares. This enables users to add data to volumes using
mobile devices, including iOS-based devices (such as iPhone and iPad) and Android phones.
See “Editing shares” on page 85.
You can specify details of the Mobile Service, such as adding another port for Mobile Access,
limiting how long users remain authenticated on mobile devices, limiting users to only one
mobile device, and limiting the types of mobile devices that can use Mobile Access. See
“Mobile Settings” on page 177.
You can enable, disable, and delete licenses for the Mobile Access service. See “Mobile
Licenses” on page 180.
Protecting data
A snapshot is a complete picture of your volume at a specific point in time. Snapshots offer data
protection by enabling you to recover past versions of a file or to restore an entire file system. You can
select when and how frequently to perform snapshots. For example, you can configure snapshots to
occur only at night when network usage is low.
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You can schedule snapshots for whenever suits your system best. See “Editing snapshot
schedules” on page 110.
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You can also take snapshots manually at any time. See “Take Snapshot” on page 53.
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For compliance purposes or your own best practices, you can specify to delete older snapshots
from cloud storage, based on a configured snapshot retention policy for a specific volume. See
“Editing snapshot retention settings” on page 107.
Managing volumes
The Nasuni Management Console offers many options for managing volumes. See “Volumes Page” on
page 43.
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Volumes should have names that describe what data they contain and that users will recognize.
You can change the name of a volume. See “Changing volume name” on page 96.
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You can change the name of an iSCSI target. See “Editing iSCSI volumes” on page 88.
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You can monitor file statistics. See “File Sizes in Snapshots” on page 41, “File Sizes in
Snapshots” on page 41, and “Data Growth chart” on page 39.
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Security
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For CIFS and NFS volumes, the volume quota (maximum capacity) enables you to limit the
amount of storage space for a volume, including snapshots, which helps you to control your
storage costs. You can change the volume quota. See “Quota” on page 99.
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You can delete volumes that are no longer needed. See “Deleting a local volume” on page 52.
Security
Handling encryption keys
Encryption keys are used to encrypt your data in cloud storage. You can use the Nasuni Management
Console to manage encryption keys in several ways.
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You can view encryption keys and their settings by volume (“Viewing encryption keys” on
page 91), by Nasuni Filer (“Viewing encryption keys on Nasuni Filers” on page 150), and on the
Nasuni Management Console (“Viewing encryption keys on the Nasuni Management Console”
on page 222).
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Nasuni recommends creating and uploading your own encryption keys. You can upload
encryption keys to the Nasuni Management Console. See “Uploading (importing or adding)
encryption keys to the NMC” on page 223.
You can also upload encryption keys to specific Nasuni Filers. See “Adding (importing or
uploading) encryption keys to Nasuni Filers” on page 151.
Alternatively, you can specify generating a new encryption key when you create a new volume.
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You can use specific uploaded encryption keys with specific volumes. As a first step, you can
send encryption keys that you uploaded on the NMC to the Nasuni Filers where those volumes
reside. See “Sending encryption keys to Nasuni Filers” on page 152.
The next step is to add specific encryption keys to specific volumes. See “Adding encryption
keys to a volume” on page 92.
The next step is to enable (or disable) specific encryption keys for specific volumes. See
“Enabling encryption keys for a volume” on page 93 or “Disabling encryption keys for a volume”
on page 94.
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Nasuni recommends safeguarding your encryption keys yourself. You can download generated
keys for safeguarding (using the Nasuni Filer user interface). See “Downloading the NMC’s
generated encryption key” on page 224.
Note: You cannot download any Nasuni Filer encryption key from a Nasuni Management
Console, because the Nasuni Filer never transmits any encryption keys to a Nasuni
Management Console. The Nasuni Management Console is never in possession of any
encryption key generated by a Nasuni Filer. In particular, if you use the Nasuni
Management Console to create a volume on a Nasuni Filer, and specify generating a new
encryption key for that volume, that new encryption key is generated on the Nasuni Filer,
not on the Nasuni Management Console. The only way to download a Nasuni Filer
encryption key is by using the Nasuni Filer user interface.
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Security
Alternatively, you can escrow uploaded encryption keys with Nasuni. See “Escrowing
encryption keys with Nasuni” on page 225.
Note: All automatically-generated encryption keys are automatically escrowed with
Nasuni.
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You can delete encryption keys that are not necessary for disaster recovery purposes. See
“Deleting Encryption Keys” on page 226.
Role-based access control
Rather than managing the permissions for performing tasks individually for each person, it is simpler to
create groups that have specific combinations of permissions, then assign users to the appropriate
groups. You can define users and groups of users, then assign specific permissions to each group. You
can define up to 150 users and 150 groups.
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To control who can manage the Nasuni Management Console, you can assign users to either
the NMC Administrators group or to a new group that you create with the “Manage all aspects
of NMC (super user)” permission. See “Console Users and Groups” on page 231.
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To control who can perform actions on the Nasuni Management Console, you can define users
and groups of users, then assign specific permissions. See “Console Users and Groups” on
page 231.
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To control who can access specific Nasuni Filers, you can assign users to a new group that you
create for those Nasuni Filers. See “Console Users and Groups” on page 231.
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To control who can access CIFS shares that have Active Directory security, you can define
users and groups of users, then assign specific permissions. See “Editing shares” on page 85.
SSL certificates
The user interface of the Nasuni Management Console and the user interface of Nasuni Filers are Webbased. In order to secure these Web sites, SSL certificates or self-signed certificates are used.
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You can view or add SSL certificates or a self-signed certificate that you can use when
accessing the Nasuni Management Console user interface. See “SSL Certificates” on page 227.
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You can view the SSL certificates or self-signed certificate that you use when accessing Nasuni
Filers. See “SSL Certificates” on page 195.
Antivirus protection
Nasuni offers the option of protecting data with antivirus scanning, and review of files flagged for
violations.
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You can enable or disable the Antivirus Service. See “Editing Antivirus Service settings” on
page 115.
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You can review antivirus violations. See “Reviewing antivirus violations” on page 118.
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Changing performance
Firewall protection
You can limit which network hosts connect to the Nasuni Management Console user interface and the
Nasuni Support SSH port, which provides firewall protection. See “Firewall” on page 237.
Changing performance
There are a number of settings that can affect the performance of the system.
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Quality of Service (QoS) settings specify the outbound bandwidth for moving snapshots from
the Nasuni Filer to cloud storage. Snapshots are slower during periods of lower bandwidth.
Local user read/write operations are not affected. Limiting the bandwidth of outbound data
between specific hours can help decrease network congestion. See “Quality of Service
(Bandwidth) Settings” on page 155.
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On virtual platforms, you can change resources such as the number of cores applied to the
virtual machine as well as the contention for resources. See the Nasuni Filer Virtualization
Getting Started Guide.
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The cache is the local storage of the Nasuni Filer. All data and metadata that are accessed
regularly are kept locally in the cache. By default, the amount of local cache space reserved for
new writes is managed automatically, using an advanced algorithm to optimize cache usage.
However, you can override the amount of local cache space reserved for new writes in order to
suit your company’s workload. Reserving a large portion of the cache for new writes allows
snapshots to complete more rapidly, but reduces the amount of data that is kept locally.
Reserving a small portion of the cache for new writes allows keeping more data locally, but
increases the time for completing snapshots. See “Cache Settings” on page 141.
On virtual platforms, you can also increase the size of the cache. See the Nasuni Filer
Virtualization Getting Started Guide.
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Frequent snapshots increase the system load significantly. You can change when and how
frequently snapshots occur. See “Editing snapshot schedules” on page 110.
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Pinning a volume allows retaining a volume in the local cache at all times. This can improve
performance and reduce the time necessary to return accessed data to clients. See “Pinning
volumes” on page 97.
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Actions only available on the Nasuni Filer
Actions only available on the Nasuni Filer
There are certain actions that cannot be performed from within the Nasuni Management Console. You
must perform these actions using the specific Nasuni Filer’s user interface.
Affected item
Place Filer in NMC control
Data Migrations
Data Migration sources
Data Migration schedules
Active Directory domain
Network
Firewall
SSL certificates
HTTPS proxy
Email
On Nasuni Filer
Action: Menu
Enable: Services → Nasuni Management Console
Create, Delete: Services → View Migrations
Create, Delete: Services → Migration Sources
Schedule: Services → Migration Schedules
Join, Leave, Edit, View: Configuration → Domain Settings
Edit: Configuration → Network Configuration
Charts, Status: Status → Network Status
Edit: Configuration → Firewall
Add, Delete, Set: Configuration → SSL Certificates
Edit: Configuration → HTTPS Proxy
Edit: Configuration → Email Settings
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Chapter 3: Installing the Nasuni Management
Console
Overview
This chapter explains how to install the Nasuni Management Console on your network.
Note: There can be at most one Nasuni Management Console per account.
Requirements for the Nasuni Management Console
The minimum recommended virtual machine resources for running the Nasuni Management Console
are as follows:
Description
Supported virtualization platforms.
Minimum disk space.
Minimum number of CPU cores.
Value
VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V
Microsoft Azure
Amazon EC2
8 GB
1
Minimum required memory.
2 GiB
Minimum recommended memory.
4 GiB
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Installing the Nasuni Management Console
Downloading the Nasuni Management Console Software
Downloading the Nasuni Management Console Software
The Nasuni Management Console runs as a virtual appliance on your network and is distributed as a
downloadable image. You need to register on the Nasuni Web site for a user account and password to
access the download page.
To download the Nasuni Management Console software from the Nasuni Web site, follow these steps:
1. Using your Web browser, log in to your Nasuni account at https://account.nasuni.com/account/
Click Downloads. The Downloads page appears.
Figure 3-1: Download page.
2. Select the appropriate format for your virtual environment from these choices:
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OVF FORMAT: OVF format is appropriate for VMware ESXi environments. The Nasuni
Management Console runs as a virtual machine on the VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5
virtualization server platforms.
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HYPER-V FORMAT: Hyper-V format is appropriate for Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
The Nasuni Management Console runs as a virtual machine on the Windows Server 2008 R2
SP1 and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization server platforms.
3. Download the Nasuni Management Console software .zip file to a location on your local drive.
The amount of time to download the Nasuni Management Console software file depends on
your Internet connection. The file is approximately 300 MB in size.
4. Unzip the Nasuni Management Console software .zip file.
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5. To Install the Nasuni Management Console into VMware ESXi, use the vSphere Client to deploy
the OVF template. Power on the new Nasuni Management Console virtual machine. Click the
Console tab.
Alternatively, to install the Nasuni Management Console into Microsoft Hyper-V, use the HyperV Manager to import the virtual machine. Start the new Nasuni Management Console virtual
machine. Right-click the Nasuni Management Console virtual machine, and select Connect
from the drop-down menu.
6. The Nasuni Management Console screen appears with a plain white bar on the bottom that
indicates the progress of the installation.
Figure 3-2: Nasuni Management Console installation progress screen.
7. After a few moments, the Nasuni Management Console console screen appears.
Figure 3-3: Nasuni Management Console console screen.
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8. If DHCP is available on the network, make note of the IP address that appears on the console
screen.
If DHCP is not available, log into the console service screen by pressing Enter and signing in.
The default login username is service, and the default password is service. Enter
editnetwork. Enter the command: setall static. Enter a new IP address. Note the IP
address.
Note: For security, use the changepassword command to change the password for the
service console.
Note: For more information on console commands, see the Nasuni Filer Initial
Configuration Guide.
9. Make note of the initial IP address of your Nasuni Management Console.
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Connecting with the Nasuni Management Console
You should have an initial IP address from the installation of your Nasuni Management Console
software on a virtual machine. This IP address might be provided by the IT specialist who initially set up
the Nasuni Management Console software.
Open a Web browser and enter the IP address using this command:
https://<IP address>
where <IP address> is the IP address.
When you attempt to access the Nasuni Management Console Home page for the first time, a message
might appear indicating that the security certificate is not trusted. You can still access the Install Wizard
to proceed with the initial configuration procedure.
Continue with the next section, “SSL Security Certificate” on page 18.
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SSL Security Certificate
By default, the Nasuni Management Console is preloaded with a self-signed SSL certificate that is
unique to the Nasuni Management Console. For this reason, when you attempt to access the Nasuni
Management Console Home page for the first time, a message might appear indicating that the
security certificate is not trusted. You can still access the Install Wizard to proceed with the initial
configuration procedure.
Note: To add a new SSL certificate, see “SSL Certificates” on page 227.
Example using Mozilla Firefox
This is an example of what you might see using the Mozilla Firefox Web browser:
1. Open a Web browser and enter the IP address provided by the IT specialist who initially set up
the Nasuni Management Console. The “This Connection is Untrusted” page appears.
Figure 3-4: “This Connection is Untrusted” page.
2. Click “I Understand the Risks”. An expanded version of the “This Connection is Untrusted”
page appears.
Figure 3-5: “This Connection is Untrusted” page.
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SSL Security Certificate
3. Click Add Exception. The Add Security Exception dialog box appears.
Figure 3-6: Add Security Exception dialog box.
4. Click Get Certificate.
5. Click Confirm Security Exception.
6. Open a Web browser and enter the IP address again.
7. Continue with “Installing the Nasuni Management Console” on page 21.
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SSL Security Certificate
Example using Google Chrome
This is an example of what you might see using the Google Chrome Web browser:
1. Open a Web browser and enter the IP address provided by the IT specialist who initially set up
the Nasuni Management Console. The page “The site's security certificate is not trusted!”
appears.
Figure 3-7: “The site's security certificate is not trusted!” page.
2. Click Proceed anyway.
3. Continue with “Installing the Nasuni Management Console” on page 21.
Example using Microsoft Internet Explorer
This is an example of what you might see using the Internet Explorer Web browser:
1. Open a Web browser and enter the IP address provided by the IT specialist who initially set up
the Nasuni Management Console. The “There is a problem with this website's security
certificate.” page appears.
Figure 3-8: “There is a problem with this website's security certificate.” page.
2. Click Continue to this website.
3. Continue with “Installing the Nasuni Management Console” on page 21.
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Installing the Nasuni Management Console
To install the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. After you add a security certificate or proceed without adding a security certificate, the Install
Wizard — Network Configuration page appears.
Figure 3-9: Install Wizard — Network Configuration page.
a. In the Host Name box, a default hostname for the Nasuni Management Console appears.
You can accept the default hostname or change it to a customized hostname. The name that
you enter is the name you provide to users so they can access the Nasuni Management
Console. You can use ASCII letters a through z, digits 0 through 9, and hyphens.
Note: The Nasuni Management Console attempts to register the hostname in the
DNS server, so that users can access this host by name.
To change this name later, see “Networking” on page 238.
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b. From the Network Type drop-down list, select either Static or DHCP.
If you select DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), the IP Address, Netmask,
Default Gateway, and MTU Value fields become unavailable.
If you select Static, you must provide Network Device Settings and System Settings. See
your IT administrator for assistance.
If you select Static as a source, enter the following information:
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Enter the static IP address in the IP Address text box.
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Enter a netmask address in the Netmask text box.
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Enter a default gateway address in the Default Gateway text box.
The gateway address must match a subnet of a defined static network.
•
Enter the MTU value in the MTU Value text box. MTU settings above 1500 are
supported.
The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data
unit that the layer can pass onwards. A larger MTU brings greater efficiency, because
each packet carries more user data while protocol overheads, such as headers, remain
fixed; the resulting higher efficiency means a slight improvement in the bulk protocol
throughput. A larger MTU also means processing fewer packets for the same amount of
data. However, large packets can occupy a slow link for some time, causing greater
delays to following packets, and increasing lag and minimum latency.
c. In the System Settings area:
If you selected DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), the Search Domain, Primary
DNS Server, and Secondary DNS Server fields become unavailable.
If you select Static as a source, enter the following information:
•
Enter one or more local search domains in the Search Domain text box. If you enter
multiple search domains, make sure you include a space between each entry. You must
enter valid host names.
You can use search domains to avoid typing the complete address of domains that you
use frequently. The search domains that you enter are automatically appended to names
that you specify for purposes such as Active Directory configuration, data migration
sources, HTTPS proxy, and NTP server. For example, if you specify the search domain
“mycompany.com”, then typing “server1” for one of these purposes would connect to
“server1.mycompany.com”.
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Enter the IP address for your primary DNS server in the Primary DNS server text box.
You must enter a valid host name or IP address.
•
Enter the IP address for your secondary DNS server in the Secondary DNS server text
box (if applicable). You must enter a valid host name or IP address.
d. Click Continue to proceed.
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2. The Install Wizard — Proxy Network Configuration page appears.
Figure 3-10: Install Wizard — Proxy Network Configuration page.
a. To enable proxy support, click Proxy Support: On (enabled) or Off (disabled).
b. In the Proxy Server text box, enter the hostname or IP address of a host running an HTTPS
proxy.
c. In the Port text box, enter the port number used by the HTTPS proxy server.
d. Optionally, enter a valid username (case-sensitive) for the proxy server in the User Name text
box and the password (case-sensitive) in the Password text box.
e. Optionally, in the Do Not Proxy text box, enter a list of hostnames or IP addresses not to
proxy (one per line).
f.
Click Continue. To return to the previous page to change parameters, click Back.
3. The Install Wizard — Review Network Settings page appears.
Figure 3-11: Install Wizard — Review Network Settings page.
To accept the network settings, click Continue. return to the previous page to change
parameters, click Back.
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4. The Reconfiguring Network Settings page appears.
Figure 3-12: Configuring Network Settings page.
5. If a more recent version of the NMC software is available, a page appears to notify you. Click
Continue. A second page appears to notify you of the progress of the software update.
6. The Install Wizard — Terms of Service and License Agreement page appears.
Figure 3-13: Install Wizard — Terms of Service and License Agreement page.
You can print or download a copy of the Terms of Service and License Agreement by clicking
the appropriate icon.
Select “I accept the Terms of Service”, then click Continue.
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7. The Install Wizard — Authorization page appears.
Figure 3-14: Install Wizard — Authorization page.
Enter the NMC Serial Number and Authorization code, found under the Account section of
www.nasuni.com. Click Continue to proceed.
Note: If you reuse an NMC Serial Number for a previously existing Nasuni Management
Console, you are asked if you want to perform a disaster recovery procedure on that
Nasuni Management Console. For details, see “Disaster Recovery” on page 249.
8. The Install Wizard — Confirm New NMC Install page appears.
Figure 3-15: Install Wizard — Confirm New NMC Install page.
To add the new Nasuni Management Console, type the word “confirm” (without the quotation
marks) in the Confirmation text box, then click Continue.
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9. The Install Wizard — Create Admin User page appears.
Figure 3-16: Install Wizard — Create Admin User page.
Create a Username (case-sensitive) and a Password (case-sensitive) for the administrative
user of this Nasuni Management Console. This user automatically becomes a member of the
NMC Administrators group (see “Console Users and Groups” on page 231). Click Continue.
10. This completes the Install Wizard. The Setup Almost Complete page appears.
Figure 3-17: Setup Almost Complete page.
Follow instructions on this page for placing Nasuni Filers under the control of the Nasuni
Management Console. Click Check for Managed Filers.
Continue with “Logging in to the Nasuni Management Console” on page 27.
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Chapter 4: Login Page
The Nasuni Management Console user interface presents you with a Login page, where you log in
using your username and password.
You can log in and access the Nasuni Management Console user interface from any computer running
a supported Web browser, including Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, and
Google Chrome.
At the top of the Login page, you can access online help (see “Viewing the Nasuni Management
Console Help” on page 31). You can also power down the system, if necessary (see “Powering Down
and Rebooting the Nasuni Management Console” on page 33).
Logging in to the Nasuni Management Console
After the Nasuni Management Console has been installed and registered on your network, you can log
in to the Web-based Nasuni Management Console user interface from any computer running a
supported Web browser, and perform management functions on Nasuni Filers.
See “Installing the Nasuni Management Console” for details about installing the product.
To log in to the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. Using your Web browser, open the specified IP address for the Nasuni Management Console
Home page. The IP address is provided during installation (see “Connecting with the Nasuni
Management Console” on page 17). The Nasuni Management Console Login page appears.
Figure 4-1: Nasuni Management Console Login page.
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Logging in to the Nasuni Management Console
2. Type your username (case-sensitive) in the Username text box. The administrative user
account was set up in step 9 of “Installing the Nasuni Management Console” on page 21.
3. Type your password (case-sensitive) in the Password text box.
Warning: Too many unsuccessful login attempts disable the login for 5 minutes. If
this happens, wait 5 minutes, then log in with a correct username and password.
Tip: If you forget the password for the administrative user, see “Resetting Administrative
Account (Forgot password?)” on page 29.
4. Click Login.
•
After you log in, the Nasuni Management Console Home page appears. See “Home Page”
on page 36 for details on the features of this page.
•
After you log in, you can change the password, as detailed in “Changing Password” on
page 34.
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Resetting Administrative Account (Forgot password?)
Resetting Administrative Account (Forgot password?)
If you have lost the password for the administrative account, this feature resets the administrative
account information for the Nasuni Management Console. No data is deleted and no configurations are
changed.
Note: This procedure does not deauthorize the Nasuni.com account, just the Nasuni
Management Console administrative account, which is independent of the Nasuni.com
account and specific to the Nasuni Management Console.
Important: For this procedure, you need the NMC Serial Number and Authorization code for
this Nasuni Management Console, found at https://account.nasuni.com/account/
serial_numbers/.
To reset the administrative account, follow these steps:
1. Click Forgot password? at the bottom of the Login page. The Reset Account page appears.
Figure 4-2: Reset Account page.
2. In the Nasuni Service Authorization area, enter the NMC Serial Number and Authorization
code for this Nasuni Management Console, found at https://account.nasuni.com/
account/serial_numbers/.
Note: If you do not have the credentials for www.nasuni.com, you can perform a
password reset or contact Nasuni Technical Support.
3. In the New Administrative Account area, create a Username (case-sensitive) and a Password
(case-sensitive).
4. Click Continue. The Nasuni Management Console user interface appears.
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Viewing the Nasuni Management Console Help
Viewing the Nasuni Management Console Help
The Nasuni Management Console Help is available at the top of the Login page.
Click Help to display the Help menu. Links to the following information are available:
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Link to Nasuni Management Console and Nasuni Filer documentation.
•
Nasuni Management Console Release Notes.
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Link to Nasuni Terms of Service.
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Link to Privacy policy.
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Link to Service Level Agreement.
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Contact information for Nasuni Technical Support and Sales.
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Chapter 5: Common Screen Elements
Several elements appear on all pages of the Nasuni Management Console user interface.
Username
In the navigation bar at the top of all pages, the name of the user who is logged in appears with the date
of the last login.
Figure 5-1: Username logged in.
Navigation Bar Functions
The navigation bar of the Nasuni Management Console user interface displays the following standard
options:
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Help.
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Power
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Change Password (under username).
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Logout (under username).
.
Viewing the Nasuni Management Console Help
The Nasuni Management Console Help is available on the navigation bar at the top of all pages.
Click Help to display the Help menu. Links to the following information are available:
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Link to Nasuni Management Console and Nasuni Filer documentation.
•
Nasuni Management Console Release Notes.
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Link to Nasuni Terms of Service.
•
Link to Privacy policy.
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Link to Service Level Agreement.
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Contact information for Nasuni Technical Support and Sales.
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Common Screen Elements
Navigation Bar Functions
Viewing the Nasuni Management Console Release Notes
Release Notes contain the latest information about the latest version of the Nasuni Management
Console, as well as previous versions.
To view release notes, follow these steps:
1. Click Help on the navigation bar at the top of the page, then select Release Notes from the
menu. A dialog box appears with the latest release notes.
Figure 5-2: Release Notes dialog box.
2. Scroll down to review information about the Nasuni Management Console software release.
3. To close the release notes dialog box, click Close, or press the Esc key, or click the x at the top
of the dialog box.
Note: To ensure that you see the latest release notes, reload the page or refresh your
browser’s cache.
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Powering Down and Rebooting the Nasuni Management Console
The Power option is located on the navigation bar at the top of all pages. When you power down the
Nasuni Management Console, the user is disconnected from the system. You can choose to shut down
the Nasuni Management Console immediately, or to shut down the Nasuni Management Console and
then reboot the Nasuni Management Console immediately. While the Nasuni Management Console is
off, you can still disconnect Nasuni Filers from the Nasuni Management Console to manage them; all
the data on the Nasuni Filers is fully accessible
To power down the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. Click Power
box appears.
on the navigation bar at the top of the page. The Shutdown/Reboot dialog
Figure 5-3: Shutdown/Reboot dialog box.
Note: To exit and return to the previous page, click the x at the top of the page, or click
Cancel.
2. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
3. In the Action area, to shut down the Nasuni Management Console immediately without
rebooting, select Shutdown immediately. Otherwise, to shut down the Nasuni Management
Console and then reboot the Nasuni Management Console immediately, select Reboot
immediately.
4. Click Shutdown.
The message “The system is shutting down. Click here to cancel the shutdown.” appears at the
top of the Home page.
5. To stop the shutdown, click the hyperlink marked “here”. You have 60 seconds to cancel the
shutdown.
The message “Shutdown cancelled at user request.” appears at the top of the Home page.
The shutdown stops.
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6. If you do not stop the shutdown, the Nasuni Management Console shuts down.
On the console, a series of shutdown messages appears, and the console automatically closes
down.
To restart, you can power on the Nasuni Management Console from your platform.
If you selected Reboot immediately, the Nasuni Management Console reboots immediately.
Changing Password
You can change the password for the Nasuni Management Console administrative account. The
Change Password option is available by clicking the user name on the navigation bar at the top of all
pages.
Note: Changes to a password are propagated to all Nasuni Filers that they apply to and that
are under the control of the Nasuni Management Console.
To change the password, follow these steps:
1. Click the user name on the navigation bar at the top of the page, then click Change Password
from the menu. The Change Password page appears.
Figure 5-4: Change Password page.
2. Enter the current password (case-sensitive) in the Old Password text box.
3. Enter the new password (case-sensitive) in the New Password text box.
4. Enter the new password (case-sensitive) again in the Password confirmation text box.
5. Click Save New Password.
The Home page appears and the message “Successfully updated user.” is displayed.
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Other screen elements
Logging Out of the Nasuni Management Console
Logging out of the Nasuni Management Console does not affect any system operations such as
snapshots or file sharing access.
The Nasuni Management Console automatically logs off after 60 minutes of inactivity.
To log out, follow these steps:
1. Click the user name on the navigation bar at the top of the page, then click Logout.
You are logged out of the Nasuni Management Console.
2. The Login page appears. You can log back in when needed, as detailed in “Logging in to the
Nasuni Management Console” on page 27.
Other screen elements
Pop-up Notifications
Active notification messages are displayed in the right margin of the Home page. For example:
Figure 5-5: Message Panel.
General and alert messages appear, based on the state of your system.
If an x appears with the message, you can temporarily remove the message from the message panel by
clicking the x. To clear (delete) messages, see “Deleting Notifications” on page 248.
You can review any or all messages on the Notifications page. See “Viewing Notifications” on page 246
for details.
Sorting lists
You can sort many lists of information alphabetically, numerically, or chronologically. To sort, click on
the heading of each column. To sort in the opposite direction, click on the heading of the column again.
Action status
On pages where you can perform actions, a Status column shows the status of the last action
performed. If the action is completed, a checkmark
appears. If the action is not completed, a
rotating circle
appears. If there is a problem with the attempted action, a caution symbol
appears. Hover the mouse over the symbol for more information.
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The Nasuni Management Console Home page looks like this.
Figure 6-1: Home page.
The Home page appears after you log in to the Nasuni Management Console. The Home page displays
a dashboard with details about the state of the Nasuni Management Console and the Nasuni Filers it
manages.
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Home Page
The Home page also offers links to the Volumes, Filers, Account Status, Console Settings, and
Notifications pages. Additional information appears on these pages and the menus and items they
contain.
You can return to the Home page at any time by clicking the Nasuni logo in the top left corner.
System Health
In the System Health area, the following information appears:
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Number of Nasuni Filers offline (if any) and online. Clicking Filers offline opens the Filers page.
For details, see “Filers page” on page 128.
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Number of antivirus violations. Clicking antivirus violations opens the Antivirus Violations
page. For details, see “Antivirus Violations” on page 117.
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Number of pending notifications. Clicking pending notifications opens the Notifications page.
For details, see “Notifications Page” on page 245.
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Number of currently available NMC software updates. Clicking NMC update available opens
the Software Update Available page. For details, see “Automatic Software Updates” on
page 213.
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Number of currently available Nasuni Filer software updates. Clicking Filer updates available
opens the Filer Software Updates page. For details, see “Automatic Software Updates” on
page 139.
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Number of volumes available. Clicking volumes available opens the Volumes page. For details,
see “Volumes page” on page 44.
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Number of setting sync errors, namely, requested changes to Nasuni Filers that have failed for
some reason. Clicking setting sync errors opens the Outstanding Settings Updates Filers
page. For details, see “Sync Schedule” on page 111.
Hardware Health
In the Hardware Health area, the following information appears:
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Status of power supply. If the status is Alert, you should investigate the situation.
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Status of RAID batteries. Clicking RAID batteries opens the Filer Platform/Hardware Settings
page. For details, see “Platform Settings” on page 196. If the status is Alert, you should
investigate the situation.
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Status of RAID arrays. Clicking RAID arrays opens the Filer Platform/Hardware Settings
page. For details, see “Platform Settings” on page 196. If the status is Alert, you should
investigate the situation.
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Status of RAID disks. Clicking RAID disk error opens the Filer Platform/Hardware Settings
page. For details, see “Platform Settings” on page 196. If the status is Alert, you should
investigate the situation.
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Account
The date that the current subscription license or trial license expires. Clicking valid through opens the
Account Status page. For details, see “Account Status page” on page 207.
Volumes Managed
In the Volumes Managed area, the following information appears:
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Total number of volumes managed. Clicking Volumes Managed opens the Volumes page. For
details, see “Volumes page” on page 44.
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Number of CIFS shares. Clicking CIFS Shares opens the Shares page. For details, see
“Shares” on page 78.
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Number of NFS exports. Clicking NFS Exports opens the Exports page. For details, see
“Exports” on page 72.
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Number of iSCSI volumes. Clicking iSCSI Volumes opens the Volume iSCSI Settings page.
For details, see “iSCSI” on page 87.
Filers Managed
In the Filers Managed area, the following information appears:
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Total number of Nasuni Filers managed. Clicking Filers Managed opens the Filers page. For
details, see “Filers page” on page 128.
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Number of unmanaged Nasuni Filers. Clicking Unmanaged opens the Filers page. For details,
see “Filers page” on page 128.
Capacity
In the Capacity area, the following information appears:
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Total amount of Accessible Capacity.
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Amount of Licensed Capacity.
Note: If the licensed capacity is exceeded, you can still store more data temporarily. If
your total stored data nears or exceeds your licensed capacity, you receive warnings to
increase your licensed capacity.
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Percentage of Licensed Capacity used.
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Amount of capacity not yet protected.
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Migrations
In the Migrations area, the following information appears:
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Number of running migrations.
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Number of completed migrations. Clicking Completed opens the Data Migrations page. For
details, see “Migrations” on page 174.
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Number of scheduled migrations. Clicking Scheduled opens the Data Migration Schedules
page. For details, see “Migration Schedules” on page 176.
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Number of failed migrations. Clicking Failed opens the Data Migrations page. For details, see
“Migrations” on page 174.
Data Growth chart
A chart of Data Growth appears on the Home page.
Figure 6-2: Data Growth chart.
This shows the amount of Licensed data and the amount of Accessible data on the vertical axis versus
time along the horizontal axis. The amount of data is shown in units such as MB, GB, and TB. The
length of time is shown by year and month.
To select or unselect accessible data, click Accessible Data. To select or unselect licensed data, click
Licensed Data.
If you hover the mouse over any part of the chart, a label appears displaying details about the amount
of data at that date and time.
Figure 6-3: Details of data and time on Data Growth chart.
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Network Traffic
A chart of the Network Traffic of the Nasuni Filers appears on the Home page.
Figure 6-4: Network Traffic chart.
Note: A more detailed chart of network traffic appears on the Filers page. See “Network
Traffic” on page 130.
This chart shows, for the most recent 24 hours, the rate of data received from cloud storage (Cloud
Received) and the rate of data transmitted to cloud storage (Cloud Transmit) along the vertical axis, in
units of bits/second, Kbits/second, or Mbits/second, depending on throughput. Time of day (UTC) is
along the horizontal axis.
On the Network Traffic chart, you can select which network activity to include or exclude by clicking
Cloud Transmit (for data transmitted to the cloud) or Cloud Receive (for data received from the cloud).
If you hover the mouse over any part of the chart, a label appears displaying details about the amount
of network activity at that date and time.
Figure 6-5: Details of network traffic and time on Network Traffic chart.
File Types Written
The File Types Written pie chart displays a comparison of the number of files of each file type written
to Nasuni Filers.
Figure 6-6: File Types Written chart.
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The size of each pie slice represents the percentage of all the files written of that file type. If you hover
the mouse over one of the slices, it displays the name of the file type and the number of files of that file
type.
The File Types Written table displays the number of files written to Nasuni Filers for each file
extension.
Figure 6-7: File Types Written table.
The following information appears for each file type:
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Ext.: The extension of the file.
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Category: The type of file, such as Audio, Text, Raster Image, or Video.
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Count: The total number of files with that file extension on Nasuni Filers.
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Size: The total size of files with that file extension on Nasuni Filers.
File Sizes in Snapshots
The File Sizes in Snapshots bar chart displays the number of files in snapshots in each size category.
Figure 6-8: File Sizes in Snapshots bar chart.
The size of the files is along the vertical axis and the number of files in each size category is along the
horizontal axis on a logarithmic scale. If you hover the mouse over one of the bars, it displays the name
of the size category and the number of files in that category.
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The File Sizes in Snapshots table displays the number of files in snapshots in each size category.
Figure 6-9: File Sizes in Snapshots table.
The following information appears for each file size:
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Max Size: The maximum size of a file in that size category.
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Count: The total number of files in that size category.
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On the Volumes page, you can view, delete, disconnect, and take snapshots of volumes.
From the Volumes page, you can also perform the following actions:
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Create a new volume.
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Create, view, and edit connections between volumes.
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View, download, and bring into cache volumes and files.
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Create, view, edit, and delete NFS exports.
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Create, view, edit, and delete CIFS shares.
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View and edit iSCSI volumes.
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View and edit volume encryption key information.
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View and edit volume names.
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View and edit volume pinning settings.
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View and edit volume quotas.
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View and edit volume remote access settings.
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View and edit volume snapshot directory access.
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View and edit volume snapshot schedule.
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View and edit volume snapshot retention settings.
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View and edit volume sync schedule.
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View and edit volume Antivirus Service settings.
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View antivirus violations, and ignore or delete flagged files.
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View and configure file auditing.
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View and edit volume File Alert Service settings.
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Volumes page
Volumes page
Click Volumes. The Volumes page displays a dashboard of volume information and a list of all
managed volumes.
Figure 7-1: Volumes page.
Volumes Managed
In the Volumes Managed area, the following information appears:
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Total number of Volumes Managed.
Note: Shared volumes that are not managed by the Nasuni Management Console might
not display or total correctly.
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Number of Multisite Volumes, namely, volumes that have Remote Access enabled. Clicking
Multisite Volumes opens the Volume Remote Access Setting page. For details, see “Remote
Access” on page 101.
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Number of Multisite Connections, namely, the volumes that are accessing volumes with Remote
Access enabled. Clicking Multisite Connections opens the Remotely Accessible Volumes
page. For details, see “Connect (and Disconnect) Volume” on page 58.
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Unified Storage Access Points
In the Unified Storage Access Points area, the following information appears:
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Total number of Unified Storage Access Points, including CIFS shares, NFS exports, and iSCSI
volumes.
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Number of CIFS Shares. Clicking CIFS Shares opens the Shares page. For details, see
“Shares” on page 78.
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Number of NFS Exports. Clicking NFS Exports opens the Exports page. For details, see
“Exports” on page 72.
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Number of iSCSI Volumes. Clicking iSCSI Volumes opens the Volume iSCSI Settings page.
For details, see “iSCSI” on page 87.
HTTPS Access Points
In the HTTPS Access Points area, the following information appears:
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Total number of HTTPS Access Points, including Browser-based Access points and Mobile
Access points.
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Number of Browser Access Points. Clicking Browser Access points opens the Shares page,
where you can enable or disable Browser-based Access for CIFS shares. For details, see
“Editing shares” on page 85.
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Number of Mobile Access Points. Clicking Mobile Access points opens the Shares page,
where you can enable or disable Mobile Access for CIFS shares. For details, see “Editing
shares” on page 85.
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Number of Mobile Connections. Clicking Mobile Connections opens the Mobile Licenses
page, where you can enable or disable individual Mobile Access licenses. For details, see
“Mobile Licenses” on page 180.
Volume Health
In the Volume Health area, the following information appears:
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Number of antivirus violations. Clicking antivirus violations opens the Antivirus Violations
page. For details, see “Antivirus Violations” on page 117.
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Number of volumes available. Clicking volumes available opens the Volumes page. For
details, see “Volumes page” on page 44.
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Number of setting sync errors, namely, requested changes to Nasuni Filers that have failed for
some reason. Clicking setting sync errors opens the Outstanding Settings Updates To Filers
page. For details, see “Pending Updates” on page 206.
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Data Not Yet Protected chart
On the Volumes page, the Data Not Yet Protected chart appears.
Figure 7-2: Data Not Yet Protected chart.
Horizontal bars represent the amount of data not yet protected in all Nasuni Filers or in volumes on a
specific Nasuni Filer. From the drop-down list, select one of the following choices:
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All Filers: Displays a bar graph of the amount of data not yet protected on each of the Nasuni
Filers under the control of the Nasuni Management Console. The Nasuni Filers appear in order
of decreasing amount of data not yet protected.
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specific Nasuni Filer: Displays a bar graph of the amount of data not yet protected on each of
the volumes on the selected Nasuni Filer. The volumes are in alphabetical order.
If you hover the mouse over one of the bars, a label appears displaying details about the amount of
data not yet protected in that Nasuni Filer or volume.
Figure 7-3: Mouse hover over bar.
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Data Growth chart
On the Volumes page, the Data Growth chart appears.
Figure 7-4: Data Growth chart.
The amount of data in all volumes or in a specific volume is graphed vertically vs. time horizontally.
From the drop-down list, select one of the following choices:
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All Volumes: Displays a graph of the total amount of data in all volumes vs. time.
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specific volume: Displays a graph of the amount of data in the selected volume vs. time.
If you select Accessible Data, the graph shows the actual data that is stored and available to access
vs. time. If you select Licensed, the graph shows the amount of licensed storage space vs. time.
If you hover the mouse over one of the chart areas, a label appears displaying details about the amount
of data at that date at that time.
Figure 7-5: Mouse hover over chart.
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Volume List
The Volume List appears on the Volumes page.
Figure 7-6: Volume List.
The following properties appear for each volume in the list of volumes:
Tip: Click the right-facing arrow beside each volume to reveal the volumes connected to
remotely accessible volumes.
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Name: The name of the volume. For local volumes, you can edit this name and change it to a
customized name, if needed. See “Name of volume” on page 95 for details.
Tip: Click the name of the volume to view the Volume Details page for that volume. See
“Volume details” on page 49.
Under each volume name:
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LUN Size (iSCSI volumes only): The amount of storage used for the volume, not including
snapshots. For details, see “iSCSI” on page 87.
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Remote Access status (CIFS and NFS volumes only): The setting of remote access to this
volume: Remotely Accessible, if the volume is remotely accessible. See “Editing remote
access settings” on page 102 for details.
Note: iSCSI volumes are never remotely accessible.
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Permissions (local volumes connected to remote volumes only): The current permissions
for the remote volume: Read-Only or Read/Write. Local volumes that are connected to
remote volumes appear in a list under the remote volume.
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Pinned: Indicates whether the volume is pinned in the cache: Pinned, if volume is pinned.
You can pin the volume to the cache as detailed in “Pinning volumes” on page 97.
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Security (CIFS volumes only): The security mode of the CIFS volume: Active Directory,
Public, or Unknown.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer that the volume is on. For details, see “Filer Details page” on
page 133.
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Protocol: The protocol of the volume: CIFS, NFS, or iSCSI.
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Number of shares (CIFS) or exports (NFS): For CIFS volumes, the total number of shares.
For details, see “Shares” on page 78. For NFS volumes, the total number of exports. For
details, see “Exports” on page 72.
Accessible Data: The amount of storage used by the volume, not including snapshots.
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not yet protected: The amount of data not yet protected.
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Last Snapshot: Date and time of the last snapshot, or “No snapshots” if there are no
snapshots.
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Actions: Actions available for each managed volume.
Volume details
In the Volume List, clicking the volume name opens the Volume Details page.
Figure 7-7: Volume Details page.
The Volume Details page displays a summary of information about the volume:
Data Growth chart:
The amount of data in the volume is graphed vertically vs. time horizontally. If you select
Accessible Data, the graph shows the actual data that is stored and available to access vs.
time. If you select Licensed, the graph shows the amount of licensed storage space vs.
time. If you hover the mouse over one of the chart areas, a label appears displaying details
about the amount of data at that date at that time.
Figure 7-8: Mouse hover over chart.
In the Settings area:
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Name: The name of the local volume, or the local name of the remote volume. To rename
the volume, click the name. For details, see “Name of volume” on page 95.
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Provider: The name of the cloud provider for the volume.
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Region: The location of the cloud provider for the volume, if available.
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Encryption Keys: The Name and Enabled setting of the encryption keys for the volume. To
add, disable, or enable encryption keys, click the status. For details, see “Encryption Keys”
on page 90.
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Shares (CIFS only) or Exports (NFS only): Total number of CIFS shares or NFS exports, and
number of Nasuni Filers. To add or edit CIFS shares or NFS exports, click the status. For
details, see “Shares” on page 78 or “Exports” on page 72.
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Pinned: Indicates whether the volume is pinned in the cache: Yes or No. To pin the volume
to the cache, click the status. For details, see “Pinning volumes” on page 97.
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Quota: The quota (maximum capacity) configuration in GB, or “No Quota” if there is no
quota. To change the quota, click the status. For details, see “Quota” on page 99.
Note: If the licensed capacity is exceeded, you can still store more data temporarily. If
your total stored data nears or exceeds your licensed capacity, you receive warnings
to increase your licensed capacity.
In the Snapshots & Sync area:
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Snapshot Access (Not available for iSCSI volumes.): Indicates whether access to the
snapshot directory for the volume is Enabled or Disabled. To enable or disable snapshot
directory access for a volume, click the status. For details, see “Snapshot Directory Access”
on page 104.
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Snapshot Retention: The snapshot retention policy. To configure a snapshot retention
policy, click the status. For details, see “Snapshot retention” on page 106.
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Snapshot Schedule (Not available for iSCSI volumes.): The schedule for snapshots. If there
is no schedule for snapshots, indicates Disabled. To schedule snapshots, click the status.
For details, see “Snapshot schedule” on page 108.
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Remote Access (Not available for iSCSI volumes.): The setting of remote access for this
volume: Enabled or Disabled. If Enabled, displays number of connections. To enable or
disable remote access, click the status. For details, see “Remote Access” on page 101.
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Number of remote connections.
Sync Schedule (Not available for iSCSI volumes.): The schedule of when the volume
synchronizes data (“syncs”) from the Nasuni Service, merging local data with data from
other Nasuni Filers connected to this volume. If there is no schedule for syncs, indicates
Disabled. To schedule syncs, click the status. For details, see “Sync Schedule” on
page 111.
In the Services area (CIFS and NFS volumes only):
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Auditing: Indicates whether file system auditing for the volume is Enabled or Disabled. To
enable or disable file system auditing for a volume, click the status. For details, see “File
System Auditing” on page 119.
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File Alerts: Indicates whether the File Alert Service (automatically notifying you when files or
directories with particular names are written to the Nasuni Filer) is Enabled or Disabled. If
enabled, displays the number of patterns. To enable or disable the File Alert Service, click
the status. For details, see “File Alert Service” on page 124.
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Antivirus: Indicates whether the Antivirus Service is Enabled or Disabled. To enable or
disable the Antivirus Service, click the status. For details, see “Antivirus Service” on
page 114.
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Antivirus Violations (If Antivirus Service enabled.): Displays the number of violations. To
view the list of Antivirus Violations, click the status. For details, see “Antivirus Violations” on
page 117.
In the iSCSI Details area (iSCSI volumes only):
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Target Name: The iSCSI Qualified Name of the iSCSI target, in this format:
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iqn.
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Date that the naming authority took ownership of the domain, in yyyy-mm format.
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“.” followed by the reversed domain name of the authority, such as com.nasuni.
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“:” followed by a storage target name specified by the naming authority.
Example: iqn.2008-11.com.nasuni:filer.nasuni.net:51
To change the target name, click the name. For details, see “iSCSI” on page 87“iSCSI” on
page 87.
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Allowed Hosts: List of hosts allowed to connect to this volume, or Any. To change the
hosts, click the status. For details, see “iSCSI” on page 87“iSCSI” on page 87.
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CHAP User Name (if any): The Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) User
Name that initiators must log in with. To change the CHAP User Name, click the status. For
details, see “iSCSI” on page 87“iSCSI” on page 87.
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Volume Size: The volume size in GB. To change the volume size, click the value. For details,
see “iSCSI” on page 87“iSCSI” on page 87.
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Deleting a local volume
You can delete a local volume. Deleting a volume destroys all the volume’s data stored in the cache, as
well as data stored in cloud storage.
Before deleting a volume, complete the following prerequisites:
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If other Nasuni Filers are connected to the volume, disconnect them from the volume. See
“Connect (and Disconnect) Volume” on page 58 for details about disconnecting from a volume.
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If the volume is configured for remote access by other Nasuni Filers, disable remote access on
the volume before deleting it. See “Remote Access” on page 101 for details.
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It is necessary to disconnect from iSCSI volumes before deleting the iSCSI volume.
Note: When a volume is deleted, you immediately stop being charged for its capacity;
however, the background delete operation can take time to process, depending on the
number of files or blocks. Notifications indicate when the volume deletion is complete.
To delete a local volume, follow these steps:
Caution: You cannot undo this procedure.
1. Click Delete
. The Delete Volume dialog box appears.
Figure 7-9: Delete Volume dialog box.
2. Read any warnings that appear in the Delete Volume dialog box. Ensure that the prerequisites
mentioned above have ben satisfied to avoid data loss.
3. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
4. Click Delete Volume to delete the volume.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without deleting the volume, click the Close button.
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Disconnecting from a remote volume
You can disconnect from a remote volume.
Caution: Disconnecting from a volume deletes any data in the cache. To protect recently
changed data, you can take an on-demand snapshot, then disconnect from the volume.
See “Take Snapshot” on page 53 for details.
Note: For volumes with a CIFS share or an NFS export, you must remove the share or export
before you can disconnect from the volume. For details on deleting a share, see “Deleting
shares” on page 86. For details on deleting an export, see “Deleting exports” on page 77.
To disconnect from a remote volume, follow these steps:
1. Click Disconnect
. The Disconnect Volume dialog box appears.
Figure 7-10: Disconnect Volume dialog box.
2. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
3. Click Disconnect Volume to disconnect from the remote volume.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without deleting the volume, click the Close button.
Take Snapshot
Note: To perform consistent point-in-time snapshots of iSCSI volumes on Windows systems,
you can use the Nasuni VSS Hardware Provider. For details, see “API Keys” on page 137.
To take a snapshot of a volume, follow these steps:
1. For the volume that you want to take a snapshot of, click Take Snapshot
.
A snapshot is scheduled for this volume.
Cancel Snapshot
If you click the Take Snapshot button, as described above, you can cancel that scheduled snapshot.
To cancel a snapshot of a volume, click Cancel
.
The snapshot for this volume is canceled.
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Create Volume
Create Volume
You can use the Create Volume page to create a new CIFS, NFS, or iSCSI volume on any managed
Nasuni Filer.
Note: In trial mode, the maximum number of volumes you can have is limited to two.
Note: If you want to upload (import) an encryption key to use with the new volume, you must
upload the encryption key before starting the volume creation process. See “Adding
(importing or uploading) encryption keys to Nasuni Filers” on page 151.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
To create a new CIFS, NFS, or iSCSI volume, follow these steps:
1. Click Volumes then click Create Volume from the menu in the left column. The Create Volume
page appears.
Figure 7-11: Create Volume page.
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2. From the Target Filer drop-down list, select the managed Nasuni Filer where you want to
create the new volume.
3. From the Protocol drop-down list, select a network protocol on your network. This is the
protocol you use to access data on a volume. Your choices are:
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CIFS (Windows clients): This protocol allows Windows users to share files across a
network. The CIFS protocol is used on other operating systems besides Windows, including
UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X.
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NFS (Unix clients): This protocol allows UNIX users to access and share file systems across
a computer network using UNIX and Linux.
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iSCSI Target: This protocol allows users to access SAN blocks of data across a computer
network using the iSCSI protocol.
Tip: For volumes supporting both Windows and Linux/UNIX clients, select CIFS
(Windows clients) and use a samba client on Linux/UNIX.
4. In the Volume Properties area, enter a human-readable name for the volume in the Name text
box, for example, “New York Office”. The name you enter is automatically applied as the
encryption key name in the Key Name text box.
Note: For iSCSI volumes, the iSCSI volume name is used to generate the target name.
This includes changing any upper-case letters to lower-case, and changing any nonASCII symbols to their hex code.
5. From the Region drop-down list, specify a region where you want to store your data.
You should store your data in a region that is near to your users and data centers, in order to
reduce data access latencies. The region you select should be remote from your other
operations for geographic redundancy and disaster recovery purposes. You should also
consider any compliance requirements for the location of data.
Note: Your data is protected with multiple copies in whichever region you choose.
6. You can use an existing encryption key or create a new encryption key.
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To use an existing encryption key, select an encryption key from the Key drop-down list.
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To create a new encryption key, select Create New Key from the Key drop-down list, then
optionally enter a name for the new encryption key in the Key Name text box.
Note: If you select Create New Key, the new encryption key is automatically
escrowed for you. To use your own encryption key, see “Adding encryption keys to a
volume” on page 92.
Note: You cannot download any Nasuni Filer encryption key from a Nasuni
Management Console, because the Nasuni Filer never transmits any encryption keys
to a Nasuni Management Console. The Nasuni Management Console is never in
possession of any encryption key generated by a Nasuni Filer. In particular, if you use
the Nasuni Management Console to create a volume on a Nasuni Filer, and specify
generating a new encryption key for that volume, that new encryption key is generated
on the Nasuni Filer, not on the Nasuni Management Console. The only way to
download a Nasuni Filer encryption key is by using the Nasuni Filer user interface.
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Create Volume
7. For CIFS and NFS volumes only, set the maximum volume capacity (in gigabytes) in the Quota
text box. A value of 0 (zero) or blank specifies an unlimited volume capacity (up to your licensed
capacity).
Quotas are applied after each successful snapshot. Nasuni recommends that you only increase
quotas rather than decrease them. A notification occurs when the volume reaches 90 percent of
the quota. Another notification occurs when the volume reaches the quota. If the volume is
shared, then the quota is compared to the sum of all Nasuni Filers connected to the volume.
8. For CIFS and NFS volumes only, to automatically create a CIFS share or an NFS export for the
new volume, leave the Create a default Share/Export check box selected.
9. For iSCSI volumes only, the iSCSI properties area appears:
Figure 7-12: iSCSI properties area.
a. In the Volume Size text box, enter the Volume Size, in GB.
Note: All iSCSI (SAN) volume data is pinned in the cache. Therefore, the Volume Size
of an iSCSI volume is limited by the size of the cache. iSCSI volumes can use up to 75
percent of the cache. The computed limit is displayed.
Note: The Volume Size of an iSCSI volume can be increased, if necessary, but not
decreased.
b. To control which hosts are allowed to connect to this volume, in the Allowed Hosts text box,
enter a comma-separated list of the IP addresses or subnet addresses of the hosts that are
allowed to access this volume. If you leave this field blank, all hosts on your network have
access to this volume without restrictions.
c. To restrict access to this iSCSI volume, in the CHAP User Name text box, enter a ChallengeHandshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) User Name with which initiators must log in. In
the CHAP Password text box, enter a Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
Password with which initiators must log in. The CHAP Password must be 12-16 characters
long.
10. For CIFS volumes only, if Active Directory is available, from the User Authentication dropdown list, select the method for the Nasuni Filer to authenticate users connecting to shares
within this volume: Active Directory or Publicly Available to All Users.
Note: It is not possible to change the user authentication mode of a volume after you
create the volume.
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11. Click Create Volume.
The new volume appears in the list of volumes on the Volumes page.
To add a share to a new CIFS volume, see “Creating shares” on page 79.
To add an export to a new NFS volume, see “Creating exports” on page 73.
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Connect (and Disconnect) Volume
Connect (and Disconnect) Volume
After you enable remote access for a volume, and grant access permissions to the volume, you can
connect a Nasuni Filer to the remote volume. You can also disconnect an existing connection. To
enable remote access and grant permissions on a volume, see “Remote Access” on page 101.
Tip: If the attempt to connect with a remote volume fails, try connecting again.
To connect to or disconnect from a remote volume, follow these steps:
1. Click Volumes, then click Connect Volume in the left-hand column. The Remotely Accessible
Volumes page displays a list of remotely accessible volumes on the managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-13: Remotely Accessible Volumes page.
The following information appears for each remotely accessible volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the remotely accessible volume.
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Owner: The name of the Nasuni Filer where this remotely accessible volume is located.
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Protocol: The protocol of the remotely accessible volume: CIFS or NFS.
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Security Mode: For CIFS volumes, the security mode of the remotely accessible volume:
Active Directory or Public.
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Connected: A list of Nasuni Filers already connected to the remotely accessible volume.
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Actions: Actions available for each remotely accessible volume.
2. To refresh the information about the list of remotely accessible volumes, click Refresh
Connections.
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Connect (and Disconnect) Volume
3. For the remotely accessible volume whose connections you want to change, click Edit
Connections. The Connect/Disconnect Volume dialog box appears.
Figure 7-14: Connect/Disconnect Volume dialog box.
A list of managed Nasuni Filers appears.
Tip: Shared volumes on Nasuni Filers running version 5.5 or later are not available to
Nasuni Filers running versions before version 5.5. To see shared volumes on Nasuni Filers
running version 5.5 or later, update the software to version 5.5 or later.
a. To connect a currently disconnected managed Nasuni Filer to the selected remotely
accessible volume, select the check box next to the managed Nasuni Filer.
Then, from the Share/Export Configuration drop-down list, select one of the following
choices:
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Inherit Settings from Remote Volume: If the remotely accessible volume has shares or
exports, inherit those same shares or exports in the new volume.
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Create a new share or export: To automatically create a new CIFS share or an NFS
export for the new volume.
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Skip creating share/export: To postpone creating a new share or export for the new
volume. To later add a share to the new CIFS volume, see “Creating shares” on page 79.
To later add an export to the new NFS volume, see “Creating exports” on page 73.
Note: To connect to a remote CIFS volume, the Nasuni Filer and the remote CIFS
volume must be in the same Active Directory group.
b. To disconnect a currently connected managed Nasuni Filer from the selected remotely
accessible volume, clear the check box next to the managed Nasuni Filer.
Caution: Disconnecting a Nasuni Filer from a remotely accessible volume causes
all shares and exports of the remotely accessible volume to be deleted from the
Nasuni Filer.
c. Click Save Connections to save the changes you made to connections to remotely
accessible volumes.
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The new information appears in the list of remotely accessible volumes on the Remotely
Accessible Volumes page.
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File System Browser
File System Browser
You can use the file system browser to perform a variety of tasks:
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Browse folders and files in volumes on Nasuni Filers.
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Search for folders and files by name.
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Filter results by date.
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Examine multiple versions of folders and files.
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Download folders and files.
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Bring volumes, folders, and files into the cache of the Nasuni Filer.
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Create quotas for volumes and folders.
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Restore a file or folder (for a CIFS or NFS volume) or an entire volume (for an iSCSI volume). You
can do this, for example, if data has been deleted erroneously. For details on restoring data in
the event of a disaster, see Chapter 12, “Disaster Recovery,” on page 249.
Note: Since the Nasuni Management Console does not access data directly, but through
each Nasuni Filer, accessing data or information might take time.
In order to access folders and files, ensure that you have performed these necessary tasks:
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Have configured at least one volume. For more information, see “Create Volume” on page 54.
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For CIFS and NFS volumes, have shared or exported at least one volume. For more information,
see “Creating shares” on page 79 and “Creating exports” on page 73.
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(Optional) Have configured a snapshot schedule to ensure that reliable, periodic snapshots of
the volume are taken. For more information, see “Editing snapshot schedules” on page 110.
Selecting Volume, Folder, or Files
You can select a volume, a folder, or one or more files. You can select by browsing or by searching.
Browsing a Volume
Browse
To browse folders and files in a volume, follow these steps:
1. Click File Browser. The File System Browser page appears.
Figure 7-15: File System Browser page.
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2. From the Volume drop-down list, select a volume name.
Figure 7-16: Volume drop-down list.
The properties of the selected volume are displayed.
Figure 7-17: Volume properties.
The volume properties include:
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Volume: The name of the volume and Nasuni Filer.
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Ownership: The owner of the volume.
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Cache Resident: (CIFS and NFS volumes.) Indicates whether the folder is currently in the
cache of the Nasuni Filer (Yes) or not (No).
Note: iSCSI volumes are always resident in the cache of their Nasuni Filer.
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3. From the Filer drop-down list, select a Nasuni Filer for the selected volume.
Figure 7-18: Filer drop-down list.
The files and folders that reside on the selected volume on the selected Nasuni Filer are
displayed.
Figure 7-19: Files and folders on the volume.
Note: You cannot browse files and folders on an iSCSI volume.
4. From the list of files and folders you can select the following:
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One folder: select the folder you want. The selected folder is highlighted in the list.
The properties of the selected folder are displayed.
Figure 7-20: Folder properties.
The folder properties include:
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Location: The path to the folder.
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Ownership: The owner of the folder.
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Cache Resident: (CIFS and NFS volumes.) Indicates whether the folder is currently in
the cache of the Nasuni Filer (Yes) or not (No).
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File System Browser
One file: select the file you want. The selected file is highlighted in the list.
The properties of the selected file are displayed.
Figure 7-21: File properties.
The file properties include:
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Location: The path to the file.
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Size: The size of the file.
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Ownership: The owner of the file.
•
Cache Resident: (CIFS and NFS volumes.) Indicates whether the file is currently in the
cache of the Nasuni Filer (Yes) or not (No).
You can now perform actions with the selected folder or file, as described in “Actions with Selected
Volume, Folder, or Files” on page 68.
You can also filter the current results by date, as described in “Filtering by Date” on page 64.
Filtering by Date
By default, the current contents of the volume are displayed. To select contents from another date and
time from available snapshots, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to a volume as described in “Browsing a Volume” on page 61.
2. Click the Version drop-down list. A calendar of available dates appears. Select the date, then
select the snapshot on that date. The folders and files from that snapshot appear.
Note: Some dates in the range of available dates do not have snapshots. When you click
a date with no snapshots, the message “There are no snapshots for the selected date.”
appears.
Folders and files from snapshots display the date and time of the version in addition to their
other properties.
3. Select a folder or file from the list. To select multiple individual items from snapshots, use
Ctrl+click. To select a range of items from snapshots, use Shift+click.
4. To select the current version of folders and files, click the Version drop-down list and select
Current Version.
You can now perform actions with the selected folder or files, as described in “Actions with
Selected Volume, Folder, or Files” on page 68.
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Searching for a Folder or File by Name and Date
Search
In addition to browsing for folders and files, you can also search for a specific folder or file by name
within a snapshot, and then select it for further actions.
Caution: In most cases, snapshots are not in the cache of the Nasuni Filer, and must be
brought into the local cache of the Nasuni Filer to be searched. As a result, snapshot
searches can impact performance. Searching a large number of snapshots proceeds
better by using a Nasuni Filer that users are not using heavily at the same time.
Note: iSCSI volumes do not contain folders or files, so you cannot search them.
To search for a folder or file by name in a snapshot, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to a volume as described in “Browsing a Volume” on page 61.
2. Click Search. The Search Versions dialog box appears.
Figure 7-22: Search Versions dialog box.
3. The default is to search all versions. To specify search dates, click the Date Range box. The
Date Range list appears.
Figure 7-23: Date Range list.
4. From the list, select one of these options for the search date:
•
All Versions: Searches all snapshots regardless of date. This is the default.
Caution: Searching all snapshots can take a long time and add extra load to your
Nasuni Filer.
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Last 7 Days (if available): Searches only snapshots from the past 7 days, if there are any
available.
Caution: Searching large numbers of snapshots can take a long time and add
extra load to your Nasuni Filer.
•
Last 30 Days (if available): Searches only snapshots from the past 30 days, if there are any
available.
Caution: Searching large numbers of snapshots can take a long time and add
extra load to your Nasuni Filer.
•
Custom Range: Opens the Custom Range pane for you to select a start date and an end
date within which to search snapshots.
Figure 7-24: Custom Range pane.
Navigate to the start date and the end date during which to search snapshots.
Caution: Searching large numbers of snapshots can take a long time and add
extra load to your Nasuni Filer.
5. Enter all or part of the name of the folder or file to search for in the Query text box.
Note: You can use glob syntax wildcards when you specify the name, such as the
following:
Wildcard
Meaning
Example
*
Matches any number of
any character.
*.mp3
means any file name that ends with “mp3”.
?
Matches any one
character.
test.mp?
means file names like “test.mp3” or “test.mp4”.
[sequence]
Matches any character
in the specified
sequence.
[A-Z]*.mp3
means file names that start with an upper-case
letter.
[!sequence]
Matches any character
NOT in the specified
sequence.
[!A-Z]*.mp3
means file names that do not start with an uppercase letter.
The search matches the query text within a folder or file name. For example, searching for
“mount” finds items named “Mount”, “mounted”, “unmounted”, and “unmount”. The search
is not case-sensitive.
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Optionally, you can specify searching for the exact name of the file (including the filename
extension) or folder by selecting the Exact Match check box. In this case, searching for
“mount” only finds items named “mount”. This search is also not case-sensitive.
6. Click Search. The Search Status results appear.
Figure 7-25: Search Status results.
To cancel a running search before it completes, click Stop Search.
7. After the search completes, click a folder or file to highlight it.
8. Click Navigate to Selected to navigate to the selected item.
The folder or file you searched for is selected.
You can now perform actions with the selected folder or file, as described in “Actions with Selected
Volume, Folder, or Files” on page 68.
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Actions with Selected Volume, Folder, or Files
After selecting a volume, folder or files, as described in “Selecting Volume, Folder, or Files” on page 61,
you can perform the following actions:
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Bring volume, folder, or files into the cache of the Nasuni Filer.
•
Create quotas for folders.
•
Download folders and files.
•
Restore a file or folder (for a CIFS or NFS volume) or an entire volume (for an iSCSI volume).
Bringing Data into Cache of the Nasuni Filer
When a volume, folder, or file is selected that is not already in the cache of the Nasuni Filer, you can
bring that item into the cache.
Note: If the selected data is not already present in the Nasuni Filer’s cache, selecting Bring
into Cache begins the process of copying the selected data into the cache of the Nasuni
Filer. This process continues running in the background until all the selected data is copied
into the cache of the Nasuni Filer. If the size of the selected data exceeds the available space
in the cache of the Nasuni Filer, then the Nasuni Filer releases already-protected data from
the cache to make room for the incoming data. This process affects network bandwidth until
it has completed. If the user requests any of the selected data while this process is running,
the requested data is copied into the cache of the Nasuni Filer immediately.
To bring data into the cache of the Nasuni Filer, follow these steps:
1. Select a volume, folder or file as described in “Selecting Volume, Folder, or Files” on page 61.
2. Click Bring into Cache. The Bring Into Cache dialog box appears. The dialog box is slightly
different with volumes, folders, and files.
Figure 7-26: Bring Volume Into Cache dialog box.
a. Information about the volume, folder or file is displayed, as well as the amount of space
currently available in the cache of the Nasuni Filer.
b. (For volume or folder only) To bring only the metadata of the volume or folder into the cache
of the Nasuni Filer, but not the data itself, select the Bring Metadata Only check box.
c. Click Start Transfer.
This begins the process of copying data and metadata into the local cache of the Nasuni Filer.
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Setting Quota or Rule
Edit
You can set a quota on the contents of a volume or a folder. You can configure quota reports to be sent
to administrators or users when volumes or folders approach or exceed their quota.
To set a volume or folder quota, follow these steps:
1. Select a volume or folder as described in “Selecting Volume, Folder, or Files” on page 61.
2. Click Set Quota or Rule. The Set Quota or Rule dialog box appears.
Figure 7-27: Set Quota or Rule dialog box.
3. From the Quota Type drop-down list, select one of the following choices:
•
Rule: Applies the specified Limit to any newly created subdirectories of the selected volume
or folder. To apply the specified Limit to existing subdirectories, see step 6 on page 70
below.
Important: Quotas cannot be nested. Quotas cannot be created anywhere in a
directory tree that already has a quota set in one of the parents. Quotas also cannot
be created on any parent directory when any of the subdirectories has a quota
already.
•
Quota: Applies the specified Limit only to the selected volume or folder.
4. (Optional) To receive reports when the selected volume or folder is near or over its Limit, in the
Email text box, enter an email address.
Tip: If User Folders Support is enabled for the CIFS share that the directory is in, then the
email address of the directory owner is used automatically. This prevents the necessity of
manually entering hundreds of email addresses for multi-user systems. See step n on
page 84. However, if the email address is entered here, the entered email address
overrides looking up an email address from Active Directory.
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5. In the Limit text box, enter or select the quota limit in GB. The current usage is displayed to help
you decide on a quota limit.
6. For the Rule quota type, to apply the same Limit to the data in any existing sub-directories of
the selected directory, select the Apply to existing sub-directories check box.
7. Click Save Quota to save your changes. Otherwise, click Cancel.
The quota is enabled as configured.
Downloading Files
You can download one or more files to your local computer.
To download one or more files, follow these steps:
1. Select one or more files as described in “Selecting Volume, Folder, or Files” on page 61.
2. Click Download File.
Downloading features depend on your Web browser. If the file is of a type that your Web
browser recognizes (such as a PDF file), the file might download and display directly in the
browser.
If the Web browser cannot directly display the file, navigate to a location where the file should
be saved.
The selected files are downloaded to your local computer.
Restoring Files or a Folder from a Snapshot
You can restore a stored version of files or a folder from a snapshot. You might do this if a file or folder
was erroneously destroyed or corrupted, or if you need a previous version. You can restore the files or
folder to its original location, or to another location.
To restore files or a folder from a snapshot, follow these steps:
1. Select files or a folder in a snapshot as described in “Selecting Volume, Folder, or Files” on
page 61.
Tip: You can tell that you have selected files or a folder in a snapshot if the Version displays a
date and not “Current Version.”
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2. Click Restore Folder or Restore File. The Restore Folder or Restore File dialog box appears
Figure 7-28: Restore Folder dialog box.
3. Verify the selection in the Selection text box.
4. By default, the file or folder is restored to its original location. To restore the file or folder to
another path, click in the Destination box and navigate to the alternative path.
Caution: If the file or folder is restored to its original location, it replaces the file or
folder of the same name (if any) in that original location.
5. To back up existing files before proceeding, select the Back Up Existing check box. If any files
that you selected to restore also exist in your volume, they are copied and retained. Backup files
are created with the preface “backupxxxx.” For example, “backup0001.Sales.doc”.
If Back Up Existing is not selected, the restore overwrites any files with the same name.
6. To restore the selected files or folder to your system, click Restore File or Restore Folder. The
Restore in Progress pane appears.
Figure 7-29: Restore in Progress pane.
This pane includes the following:
•
The number of folders processed.
•
The number of files processed.
Note: Files and folders in the snapshots are not deleted or changed during the restore.
The restored files or folder appear in the specified folder.
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Exports
You can create, view, edit, and delete NFS exports from NFS volumes. NFS v3 is supported.
Viewing exports
To view NFS exports from NFS volumes, follow these steps:
1. Click Volumes, then click Exports in the left-hand column. The Exports page displays a list of
exports from NFS volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-30: Exports page.
2. Click the right-facing arrow beside each Nasuni Filer to reveal the volumes with exports for that
Nasuni Filer. To reveal the volumes for all Nasuni Filers, click Expand All. To collapse the
display of all the volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click Collapse All.
The following information appears for each NFS export in the list:
•
Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer with volumes that have NFS exports.
•
Volume: The NFS volume of the NFS export.
•
Export Name: The name of the NFS export.
•
Descriptive comment for the NFS export.
•
Path: The path to the NFS export.
•
Actions: Actions available for each NFS export.
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Creating exports
To create a new NFS export, follow these steps:
1. On the Exports page, click Create Export. The Create Export page appears.
Figure 7-31: Create Export page.
a. From the Filer drop-down list, select the Nasuni Filer where you want to create the new NFS
export.
b. From the Volume drop-down list, select the NFS volume on the selected Nasuni Filer where
you want to create the new NFS export.
c. Click the Path text box and navigate to the directory you want to export.
d. In the Name text box, enter a name for this export.
e. Optionally, enter a descriptive comment in the Comment text box.
f.
In the Allowed Hosts text box, enter the hostname, or IP address with optional netmask, of
the host that is allowed to access the export folder on your network. If you leave this field
blank, all hosts on your network have access to the export without restrictions. Only a single
entry is allowed, however, the hostname can contain the * character as a wildcard.
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g. From the Access Mode drop-down list, select an access mode. Your choices are:
•
Normal Users Permitted (root_squash): All users who have User IDs (UIDs) greater
than zero can map to the NFS export. (Typically, users with a UID of zero (root user) are
forcibly mapped to the anonymous NFS UID.) This is the same as “root_squash” on
UNIX systems: it reduces the access rights for a remote superuser (root).
•
All Users Permitted (no_root_squash): All users can map to the NFS export with their
normal UID. This is the same as “no_root_squash” on UNIX systems: it allows remote
root users to have root access.
•
Anonymize All Users (all_squash): All users are forcibly mapped to the anonymous
NFS UID. This is the same as “all_squash” on UNIX systems: it converts all users to the
anonymous UID and GID.
h. If you want the export folder to be read-only for users on the network, select the Read Only
check box. This means that users can access the export, but only have read-only rights and
therefore cannot make changes to any of the files in the exported folder.
i.
From the Performance Tuning drop-down list, select the type of Performance Tuning. The
choices include the following:
•
Default (sync): Replies to each NFS request only after all data has been stored to disk.
This is safer than async, but there is a delay between the store and the reply.
•
No Write Delay (no_wdelay / sync): If NFS deduces a likelihood of a related storage
request arriving soon, then NFS’s optimization algorithm delays storage. This saves disk
writes and can speed performance. However, if NFS deduces incorrectly, this behavior
causes a delay in every request. The no_wdelay option eliminates the delay.
•
Asynchronous Replies (async): Replies to requests before the data is stored to disk.
This improves performance, but results in lost data if the server goes down.
2. To accept your selections, click Create Export.
The export is created and appears in the list of exports. The export is available to clients under
/exports/<Directory name> and exposes the directory within the volume.
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Editing exports
To edit the selected export, follow these steps:
1. On the Exports page, click Edit
. The Edit Export dialog box appears. F
Figure 7-32: Edit Export dialog box.
a. Optionally, enter a descriptive comment in the Comment text box.
b. In the Allowed Hosts text box, enter the hostname, or IP address with optional netmask, of
the host that is allowed to access the export folder on your network. If you leave this field
blank, all hosts on your network have access to the export without restrictions. Only a single
entry is allowed, however, the hostname can contain the * character as a wildcard.
c. From the Access Mode drop-down list, select an access mode. Your choices are:
•
Normal Users Permitted (root_squash): All users who have User IDs (UIDs) greater
than zero can map to the NFS export. (Typically, users with a UID of zero (root user) are
forcibly mapped to the anonymous NFS UID.) This is the same as “root_squash” on
UNIX systems: it reduces the access rights for a remote superuser (root).
•
All Users Permitted (no_root_squash): All users can map to the NFS export with their
normal UID. This is the same as “no_root_squash” on UNIX systems: it allows remote
root users to have root access.
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Exports
Anonymize All Users (all_squash): All users are forcibly mapped to the anonymous
NFS UID. This is the same as “all_squash” on UNIX systems: it converts all users to the
anonymous UID and GID.
d. If you want the export folder to be read-only for users on the network, select the Read Only
check box. This means that users can access the export, but only have read-only rights and
therefore cannot make changes to any of the files in the exported folder.
e. From the Performance Tuning drop-down list, select the type of Performance Tuning. The
choices include the following:
•
Default (sync): Replies to each NFS request only after all data has been stored to disk.
This is safer than async, but there is a delay between the store and the reply.
•
No Write Delay (no_wdelay / sync): If NFS deduces a likelihood of a related storage
request arriving soon, then NFS’s optimization algorithm delays storage. This saves disk
writes and can speed performance. However, if NFS deduces incorrectly, this behavior
causes a delay in every request. The no_wdelay option eliminates the delay.
•
Asynchronous Replies (async): Replies to requests before the data is stored to disk.
This improves performance, but results in lost data if the server goes down.
2. To accept your selections, click Update Export.
The export is changed and appears in the list of exports.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without changing the export, click the Close button.
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Deleting exports
To delete the selected export, follow these steps:
1. On the Exports page, click Delete
. The Delete Export dialog box appears.
Figure 7-33: Delete Export dialog box.
2. Verify that the correct export, volume, and Nasuni Filer appear.
3. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
4. Click Delete Export to delete the export.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without deleting the export, click the Close button.
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Shares
Shares
You can create, view, edit, and delete CIFS shares from CIFS volumes.
Viewing shares
To view CIFS shares from CIFS volumes, follow these steps:
1. Click Volumes, then click Shares in the left-hand column. The Shares page displays a list of
shares from CIFS volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-34: Shares page.
2. Click the right-facing arrow beside each Nasuni Filer to reveal the volumes with CIFS shares for
that Nasuni Filer. To reveal the volumes for all Nasuni Filers, click Expand All. To collapse the
display of all the volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click Collapse All.
The following information appears for each CIFS share in the list:
•
Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer where a CIFS share is located.
•
Volume: The CIFS volume of the CIFS share.
•
Share Name: The name of the CIFS share.
•
Descriptive comment for the CIFS share.
•
Security Mode: The security mode of the CIFS volume: Active Directory, Public, or
Unknown.
•
Path: The path to the CIFS share.
•
Actions: Actions available for each CIFS share.
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Creating shares
To create a new CIFS share, follow these steps:
1. On the Shares page, click Create Share. The Create Share page appears.
Figure 7-35: Create Share page.
a. From the Filer drop-down list, select the Nasuni Filer where you want to create the new CIFS
share.
b. From the Volume drop-down list, select the CIFS volume where you want to create the new
CIFS share.
c. Click the Folder text box and navigate to the folder you want to share.
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d. In the Name text box, enter a name for this share. The following characters are not valid for
share names:
<
>
:
"
/
\
|
?
*
Also, do not use the $ character at the end of the name of the share. Windows clients
interpret these shares as hidden.
If the Security of this Nasuni Filer is Active Directory, and if User Folders Support is
enabled, you can modify the name of the share to include the wildcard “%U” to represent
the user name. (See step n on page 84.) For example, the wildcard share name:
%U_share
for the user “rudyg” becomes the share name:
rudyg_share
If the share “%U_share” maps to the folder “/homes”, then, when the user maps
“rudyg_share”, the resulting location is “/homes/rudyg”. This can simplify creating
multiple shares for multiple users.
e. Optionally, enter a descriptive comment in the Comment text box.
f.
If you want the share to be visible in the list of shares when users map the Nasuni Filer, select
the Visible Share check box. If the share is not visible, it does not appear in the list of shares
when users map the Nasuni Filer; however, if you know the share’s name, you can still map
the share directly.
g. If you want the share folder to be read-only for users on the network, select the Read Only
Share check box. This means that users can access the share, but only have read-only rights
and, therefore, cannot make changes to any of the files in the shared folder.
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The Advanced Settings area contains additional settings.
Figure 7-36: Advanced Settings area.
h. In the Allowed Hosts text box, enter the IP addresses, IP address/netmask values, or ranges
of IP addresses of the hosts that are allowed to access the share folder on your network. If
you leave this field blank, all hosts on your network have access to the share without
restrictions. Separate entries with spaces.
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Shares
If the Security of this Nasuni Filer is Active Directory, the Authentication, Groups, and
Users options appear. Otherwise, if the Security of this Nasuni Filer is Public, the
Authentication, Groups, and Users options do not appear.
To authenticate all users, from the Authentication drop-down list, select Authenticate all
Users.
Otherwise, to authenticate only specified groups and users, from the Authentication dropdown list, select Authenticate only specified Groups and Users. This enables the Groups
and Users areas. Follow these steps:
i.
To add a group, in the Groups area, click Add Groups. The Select Groups dialog box
appears.
Figure 7-37: Select Groups dialog box.
ii. Enter a partial or complete group name, then click Search. A list of groups that match
your search appears. Select the groups to define access for, then click Add Selected
Groups. The selected groups appear in the Groups area.
Figure 7-38: Groups area.
iii. For each group in the Groups list, from the Access drop-down list, select either Read/
Write or Read Only.
iv. To delete a group from the Groups list, click Delete next to the group name. The group
is deleted from the list.
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v. To add a user, in the Users area, click Add Users. The Select Users dialog box appears.
Figure 7-39: Select Users dialog box.
vi. Enter a partial or complete username, then click Search. A list of users that match your
search appears. Select the users to define access for, then click Add Selected Users.
The selected users appear in the Users area.
Figure 7-40: Users area.
vii. For each user in the Users list, from the Access drop-down list, select either Read/Write
or Read Only.
viii. To delete a user from the Users list, click Delete next to the username. The user is
deleted from the list.
j.
To hide files and folders that a user cannot access, leave the Hide Unreadable Files check
box selected. This option is selected by default.
k. To allow clients to view or restore files using the Previous Versions tab in Windows, select the
Enable Previous Versions check box. For details on using Windows Previous Versions, see
your Microsoft Windows documentation.
l.
To enable case sensitivity for file or folder names, select the Case-Sensitive Paths check
box. Using case-sensitive paths improves performance.
Note: Even if case-sensitivity is not enabled, non-Windows clients such as Linux
might still treat the paths as case-sensitive.
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m. To enable clients to access hidden snapshot directories within the share, select the Enable
Snapshot Directories check box. The volume must have Snapshot Directory Access
enabled. See “Snapshot Directory Access” on page 104.
Note: Snapshot directory access can add a significant load to the Nasuni Filer.
Note: When Enable Snapshot Directories is enabled on a share, you cannot delete
directories from the client.
Note: The setting of Windows Previous Versions is independent of the setting of
Snapshot Directory Access.
n. If the Security of this Nasuni Filer is Active Directory, then User Folders Support is available.
To enable User Folders Support, select Enabled from the User Folders Support drop-down
list. Otherwise, select Disabled from the User Folders Support drop-down list.
If enabled, the target folder path for the share is automatically appended with a folder
named for the user. For example, the share “homes” that points to the folder “/homes”
mounted by the user “rudyg” results in a mapping to “/homes/rudyg”. This can simplify
setting up multiple shares for multiple users.
In addition, you can modify the name of the share to include the wildcard “%U” to represent
the user name. See step d above for details.
Note: If you use this option, disabling case sensitivity is recommended.
Note: Even if case-sensitivity is disabled, non-Windows clients such as Linux might
still treat the paths as case-sensitive.
o. To enable access by mobile devices, such as iPhones and Android phones, select the Mobile
Access check box. For details on the Mobile Service, see “Mobile Settings” on page 177 and
“Mobile Licenses” on page 180. See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a
worksheet for planning configurations.
p. To enable Browser-based Access to files and folders, select the Browser-based access
check box.
2. To create the share, click Create Share. The share is created and appears in the list of CIFS
shares.
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Editing shares
To edit the selected share, follow these steps:
1. On the Shares page, for the selected share, click Edit
. The Edit Share dialog box appears.
Figure 7-41: Edit Share dialog box.
Follow the procedure in “Creating shares” on page 79, starting with step c.
2. To accept your selections, click Update Share.
The share is changed and appears in the list of shares.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without changing the share, click the Close button.
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Deleting shares
To delete a selected share, follow these steps:
1. On the Shares page, click Delete
. The Delete Share dialog box appears.
Figure 7-42: Delete Share dialog box.
2. The share name appears in the dialog box. Confirm that the correct share is about to be
deleted.
3. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
4. Click Delete Share to delete the share.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without deleting the share, click the Close button.
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iSCSI
You can view and edit iSCSI volumes on the iSCSI page.
Viewing iSCSI volumes
To view iSCSI volumes, follow these steps:
1. Click Volumes, then click iSCSI. The Volume iSCSI Settings page displays a list of iSCSI
volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-43: Volume iSCSI Settings page.
The following information appears for each iSCSI volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the iSCSI volume.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer where this volume is located.
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Target Name: The iSCSI Qualified Name of the iSCSI target, in this format:
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“iqn.”
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Date that the naming authority took ownership of the domain, in yyyy-mm format.
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“.”, followed by the reversed domain name of the authority, such as com.nasuni.
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“:”, followed by a storage target name specified by the naming authority.
Example: iqn.2008-11.com.nasuni:filer.nasuni.net:51
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Volume Size: The size of the iSCSI volume.
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Allowed Hosts: IP addresses or subnet addresses of hosts that are allowed to access this
volume.
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CHAP Username: Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) User Name with
which initiators must log in.
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Editing iSCSI volumes
To edit iSCSI volumes, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume iSCSI Settings page, select the iSCSI volumes in the list that you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Volumes. The Edit iSCSI Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 7-44: Edit iSCSI Settings dialog box.
3. If only one iSCSI volume is selected, in the Target Name text box, you can change the Target
Name. The Target Name is the iSCSI Qualified Name of the iSCSI target, in this format:
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“iqn.”
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Date that the naming authority took ownership of the domain, in yyyy-mm format.
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“.”, followed by the reversed domain name of the authority, such as com.nasuni.
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“:”, followed by a storage target name specified by the naming authority.
Example: iqn.2008-11.com.nasuni:filer.nasuni.net:51
4. To control which hosts are allowed to connect to this volume, in the Allowed Hosts text box,
you can change the comma-separated list of the IP addresses or subnet addresses of the hosts
that are allowed to access this volume. If you leave this field blank, all hosts on your network
have access to this volume without restrictions.
5. To restrict access to this iSCSI volume, in the CHAP User Name text box, you can enter a
Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) User Name with which initiators must log
in. In the CHAP Password text box, you can enter a Challenge-Handshake Authentication
Protocol (CHAP) Password with which initiators must log in.
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6. In the Volume Size text box, enter the Volume Size, in GB.
Note: All iSCSI (SAN) volume data is pinned in the cache. Therefore, the Volume Size of
an iSCSI volume is limited by the size of the cache. iSCSI volumes can use up to 75
percent of the cache. The computed limit is displayed.
Note: The Volume Size of an iSCSI volume can be increased, if necessary, but not
decreased.
7. Click Save iSCSI Settings. The changes to the iSCSI settings are saved and appear in the list of
iSCSI volumes.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the iSCSI settings, click Close.
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Encryption Keys
Encryption Keys
You can view, add, enable, and disable volume encryption keys on the Volume Encryption Keys page.
Note: You can upload encryption keys to the Nasuni Management Console. See “Uploading
(importing or adding) encryption keys to the NMC” on page 223.
Note: You can send encryption keys from the Nasuni Management Console to Nasuni Filers.
See “Sending encryption keys to Nasuni Filers” on page 152.
All data on a volume is encrypted using one or more encryption keys before being sent to cloud
storage. Volumes may be encrypted with one or more encryption keys, and encryption keys may be
used for any number of volumes.
There are several actions you can perform on encryption keys, including adding new encryption keys,
enabling or disabling encryption keys, escrowing encryption keys with Nasuni, and, under certain
circumstances, deleting encryption keys.
At least one encryption key must be enabled for a volume, but several encryption keys can be enabled
at the same time. When multiple encryption keys are enabled, all of the enabled encryption keys are
used to encrypt data in such a way that any one of the encryption keys can decrypt the data.
There are several reasons you might want to disable an encryption key, such as, when someone with
access to the encryption key leaves the company, or if your enterprise has a policy of rotating
encryption keys periodically. When you disable an encryption key, no future data is encrypted with that
encryption key. However, all data previously encrypted by that disabled encryption key remains
encrypted by that disabled encryption key. For this reason, before you disable an encryption key, you
should consider establishing a snapshot retention policy that removes the data that was encrypted with
the disabled encryption key.
Because volumes must have at least one encryption key associated with them, in practice you add a
new encryption key to a volume first, and then disable the existing encryption key.
You can delete encryption keys, but only in the case where they are not being used by any volumes.
You cannot modify encryption keys stored on the system. For security reasons, encryption keys that
you upload cannot be downloaded from the system. You can only download encryption keys that the
Nasuni Filer has generated internally.
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Encryption Keys
Viewing encryption keys
Note: The list of encryption keys on the Volumes page only shows encryption keys that are in
use by a volume. If you upload encryption keys to a Nasuni Filer, but do not use the
encryption keys on a volume, the encryption keys do not appear on this page. However, such
encryption keys do appear on the list of encryption keys on the Filers page. See “Viewing
encryption keys on Nasuni Filers” on page 150.
To view encryption keys, follow these steps:
1. Click Volumes, then click Encryption Keys in the left-hand column. The Volume Encryption
Keys page displays a list of volume encryption keys on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-45: Volume Encryption Keys page.
The following information appears for each encryption key in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume with the encryption key.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer where this volume is located.
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Encryption Keys: The names of the encryption keys for this volume.
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Fingerprint: The fingerprint is a cryptographic hash of the encryption key.
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State: The state of this encryption key: Enabled or Disabled.
Actions: Actions available for each volume.
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Adding encryption keys to a volume
To add encryption keys to a volume, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Encryption Keys page, for the selected volume, click Edit
Encryption Keys dialog box appears.
. The Edit
Figure 7-46: Edit Encryption Keys dialog box.
2. To add an existing encryption key to this volume, click Add Keys. The Add Encryption Keys
dialog box appears
Figure 7-47: Add Encryption Keys dialog box.
In this dialog box, you can view information about each of the encryption keys currently
available to use, including the encryption key Name, Fingerprint, and Key ID. The fingerprint is
a cryptographic hash of the encryption key. The key ID is a shorter version of the fingerprint of
the encryption key, generally including just the last 8 digits.
3. Select the encryption keys to add to this volume.
4. Click Add Encryption Keys. The selected encryption keys are added to this volume. The
encryption keys appear in the list of encryption keys on the Volume Encryption Keys page.
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Enabling encryption keys for a volume
To enable encryption keys for a volume, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Encryption Keys page, for the selected volume, click Edit
Encryption Keys dialog box appears.
. The Edit
Figure 7-48: Edit Encryption Keys dialog box.
2. To enable an encryption key for this volume, click Enable.
3. Click Save Encryption Keys. The selected encryption key is enabled for this volume. The
encryption key appears in the list of encryption keys on the Volume Encryption Keys page with
the state Enabled.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without enabling the selected encryption key, click Close.
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Encryption Keys
Disabling encryption keys for a volume
To disable encryption keys for a volume, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Encryption Keys page, for the selected volume, click Edit
Encryption Keys dialog box appears.
. The Edit
Figure 7-49: Edit Encryption Keys dialog box.
2. To disable an encryption key for this volume, click Disable.
3. Click Save Encryption Keys. The selected encryption key is disabled for this volume. The
encryption key appears in the list of encryption keys on the Volume Encryption Keys page with
the state Disabled.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without disabling the selected encryption key, click Close.
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Name of volume
Name of volume
You can view or change the name of a volume.
Note: If a snapshot is in progress when you attempt to rename a volume, you receive a
message to retry after the snapshot is complete.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing volume names
To view volume names, follow these steps:
1. Click Name. The Volume Name page displays a list of volume names.
Figure 7-50: Volume Name page.
The following information appears for each volume name in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer where this volume is located.
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Actions: Actions available for each volume.
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Name of volume
Changing volume name
To rename a volume, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Name page, select a volume, then click Edit
dialog box appears.
. The Volume Name Settings
Figure 7-51: Volume Name Settings dialog box.
2. Enter the new name for the volume in the Volume Name text box.
Note: For iSCSI volumes, the iSCSI volume name is used to generate the target name.
This includes changing any upper-case letters to lower-case, and changing any nonASCII symbols to their hex code.
3. Click Save Name. The volume name is changed. The volume appears in the list on the Volume
Name page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the volume name, click Close.
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Pinning volumes
Pinning volumes
You can view or change the pinning setting of volumes.
Pinning a volume ensures that a volume's contents must remain in the local cache at all times. This can
improve performance and reduce the time necessary to return accessed data to clients.
Note: Enabling this feature means that the entire volume remains resident in the cache at all
times. This reduces the available cache by the size of the volume. If too much cache space is
taken up by pinned volumes, an Alert notification is given.
Note: Pinning a volume does not bring the volume’s data into the cache. If the volume’s data
is not already present in the cache, you must specifically bring that data to the cache. You
can use the Versions menu on the Nasuni Filer user interface to bring data to the cache. See
the Nasuni Filer Users Guide.
Note: All iSCSI data is pinned in the cache, so it is not necessary to pin iSCSI volumes.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing volume pinning setting
To view the volume pinning settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Pinning. The Volume Pinning page displays a list of volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-52: Volume Pinning page.
2. Click the right-facing arrow beside each volume to reveal the pinning setting for each Nasuni
Filer for that volume. To reveal the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click Expand All.
To collapse the display of the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click Collapse All.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The names or number of Nasuni Filers that access the volume.
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Volume Pinned: Volume pinning setting: Yes (volume is pinned) or No (volume is not
pinned). If the same volume is on multiple Nasuni Filers and the volume pinning setting is the
same for all, the volume setting appears. If the same volume is on multiple Nasuni Filers and
the volume pinning setting is not the same for all, the symbol “--” appears.
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Pinning volumes
Editing volume pinning
To edit volume pinning, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Pinning page, select the volume and Nasuni Filer combinations in the list whose
pinning setting you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Volumes. The Volume Pinning Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 7-53: Volume Pinning Settings dialog box.
3. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
4. Click Volume Pinning to set On (pinned) or Off (not pinned).
5. Click Save Pinning Settings. The volume pinning settings are changed. The volume appears in
the list on the Volume Pinning page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the volume pinning settings, click Close.
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Quota
Quota
You can view or change the quota (maximum capacity) of volumes.
For CIFS and NFS volumes, the volume quota (maximum capacity) enables you to limit the amount of
storage space for a volume, including snapshots, which helps you to control your storage costs.
Unlimited storage space is available. However, the volume is limited to your licensed capacity. Nasuni
recommends that you only increase volume quotas rather than decrease them.
Note: A notification occurs when the volume reaches 90 percent of the volume quota.
Another notification occurs when the volume reaches the volume quota. If the volume is
shared, then the volume quota is compared to the sum of all Nasuni Filers connected to the
volume.
Note: You can also set Directory Quotas on folders. However, you can only do this with the
Nasuni Filer user interface. See the Nasuni Filer Users Guide.
You can schedule the resulting quota reports here: “Quota Reports” on page 162.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing volume quota setting
To view the volume quota settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Quota. The Volume Quota page displays a list of volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-54: Volume Quota page.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The Nasuni Filer that contains the volume.
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Quota: The volume quota setting in GB, or “Unlimited” to the limit of licensed capacity.
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Editing volume quota
To edit volume quota, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Quota page, select the volumes in the list whose volume quota setting you want
to edit.
2. Click Edit Volumes. The Volume Quota Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 7-55: Volume Quota Settings dialog box.
3. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
4. In the Volume Quota text box, enter the volume quota for the selected volumes, in GB. “0 GB”
means unlimited, to the limit of licensed capacity.
5. Click Save Quota. The volume quota settings are changed. The volume appears in the list on
the Volume Quota page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the volume quota settings, click Close.
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Remote Access
Remote Access
You can view or change the remote access setting of volumes.
You can enable or disable access to a CIFS or NFS volume by your remote offices attached to your
Nasuni.com account. If remote access to a volume is enabled, you can select permissions for remote
access to this volume.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing remote access setting
To view the remote access settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Remote Access. The Volume Remote Access Setting page displays a list of CIFS and
NFS volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-56: Volume Remote Access Setting page.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The Nasuni Filer that contains the volume.
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Protocol: The protocol of the volume: CIFS or NFS.
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Security Mode: For CIFS volumes, the security mode of the volume: Active Directory or
Public.
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Permissions (if currently remotely accessible): The current permissions for the remotely
accessible volume: Read-Only, Read/Write, or Custom.
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Enabled: The remote access setting of the volume: Enabled (remotely accessible) or
Disabled (not remotely accessible).
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Editing remote access settings
To edit remote access settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Remote Access Setting page, select the volumes in the list whose remote
access settings you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Volumes. The Edit Volume Remote Access Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 7-57: Edit Volume Remote Access Settings dialog box.
3. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
4. Click Enabled to set On (volume is remotely accessible) or Off (volume is not remotely
accessible).
5. If access to this volume is enabled, from the Remote Access Permissions drop-down list, select
either Read Only, Read/Write, or Custom.
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Read Only: All other Nasuni Filers on this account can view the data on the selected
volume, but cannot change that data.
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Read/Write: All other Nasuni Filers on this account can view the data on the selected
volume, and can also change that data.
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Custom: You specify the access for each other Nasuni Filer on this account separately.
Note: If you choose Custom, new Nasuni Filers on this account cannot access the
volume until you explicitly provide the type of access.
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6. If you select Custom remote access permissions, then you use the Custom Remote Access
Permissions list of other Nasuni Filers on your account.
For each other Nasuni Filer on this account, select the drop-down list beside the name of the
Nasuni Filer and select either Disabled, Read Only, or Read/Write.
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Disabled: This Nasuni Filer cannot view or change the data on the selected volume.
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Read Only: This Nasuni Filer can view the data on the selected volume, but cannot change
that data.
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Read/Write: This Nasuni Filer can view the data on the selected volume, and can also
change that data.
7. Click Save Remote Access Settings. The volume remote access settings are changed. The
volume appears in the list on the Volume Remote Access Setting page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the volume remote access settings, click
Close.
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Snapshot Directory Access
Snapshot Directory Access
You can enable access to the snapshot directory to permit browsing the snapshot history and viewing
the files and directories for NFS exports and CIFS shares.
Note: Snapshot directory access can add a significant load to the Nasuni Filer.
Note: Snapshot directory access is not available for iSCSI volumes.
Note: With CIFS volumes, for snapshot directory access to operate, snapshot directory
access must also be enabled for the CIFS share. For details, see step m on page 84.
Viewing snapshot directory access settings
To view the snapshot directory access settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Snapshot Access. The Volume Snapshot Directory Access page displays a list of
volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-58: Volume Snapshot Directory Access page.
2. Click the right-facing arrow beside each volume to reveal the snapshot directory access setting
for each Nasuni Filer for that volume. To reveal the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers,
click Expand All. To collapse the display of the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click
Collapse All.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The Nasuni Filer that contains the volume.
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Protocol: The protocol of the volume: CIFS or NFS.
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Snapshot Directory Access: The snapshot directory access setting: Enabled or Disabled.
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Snapshot Directory Access
Editing snapshot directory access settings
To enable access to the snapshot directory for a volume, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Snapshot Directory Access page, select the volumes in the list whose
snapshot directory access settings you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Volumes. The Edit Snapshot Directory Access dialog box appears.
Figure 7-59: Edit Snapshot Directory Access dialog box.
3. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
4. To enable access to the snapshot directory, select Enable Snapshot Directory Access to On.
5. Click Save. The snapshot directory access settings are changed. The volume appears in the list
on the Volume Snapshot Directory Access page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the snapshot directory access settings,
click Close.
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Snapshot retention
Snapshot retention
You can view or change the snapshot retention setting of volumes.
A snapshot is a complete picture of the files and folders in your file system at a specific point in time.
Using snapshots, the Nasuni Filer can identify new or changed data. Snapshots offer data protection by
enabling you to recover a file deleted in error or to restore an entire file system. After a snapshot has
been taken and is sent to cloud storage, it is not possible to modify that snapshot.
For compliance purposes or your own best practices, you can specify to delete older snapshots from
cloud storage, based on a configured policy for a specific volume. Snapshot retention policies are
configured on the volume level. Snapshot retention policies also work on shared volumes.
Caution: For security purposes, when a snapshot is removed, it is permanently deleted
from cloud storage and cannot be recovered.
Note: As long as a file is included in any snapshot within your snapshot retention policy, that
file is not removed. However, if you delete a file, and none of the retained snapshots includes
that file, the file is removed.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing snapshot retention settings
To view the snapshot retention settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Snapshot Retention. The Volume Snapshot Retention page displays a list of volumes
on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-60: Volume Snapshot Retention page.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The Nasuni Filer that contains the volume.
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Retention: The snapshot retention setting, such as the following:
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All Snapshots: Retains all snapshots indefinitely.
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[a set number of] snapshots: A specific number of snapshots to retain.
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Snapshots within [a given time]: The number of Years, Months, or Days for which you
want to retain snapshots.
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Editing snapshot retention settings
To edit snapshot retention settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Snapshot Retention page, select the volumes in the list whose snapshot
retention settings you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Volumes. The Snapshot Retention dialog box appears.
Figure 7-61: Snapshot Retention dialog box.
3. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
4. From the Retain drop-down list, select a retention policy option:
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All Snapshots: (Default) Retains all snapshots indefinitely. If you require deleting older
snapshots for compliance or other reasons, do not select this option.
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Set Number of Snapshots: Enter the Number of snapshots to retain, from 1 to 1 billion
(1,000,000,000). For example, if you choose to keep 100 snapshots, then the 100 most
recent snapshots are retained, and the rest are deleted automatically.
Figure 7-62: Snapshot Retention by number.
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Snapshots Within a Range: Enter the number of Years, Months, and Days for which you
want to retain snapshots. For example, if you choose to keep two months’ worth of
snapshots, then snapshots that were taken before then are deleted automatically.
Figure 7-63: Snapshot Retention by time.
5. Click Save Retention. The snapshot retention settings are changed. The volume appears in the
list on the Volume Snapshot Retention page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the settings, click Close.
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Snapshot schedule
Snapshot schedule
You can view or change the snapshot schedule of volumes.
A snapshot is a complete picture of the files and folders in your file system at a specific point in time.
Using snapshots, the Nasuni Filer can identify new or changed data. Snapshots offer data protection by
enabling you to recover a file deleted in error or to restore an entire file system. After a snapshot has
been taken and is sent to cloud storage, it is not possible to modify that snapshot.
Note: To perform consistent point-in-time snapshots of iSCSI volumes on Windows systems,
you can use the Nasuni VSS Hardware Provider. For details, see “API Access Keys” on
page 230.
With snapshots, you can find, view, and restore past versions of your files quickly. You can restore a
single file, a directory, or an entire volume.
The Nasuni Filer captures complete snapshots of files at regular intervals and stores all snapshots in
cloud storage to protect your files. You can select which days of the week on which to perform
snapshots. You can also select at what time of day to start and stop creating snapshots. You can also
set the frequency for creating snapshots. If the volume does not have Remote Access enabled, your
choices are 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or 24 hours between snapshots. If the volume does have Remote Access
enabled, your choices are 1, 5, 10, 25, or 30 minutes, or 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or 24 hours between snapshots.
For example, you can configure snapshots to not occur during the day and only push new and changed
data at night when network usage is low.
Warning: Frequent snapshots increase the system load significantly.
See “Quality of Service (Bandwidth) Settings” on page 155 to configure outbound bandwidth limits.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing snapshot schedules
To view the snapshot schedules, follow these steps:
1. Click Snapshot Schedule. The Volume Snapshot Schedule page displays a list of volumes on
managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-64: Volume Snapshot Schedule page.
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2. Click the right-facing arrow beside each volume to reveal the snapshot schedule setting for
each Nasuni Filer for that volume. To reveal the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click
Expand All. To collapse the display of the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click
Collapse All.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The names or number of Nasuni Filers that access the volume.
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Days: If snapshots are enabled, the days of the week on which snapshots are scheduled.
Otherwise, “Disabled”.
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Time: If snapshots are enabled, the time during which snapshots are scheduled.
Otherwise, blank.
Frequency: If snapshots are enabled, the frequency of performing snapshots during the
scheduled time. Otherwise, “--”.
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Snapshot schedule
Editing snapshot schedules
To edit snapshot schedules, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Snapshot Schedule page, select the volume and Nasuni Filer combinations in
the list whose snapshot schedules you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Volumes. The Snapshot Schedule dialog box appears.
Figure 7-65: Snapshot Schedule dialog box.
3. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
4. Select the days for snapshots to occur (for example, Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday).
5. To specify snapshots 24 hours a day, select the All Day check box.
6. If you do not select All Day, select the hour for snapshots to start from the Start drop-down list.
7. If you do not select All Day, select the hour for snapshots to stop from the Stop drop-down list.
8. Select the frequency for snapshots from the Frequency drop-down list. If the volume does not
have Remote Access enabled, your choices are 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or 24 hours. If the volume does
have Remote Access enabled, your choices are 1, 5, 10, 25, or 30 minutes, or 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or
24 hours.
Note: Volumes that do not have remote access enabled only have Frequency options of
hours, not minutes. For snapshots more frequent than 1 per hour, enable remote access
for the volume.
9. Click Save Schedule. The snapshot schedules are changed. The volume appears in the list on
the Volume Snapshot Schedule page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the snapshot schedules, click Close.
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Sync Schedule
Sync Schedule
You can schedule when, and with what frequency, the selected volumes synchronize data (“syncs”)
from the Nasuni Service, merging local data with any new or changed data from other Nasuni Filers
connected to the selected volumes. This helps to ensure that everyone in your organization is using the
most current data.
If you enable the “Auto Cache” option, data from other Nasuni Filers that are attached to the selected
volumes is brought into the local caches of the selected volumes immediately. Otherwise, data from
other Nasuni Filers that are attached to the selected volumes is brought into their local caches when
that data is accessed next.
Note: Because Auto Cache is not enabled by default, new data in the selected volumes
comes into their local caches only when requested. If you plan on enabling Auto Cache,
ensure that all of the following apply to your deployment:
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All the Nasuni Filers in your organization have caches large enough to contain data from
the other Nasuni Filers.
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All the data in the volume is relevant and appropriate for all other sites that access the
volume.
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Network access at each site is not adversely affected by automatically moving large
quantities of data.
Auto Cache should not be used during the initial transfer of data into a Nasuni Filer or during
certain one-time operations, such as a bulk data load.
You can select which days of the week on which to sync data. You can also select at what time of day
to start and stop syncing data. You can set the frequency for syncing data to be every 1, 5, 10, 25, or
30 minutes, or every 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or 24 hours for each volume. For example, you can configure syncs
to not occur during the day and only sync data at night when network usage is low.
Warning: Frequent syncs increase the system load significantly.
See “Quality of Service (Bandwidth) Settings” on page 155 to configure outbound bandwidth limits.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
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Scheduling Syncs
To schedule syncs, follow these steps:
1. Click Volumes, then select Sync Schedule from the menu in the left column. The Volume Sync
Schedule page displays a list of volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-66: Volume Sync Schedule page.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The name or number of Nasuni Filers that contain the volume.
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Schedule: If syncs are enabled, the days and times that syncs are scheduled. If syncs are
disabled, the label Disabled.
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Frequency: If syncs are enabled, the frequency of syncs appears. If syncs are disabled, the
symbol “--” appears.
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Auto Cache: Whether Auto Cache is enabled or not: Yes or No.
2. Select the volumes whose sync schedules you want to change.
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3. Click Edit Volumes. The Sync Schedule dialog box appears.
Figure 7-67: Sync Schedule dialog box.
4. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
5. Select the days for syncs to occur (for example, Sunday to Saturday).
6. To specify syncs all day, select the All Day check box.
Alternatively, select the time to start syncs from the Start drop-down list. Select the time to stop
syncs from the Stop drop-down list.
7. Select the frequency for syncs to occur from the Frequency drop-down list. Your choices are 1,
5, 10, 25, 30 minutes, or 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or 24 hours.
8. To enable Auto Cache (automatically bringing data from other Nasuni Filers into the local cache
immediately), select the Auto Cache check box. Alternatively, to disable Auto Cache, clear the
Auto Cache check box.
9. If Auto Cache is enabled, you can specify bringing only files greater than or equal to a specified
size into the cache automatically. Enter the minimum size (in whole numbers) in the Auto Cache
Minimum File Size text box, then select the correct units from the drop-down list.
10. Click Save Schedule. The sync schedule is changed for the selected volumes.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the sync schedule settings, click Close.
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Antivirus Service
Antivirus Service
You can view or change the Antivirus Service setting of volumes.
The Antivirus Service provides protection against viruses and other malware by scanning every new or
modified file. The entire file is scanned, not just the changed part. If a scanned file is infected, the
authorized administrator has the option to ignore the infection. Only virus-free files, or infected files that
the authorized administrator deliberately ignores, are allowed into cloud storage. The Nasuni Filer
updates antivirus definition files multiple times daily. The Antivirus Service scans container files (such
as .zip files) as large as 100 MB, and non-container files as large as 25 MB.
You can enable or disable antivirus protection at the volume level.
The Antivirus Service setting is inherited by connecting Nasuni Filers: a Nasuni Filer connected to a
volume with the Antivirus Service enabled also has the Antivirus Service enabled for that volume. In
such a case, there might be a brief time lag before the Nasuni Filer inherits the setting.
Note: The Antivirus Service is available for CIFS and NFS volumes, but not iSCSI volumes.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing Antivirus Service settings
To view the Antivirus Service settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Antivirus Service. The Volume Antivirus Service page displays a list of CIFS and NFS
volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-68: Volume Antivirus Service page.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Protocol: The protocol of the volume: CIFS or NFS.
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Filer: The Nasuni Filer that contains the volume.
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Enabled: The Antivirus Service settings of the volume: Enabled (antivirus is operational) or
Disabled (antivirus is not operational).
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Check Immediately (CIFS volumes only): Indicates whether the Antivirus Service should
check files as they are written to the Nasuni Filer, in addition to the specified Antivirus
Service schedule.
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Schedule: If Antivirus Service is enabled, the days of the week and the time during which to
perform Antivirus Service. If Antivirus Service is disabled, displays “--”.
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Frequency: If Antivirus Service is enabled, the frequency of performing Antivirus Service
during the scheduled time. If Antivirus Service is disabled, displays “--”.
Editing Antivirus Service settings
To edit Antivirus Service settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume Antivirus Service page, select the volumes in the list whose Antivirus Service
settings you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Volumes. The Edit Antivirus Service dialog box appears.
Figure 7-69: Edit Antivirus Service dialog box.
3. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
4. To enable the Antivirus Service, select the Enabled setting to On. To disable the Antivirus
Service, select the Enabled setting to Off.
If you select On, then configure the Antivirus Service by performing these steps:
a. Select the days for Antivirus Service scanning to occur (for example, Sunday to Saturday).
b. For CIFS volumes only, to check files as they are written to the Nasuni Filer, in addition to the
specified Antivirus Service schedule, select the Check files immediately check box.
Otherwise, clear the Check files immediately check box.
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c. To specify scanning 24 hours a day, select the 24 Hours/Day check box.
Alternatively, select the hour for scanning to start from the Start drop-down list. Select the
hour for scanning to stop from the Stop drop-down list.
d. Select the frequency for Antivirus Service scanning to occur from the Frequency drop-down
list. If the volume does not have Remote Access enabled, your choices are 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or
24 hours. If the volume does have Remote Access enabled, your choices are 1, 5, 10, 25, or
30 minutes, or 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or 24 hours.
Note: Volumes that do not have Remote Access enabled only have Frequency
options of hours, not minutes. For Antivirus Service scanning more frequent than
every 1 hour, enable Remote Access for the volume.
Note: In addition to the specified scanning schedule, a scan is performed
automatically with every snapshot.
5. Click Save. The Antivirus Service settings are changed. The volume appears in the list on the
Volume Antivirus Service page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the Antivirus Service settings, click Close.
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Antivirus Violations
You can view or review the antivirus violations of volumes.
If the Antivirus Service finds any files infected with a virus or other malware, that information is
displayed. The authorized administrator must review each infected file before that file is allowed into
cloud storage.
Viewing antivirus violations
To view the antivirus violations, follow these steps:
1. Click Antivirus Violations. The Volume Antivirus Violations page displays a list of CIFS and
NFS volumes on managed Nasuni Filers that have antivirus violations.
Figure 7-70: Volume Antivirus Violations page.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Volume: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The Nasuni Filer that contains the volume.
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Filepath: The path to the file with the antivirus violation.
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Virus Name: The virus that was detected.
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Reviewing antivirus violations
To review antivirus violations, follow these steps:
1. On the Antivirus Violations page, select the volumes in the list whose antivirus violations you
want to edit.
2. For each file in the list, click either Ignore or Delete
.
To ignore a detected infection and permit the infected file to enter cloud storage, click Ignore.
The Ignore Infected File dialog box appears. Click Ignore Infected Files. The infected file is
permitted to enter cloud storage.
Note: The Nasuni Management Console records the name of the authorized
administrator who authorizes ignoring the infected file.
Alternatively, to delete the infected file and prevent the infected file from entering cloud storage,
click Delete
. The Delete Infected File dialog box appears. Click Delete Infected Files.
The infected file is deleted.
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File System Auditing
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You can configure extensive file system auditing and logging of operations for volumes.
Note: It is possible that occasionally a specified operation might not be audited and logged,
such as when a Nasuni Filer reboots or restarts. Also, if events occur faster than the auditing,
a “Lost Events” entry is made in the log file.
Tip: Log files take up space. To reduce the amount of space necessary for log files, you can:
limit the number of event categories to audit, limit which volumes to audit, use filters to
reduce the directories or files to audit, and limit the log file retention period.
To configure file system auditing for a volume, follow these steps:
1. Click Volumes, then click Auditing. The Volume Auditing Settings page appears.
Figure 7-71: Volume Auditing Settings page.
A list of volumes appears. Each volume is on a Nasuni Filer that has the file system auditing
feature.
2. Click the right-facing arrow beside each volume to reveal the file system auditing setting for
each Nasuni Filer for that volume. To reveal the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click
Expand All. To collapse the display of the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click
Collapse All.
The following information appears for each volume and Nasuni Filer combination in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The names or number of Nasuni Filers that access the volume.
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Protocol: The protocol of the volume: CIFS or NFS.
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Enabled: The auditing setting of the volume: Yes (auditing enabled) or No (auditing not
enabled).
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Write Audit Logs: Whether writing audit logs is enabled: Yes (writing audit logs is enabled)
or No (writing audit logs is not enabled).
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3. To change the settings for file auditing, on the Volume Auditing Settings page, select the
volumes in the list whose file system auditing setting you want to edit, then click Edit Volumes.
The Edit Volume Auditing Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 7-72: Top portion of Edit Volume Auditing Settings dialog box.
4. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
5. To enable file system auditing for this volume, select Auditing Enabled.
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6. In the Event Types area, select the operations to include in file system auditing, from these
choices:
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Create: Operations that create files, directories, or links.
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Delete: Operations that delete files or directories.
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Rename: Operations that rename files or directories.
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Close: Operations that close files.
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Security: Changes to file or directory ownership or permission.
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Metadata: Changes to update time and extended attributes.
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Write: Operations that write or truncate files.
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Read: Operations that read files or directories.
Note: Some event types generate a greater load and result in greater traffic.
7. In the Audit Logs area, to write audit logs, select Write Audit Logs.
Important: If you do not select Write Audit Logs, log files are not written.
8. To delete log files older than a specified number of days, select Prune Audit Logs and enter a
number greater than zero in Days to Keep. If Prune Audit Logs is not selected, or if Days to
Keep is zero, audit logs are not deleted.
9. If Write Audit Logs is selected, the Filtering area is available.
Figure 7-73: Bottom portion of Edit Volume Auditing Settings dialog box.
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10. In the Filtering area, to audit operations only for specified directories or files, select Exclude by
Default and enter the specific directories or files to include in the Include Patterns text box.
Separate the patterns with a comma or by placing a pattern on a new line. You can use glob
syntax wildcards when you specify each pattern, such as the following:
Wildcard
Meaning
Example
*
Matches any number of
any character.
*.mp3
means any file name that ends with “mp3”.
?
Matches any one
character.
test.mp?
means file names like “test.mp3” or “test.mp4”.
[sequence]
Matches any character
in the specified
sequence.
[A-Z]*.mp3
means file names that start with an upper-case
letter.
[!sequence]
Matches any character
NOT in the specified
sequence.
[!A-Z]*.mp3
means file names that do not start with an uppercase letter.
11. To audit operations for directories or files in the Include Patterns text box, even if those
directories or files are logically part of the entries in the Exclude Patterns text box, select
Include List Takes Priority.
12. To exclude specified directories or files from audit operations, such as *.tmp files, enter the
specific directories or files to exclude in the Exclude Patterns text box. Separate the patterns
with a comma or by placing a pattern on a new line. You can use glob syntax wildcards when
you specify each pattern, as described in step 10.
13. Click Save.
The specified operations for the specified directories and files are audited and written in log files for
later use.
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Log file location and format
Log files are written to a directory whose name contains the date of the log file (such as 20130422).
This directory is in the .nasuni/audit/<filerdescription> directory, where
filerdescription is the description of the Nasuni Filer.
Log file names are in the format audit-<timestamp>.csv, where timestamp is the GMT time of the
log file. A sample log file name is audit-10-07-57-494069.csv.
Note: You cannot access the log files from the Nasuni Management Console or from the
Nasuni Filer. You must mount the volume and access the appropriate directory.
Each line of the log file is a record for a single audited operation. Each record includes the following
information, if available:
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Timestamp (UTC) of the audited operation in the format 10/27/2013 11:31:49 PM.
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Category of the operation, from the Event Types above.
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Event type as a subtype of the category, such as the following:
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Create: Create Directory or Create File.
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Delete: Delete Directory or Delete File.
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Read: Read Directory or Read File.
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Security: Change Owner, Change Permissions, Set ACL, or Set DOS Attribute.
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Write: Truncate File or Write to File.
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Path/from of the item.
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New path/to of the item (if appropriate).
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User of the item (if appropriate).
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Group of the user (if appropriate).
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SID (Active Directory) of the CIFS item (if appropriate).
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Share name for the item (for CIFS volumes only, if appropriate).
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Volume type of the item: CIFS, NFS, or Internal.
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Client IP address that caused the event (for CIFS volumes only, if appropriate).
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Snapshot timestamp (UTC), if event occurred on an item in a snapshot, in the format 10/27/
2013 11:31:49 PM.
Each log file contains at most 100,000 records. If additional records must be logged, a new log file is
created.
Note: It is possible that occasionally a specified operation might not be audited and logged,
such as when a Nasuni Filer reboots or restarts. Also, if events occur faster than the auditing,
a “Lost Events” entry is made in the log file.
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File Alert Service
You can view or change the File Alert Service setting of volumes.
The File Alert Service triggers an alert (no more than one per day) in the notifications system when files
and directories whose names match patterns you specify are written to the Nasuni Filer. This can be
valuable in tracking certain special files for compliance purposes, such as files or directories whose
names contain text like “HIPAA”.
You can use wildcards when you specify each pattern. For example, if you specify this pattern:
*.mp3
You receive an alert (no more than one per day) when any files whose names end in .mp3 are written to
the Nasuni Filer. You can also view the file alert logs in the .snapshot directory.
If you have configured email settings, you receive an email (no more than one per day) when names of
files or directories match one of the patterns.
Note: If a match is detected, you receive no more than one alert per day. The alert contains
the path to a complete log file containing all detected matches.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing File Alert Service settings
To view the File Alert Service settings, follow these steps:
1. Click File Alert Service. The Volume File Alert Service page displays a list of volumes on
managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 7-74: Volume File Alert Service page.
2. Click the right-facing arrow beside each volume to reveal the File Alert Service setting for each
Nasuni Filer for that volume. To reveal the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click
Expand All. To collapse the display of the settings for all volumes of all Nasuni Filers, click
Collapse All.
The following information appears for each volume in the list:
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Name: The name of the volume.
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Filer: The names or number of Nasuni Filers that access the volume.
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Enabled: The File Alert Service setting: Enabled (File Alert Service running) or Disabled (File
Alert Service not running).
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File/Directory Patterns: The specific patterns of file names or directory names that the File
Alert Service is looking for.
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Editing File Alert Service settings
To edit File Alert Service settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Volume File Alert Service page, select the volume and Nasuni Filer combinations in the
list whose File Alert Service settings you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Volumes. The Edit File Alert Service dialog box appears.
Figure 7-75: Edit File Alert Service dialog box.
3. To copy settings from another volume, select the volume from the Copy Settings drop-down
list. The settings from that volume appear in the dialog box.
4. To enable the File Alert Service, select the Enabled setting to On. To disable the File Alert
Service, select the Enabled setting to Off.
5. If the File Alert Service is enabled, enter name patterns in the File/Directory Patterns text box.
Enter one name pattern per line. You can use wildcards when you specify each pattern:
Wildcard
Meaning
Example
*
Matching any number of
any character.
*.mp3
means any file name that ends with “mp3”.
?
Matching any one
character.
test.mp?
means file names like “test.mp3” or “test.mp4”.
[sequence]
Matching any character
in the specified
sequence.
[A-Z]*.mp3
means file names that start with an upper-case
letter.
[!sequence]
Matching any character
not in the specified
sequence.
[!A-Z]*.mp3
means file names that do not start with an uppercase letter.
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6. Click Save. The File Alert Service settings are changed. The volume appears in the list on the
Volume File Alert Service page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the File Alert Service settings, click Close.
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On the Filers page, you can view managed Nasuni Filers.
From the Filers page, you can also perform the following actions:
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Set API access keys.
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Schedule automatic software updates.
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Configure cache settings.
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Change CIFS settings.
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Change the description of managed Nasuni Filers.
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Configure email settings.
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Manage encryption keys for managed Nasuni Filers.
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Schedule of Quality of Service (inbound and outbound bandwidth).
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Schedule when to send quota reports.
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Configure SNMP settings.
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Configure time servers.
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Manage data migrations to managed Nasuni Filers.
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Manage mobile access to data.
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Configure remote support settings.
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Send diagnostic information to Nasuni.
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Apply software updates to managed Nasuni Filers.
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Shut down and reboot managed Nasuni Filers.
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Review security settings for managed Nasuni Filers.
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Review network settings for managed Nasuni Filers.
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Review SSL certificates for managed Nasuni Filers.
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Review the platform settings and status of managed Nasuni Filers.
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Review the status of CIFS shares on managed Nasuni Filers.
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Review the status of NFS exports on managed Nasuni Filers.
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Review the status of iSCSI volumes on managed Nasuni Filers.
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Review pending updates to Nasuni Filers.
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Filers page
Click Filers. The Filers page displays a dashboard of Nasuni Filer information and a list of all Nasuni
Filers in the account.
Figure 8-1: Filers page.
Filers Managed
In the Filers Managed area, the following information appears:
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Total number of Nasuni Filers managed in the account.
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Total number of unmanaged Nasuni Filers in the account.
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Number of Nasuni Filers that have Remote Support enabled. Clicking Enabled Remote
Support opens the Remote Support Service page. For details, see “Remote Support Service”
on page 183.
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Number of Nasuni Filers that have active Remote Support connections in progress. Clicking
Active Support Session opens the Remote Support Service page. For details, see “Remote
Support Service” on page 183.
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Connected Clients
In the Connected Clients area, the following information appears:
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Total number of connected clients, including CIFS clients, iSCSI initiators, and Mobile Access
clients.
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Number of CIFS clients. Clicking CIFS Clients opens the Filer CIFS Status page. For details,
see “CIFS status” on page 199.
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Number of iSCSI initiators. Clicking iSCSI Initiators opens the Filer iSCSI Status page. For
details, see “iSCSI status” on page 204.
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Number of Mobile Access clients, including iOS and Android clients. Clicking iOS or Android
opens the Mobile Licenses page. For details, see “Mobile Licenses” on page 180.
Migrations
In the Migrations area, the following information appears:
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Total number of running migrations.
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Number of completed migrations. Clicking Completed opens the Data Migrations page. For
details, see “Migrations” on page 174.
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Number of scheduled migrations. Clicking Scheduled opens the Data Migration Schedules
page. For details, see “Migration Schedules” on page 176.
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Number of failed migrations. Clicking Failed opens the Data Migrations page. For details, see
“Migrations” on page 174.
Filer Health
In the Filer Health area, the following information appears:
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Number of Nasuni Filer updates available. Clicking Filer updates opens the Filer Software
Updates page. For details, see “Software Updates” on page 186.
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Number of Nasuni Filers offline.
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Number of hardware errors. Clicking hardware error opens the Filer Platform/Hardware
Settings page. For details, see “Platform Settings” on page 196.
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Number of setting sync errors, namely, requested changes to Nasuni Filers that have failed for
some reason. Clicking setting sync error opens the Outstanding Settings Updates Filers
page. For details, see “Pending Updates” on page 206.
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Network Traffic
You can view a chart of the network traffic of the Nasuni Filers vs. time. This chart shows data received
from and transmitted to cloud storage, Mobile Access clients, the user interface, clients, and
migrations. The scale is in Kbits/second or Mbits/second, depending on throughput.
The Network Traffic chart looks like this:
Figure 8-2: Network Traffic chart.
Different colors represent types of network traffic. From the drop-down list, select one of the following
choices:
•
All Filers: Displays network traffic for all Nasuni Filers under the control of the Nasuni
Management Console.
•
specific Nasuni Filer: Displays network traffic for the selected Nasuni Filer.
On the Network Traffic chart, you can select which network activity to include or exclude by clicking
any or all of the following:
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Cloud Transmit: for data transmitted to the cloud by the Nasuni Filer.
•
Cloud Receive: for data received from the cloud by the Nasuni Filer.
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Mobile Transmit: for data transmitted to mobile devices by the Nasuni Filer.
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Mobile Receive: for data received from mobile devices by the Nasuni Filer.
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UI Transmit: for data transmitted to the user interface by the Nasuni Filer.
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UI Receive: for data received from the user interface by the Nasuni Filer.
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Client Transmit: for data transmitted to the client by the Nasuni Filer.
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Client Receive: for data received from the client by the Nasuni Filer.
•
Migration Transmit: for data transmitted to a data migration by the Nasuni Filer.
•
Migration Receive: for data received from a data migration by the Nasuni Filer.
If you hover the mouse over any part of the chart, a label appears displaying details about the amount
of network activity at that date and time.
Figure 8-3: Details of network traffic on Network Traffic chart.
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Mobile Usage
You can view a chart of Mobile Access usage vs. time. This chart shows the number of iOS and
Android users.
The Mobile Usage chart looks like this:
Figure 8-4: Mobile Usage chart.
Different colors represent types Mobile Access clients. From the drop-down list, select one of the
following choices:
•
All Filers: Displays Mobile Access usage for all Nasuni Filers under the control of the Nasuni
Management Console.
•
specific Nasuni Filer: Displays Mobile Access usage for the selected Nasuni Filer.
On the Mobile Usage chart, you can select which Mobile Access clients to include or exclude by
clicking iOS or Android.
If you hover the mouse over any part of the chart, a label appears displaying details about the number
of Mobile Access clients at that date and time.
Figure 8-5: Details of Mobile Access clients on Mobile Usage chart.
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Account Filers
Tip: After performing a disaster recovery on a Nasuni Filer, refresh this list by clicking
Refresh Managed Filers.
The following properties appear for each Nasuni Filer in the list of Nasuni Filers:
•
Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
If the Nasuni Filer is offline, the label “Filer Offline” appears.
If the Nasuni FIler is not managed by the Nasuni Management Console, the label “FIler Not
Managed” appears.
Clicking the name of the Nasuni Filer opens the Filer Details page. See “Filer Details page” on
page 133.
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Filer Version: The currently running version of the Nasuni Filer software. If updates to new
versions of the Nasuni Filer software are available, the label “Updates Available” appears. To
schedule automatic updates, see “Automatic Software Updates”. manually update software,
see “Software Updates”.
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Platform: The hardware appliance or virtual machine platform that the Nasuni Filer runs on.
•
Uptime: The amount of time that the Nasuni Filer has been running, in days, hours, and
minutes.
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Filer Details page
Clicking the name of a Nasuni Filer opens the Filer Details page.
Figure 8-6: Filer details page.
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The Filer Details page displays a summary of information about the Nasuni Filer:
•
•
In the Settings area:
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Description: Description of this Nasuni Filer. Clicking the description opens the Filer
Description page. For details, see “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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Serial Number: Serial number of this Nasuni Filer, which is used to recover a Nasuni Filer.
•
Automatic Updates: The schedule to automatically update the software for this Nasuni
Filer. Clicking the schedule opens the Filer Automatic Software Update Settings page.
For details, see “Automatic Software Updates” on page 139.
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Cache Settings: The minimum and maximum amount of local cache space reserved for
new, incoming data on this Nasuni Filer. The percentage of the cache to reserve for new,
incoming data also appears, or, if the percentage is managed automatically, the label
“Automatic” appears. Clicking the setting opens the Filer Cache Settings page. For details,
see “Cache Settings” on page 141.
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Encryption Keys: Number of encryption keys in use on this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this
setting opens the Filer Encryption Keys page. For details, see “Encryption Keys” on
page 149.
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Quality of Service: Number of Quality of Service rules for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this
setting opens the Filer Quality of Service page. For details, see “Quality of Service
(Bandwidth) Settings” on page 155.
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SNMP Settings: An indicator of whether SNMP settings are enabled for this Nasuni Filer.
Clicking this setting opens the Filer SNMP Settings page. For details, see “SNMP Settings”
on page 168.
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Time Configuration: The time zone and number of time servers for this Nasuni Filer.
Clicking this setting opens the Filer Time Configuration page. For details, see “Time
Configuration” on page 172.
In the Services area:
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Migrations: The number of completed and running migrations for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking
this setting opens the Data Migrations page. For details, see “Migrations” on page 174.
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Migration Sources: Number of migration sources for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting
opens the Data Migration Sources page. For details, see “Migration Sources” on
page 175.
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Migration Schedules: Number of migration schedules for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this
setting opens the Data Migration Schedules page. For details, see “Migration Schedules”
on page 176.
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Mobile Settings: Mobile Access settings for this Nasuni Filer, including expiration, single
device setting, and allowed devices. Clicking this setting opens the Mobile Service
Settings page. For details, see “Mobile Settings” on page 177.
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Mobile Licenses: Mobile licenses for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting opens the
Mobile Licenses page. For details, see “Mobile Licenses” on page 180.
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Remote Support: Remote Support status for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting opens
the Remote Support Service page. For details, see “Remote Support Service” on
page 183.
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In the Status area:
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Software updates: Software updates available for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting
opens the Filer Software Updates page. For details, see “Software Updates” on page 186.
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Uptime: Uptime for this Nasuni Filer.
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Security Mode: Security mode for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting opens the Filer
Security Settings page. For details, see “Security Settings” on page 191.
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SSL Certificate: SSL certificate settings for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting opens the
SSL Certificates page. For details, see “SSL Certificates” on page 195.
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CIFS: Number of CIFS shares, clients, and locks for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting
opens the Filer CIFS Status page. For details, see “CIFS status” on page 199.
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NFS: Number of NFS exports for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting opens the Filer NFS
Status page. For details, see “NFS status” on page 203.
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iSCSI: Number of iSCSI targets and clients for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting opens
the Filer iSCSI Status page. For details, see “iSCSI status” on page 204.
In the Platform area:
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Platform: Type of platform for this Nasuni Filer. For details, see “Platform Settings” on
page 196.
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CPUs: Number of CPUs for this Nasuni Filer. For details, see “Platform Settings” on
page 196.
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Memory: Memory for this Nasuni Filer. For details, see “Platform Settings” on page 196.
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Disk Cache: Size of disk cache, and percentage of cache used, for this Nasuni Filer. For
details, see “Platform Settings” on page 196.
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Ambient Temperature (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): The ambient
temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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Exhaust Temperature (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): The exhaust temperature
in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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Inlet Temperature (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): The inlet temperature in
Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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Power Supplies (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): The status of the power
supplies. If the status is Alert, you should investigate the situation.
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RAID Arrays (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): Number of RAID arrays and status
of the RAID arrays. If the status is Alert, you should investigate the situation.
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RAID Disks (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): Number of disks and status of the
disks. If the status is Alert, you should investigate the situation.
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In the Network area:
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Hostname: Hostname of this Nasuni Filer. For details, see “Network” on page 192.
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IP Addresses: IP addresses for this Nasuni Filer. Clicking this setting opens the Nasuni Filer
user interface. For details, see “Network” on page 192.
Note: High-availability hardware appliance Nasuni Filers have two IP addresses.
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Default Gateway: Default gateway for this Nasuni Filer. For details, see “Network” on
page 192.
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DNS Servers: DNS servers for this Nasuni Filer. For details, see “Network” on page 192.
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Search Domains: Search domains for this Nasuni Filer. For details, see “Network” on
page 192.
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API Keys
The Nasuni VSS Hardware Provider supports creating shadow copies of iSCSI volumes for third-party
Windows applications. This provider provides a fast, consistent method to take snapshots of iSCSI
volumes on the Nasuni Filer. For more details, see Using the Nasuni VSS Hardware Provider, available
at www.nasuni.com/support/documentation.
This consists of two pieces:
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Nasuni Provider: This is a service that runs on a Windows Server machine (including Windows
Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012). This service initiates shadow
copies for iSCSI volumes on a registered Nasuni Filer. The provider communicates with the
Nasuni Filer over HTTPS. Registering the Nasuni Filer with the provider requires the Nasuni
Filer IP address, an API key name, and a key passcode.
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Nasuni Filer API Access Keys: On the Nasuni Filer or Nasuni Management Console user
interfaces, the administrator needs to create a Key Name and generate a Key Passcode.
To obtain an API Access Key and Passcode, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers and select API Keys from the menu on the left. The Filer API Access Key Settings
page appears.
Figure 8-7: Filer API Access Key Settings page.
2. Click New API Key. The Add API Access Key dialog box appears.
Figure 8-8: Add API Access Key dialog box.
3. From the Filer drop-down list, select the Nasuni Filer with the iSCSI volume.
4. In the Name text box, enter a name for this API key. Use a name that is meaningful to you, such
as “vsskey”.
5. Click Add API Key. The Nasuni Filer generates a Key Passcode for this key. A message appears
that includes the Key Passcode.
6. Copy and store the Key Passcode.
7. The new key appears in the API Access Keys list.
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8. To regenerate the Key Passcode, click Edit
9. To delete this key, click Delete Key
.
.
Note: If you update or delete a key, and then add another key, you must re-do the
Configuring Nasuni VSS Hardware Provider procedure.
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Automatic Software Updates
You can view and edit settings for automatic software updates for the Nasuni Filers on the Filer
Automatic Software Update Settings page.
You can configure managed Nasuni Filers to automatically download and install software updates on
selected days and times.
Tip: To prevent automatic software updates from occurring at inconvenient times, specify
the days and times for automatic software updates to occur. To prevent automatic software
updates entirely, clear all days and times.
You can also manually update the Nasuni Filer software, as detailed in “Software Updates” on
page 186.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing automatic software update settings
To view automatic software update settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Automatic Updates in the left-hand column. The Filer Automatic
Software Update Settings page displays a list of Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-9: Filer Automatic Software Update Settings page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer. You can change the description, as
detailed in “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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Days: The days of the week on which to look for automatic software updates. If no days are
selected to look for automatic software updates, the label “Disabled” appears.
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Hour: The time at which to look for automatic software updates on the selected days.
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Editing automatic software update settings
To edit automatic software update settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Automatic Software Update Settings page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list
whose automatic software update settings you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Automatic Updates dialog box appears.
Figure 8-10: Automatic Updates dialog box.
3. To copy the automatic software update settings from a Nasuni Filer, select the Nasuni Filer from
the Copy Settings drop-down list. The automatic software update settings of the selected
Nasuni Filer appear in the Automatic Updates dialog box.
4. Select the days to look for automatic software updates (for example, Sunday, Tuesday, and
Thursday) in the Days area.
Tip: To prevent automatic software updates entirely, clear all days.
5. From the Time drop-down list, select the time on the selected day to look for automatic
software updates.
6. Click Save Update Schedule. The automatic software update settings are changed. The
Nasuni Filers appear in the list on the Filer Automatic Software Update Settings page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the automatic software update settings,
click Close.
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Cache Settings
On the Filer Cache Settings page, you can view and edit the settings for the local cache space
reserved for new writes.
The cache performs two different, but related, tasks. First, the cache retains the data that users are
most likely to need. Second, the cache also temporarily contains new, incoming data that the Nasuni
Filer has not yet sent to permanent storage in the cloud.
By default, the Nasuni Filer automatically manages the amount of local cache space reserved for new,
incoming data, using an advanced algorithm to optimize cache usage. However, the administrator can
manually set the area of the cache reserved for new, incoming data. The area for new, incoming data
can be from 5 percent to 90 percent of the cache. The remainder of the cache retains the data locally
that users are most likely to need.
The larger the area for new, incoming data is, the less data the Nasuni Filer can retain locally, and the
more slowly users can access data. It might also be necessary for the Nasuni Filer to frequently retrieve
data from the cloud, which could delay access.
However, the larger the area for new, incoming data is, the larger the batches of new, incoming data
that the Nasuni Filer can send to permanent storage in the cloud, protecting that data from loss.
You can estimate the area necessary for each use by examining data usage patterns. For example, if
you have a 1 TB cache and must keep 200 GB of data locally, then you can set the area for new,
incoming data as high as 80 percent. On the other hand, if you rarely have more than 300 GB in a
snapshot, then you can set the area for new, incoming data as low as 30 percent, leaving 70 percent of
the cache for retaining data locally.
By setting the amount of local cache space reserved for new, incoming data, you disable the automatic
management of this value.
Important: The Data Migration Service uses the cache. To ensure that the Data Migration
Service has enough space, set Cache Settings to 30 percent or greater.
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Viewing cache settings
To view the amount of local cache space reserved for new, incoming data, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Cache Settings in the left-hand column. The Filer Cache Settings page
displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-11: Filer Cache Settings page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer. You can change the description, as
detailed in “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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Minimum Value: The minimum value of space to reserve for new, incoming data, in percent.
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Maximum Value: The maximum value of space to reserve for new, incoming data, in
percent.
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Reserved: The amount of space reserved for new, incoming data in the cache, in percent. If
the amount of space reserved for new, incoming data is managed automatically by the
Nasuni Filer, the label “Automatic” appears.
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Editing cache settings
To edit cache settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Cache Settings page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list whose cache settings you
want to edit.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Cache Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-12: Cache Settings dialog box.
3. To copy the cache settings from a Nasuni Filer, select the Nasuni Filer from the Copy Settings
drop-down list. The cache settings of the selected Nasuni Filer appear in the Cache Settings
dialog box.
4. From the Reserved drop-down list, select the percentage of the cache to reserve for new data.
Alternatively, to enable the Nasuni Filers to manage the reserved cache space themselves,
select Automatic.
5. Click Save Cache Settings. The cache settings are changed. The Nasuni Filers appear in the
list on the Filer Cache Settings page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the cache settings, click Close.
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CIFS Settings
You can view and configure CIFS settings for Nasuni Filers. These advanced features of the CIFS
interface apply to all volumes on a Nasuni Filer.
Viewing CIFS settings
To view CIFS settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click CIFS Settings in the left-hand column. The Filer CIFS Settings page
displays a list of Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-13: Filer CIFS Settings page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer.
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Allocation Roundup Size: Value to round up file sizes on disk.
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Protocol Level: The maximum version of the CIFS/SMB protocol that the server negotiates
with the client.
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Enhanced Support for POSIX Clients: Whether to allow clients to use Portable Operating
System Interface (POSIX) semantics: Yes (allow) or No (do not allow). If not enabled, POSIX
clients can still connect. However, they do not have the full range of file server operations.
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Editing CIFS settings
To edit CIFS settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer CIFS Settings page, select the Nasuni Filers to change, then click Edit Filers. The
CIFS Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-14: CIFS Settings dialog box.
2. To copy the settings from a Nasuni Filer, select the Nasuni Filer from the Copy Settings dropdown list. The settings of the selected Nasuni Filer appear in the dialog box.
3. From the Allocation Roundup Size drop-down list, select the allocation roundup size. Unless
you have applications that require disabling this option, select Default (1 MiB). Disabling this
option can degrade performance because it rounds up the file sizes on disk.
4. From the Protocol Level drop-down list, select the maximum version of the CIFS/SMB protocol
that the server negotiates with the client.
Tip: Best practice is to select “CIFS & SMB2”. Using SMB2 can improve performance
significantly.
5. To allow clients to use Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) semantics, select the
Enhanced Support for POSIX Clients check box (selected by default). If you clear this option,
POSIX clients can still connect. However, they do not have the full range of file server
operations.
Tip: CIFS shares that have OS X clients should select the Enhanced Support for POSIX
Clients check box.
6. Click Save CIFS Settings to save your settings, or else click Close.
Note: Changing these settings only affects new CIFS/SMB clients. You must disconnect
or reset an existing client's connection to use the new settings.
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Nasuni Filer Description
You can view and change Nasuni Filer descriptions on the Filer Description page.
You can change the name of the Nasuni Filer from the name assigned when you installed it. The name
can be up to 140 characters in length.
This name is used as a descriptive name for the Nasuni Filer when you log in to your account at
www.nasuni.com or perform a disaster recovery.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing Nasuni Filer descriptions
To view Nasuni Filer descriptions, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Description in the left-hand column. The Filer Description page
displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-15: Filer Description page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer.
Editing the Nasuni Filer description
To edit the selected Nasuni Filer description, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Description page, click Edit
. The Description Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-16: Description Settings dialog box.
2. Enter a new description in the Filer Description text box. The description can be up to 140
characters in length.
3. To accept your, click Save Description. The description is changed and appears in the list of
Nasuni Filers.
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Alternatively, to exit this screen without changing the description, click the Close button.
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Email Settings
Email Settings
Clicking the Email Settings link opens the Filer & Console Email Settings page. See “Email Settings”
on page 216.
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Encryption Keys
You can view, upload, send, escrow, and delete encryption keys on the Filer Encryption Keys page.
The Nasuni Filer automatically encrypts your data at your premises using the OpenPGP encryption
protocol, with the default encryption of 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256). The data
remains encrypted in cloud storage.
You can upload encryption keys. You can send existing encryption keys to Nasuni Filers. You can
escrow your encryption keys with Nasuni.
All data on a volume is encrypted using one or more encryption keys before being sent to cloud
storage. Volumes may be encrypted with one or more encryption keys, and encryption keys may be
used for any number of volumes.
There are several actions you can perform on encryption keys, including adding new encryption keys,
enabling or disabling encryption keys, escrowing encryption keys with Nasuni, and, under certain
circumstances, deleting encryption keys.
At least one encryption key must be enabled for a volume, but several encryption keys can be enabled
at the same time. When multiple encryption keys are enabled, all of the enabled encryption keys are
used to encrypt data in such a way that any one of the encryption keys can decrypt the data.
There are several reasons you might want to disable an encryption key, such as, when someone with
access to the encryption key leaves the company, or if your enterprise has a policy of rotating
encryption keys periodically. When you disable an encryption key, no future data is encrypted with that
encryption key. However, all data previously encrypted by that disabled encryption key remains
encrypted by that disabled encryption key. For this reason, before you disable an encryption key, you
should consider establishing a snapshot retention policy that removes the data that was encrypted with
the disabled encryption key.
Because volumes must have at least one encryption key associated with them, in practice you add a
new encryption key to a volume first, and then disable the existing encryption key.
You can delete encryption keys, but only in the case where they are not being used by any volumes.
You cannot modify encryption keys stored on the system. For security reasons, encryption keys that
you upload cannot be downloaded from the system. You can only download encryption keys that the
Nasuni Filer has generated internally.
Note: To add an encryption key to a volume, see “Adding encryption keys to a volume”.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
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Viewing encryption keys on Nasuni Filers
To view encryption keys on Nasuni Filers, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Encryption Keys in the left-hand column. The Filer Encryption Keys
page displays a list of encryption keys on managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-17: Filer Encryption Keys page.
The following information appears for each encryption key in the list:
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Name: The name of the encryption key.
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Fingerprint: The fingerprint is a cryptographic hash of the encryption key.
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Algorithm: The algorithm of the encryption key, such as RSA.
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Length: The length of the encryption key, in bits.
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Key ID: The key ID is a shorter version of the fingerprint of the encryption key, generally
including just the last 8 digits.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer where this encryption key is located.
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Escrowed by Nasuni: Whether this encryption key is escrowed by Nasuni: Yes (encryption
key is escrowed by Nasuni) or No (encryption key is not escrowed by Nasuni).
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Actions: Actions available for each encryption key.
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Adding (importing or uploading) encryption keys to Nasuni Filers
You can add (import or upload) encryption keys to Nasuni Filers.
You can generate your own encryption keys using any OpenPGP-compatible program, such as PGP or
GnuPG. You can then add (import or upload) the encryption key to Nasuni Filers. The encryption key is
used to encrypt your data before it is sent to cloud storage and decrypt data when it is read back. The
Nasuni Filer accepts multiple encryption algorithms for encryption keys.
Important: Imported encryption keys are not automatically escrowed. You MUST SAVE all
imported encryption keys to another location outside the Nasuni Filer, so that they are
available if needed for disaster recovery. All encryption keys associated with a volume must
be recovered as part of the disaster recovery process. To escrow encryption keys with
Nasuni, see “Escrowing Encryption Keys with Nasuni” on page 153.
To add (import or upload) encryption keys to Nasuni Filers, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Encryption Keys page, click Upload Encryption Keys. The Import Key(s) dialog
box appears.
Figure 8-18: Import Key(s) dialog box.
2. Select the managed Nasuni Filers to which you want to upload the encryption key.
3. Click Choose File, then navigate to the encryption key file. This file should be OpenPGPcompatible.
4. If an encryption key passphrase is needed, enter the encryption key passphrase in the Key
Passphrase text box.
5. Click Import Key. The encryption key is imported to the selected Nasuni Filers.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without importing any encryption keys, click the Close button.
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Sending encryption keys to Nasuni Filers
You can send existing encryption keys from the Nasuni Management Console to Nasuni Filers.
Important: Encryption keys are not automatically escrowed. You MUST SAVE all encryption
keys to another location outside the Nasuni Filer, so that they are available if needed for
disaster recovery. All encryption keys associated with a volume must be recovered as part of
the disaster recovery process. To escrow encryption keys with Nasuni, see “Escrowing
Encryption Keys with Nasuni” on page 153.
To send encryption keys to Nasuni Filers, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Encryption Keys page, click Send NMC Keys. The Send NMC Key(s) dialog box
appears.
Figure 8-19: Send NMC Key(s) dialog box.
2. Select the managed Nasuni Filers to which you want to send the encryption keys.
3. Select the encryption keys that you want to send to the selected Nasuni Filers.
4. Click Send Key(s). The selected encryption keys are sent to the selected Nasuni Filers.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without sending any encryption keys, click the Close button.
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Escrowing Encryption Keys with Nasuni
You can escrow your encryption keys with Nasuni.
Escrowing an encryption key with Nasuni means that you can, at any time, request the encryption key
during a disaster recovery from Nasuni. Your key is protected on Nasuni servers using the same
security practices that we use for all keys escrowed with Nasuni.
To escrow encryption keys with Nasuni, follow these steps:
1. For the encryption key that you want to escrow with Nasuni, on the Filer Encryption Keys
page, click Escrow Key with Nasuni
. The Escrow Encryption Key dialog box appears.
Figure 8-20: Escrow Encryption Key dialog box.
2. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
Caution: You are about to permanently escrow your encryption key with the Nasuni
Corporation. This process is irreversible.
3. Click Escrow Key. Your encryption key is escrowed with Nasuni. The information on the Filer
Encryption Keys page updates to reflect this change.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without escrowing any encryption keys, click the Close button.
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Deleting Encryption Keys
You can delete encryption keys, as long as the encryption key is not currently assigned to a volume and
never has been assigned to a volume. Encryption keys that were once assigned to a volume, but are
now disabled, might be needed for disaster recovery procedures and so cannot be deleted.
To delete an encryption key, follow these steps:
1. For the encryption key that you want to delete, on the Filer Encryption Keys page, click Delete
Key
. The Delete Encryption Key dialog box appears.
Figure 8-21: Delete Encryption Key dialog box.
2. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
Caution: You are about to permanently delete this encryption key. This process is
irreversible.
3. Click Delete Key. Your encryption key is deleted. The Filer Encryption Keys page updates to
reflect this change.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without deleting any encryption keys, click the Close button.
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Quality of Service (Bandwidth) Settings
Quality of Service (QoS) settings specify the inbound and outbound bandwidth configuration for moving
data to and from the Nasuni Filer, such as moving snapshots to cloud storage. By default, the inbound
and outbound bandwidth configuration for snapshots is 2 megabits per second, but Nasuni does not
recommend keeping those bandwidths. You can change the bandwidth of inbound and outbound data
as needed.
Note: When you create one or more Quality of Service rules, the default Quality of Service
bandwidth becomes unlimited during any time that is not defined by a rule.
Note: If the inbound Quality of Service is too low, and data must be obtained from cloud
storage, data access might be affected.
Note: If the outbound Quality of Service is large or unlimited, and the inbound Quality of
Service is small, the limited inbound bandwidth for return packets (such as
acknowledgements) might affect the outbound bandwidth.
You can also create additional Quality of Service (QoS) rules. A Nasuni Filer can have a maximum of 12
rules. You can set the bandwidth of inbound and outbound data for specific days and between specific
hours. For example, if you specify 100 kilobits per second outbound for Monday through Friday from
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, then the Nasuni Filer configures the outbound bandwidth to a maximum of 100
kilobits per second during that period, but does not limit the bandwidth used outside that period.
Snapshots are slower during the limited bandwidth period. Local user read/write operations are not
affected.
Limiting the bandwidth of inbound and outbound data between specific hours can help decrease
network congestion. For instance, if you configure snapshots to occur every hour and limit the
outbound bandwidth to 50 kilobits a second, a large snapshot completes at a slower rate, but with no
impact on your network speeds.
Note: When you create one or more Quality of Service rules, the default Quality of Service
bandwidth becomes unlimited during any time that is not defined by a rule.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
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Viewing Quality of Service settings
To view the Quality of Service settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Quality of Service. The Filer Quality of Service page displays a list of managed Nasuni
Filers.
Figure 8-22: Filer Quality of Service page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer.
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Days: The days of the week for which Quality of Service rules are scheduled. If no rules have
been enabled, the label “--” appears.
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Time: The time span during which Quality of Service rules are scheduled. If no rules have
been enabled, the label “--” appears.
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Outbound Limit: The limit on outbound bandwidth during the specified times on the
specified days.
•
Inbound Limit: The limit on inbound bandwidth during the specified times on the specified
days.
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Adding Quality of Service rules
To edit Quality of Service rules, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Quality of Service page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list to which you want to
add Quality of Service rules.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Quality of Service Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-23: Quality of Service Settings dialog box.
Warning: When you edit the Quality of Service rules of multiple Nasuni Filers, any
existing rules are removed and replaced with the rules saved here. To retain the
current rules of one of the Nasuni Filers, select that Nasuni Filer from the Copy
Settings drop-down list.
3. To copy the Quality of Service settings from a Nasuni Filer, select the Nasuni Filer from the
Copy Settings drop-down list. The Quality of Service settings of the selected Nasuni Filer
appear in the Quality of Service Settings dialog box.
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4. Click Add Rule. The Add Rule dialog box appears.
Figure 8-24: Add Rule dialog box.
Note: You cannot have a rule that applies to the same day and hour as another rule.
a. Select the days to limit the bandwidth (for example, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday).
b. To specify limiting the bandwidth 24 hours a day, select the All Day check box.
Otherwise, select the hour to start limiting the bandwidth from the Start drop-down list.
Select the hour to stop limiting the bandwidth from the Stop drop-down list.
c. Enter the Outbound Limit value, and select the units from the drop-down list. Use 0 (zero) to
specify no limit.
d. Enter the Inbound Limit value, and select the units from the drop-down list. Use 0 (zero) to
specify no limit.
e. Click Add Rule. The new rule is added to the Quality of Service.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without adding the new rule, click Close.
5. Click Save Rules. The Quality of Service rules are changed. The Nasuni Filer appears in the list
on the Quality of Service page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the Quality of Service rules, click Close.
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Editing Quality of Service rules
To edit Quality of Service rules, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Quality of Service page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list whose Quality of Service
rules you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Quality of Service Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-25: Quality of Service Settings dialog box.
3. To copy the Quality of Service settings from a Nasuni Filer, select the Nasuni Filer from the
Copy Settings drop-down list. The Quality of Service settings of the selected Nasuni Filer
appear in the Quality of Service Settings dialog box.
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4. To edit an existing rule, click Edit
. The Edit Rule dialog box appears.
Figure 8-26: Edit Rule dialog box.
Note: You cannot have a rule that applies to the same day and hour as another rule.
a. Select the days to limit the bandwidth (for example, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday).
b. To specify limiting the bandwidth 24 hours a day, select the All Day check box.
Otherwise, select the hour to start limiting the bandwidth from the Start drop-down list.
Select the hour to stop limiting the bandwidth from the Stop drop-down list.
c. Enter the Outbound Limit value, and select the units from the drop-down list. Use 0 (zero) to
specify no limit.
d. Enter the Inbound Limit value, and select the units from the drop-down list. Use 0 (zero) to
specify no limit.
e. Click Update Rule. The rule is changed.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the rule, click Close.
5. Click Save Rules. The Quality of Service rules are changed. The Nasuni Filer appears in the list
on the Quality of Service page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the Quality of Service rules, click Close.
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Deleting Quality of Service rules
To delete Quality of Service rules, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Quality of Service page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list whose Quality of Service
rules you want to delete.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Quality of Service Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-27: Quality of Service Settings dialog box.
3. To delete an existing rule, click Delete
. The rule is deleted.
4. Click Save Rules. The Quality of Service rules are changed. The Nasuni Filer appears in the list
on the Quality of Service page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the Quality of Service rules, click Close.
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Quota Reports
Quota Reports
You can view and configure the schedule of when to send quota reports. You can also manually initiate
sending a quota report.
Using the Nasuni Filer user interface, you can set a quota on the contents of a directory and the
subdirectories of a directory. You can configure an email address to receive reports when the selected
directory is near or over its limit. You can also set the quota limit. The email reports can go to
administrators or to users or both. To send quota email reports, you must also enable email and
Capacity Alerts. See “Email Settings” on page 216.
Viewing quota report schedules
To view the quota report schedules, follow these steps:
1. Click Quota Reports. The Quota Report Schedule page displays a list of managed Nasuni
Filers.
Figure 8-28: Quota Report Schedule page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Filer: The description of the Nasuni Filer.
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Days: The days of the week for which quota reports are scheduled. If no quota reports are
scheduled, the label “No Schedules” appears.
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Activation Time: The time for which quota reports are scheduled.
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Report Types: The types of reports scheduled.
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Threshold: The percentage threshold for generating a quota report.
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Sending a quota report manually
You can send a quota report immediately, even if the quota report threshold is not exceeded. To send
quota email reports, you must also enable email and Capacity Alerts. See “Email Settings” on
page 216.
To manually send a quota report, follow these steps:
1. On the Quota Report Schedule page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list for which you want to
manually send a quota report.
2. Click Send Quota Report. The Send Quota Report dialog box appears.
Figure 8-29: Send Quota Report dialog box.
3. To send administrative reports, select Administrative Report to On. Administrative reports are
sent regardless of whether any directories are near or over their quota.
4. To send user reports, select User Report to On. User reports are sent regardless of whether
any directories are near or over their quota.
5. In the Report Threshold text box, enter the percentage of the limit at which to send the report.
Quota reports are sent regardless of whether any directories are near or over their quota.
6. Click Send Quota Report. The quota report is sent.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without sending a quota report, click Close.
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Adding quota report schedules
To edit quota report schedules, follow these steps:
1. On the Quota Report Schedule page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list for which you want to
add a quota report schedule.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Volume Quota Report Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-30: Volume Quota Report Settings dialog box.
The Days, Activation Time, Admin Report setting, User Report setting, and Threshold appear for
each quota report in the list.
3. To copy the quota report settings from a Nasuni Filer, select the Nasuni Filer from the Copy
Settings drop-down list. The quota report settings of the selected Nasuni Filer appear in the
dialog box.
4. To add a schedule, click Add Schedule. The Add Report Schedule dialog box appears.
Figure 8-31: Add Report Schedule dialog box.
5. Select the days to send quota reports (for example, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday).
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6. Select the hour to start sending quota reports from the Activation Time drop-down list.
7. To send administrative reports, select Administrative Report to On. Administrative reports
include all Directory Quota Violations for all directories near or over their quota.
8. To send user reports, select User Report to On. User reports include individual Directory Quota
Violations sent to the owner of the directory for the user’s directories near or over their quota.
9. In the Report Threshold text box, enter the percentage of the limit at which to send the report.
For example, if you enter 95, a report is sent when the data exceeds 95 percent of the limit.
10. Click Add Schedule. The new quota report schedule is added.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without adding the quota report schedule, click Close.
11. On the Volume Quota Report Settings dialog box, click Save Schedules. The quota report
schedules are saved. The Nasuni Filer appears in the list on the Quota Report Schedule page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without saving the quota report schedules, click Close.
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Editing quota report schedules
To edit quota report schedules, follow these steps:
1. On the Quota Report Schedule page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list whose quota report
schedule you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Volume Quota Report Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-32: Volume Quota Report Settings dialog box.
The Days, Activation Time, Admin Report setting, User Report setting, and Threshold appear for
each quota report in the list.
3. To copy the quota report settings from a Nasuni Filer, select the Nasuni Filer from the Copy
Settings drop-down list. The quota report settings of the selected Nasuni Filer appear in the
dialog box.
4. To edit a schedule, click Edit
for the schedule. The Edit Schedule dialog box appears.
Figure 8-33: Edit Schedule dialog box.
5. Select the days to send quota reports (for example, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday).
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6. Select the hour to start sending quota reports from the Activation Time drop-down list.
7. To send administrative reports, select Administrative Report to On. Administrative reports
include all Directory Quota Violations for all directories near or over their quota.
8. To send user reports, select User Report to On. User reports include individual Directory Quota
Violations sent to the owner of the directory for the user’s directories near or over their quota.
9. In the Report Threshold text box, enter the percentage of the limit at which to send the report.
For example, if you enter 95, a report is sent when the data exceeds 95 percent of the limit.
10. Click Update Schedule. The quota report schedule is updated.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without updating the quota report schedule, click Close.
11. On the Volume Quota Report Settings dialog box, click Save Schedules. The quota report
schedules are saved. The Nasuni Filer appears in the list on the Quota Report Schedule page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without saving the quota report schedules, click Close.
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SNMP Settings
SNMP Settings
You can configure SNMP monitoring of Nasuni Filers.
The Nasuni Filer supports monitoring via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v1, v2c,
and v3. The Nasuni Filer exposes the standard SNMPv1 MIB (management information base), as well
as the NASUNI-FILER-MIB, SNMPv2-MIB, HOST-RESOURCES-MIB, UCD-SNMP-MIB, UCD-DISKIOMIB, and IF-MIB. The SNMP server is available on port 161.
Each of the displayed MIBs is a link. If you click a link, a page with that MIB information appears.
Data available in SNMP updates includes the following:
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Network information, such as:
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Inbound and outbound traffic by type and by port
Volume information, such as:
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Size
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TIme of last snapshot
Local cache information, such as:
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Total space
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Used space
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Free space
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Unprotected data
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Cache hit/miss rate
CPU performance information, such as:
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Percent utilization
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Load averages
Memory usage information, such as:
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Memory utilization
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Swap utilization
Disk performance information, such as:
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Number of disk reads and writes per disk
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Bytes read and written per disk
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Client information, such as: Number of connected CIFS, iSCSI, and Mobile Access clients
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Snapshot and sync information, such as:
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Number of Merge Conflicts
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Snapshot success (version) count per volume
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Times for Snapshots (start, end, delta) per volume
Traps information for anything that would generate an email alert
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Viewing SNMP settings
To view SNMP settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click SNMP Settings in the left-hand column. The Filer SNMP Settings page
displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-34: Filer SNMP Settings page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer. You can change the description, as
detailed in “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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SNMP V1, V2C: Indication of whether SNMP v1,v2c is enabled for this Nasuni Filer: Enabled
or Disabled.
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Community Name: If SNMP v1,v2c is enabled, the Community Name parameter from
the SNMP settings.
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SNMP V3: Indication of whether SNMP v3 is enabled for this Nasuni Filer: Enabled or
Disabled.
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Trap Addresses: If SNMP is enabled, a list of IP addresses or hostnames listening for
SNMP traps.
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System Info: If SNMP is enabled, additional information appears.
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Location: The System Location parameter from the SNMP settings. If SNMP monitoring
is disabled, the label “--” appears.
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Contact: The System Contact parameter from the SNMP settings. If SNMP monitoring
is disabled, the label “--” appears.
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Editing SNMP settings
To edit SNMP settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer SNMP Settings page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list whose SNMP settings you
want to edit.
2. Click Edit Filers. The SNMP Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-35: SNMP Settings dialog box.
3. To copy the SNMP settings from a Nasuni Filer, select the Nasuni Filer from the Copy Settings
drop-down list. The SNMP settings of the selected Nasuni Filer appear in the SNMP Settings
dialog box.
4. To enable SNMP v1,v2c monitoring, click Enable v1,v2c Support. Selecting On enables SNMP
v1,v2c monitoring. Selecting Off disables SNMP monitoring.
If you enable SNMP v1,v2c monitoring, in the Community Name text box, enter the SNMP
community name for the Nasuni Filer. The default community name is public. Changing the
community name from the default improves security.
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5. To enable SNMP v3 monitoring, click Enable v3 Support. Selecting On enables SNMP v3
monitoring. Selecting Off disables SNMP monitoring.
If you enable SNMP v3 monitoring, enter a Username and Password for SNMP v3
authorization.
6. If you enable SNMP monitoring, in the System Location text box, enter the physical location of
the Nasuni Filer.
7. If you enable SNMP monitoring, in the System Contact text box, enter the contact information
of the person responsible for SNMP monitoring for the Nasuni Filer.
8. If you enable SNMP monitoring, in the Trap Addresses text box, enter a list of IP addresses or
hostnames listening for SNMP traps, separated by commas. If you do not want to listen for
SNMP traps, leave this blank.
If you enter any trap addresses, you can send a test trap by clicking Send Test Trap.
9. Click Save SNMP Settings. The SNMP settings are changed. The Nasuni Filers appear in the
list on the Filer SNMP Settings page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the SNMP settings, click Close.
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Time Configuration
Time Configuration
You can set the time zone and time server for the Nasuni Filer, which are necessary for notifications and
file sharing purposes. The time zone setting you select should be for the region where the Nasuni Filer
is located. For example, use “US/Eastern” if you are located in the eastern part of the United States.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing time zone and time source settings
To view time zone and time source settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Time Configuration in the left-hand column. The Filer Time
Configuration page displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-36: Filer Time Configuration page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer. You can change the description, as
detailed in “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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Time Zone: The major world time zone where the Nasuni Filer is located.
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NTP Servers: The NTP time servers from which the Nasuni Filer obtains time information.
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Editing time zone and time source settings
To edit time zone and time source settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Time Configuration page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list whose time zone and
time source settings you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Timezone Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-37: Timezone Settings dialog box.
3. To copy the time zone and time source settings from a Nasuni Filer, select the Nasuni Filer from
the Copy Settings drop-down list. The time zone and time source settings of the selected
Nasuni Filer appear in the dialog box.
4. From the Time Zone drop-down list, select a time zone.
5. In the Time Server text box, enter the names of one or more valid Network Time Protocol (NTP)
servers, separated by commas. By default, all Nasuni Filers are set to use Nasuni's NTP server,
time.nasuni.com, to set the time daily. If you cannot open port 123 in your firewall to access
time.nasuni.com, you should change to an internal NTP server.
You can also specify using NTP services from Active Directory domain controllers.
You can also specify using NTP services from domain controllers.
6. Click Save Timezone. The time zone and time source settings are changed. The Nasuni Filers
appear in the list on the Filer Time Configuration page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the time zone and time source settings,
click Close.
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Migrations
Migrations
You can view information about data migrations to Nasuni Filers.
Note: To create or modify data migrations, you must use the Nasuni Filer user interface.
After you configure the Nasuni Filer, the best way to load your data to a volume is by using the Data
Migration Service. This feature supports multiple sources and targets for migrations using the CIFS or
NFS protocols. The Data Migration Service copies files; it does not move them. Therefore, the source
data is not modified during the migration process.
While a migration is running, you can configure and schedule additional migrations to run one after the
other. Migration procedures can only run one at a time.
Viewing migrations
To view migrations, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Migrations in the left-hand column. The Data Migrations page displays
a list of migrations.
Figure 8-38: Date Migrations page.
The following information appears for each migration:
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Migration: The name of the data migration.
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Source: The source of the migration data.
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Target: The destination of the migration data.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer with this migration.
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Migration Status: The status of the migration, such as Ready, Running, Interrupted,
Completed, Suspended, or Canceled.
Note: Suspended migrations resume at the next scheduled start time.
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Scheduled: Whether the migration is scheduled to run: Yes (migration is scheduled) or
No (migration is not scheduled).
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Current Operation: If the data migration is running, the operation that the data migration
is currently performing.
Current Progress: Number of files that have completed migration compared to the total
number of files to be migrated. For example, “5,000 files out of 12,000 files”.
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Migration Sources
You can view information about data sources for data migrations to Nasuni Filers.
The Data Migration Service supports multiple sources for migrations using the CIFS or NFS protocols.
The Data Migration Service copies files; it does not move them. Therefore, the source data is not
modified during the migration process.
Note: The Data Migration Service can only migrate files that it has permission to access.
Ensure that the user you configured with the migration source has full access to all the files
that you want to migrate.
Viewing migration sources
To view migration sources, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Migration Sources in the left-hand column. The Data Migration
Sources page displays a list of migration sources.
Figure 8-39: Date Migration Sources page.
The following information appears for each migration source:
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Server: The host name or IP address of the server that is the source of the data.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer for this migration.
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Protocol: The protocol of the migration source: CIFS or NFS.
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Share/Path: The share (for CIFS) or path (for NFS) for the source data.
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Status: The status of the connection to the migration source: Connected (if migration source
is connected) or Not Connected (if migration source is not connected).
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Remote User: The username used to mount the migration source on the Nasuni Filer.
Note: Depending on the settings of the share, the Remote User might be optional and
appear as a blank here.
Note: The Remote User must have permission to read all the files in the share that
you plan to copy. Therefore, you should specify a user with administrative or backup
operator privileges.
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Migration Schedules
You can view information about data migration schedules.
While a migration is running, you can configure and schedule additional migrations to run one after the
other. Migration procedures can only run one at a time.
Note: If you configure multiple schedules, they do not run at the same time. A migration runs
at its scheduled time only if no other migration is running. To ensure that one migration does
not interfere with another, schedule them at different times.
Viewing migration schedules
To view migration schedules, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Migration Schedules in the left-hand column. The Data Migration
Schedules page displays a list of migration schedules.
Figure 8-40: Date Migration Schedules page.
The following information appears for each migration schedule:
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Migration: The name of the data migration.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer for this migration.
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Schedule: The schedule for the data migration, including the day and time to Start the
migration and the day and time to Suspend the migration.
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Last Started: The date and time when this data migration most recently started.
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Last Finished: The date and time when this data migration most recently finished.
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Mobile Settings
You can view and edit the settings for the Mobile Access service.
The Nasuni Mobile Access service enables you to access folders and files from mobile devices,
including iOS-based devices (such as iPhone and iPad) and Android phones. Nasuni Mobile Access is
available for CIFS volumes, but not for NFS or iSCSI volumes.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing Mobile Access service settings
To view Mobile Access service settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Mobile Settings in the left-hand column. The Mobile Service Settings
page displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-41: Mobile Service Settings page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Additional Mobile API Port: If configured, any additional port for Mobile Access.
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Session Expiration: Time limit on how long users remain authenticated on mobile devices,
or Unlimited.
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Limit to a Single Device: Whether users are limited to a single mobile device: Yes (limited)
or No (not limited).
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Allowed Devices: If enabled, list of mobile devices permitted to access data: Android or
iOS.
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Actions: Actions available for each Nasuni Filer.
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Editing Mobile Access service settings
To edit Mobile Access service settings, follow these steps:
1. On the Mobile Service Settings page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list whose Mobile Access
service settings you want to edit.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Edit Mobile Service Settings dialog box appears.
Figure 8-42: Edit Mobile Service Settings dialog box.
3. To add another port for Mobile Access, enter the port number in the Additional API port text
box. The port number must be between 1 and 65535, inclusive. Leave blank to disable an
additional port.
4. To limit how long users remain authenticated on mobile devices, enter the maximum length of
time in hours in the Session Expiration text field. To allow unlimited session time, enter 0 (zero).
5. To limit users to only one mobile device, select Limit to a single device.
6. You can limit the types of mobile devices that can use Mobile Access. To allow Android devices
to use Mobile Access, select Android. To allow iOS devices to use Mobile Access, select iOS.
7. Click Save Settings. The Mobile Access service settings are changed. The Nasuni Filers appear
in the list on the Mobile Service Settings page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the Mobile Access service settings, click
Close.
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Generating Invitation Link for Mobile Access
To generate an invitation link for Mobile Access, follow these steps:
1. On the Mobile Service Settings page, click Invitation Link next to the Nasuni Filer. The
Generate Invitation Link dialog box appears.
Figure 8-43: Generate Invitation Link dialog box.
2. In the Host text box, enter the host that Mobile Access users should use.
3. In the Port text box, enter the port that Mobile Access users should use.
To require VPN access, use the internal host name or IP address, and port 443.
To provide direct external access, use the external hostname or IP address and port.
4. To generate an invitation link, click Generate.
5. The Generate Invitation Link dialog box appears again, showing the invitation link.
Figure 8-44: Invitation Link.
6. Copy the displayed link, to use in email messages to users and other purposes.
7. Click Close to close the dialog box.
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Mobile Licenses
You can view, enable, disable, and delete licenses for the Mobile Access service.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing licenses for the Mobile Access service
To view licenses for the Mobile Access service, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Mobile Licenses in the left-hand column. The Mobile Licenses page
displays a list of Mobile Access users for managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-45: Mobile Licenses page.
The following information appears for each user in the list:
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Username: The username of the Mobile Access service user.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer for the Mobile Access service.
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Device: The type of mobile device the user has, including Android, iPad, iPod Touch, and
iPhone.
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Enabled: Whether Mobile Access is enabled for the user: Enabled or Disabled.
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Auth Time: The date and time that the user was authorized for Mobile Access.
2. To search by Username, Filer, or Device, type the search information in the Filter text box. The
list of users is limited to those matching the Filter text in any of those fields. Searches are not
case-sensitive.
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Enabling Mobile Access
Enabling a mobile device allows access by the mobile device.
To enable Mobile Access, follow these steps:
1. On the Mobile Licenses page, select the users in the list whose Mobile Access you want to
enable.
2. Click Enable. The Enable Mobile Licenses dialog box appears.
3. Click Enable Mobile Licenses. Mobile Access is enabled for the selected users. The Mobile
Access service settings are changed on the Mobile Service Settings page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without enabling Mobile Access, click Close.
Disabling Mobile Access
Disabling a mobile device blocks access and, on the next attempt at access, clears the mobile device’s
cache of any cached files.
To disable Mobile Access, follow these steps:
1. On the Mobile Licenses page, select the users in the list whose Mobile Access you want to
disable.
2. Click Disable. The Disable Mobile Licenses dialog box appears.
3. Click Disable Mobile Licenses. Mobile Access is disabled for the selected users. The Mobile
Access service settings are changed on the Mobile Service Settings page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without disabling Mobile Access, click Close.
Deleting Mobile Access licenses
Deleting a mobile device removes the mobile device from the list, but does not block future access.
Instead, the user must login again the next time they run the Nasuni Application.
To delete Mobile Access licenses, follow these steps:
1. On the Mobile Licenses page, select the users in the list whose Mobile Access licenses you
want to delete.
2. Click Delete
. The Delete Mobile Licenses dialog box appears.
3. Click Delete Mobile Licenses. The selected Mobile Access licenses are deleted. The Mobile
Access service settings are changed on the Mobile Service Settings page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without deleting Mobile Access licenses, click Close.
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Refresh License
You can refresh the subscription license of Nasuni Filers. This is ordinarily unnecessary, unless the
license has changed in some way.
Refreshing license
To refresh the subscription license, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Refresh License in the left-hand column. The Refresh Subscription
License page displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-46: Refresh Subscription License page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
2. Select the Nasuni Filers in the list whose license you want to refresh.
3. Click Update Filers. The Refresh Subscription License dialog box appears.
Figure 8-47: Refresh Subscription License dialog box.
4. To refresh the license of selected Nasuni FIlers, click Refresh License.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without refreshing the license, click Close.
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Remote Support Service
You can view and edit Remote Support Service settings.
The Remote Support Service allows authorized Nasuni Technical Support personnel to remotely and
securely access your Nasuni Filer. This can help Nasuni Technical Support to diagnose and resolve any
issues with your Nasuni Filer quickly and proactively. No changes to your corporate firewalls are
necessary.
This service is disabled by default and is strictly opt-in. You can enable or disable this service at any
time. You can also enable this service for a specific period of time. Enabling this service allows Nasuni
to offer a higher level of service and support.
Tip: If you need technical assistance, contact Nasuni Technical Support and inform them if
you have enabled Remote Support Service.
Note: You receive a notification whenever the Remote Support Service is enabled or
disabled.
Viewing Remote Support Service settings
To view Remote Support Service settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Remote Support in the left-hand column. The Remote Support Service
page displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-48: Remote Support Service page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Remote Support Service: Whether the Remote Support Service is enabled for the Nasuni
Filer: Currently Enabled or Currently Disabled.
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Timeout: If the Remote Support Service is enabled, the amount of time until the Remote
Support Service becomes disabled. If the Remote Support Service is disabled, the label “No
timeout, unlimited” appears.
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Nasuni Connected: If the Remote Support Service is currently enabled, whether Nasuni
Technical Support is connected to the Nasuni Filer: Yes (is connected) or No (is not
connected).
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Enabling and disabling Remote Support Service
To enable or disable the Remote Support Service, follow these steps:
1. On the Remote Support Service page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list that you want to
enable or disable Remote Support Service for.
2. Click Edit Filers. The Edit Remote Support Service dialog box appears.
Figure 8-49: Edit Remote Support Service dialog box.
3. To enable the Remote Support Service, click Enable Remote Support Service. Selecting On
enables the Remote Support Service. Selecting Off disables the Remote Support Service.
4. If Enable Remote Support is On, the Timeout text box becomes available. Enter the length of
time, in minutes, that you want to permit the Remote Support Service access to be enabled.
Enter 0 (zero) to allow access for an indefinite amount of time.
5. Click Save Settings. The Remote Support Service settings are changed. The Nasuni Filers
appear in the list on the Remote Support Service page. If the Remote Support Service is
enabled with a nonzero Timeout time, a countdown begins.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without changing the Remote Support Service settings, click
Close.
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Send Diagnostics
If you experience problems that you cannot resolve, you can send diagnostic information to Nasuni
Technical Support for troubleshooting purposes.
Note: Local diagnostic information is automatically sent when needed, so there is typically no
need to do this, unless instructed to by Nasuni Technical Support. Using Send Diagnostics
includes more information than the automatic diagnostic information.
To send diagnostic information, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then select Send Diagnostics from the menu. The Send Diagnostics page
displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-50: Send Diagnostics page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer. You can change the description, as
detailed in “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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Actions: Actions available for each Nasuni Filer.
2. Click Send Diagnostics. Diagnostic information is sent to Nasuni and the informational
notification “Successfully sent alerts to nasuni.com support team” is sent.
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Software Updates
You can view the currently available Nasuni Filer software updates, and update the software.
When a newer version of the Nasuni Filer software is available for installation, you can update the
software from the Nasuni Management Console. When you update your software, your Nasuni Filer is
updated to the newer version.
Caution: Updating the software disconnects all users currently using the Nasuni Filer.
The system can take several minutes to reboot. The time to reboot can be longer if onetime upgrade operations are necessary.
Note: Nasuni does not recommend applying software updates during your normal business
hours, because this can disrupt access. Apply software updates at night or on weekends.
Tip: Review the release notes of all releases between your current release and the most
recent release. See “Viewing the Nasuni Management Console Release Notes” on page 32
for details.
Viewing Nasuni Filer software updates
To view Nasuni Filer software updates, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Software Updates in the left-hand column. The Filer Software Updates
page displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-51: Filer Software Updates page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer. You can change the description, as
detailed in “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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Current Version: The current version of the software running on the Nasuni Filer.
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Available Version: The highest currently available version of the Nasuni Filer software. If the
highest currently available version of the Nasuni Filer software is already running on the
Nasuni Filer, the label “No updates available” appears.
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Updating Nasuni Filer software
To update the Nasuni Filer software, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer Software Updates page, select the Nasuni Filers in the list whose software you
want to update.
2. Click Update Filers. The Update Filer dialog box appears.
Figure 8-52: Update Filer dialog box.
3. To confirm that you want to update the software, enter a Username (case-sensitive) and
Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to perform this operation.
4. Click Update. The software on the selected Nasuni Filers is updated. The Nasuni Filers appear
in the list on the Filer Software Updates page.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without updating the software, click Close.
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Shutdown and Reboot
Shutdown and Reboot
You can shut down and reboot Nasuni Filers.
When you shut down the Nasuni Filer, all users are disconnected from the system, and data is not
accessible during the shutdown process. You can choose to shut down the Nasuni Filer immediately,
or to perform a snapshot before shutting down.
Tip: Consider performing a snapshot before shutting down the Nasuni Filer.
To shut down a Nasuni Filer, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then select Shutdown & Reboot from the menu. The Shutdown and Reboot page
displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-53: Shutdown and Reboot page.
The following information appears for each Nasuni Filer in the list:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer. You can change the description, as
detailed in “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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Actions: Actions available for each Nasuni Filer.
2. Click Shutdown/Reboot. The Initiate Shutdown/Reboot dialog box appears.
Figure 8-54: Initiate Shutdown/Reboot dialog box.
3. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
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Shutdown and Reboot
4. Select one of the following options:
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Perform snapshot before shutting down: Performs a snapshot before shutting down. This
ensures that data is fully protected in cloud storage before shutting down. However, this
process can take considerable time, depending on the size of the cache and the amount of
changed and new data in the cache.
Caution: On the Windows Azure virtual platform, performing this shutdown
procedure causes the Nasuni Filer to shut down, and then restart. To shut down
the Nasuni Filer without restarting, use the Windows Azure Management Portal at
https://manage.windowsazure.com/.
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Shut down immediately: (Default) Shuts down the Nasuni Filer without performing a
snapshot. Data that has not already been captured by a snapshot is not protected in cloud
storage. However, data in the cache is not lost. A message notifies you that the system is
shutting down. If you change your mind, you have 60 seconds to cancel the shutdown.
Caution: On the Windows Azure virtual platform, performing this shutdown
procedure causes the Nasuni Filer to shut down, and then restart. To shut down
the Nasuni Filer without restarting, use the Windows Azure Management Portal at
https://manage.windowsazure.com/.
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Reboot immediately: Reboots the Nasuni Filer without performing a snapshot.
Note: On a high availability hardware appliance Nasuni Filer, rebooting this node
triggers a failover to the other high availability node, if that node is online.
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Reboot and perform a filesystem check: Reboots the Nasuni Filer and forces a file system
check (fsck) on the cache disk when the system reboots.
Note: On a high availability hardware appliance Nasuni Filer, rebooting this node
triggers a failover to the other high availability node, if that node is online.
Note: File system checks (using fsck) are necessary at least every six months.
However, a file system check might take hours to complete (depending on the size of
the cache) and might interfere with normal operations. To determine if a file system
check is actually necessary, the Nasuni Filer periodically performs a background test.
If this background test determines that a file system check is not necessary, the next
file system check is postponed for another six months. However, if the background
test determines that a file system check is necessary, you receive an alert suggesting
that you perform a reboot and a file system check. This allows you to select a time for
performing a reboot with a file system check that does not interfere with normal
operations.
Even if you don’t receive such an alert, you can choose to perform a reboot with a file
system check, for example, if you want to proactively verify the integrity of the cache,
such as after an unexpected power loss.
Tip: If your Nasuni Filer is a Nasuni Filer hardware appliance or runs in a VMware ESXi
environment or Microsoft Hyper-V environment, you can also force a file system check
(fsck) by holding down the Shift key during a reboot. When the file system check
(fsck) is done, the usual processing continues.
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Shutdown and Reboot
Shut down and wipe this Filer: (Available on hardware appliance Nasuni Filers only.)
Decommissions a hardware appliance Nasuni Filer (for example, after a trial evaluation or for
a return merchandise authorization (RMA)). This option erases all disks in the Nasuni Filer.
This process can take up to 24 hours to run.
5. Click Update. The selected Nasuni Filers shut down or reboot, as specified.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without shutdown or reboot, click Close.
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Security Settings
You can view security settings for Nasuni Filers.
The Security mode controls who can access CIFS files and folders that the Nasuni Filer is managing.
The following security modes are available:
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Public: (Default) The Public mode gives access to CIFS shares to all network users. You can
configure write access and specific client access.
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Active Directory: The Active Directory mode provides a connection to an existing Windows
Active Directory server, so you can control CIFS share access based on the users and groups
that an Active Directory server manages.
See www.nasuni.com/support/documentation for a worksheet for planning configurations.
Viewing security settings
To view security settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Security Settings in the left-hand column. The Filer Security Settings
page displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-55: Filer Security Settings page.
The following information appears for each managed Nasuni Filer:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer. You can change the description, as
detailed in “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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Security Mode: The security mode for the Nasuni Filer: Active Directory or Public.
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Source Domains (Active Directory only): The source domains for Active Directory.
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NT Name (Active Directory only): The NT Name of the Active Directory domain.
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Enabled (Active Directory only): Whether the Active Directory domain is enabled: Yes (is
enabled) or No (is not enabled).
Currently joined (Active Directory only): Whether the Nasuni Filer is currently joined to the
Active Directory primary domain: Yes (is joined) or No (is not joined).
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Network
You can view network settings of Nasuni Filers.
The network address configuration is initially set during installation of the Nasuni Filer. However, you
can change network settings as required.
Viewing network settings
To view network settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Network Settings in the left-hand column. The Filer Network Settings
page displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-56: Filer Network Settings page.
The following information appears for each managed Nasuni Filer:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Hostname: The hostname of the Nasuni Filer.
IP Addresses: The IP addresses of the Nasuni Filer. Clicking the link opens a new window
with the Nasuni Filer user interface.
Note: High-availability hardware appliance Nasuni Filers have two IP addresses.
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Default Gateway: The IP address of the default gateway of the Nasuni Filer.
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DNS Servers: The IP addresses of the DNS servers of the Nasuni Filer.
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Search Domains: The search domains for the Nasuni Filer.
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Details: Additional information about the network, including the following:
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Network: Number of groups and number of NICs (network interface cards). Clicking
Group or NIC opens the Network Details box.
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Firewall: Link to the Firewall Settings dialog box.
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Proxy: Whether an HTTPS proxy server is enabled: Enabled or Disabled.
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2. For the selected Nasuni Filer, in the Details column, click Group or NIC to open the Network
Details dialog box.
Figure 8-57: Network Details dialog box.
The following information appears for each traffic group:
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Name: Name of the traffic group.
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Devices: The devices included in the traffic group.
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Type: The network type: Static or DHCP.
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IP Address: The IP address in IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) dotted decimal format. For
Azure-based and EC2-based Nasuni Filers, this is the Internal IP Address. If you're running
other machines on the EC2 or Azure platforms, you can communicate using the Internal IP
Address instead of the publicly accessible address.
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Netmask: Subnet mask of the IP address.
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MTU: The MTU (maximum transmission unit) value indicates the maximum size of each
block of information that can be sent without the data becoming fragmented.
The following information appears for each physical port:
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Port: Name of the port.
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MAC Address: Media Access Control address (MAC address) of the port.
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Carrier: Indicates whether the network interface card (NIC) senses a carrier signal on the
Ethernet cable: yes or no.
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Speed: Speed of the port.
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Duplex: Type of duplex.
Click Close to close the dialog box.
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3. For the selected Nasuni Filer, in the Details column, click View Details link to open the Firewall
Settings dialog box.
Figure 8-58: Firewall Settings dialog box.
The following information appears:
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Allowed GUI Hosts: A list of IP addresses or subnet addresses of hosts that you permit to
access your Nasuni Filer user interface. If any host can access your Nasuni Filer user
interface, the label “Any Host” appears.
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Allowed SSH Hosts: A list of IP addresses or subnet addresses of hosts that you permit to
access your Nasuni Filer’s Support SSH port. If any host can access your Nasuni Filer’s
Support SSH port, the label “Any Host” appears.
The following information appears for each traffic group:
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Traffic Group: Name of the traffic group.
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Policy: The access policy for the traffic group.
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Allowed Protocols: The protocols allowed for the traffic group.
Click Close to close the dialog box.
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SSL Certificates
SSL Certificates
You can view information about SSL certificates.
By default, the Nasuni Filer is preloaded with a self-signed SSL certificate that is unique to the Nasuni
Filer.
You can also use other SSL certificates to manage the Nasuni Filer.
Note: If something ever goes wrong with the certificates and you are unable to access the
Nasuni Filer user interface, use the service menu console on your hardware appliance or
virtual machine to enter the resetguicert command to reset the certificate to the default
self-signed certificate.
Viewing SSL certificate information
To view SSL certificate information, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click SSL Certificates in the left-hand column. The SSL Certificates page
displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-59: SSL Certificates page.
The following information appears for each managed Nasuni Filer:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Filer. You can change the description, as
detailed in “Nasuni Filer Description” on page 146.
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SSL Certificates: A list of the SSL certificates of the Nasuni Filer. Each SSL certificate is
labeled either “Currently in use by the Filer web-based user interface.” or “Can be enabled
for use by the Filer web-based user interface.”.
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Platform Settings
You can view the status and settings of Nasuni Filers running on virtual machines as well as Nasuni
Filer hardware appliance.
Viewing hardware and virtual machine information
To view hardware and platform information, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Platform in the left-hand column. The Filer Platform Details page
displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-60: Filer Platform Details page.
The following information appears for each managed Nasuni Filer on a virtual platform:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Platform: The virtual or hardware platform of the Nasuni Filer, such as VMware ESX, HyperV, or NF-200.
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CPU Model: The specific model of CPU.
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HW Serial (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): The serial number of the
hardware appliance.
CPU: The CPU frequency in GHz.
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sockets: The number of CPU sockets.
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cores: The number of CPU cores.
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Memory: The amount of available RAM in GiB.
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Cache: The size of the local cache.
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Platform Settings
Sensors (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): Sensor information for the platform.
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Power Supply: The status of the power supply. If the status is Alert, you should
investigate the situation.
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Ambient Temperature (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): The ambient
temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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Exhaust Temperature (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): The exhaust
temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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Inlet Temperature (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): The inlet temperature in
Celsius and Fahrenheit.
RAID (for Nasuni Filer hardware appliances only): RAID information for Nasuni Filer
hardware appliances only.
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RAID Battery: Status of the battery for the RAID array. If the status is Alert, you should
investigate the situation.
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Arrays: Number of RAID arrays and status of the RAID arrays. If the status is Alert, you
should investigate the situation.
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Disks: Number of disks and status of the disks. If the status is Alert, you should
investigate the situation.
2. For high-availability hardware appliance Nasuni Filers, click the Platform link. The Nasuni Filer
HA Status dialog box opens.
Figure 8-61: Filer Platform Details page.
The following information appears in the Total System Status area for each node:
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Online status: Indicates whether the node is Online or Offline.
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Active status: Indicates whether the node is the Active node or the Standby node.
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The following information appears in the Standby Node Status area:
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Hardware Model: The model of the high-availability hardware appliance.
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CPU Count: The number of CPUs in the standby node.
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CPU Cores: The number of CPU cores per CPU in the standby node.
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CPU Frequency: The CPU frequency in GHz.
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CPU Model: The specific model of CPU.
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System RAM: The total amount of system RAM in GiB.
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Serial Number: The serial number of the standby node.
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Power Supplies: The number of power supplies in the standby node.
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Power Supply Status: The current status of the standby node power supplies. If the status
is Alert, you should investigate the situation.
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Inlet Temperature: The standby node inlet temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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Exhaust Temperature: The standby node exhaust temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
The following information appears in the Node RAID Disks area:
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Location: Location of the disk in the hardware appliance.
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Size: Size of the disk.
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Hardware ID: The hardware identification number of the disk.
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Status: Status of the disk. If the status is Alert, you should investigate the situation.
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CIFS status
CIFS status
You can view the status of CIFS shares, CIFS clients, and open files and locks. You can also
disconnect the CIFS client, reset CIFS clients, and reset the CIFS authorization cache.
Viewing CIFS status
To view CIFS status, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click CIFS in the left-hand column. The top of the Filer CIFS Status page
displays a list of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-62: Filer CIFS Status page.
The following information appears for each managed Nasuni Filer:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Volume: The volume of the CIFS share on the Nasuni Filer.
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Share Name: Name of the CIFS share on the volume.
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Path: The path in the volume to the CIFS share.
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Viewing CIFS clients
To view CIFS clients, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click CIFS in the left-hand column. The bottom of the Filer CIFS Status page
displays a list of CIFS clients.
Figure 8-63: Filer CIFS clients list.
The following information appears for each CIFS client:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Share: Name of the CIFS share.
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Host: The host name or IP address of the host.
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Actions: Actions available for each CIFS client.
Viewing open files and locks
To view open files and locks, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click CIFS in the left-hand column. The bottom of the Filer CIFS Status page
displays a list of open files and locks.
Figure 8-64: Open files and locks.
The following information appears for each CIFS client:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Share: Name of the CIFS share.
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Client: The host name or IP address of the client.
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Path: The path in the share to each open file or file lock.
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Type: The type of open file or lock, such as RDONLY or WRONLY.
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Disconnecting clients from a share
You can disconnect a CIFS client connected to a CIFS share of the Nasuni Filer.
Note: Some CIFS clients automatically re-connect to CIFS shares and can then re-appear in
the listing even after disconnecting them.
To disconnect a CIFS client:
1. Click Disconnect
. The Disconnect Client dialog box appears.
Figure 8-65: Disconnect Client dialog box.
2. Click Disconnect Client to disconnect the CIFS client from the share.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without disconnecting the client, click the Close button.
Resetting the CIFS Authentication Cache
Reset authentication cache
You can reset the CIFS authentication cache to clear all CIFS shares for Nasuni Filer users.
To reset the CIFS authentication cache, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer CIFS Status page, click Reset CIFS Auth Cache. The Reset CIFS Auth Cache
dialog box appears.
2. Select the Nasuni Filers whose CIFS authentication cache you want to reset. Then click Reset
Auth Cache.
This flushes all the cached CIFS authentication data. Alternatively, to not reset the CIFS authentication
cache, click Close.
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Resetting All CIFS Clients
Reset clients
You can reset all CIFS clients connected to the Nasuni Filer.
To reset all CIFS clients, follow these steps:
1. On the Filer CIFS Status page, click Reset All Clients. The Reset All Clients dialog box
appears.
2. Select the Nasuni Filers whose CIFS clients you want to reset. Then click Reset Clients.
This resets all CIFS clients for the selected Nasuni FIlers. Alternatively, to not reset the CIFS
authentication cache, click Close.
Note: Some CIFS clients automatically re-connect to CIFS shares and can then re-appear in
the listing even after the connection is reset.
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NFS status
NFS status
You can view the status of NFS exports.
Viewing NFS exports
To view NFS exports, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click NFS in the left-hand column. The Filer NFS Status page displays a list of
managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-66: Filer NFS Status page.
The following information appears for each managed Nasuni Filer:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Volume: The volume of the NFS export on the Nasuni Filer.
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Export Name: Name of the NFS export on the volume.
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Path: The path in the volume to the NFS export.
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iSCSI status
iSCSI status
You can view the status of iSCSI targets and initiators.
Viewing iSCSI targets and initiators
To view iSCSI targets and initiators, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click iSCSI in the left-hand column. The Filer iSCSI Status page displays a list
of managed Nasuni Filers.
Figure 8-67: Filer iSCSI Status page.
The following information appears for each iSCSI target:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Volume: The iSCSI volume on the Nasuni Filer.
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Target IQN: The target IQN (iSCSI Qualified Name) of the iSCSI volume, in this format:
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“iqn.”
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Date that the naming authority took ownership of the domain, in yyyy-mm format.
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“.”, followed by the reversed domain name of the authority, such as com.nasuni.
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“:”, followed by a storage target name specified by the naming authority.
Example: iqn.2008-11.com.nasuni:filer.nasuni.net:51
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LUN Size: Size of the iSCSI volume.
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The following information appears for each iSCSI initiator:
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer.
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Initiator IQN: The initiator IQN (iSCSI Qualified Name).
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Target IQN: The target IQN (iSCSI Qualified Name) of the iSCSI volume.
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Host Name: The host name of the iSCSI initiator.
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Addresses: IP address of the iSCSI initiator.
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Target Volume: Target volume of the iSCSI initiator.
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Pending Updates
You can view pending updates to Nasuni Filers. You can acknowledge warnings about pending
updates.
Viewing pending updates
To view pending updates, follow these steps:
1. Click Filers, then click Pending Updates in the left-hand column. The Outstanding Settings
Updates Filers page displays a list of pending updates.
Figure 8-68: Outstanding Settings Updates Filers page.
The following information appears for each pending update:
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Setting Change: The setting whose change is pending.
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Filer: The name of the Nasuni Filer where this change is pending.
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Initiated By: The user who initiated this pending change.
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Sent Time: The date and time when the change was initiated.
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Status: The status of the pending update. If there is a problem with the attempted action, a
caution symbol
appears. Hover the mouse over the symbol for more information.
Acknowledging pending updates
To acknowledge pending updates, follow these steps:
1. On the Outstanding Settings Updates Filers page, for the pending update you want to
acknowledge, hover the mouse over the Status symbol. A message appears.
Figure 8-69: Sample message.
2. To acknowledge the message and remove the pending update from the list, click
Acknowledge. The pending update is removed from the list.
Alternatively, to exit the message without acknowledging the message or removing the pending
update, move the mouse away from the Status symbol. The message no longer appears.
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Account Status page
On the Account Status page, you can view account information and refresh the license. You can also
view serial numbers and authorization codes for Nasuni Filers.
Viewing account status
Click Account Status. The Account Status page displays information about the account.
Figure 9-1: Account Status page.
In the Account area, the following information appears:
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Account: Name of the account.
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Serial Number: The serial number for this subscription.
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Subscription: Subscription mode, such as Standard, Trial, Manual, or Monthly.
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Expires: The date on which the subscription expires, and how long until that date.
In the Filers area, the following information appears:
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Max Filers: Maximum number of Nasuni Filers allowed for this subscription.
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Max Volumes: Maximum number of volumes for each Nasuni Filer allowed for this subscription.
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Account Status page
In the Remote Access area, the following information appears:
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Max Volumes: Maximum number of volumes for remote access allowed for this subscription.
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Max Group Size: Maximum size of group for remote access allowed for this subscription.
In the Storage area, the following information appears:
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Capacity: Total capacity licensed.
Note: If the licensed capacity is exceeded, you can still store more data temporarily. If
your total stored data nears or exceeds your licensed capacity, you receive warnings to
increase your licensed capacity.
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Used: The amount of the usable capacity actually in use.
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Available: The amount of the usable capacity still available for use.
Refreshing license
Licenses automatically refresh every 24 hours. However, you can manually refresh the license by
clicking Refresh License.
The message “Successfully updated license.” appears. Click the x to close this message box.
Viewing serial numbers and authorization codes
You need serial numbers and authorization codes to install or recover Nasuni Filers.
On the Account Status page, click Serial Numbers. The Serial Numbers page displays serial
numbers and authorization codes.
Figure 9-2: Serial Numbers page.
The following information appears:
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Serial Number: The serial number.
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Auth Code: The 6-letter authorization code.
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Account Status page
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Actions: Actions available for this serial number. You can refresh the Auth Code by clicking
Refresh.
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Type: The type of serial number: Filer or NMC.
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Description: The description of the Filer or NMC for this serial number.
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Version: The version of the Nasuni Filer or NMC for this serial number.
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Chapter 10: Console Settings Page
On the Console Settings page, you can view an overview of the configuration of the Nasuni
Management Console.
From the Console Settings page, you can also perform the following actions:
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Schedule automatic updates of the Nasuni Management Console software.
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Change the description of the Nasuni Management Console.
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Configure email settings for Nasuni Filers and the Nasuni Management Console.
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Configure SNMP settings for the Nasuni Management Console.
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Configure time servers for the Nasuni Management Console.
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Manage encryption keys.
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Review SSL certificates for the Nasuni Management Console.
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Manage users and groups for the Nasuni Management Console.
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Configure the firewall for the Nasuni Management Console.
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Configure network settings for the Nasuni Management Console.
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Configure proxy server settings for the Nasuni Management Console.
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Update the Nasuni Management Console software.
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Configure remote support settings for the Nasuni Management Console.
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Send diagnostic information to Nasuni Technical Support about the Nasuni Management
Console.
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Configuration Overview page
Click Console Settings. The Configuration Overview page displays.
Figure 10-1: Configuration Overview page.
This page serves as a dashboard for the status of the Nasuni Management Console.
In the Console Settings area, the following information appears:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Management Console.
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Automatic Updates: The days of the week and the time on which to look for automatic
software updates. If no days are selected to look for automatic software updates, then
automatic software updates are disabled.
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Email Settings: If email alerts are enabled, indicates destination email addresses to which to
send alerts. If email alerts are configured but not enabled, the status is “Email alerts configured
but disabled”. If email alerts are not configured, the status is “Email alerts not configured”.
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SNMP Monitoring: Indicates whether SNMP monitoring is enabled or disabled.
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Time Zone: The configured time zone.
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Time Servers: The configured Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers.
To change any of these settings, click the setting. The appropriate page opens.
In the Users & Security area, the following information appears:
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Encryption Keys: The number of encryption keys currently in use.
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SSL Certificates: The number of SSL certificates available.
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Users / Groups: The number of permissions groups and users defined.
To change any of these settings, click the setting. The appropriate page opens.
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In the Network area, the following information appears:
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Hostname: The hostname for the Nasuni Management Console.
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IP Address: The IP address, plus an indication of the type of IP address: either Static or DHCP.
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Firewall Allowed Hosts: The hosts that you permit to access your Nasuni Management
Console user interface.
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Proxy: If proxy server is enabled, indicates the proxy server. If proxy server is not enabled, the
status is “Proxy disabled”.
To change any of these settings, click the setting. The appropriate page opens.
In the Services & Support area, the following information appears:
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Software Update: Indicates any available software updates.
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Remote Support: If Remote Support is enabled with no time limit, indicates “The service is
running”. If Remote Support is enabled with a time limit, gives the time until the service shuts
down. If Remote Support is not enabled, indicates “The service is not running”.
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Uptime: The length of time this Nasuni Management Console has been running.
To change any of these settings, click the setting. The appropriate page opens.
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Automatic Software Updates
You can schedule automatic software updates for the Nasuni Management Console on the Console
Automatic Updates page.
Tip: To prevent automatic software updates from occurring at inconvenient times, specify
the days and times for automatic software updates to occur. To prevent automatic software
updates entirely, clear all days and times.
Note: Updating the Nasuni Management Console software does not affect Nasuni Filers or
access to data.
You can also manually update the Nasuni Management Console software, as detailed in “Software
Update” on page 241.
Viewing automatic software update settings for the NMC
To view automatic software update settings for the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then click Automatic Updates in the left-hand column. The Console
Automatic Updates page displays the current schedule for automatic updates of the software
for the Nasuni Management Console.
Figure 10-2: Console Automatic Updates page.
The following information appears:
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Days: The days of the week on which to look for automatic software updates. If no days are
selected to look for automatic software updates, then automatic software updates are
disabled.
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Time: The time at which to look for automatic software updates on the selected days.
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Editing automatic software update settings for the NMC
To edit automatic software update settings for the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. On the Console Automatic Updates page, select the days to look for automatic software
updates (for example, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday).
2. From the Time drop-down list, select the time on the selected days to look for automatic
software updates.
3. Click Save Schedule. The automatic software update settings for the Nasuni Management
Console are changed.
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Description
Description
You can view and change the description of the Nasuni Management Console on the Console
Description page.
You can change the name of the Nasuni Management Console from the name assigned when you
installed it. The name can be up to 140 characters in length.
Viewing description
To view description, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then click Description in the left-hand column. The Console
Description page displays the description of the Nasuni Management Console.
Figure 10-3: Console Description page.
The following information appears:
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Description: The description of the Nasuni Management Console.
Editing the description
To edit the description of the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. On the Console Description page, enter a new description in the Description text box.
2. To accept your selections, click Save Description. The description is changed.
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Email Settings
Email Settings
You can configure email alerts, which are sent to your email account from the Nasuni Management
Console. Email configurations apply to Nasuni Filers under the control of the Nasuni Management
Console. The alert messages you receive can also be viewed on the Notifications page.
You can select various types of alerts to receive. All alert-level messages require your
acknowledgement.
Note: Nasuni Filers managed by the NMC send emails using this configuration. Emails are
sent by the NMC. No emails are sent directly by managed Nasuni Filers.
To configure email settings:
1. Click Console Settings, then select Email Settings in the left-hand column. The Filer &
Console Email Settings page appears.
Figure 10-4: Filer & Console Email Settings page.
2. To enable email notifications, click Enable Email to On. To disable email notifications, click
Enable Email to Off.
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3. To send a test email with these settings when you click Save Settings, select the Test Settings
check box.
4. Specify the SMTP server in the SMTP server text box. For example, mail.mycompany.net.
When sending an email alert, the Nasuni service logs into the specified SMTP server using the
specified credentials and sends the email from the source email address.
5. Specify the SMTP port number in the SMTP port text box. If you do not specify a value, the
default port 25 is used.
6. Optionally, enter a login name (for example, an email account) in the Login text box (casesensitive) if your email server requires it. For example, [email protected] Optionally,
enter a password (case-sensitive) in the Password text box if your email server requires it.
7. If you require TLS security, select the Require TLS check box.
If this check box is selected, and the email server does not support TLS security, the Nasuni
Filer does not use the server.
If the check box is not selected, TLS security is still used by default if the email server supports
it.
8. Enter a source email address in the From name text box. You can use this source email
address to filter emails or ensure that it does not go into a spam folder.
9. In the Send to text box, enter one or more destination email addresses, separated by commas,
to which to send alerts.
10. To receive alerts about all available Nasuni Filer conditions to your email address, select the
Receive All Alerts check box.
11. If you do not select the Receive All Alerts check box, but you want to receive alerts about
particular Nasuni Filer conditions, select the particular alerts about Nasuni Filer conditions that
you want sent to your email account from these choices:
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Account Alerts.
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Appliance Alerts.
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Capacity Alerts.
Note: If the licensed capacity is exceeded, you can still store more data temporarily. If
your total stored data nears or exceeds your licensed capacity, you receive warnings
to increase your licensed capacity.
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Conflict Alerts.
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Data Migration Alerts.
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General Alerts.
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Software Updates.
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Violation Alerts.
12. To test your settings and then save your settings, click Save Settings. If Test Settings is
selected, a test message is sent to the specified email address for confirmation purposes.
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SNMP Monitoring
SNMP Monitoring
You can configure SNMP monitoring of the Nasuni Management Console.
The Nasuni Management Console supports monitoring via the Simple Network Management Protocol
(SNMP) v1, v2c, and v3. The Nasuni Management Console exposes the standard SNMPv1 MIB
(management information base), as well as the SNMPv2-MIB, HOST-RESOURCES-MIB, UCD-SNMPMIB, UCD-DISKIO-MIB, and IF-MIB. The SNMP server is available on port 161.
Each of the displayed MIBs is a link. If you click a link, a page with that MIB information appears.
Editing SNMP settings
To edit SNMP settings, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then click SNMP Monitoring in the left-hand column. The Console
SNMP Monitoring page appears.
Figure 10-5: Console SNMP Monitoring page.
2. To enable SNMP v1,v2c monitoring, click Enable v1,v2c Support. Selecting On enables SNMP
v1,v2c monitoring. Selecting Off disables SNMP monitoring.
If you enable SNMP v1,v2c monitoring, in the Community Name text box, enter the SNMP
community name for the Nasuni Management Console. The default community name is
public. Changing the community name from the default improves security.
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3. To enable SNMP v3 monitoring, click Enable v3 Support. Selecting On enables SNMP v3
monitoring. Selecting Off disables SNMP monitoring.
If you enable SNMP v3 monitoring, enter a Username and Password for SNMP v3
authorization.
4. If you enable SNMP monitoring, in the System Location text box, enter the physical location of
the Nasuni Management Console.
5. If you enable SNMP monitoring, in the System Contact text box, enter the contact information
of the person responsible for SNMP monitoring for the Nasuni Management Console.
6. Click Save SNMP Settings. The SNMP settings are changed.
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Time Configuration
Time Configuration
You can set the time zone and time server for the Nasuni Management Console, which are necessary
for notifications and file sharing purposes. The time zone setting you select should be for the region
where the Nasuni Management Console is located. For example, use “US/Eastern” if you are located in
the eastern part of the United States.
Setting time zone and time source
To set time zone and time source for the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then click Time Configuration in the left-hand column. The Console
Time Configuration page appears.
Figure 10-6: Console Time Configuration page.
2. From the Time Zone drop-down list, select a time zone.
3. In the Time Server text box, enter the names of one or more valid Network Time Protocol (NTP)
servers, separated by commas. By default, all Nasuni Filers are set to use Nasuni's NTP server,
time.nasuni.com, to set the time daily. If you cannot open port 123 in your firewall to access
time.nasuni.com, you should change to an internal NTP server.
4. Click Save Timezone. The time zone and time source settings are changed.
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Encryption Keys
Encryption Keys
You can view, upload, escrow, and delete encryption keys on the Encryption Keys page. The
encryption keys that you upload to the Nasuni Management Console can then be sent to Nasuni Filers
to use with volumes.
The Nasuni Filer automatically encrypts your data at your premises using the OpenPGP encryption
protocol, with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) encryption as the default encryption.
The data remains encrypted in cloud storage.
All data on a volume is encrypted using one or more encryption keys before being sent to cloud
storage. Volumes may be encrypted with one or more encryption keys, and encryption keys may be
used for any number of volumes.
There are several actions you can perform on encryption keys, including adding new encryption keys,
enabling or disabling encryption keys, escrowing encryption keys with Nasuni, and, under certain
circumstances, deleting encryption keys.
At least one encryption key must be enabled for a volume, but several encryption keys can be enabled
at the same time. When multiple encryption keys are enabled, all of the enabled encryption keys are
used to encrypt data in such a way that any one of the encryption keys can decrypt the data.
There are several reasons you might want to disable an encryption key, such as, when someone with
access to the encryption key leaves the company, or if your enterprise has a policy of rotating
encryption keys periodically. When you disable an encryption key, no future data is encrypted with that
encryption key. However, all data previously encrypted by that disabled encryption key remains
encrypted by that disabled encryption key. For this reason, before you disable an encryption key, you
should consider establishing a snapshot retention policy that removes the data that was encrypted with
the disabled encryption key.
Because volumes must have at least one encryption key associated with them, in practice you add a
new encryption key to a volume first, and then disable the existing encryption key.
You can delete encryption keys, but only in the case where they are not being used by any volumes.
You cannot modify encryption keys stored on the system. For security reasons, encryption keys that
you upload cannot be downloaded from the system. You can only download encryption keys that the
Nasuni Filer has generated internally.
Note: To add an encryption key to a volume, see “Adding encryption keys to a volume”.
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Viewing encryption keys on the Nasuni Management Console
To view encryption keys on the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then click Encryption Keys in the left-hand column. The Encryption
Keys page displays a list of encryption keys on the Nasuni Management Console.
Figure 10-7: Encryption Keys page.
The following information appears for each encryption key in the list:
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Name: The name of the encryption key.
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Fingerprint: The fingerprint is a cryptographic hash of the encryption key.
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Algorithm: The algorithm of the encryption key, such as RSA.
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Length: The length of the encryption key, in bits.
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Key ID: The key ID is a shorter version of the fingerprint of the encryption key, generally
including just the last 8 digits.
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Escrowed by Nasuni: Whether this encryption key is escrowed by Nasuni: Yes (encryption
key is escrowed by Nasuni) or No (encryption key is not escrowed by Nasuni).
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Actions: Actions available for each encryption key.
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Uploading (importing or adding) encryption keys to the NMC
You can upload (import or add) encryption keys to the Nasuni Management Console.
You can generate your own encryption keys using any OpenPGP-compatible program, such as PGP or
GnuPG. You can then upload (import or add) the encryption key to the Nasuni Management Console.
The encryption key is used to encrypt your data before it is sent to cloud storage and to decrypt data
when it is read back. The Nasuni Management Console accepts multiple encryption algorithms for
encryption keys.
Important: Imported encryption keys are not automatically escrowed. You MUST SAVE all
imported encryption keys to another location outside the Nasuni Management Console, so
that they are available if needed for disaster recovery. All encryption keys associated with a
volume must be recovered as part of the disaster recovery process. To escrow encryption
keys with Nasuni, see “Escrowing encryption keys with Nasuni” on page 225.
To upload (import or add) encryption keys to the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. On the Encryption Keys page, click Upload Encryption Keys. The Import Key(s) dialog box
appears.
Figure 10-8: Import Key(s) dialog box.
2. Click Choose File, then navigate to the encryption key file. This file should be OpenPGPcompatible.
3. If an encryption key passphrase is needed, enter the encryption key passphrase in the Key
Passphrase text box.
4. Click Import Key. The encryption key is imported to the Nasuni Management Console.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without importing any encryption keys, click the Close button.
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Downloading the NMC’s generated encryption key
You can download the Nasuni Management Console’s automatically-generated encryption key.
When a new Nasuni Management Console is created, it needs an encryption key to encrypt the
configuration information that it backs up regularly, in case the Nasuni Management Console ever
needs to be recovered. The Nasuni Management Console can generate its own encryption key for this
purpose. However, if you upload an encryption key to the Nasuni Management Console before it
generates its own encryption key, it uses the encryption key that you uploaded, and does not generate
its own encryption key.
If the Nasuni Management Console does generate its own encryption key, this generated encryption
key is the only encryption key that can ever be downloaded from a Nasuni Management Console.
If you perform a disaster recovery procedure on a Nasuni Management Console, during which you
upload that generated encryption key to the Nasuni Management Console, then you can no longer
download that encryption key, because downloading uploaded encryption keys is never permitted. As
a result, a Nasuni Management Console might have one encryption key available for download,
because that generated encryption key has never been uploaded to the Nasuni Management Console.
Alternatively, a Nasuni Management Console might not have any encryption key available to download,
either because there was no generated encryption key or because that generated encryption key was
uploaded at some time to the Nasuni Management Console as part of the disaster recovery process.
You cannot download any Nasuni Filer encryption key from a Nasuni Management Console, because
the Nasuni Filer never transmits any encryption keys to a Nasuni Management Console. The Nasuni
Management Console is never in possession of any encryption key generated by a Nasuni Filer. In
particular, if you use the Nasuni Management Console to create a volume on a Nasuni Filer, and specify
generating a new encryption key for that volume, that new encryption key is generated on the Nasuni
Filer, not on the Nasuni Management Console. The only way to download a Nasuni Filer encryption key
is by using the Nasuni Filer user interface.
There are other encryption keys present on the Nasuni Management Console that a Nasuni Filer might
use. However, these encryption keys have been uploaded to the Nasuni Management Console, and are
not eligible for downloading.
Important: Automatically-generated encryption keys are automatically escrowed with
Nasuni. However, Nasuni recommends that you safeguard all of your own encryption keys.
To download the Nasuni Management Console’s generated encryption key, follow these steps:
1. If the Nasuni Management Console’s generated encryption key is available for download, on the
Encryption Keys page, click Download Generated Key
.
2. The generated encryption key is saved in the form of a .pgp file. Safeguard this encryption key
file.
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Escrowing encryption keys with Nasuni
You can escrow your encryption keys with Nasuni.
Escrowing an encryption key with Nasuni means that you can, at any time, request the encryption key
during a disaster recovery from Nasuni. Your key is protected on Nasuni servers using the same
security practices that we use for all keys escrowed with Nasuni.
To escrow encryption keys with Nasuni, follow these steps:
1. For the encryption key that you want to escrow with Nasuni, on the Encryption Keys page,
click Escrow Key
. The Escrow Encryption Key dialog box appears.
Figure 10-9: Escrow Encryption Key dialog box.
2. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
Caution: You are about to permanently escrow your encryption key with the Nasuni
Corporation. This process is irreversible.
3. Click Escrow Key. Your encryption key is escrowed with Nasuni. The information in the
encryption key list updates to reflect this change.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without escrowing any encryption keys, click the Close button.
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Deleting Encryption Keys
You can delete encryption keys from the Nasuni Management Console, as long as the encryption key is
not currently assigned to a volume and never has been assigned to a volume. Encryption keys that
were once assigned to a volume, but are now disabled, might be needed for disaster recovery
procedures and so cannot be deleted.
To delete an encryption key from the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. For the encryption key that you want to delete, on the Encryption Keys page, click Delete Key
. The Delete Encryption Key dialog box appears.
Figure 10-10: Delete Encryption Key dialog box.
2. Enter a Username (case-sensitive) and Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to
perform this operation.
Caution: You are about to permanently delete this encryption key. This process is
irreversible.
3. Click Delete Key. Your encryption key is deleted. The list of encryption keys updates to reflect
this change.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without deleting any encryption keys, click the Close button.
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SSL Certificates
SSL Certificates
You can view, copy, delete, and add SSL certificates.
You can view the SSL certificates or self-signed certificate that you can use when accessing the Nasuni
Management Console user interface.
You can also add a new SSL certificate, which generates a new Certificate Request to submit to a
Certificate Authority (CA) for signing. When you receive the signed SSL certificate from the CA, you can
associate the SSL certificate (and optional certificate chain) with the request. After this is done, you can
use that new SSL certificate to manage the Nasuni Management Console.
Viewing SSL certificate information
To view SSL certificate information, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then click SSL Certificates in the left-hand column. The Console SSL
Certificates page displays a list of SSL certificates for the Nasuni Management Console.
Figure 10-11: Console SSL Certificates page.
The following information appears for each SSL certificate:
•
Name: The name of the certificate. Click View Details for detailed information about this
SSL certificate.
•
End Date: The date that the SSL certificate is valid until.
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2. To copy an existing certificate, click Copy
. The Copy Certificate dialog box appears.
Figure 10-12: Copy Certificate dialog box.
3. In the New Management Name text box, enter a new name for the certificate.
4. To create a self-signed certificate instead of a certificate request, select Self-Sign Certificate.
Click Copy Certificate. A duplicate certificate is created. If you selected Self-Sign Certificate,
a duplicate self-signed certificate is created.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without copying any certificates, click the Close button.
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Adding SSL certificates or a self-signed certificate to the NMC
To add a new SSL certificate or a self-signed certificate to the Nasuni Management Console, follow
these steps:
1. On the Console SSL Certificates page, click Add Certificate. The Create Certificate Signing
Request page appears.
Figure 10-13: Create Certificate Signing Request page.
2. In the Management Name text box, enter the name that you use to refer to this certificate.
3. In the Common Name text box, enter the fully qualified domain name or IP address that you
use to access the Nasuni Management Console user interface. The optional but most common
choice is the Nasuni Management Console's fully-qualified domain name.
Note: This MUST match the way users connect to the Nasuni Management Console.
4. In the Country Code text box, enter the two-letter country code, such as US.
5. In the State/Province Name text box, enter the name of the state or province, such as
Massachusetts.
6. In the Locality text box, enter the name of the city or town, such as Boston.
7. In the Organization Name text box, optionally enter the name of your organization, such as
Nasuni.
8. To create a self-signed certificate instead of a certificate request, select Self-Sign Certificate.
9. Click Save Certificate. A certificate request is created. If you selected Self-Sign Certificate, a
self-signed certificate is created. Alternatively, to exit this screen without adding any
certificates, click the Close button.
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10. If you did not select Self-Sign Certificate, download the certificate request .csr file, on the
SSL Certificates page, by clicking Save Request File next to the name of the certificate
request in the list.
11. Submit this certificate request to a Certificate Authority (CA) for signing.
12. When you receive the signed certificate file, click Add Signed Certificate next to the name of
the certificate request in the list. The Add Certificate Files dialog box appears.
Figure 10-14: Add Certificate Files dialog box.
13. Click Choose File next to Certificate File, then navigate to the PEM-encoded X.509 or PKCS#7
certificate file.
14. Optionally, click Choose File next to Certificate Chain File, then navigate to the certificate
chain file.
15. Click Save Certificate. The certificate is installed and becomes available in the list of
certificates on the Console SSL Certificates page.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without adding a certificate, click the Close button.
Deleting SSL Certificates or Certificate Requests
To delete an SSL certificate or certificate request, follow these steps:
1. On the Console SSL Certificates page, click Delete
next to the name of the certificate or
certificate request that you want to delete. The About to Delete Certificate dialog box appears.
2. Click Delete Certificate. The certificate or certificate request is deleted.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without deleting a certificate, click the Cancel button.
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Console Users and Groups
The Nasuni Filer and the Nasuni Management Console provide role-based access control. You can
define specific access permissions for groups and users to perform actions within the Nasuni Filer and
the Nasuni Management Console user interfaces. You can define up to 150 users and 150 groups.
On the Nasuni Management Console, there is a default group, called NMC Administrators. NMC
Administrators access grants full access to all aspects of the Nasuni Management Console (super
user). The NMC Administrators group cannot be deleted.
Note: These permissions are only for performing actions within the Nasuni Management
Console user interface. These permissions are completely independent of permissions for
access to data.
Viewing permission groups and users
To view permission groups and users, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then select Users/Groups in the left-hand column. The Console
Users and Groups page appears.
Figure 10-15: Console Users and Groups page.
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2. In the Console Users area, the following properties appear for each user:
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Username: The username of the Nasuni Management Console user.
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Email: The email address of the Nasuni Management Console user.
•
Groups: Permission groups to which the Nasuni Management Console user belongs.
3. In the Console Groups area, the following properties appear for each permissions group:
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Group: The name of the permissions group.
•
Users: The number of users in each permissions group.
•
Permissions: The permissions that each permission group has.
4. In the Filer Status area, the following properties appear for each Nasuni Filer:
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Description: The name of each Nasuni Filer.
•
Users with Access: The users that have access to that Nasuni Filer.
•
Groups with Access: The permission groups that have access to that Nasuni Filer.
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Adding Users
You can add users, which you can assign to permission groups. For each user, you can specify to
which permission groups that user belongs.
To add a user, follow these steps:
1. On the Console Users and Groups page, click Add User. The Add User dialog box appears.
Figure 10-16: Add User dialog box.
2. In the Username text box, enter the name for this user. The Username can have up to 30
characters, including letters, digits, and the following symbols:
@
.
+
-
_
(at symbol, period, plus sign, minus sign, underline)
3. In the Email text box, enter the email address for this user.
4. In the Password text box, enter the password for this user. Enter the same password in the
Password confirmation text box.
5. In the Groups list, for each of the groups, select or clear the check box for granting membership
to the group.
6. To accept your selections, click Add User. The user is added with membership in the selected
groups.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without adding a user, click Close.
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Console Users and Groups
Editing Users and Changing User Passwords
You can edit the features of existing users, including editing the password of existing users.
To edit a user, follow the steps in “Adding Users” on page 233, except click Edit User
Add User. The dialog box is named Edit User.
instead of
To change a user password, in the New Password text box, enter a new password for this user. Enter
the same password in the Password confirmation text box.
Click Save User at the end. The user and his or her groups are changed.
Deleting Users
Note: You cannot delete the last user in the Filer Administrators group.
To delete a user, follow these steps:
1. For the user that you want to delete, on the Console Users and Groups page, click Delete
. The About to Delete User dialog box appears.
2. Click Delete User. The user is deleted.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without deleting a user, click Cancel.
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Console Users and Groups
Adding Permission Groups
You can add permission groups to which you can assign users. For each group, you can specify
exactly which actions the users in that group have permission to perform.
To add a permission group, follow these steps:
1. On the Console Users and Groups page, click Add Group. The Add Group dialog box
appears.
Figure 10-17: Add Group dialog box.
2. In the Group Name text box, enter the name for this group. The Group Name can have up to 30
characters, including letters, digits, and symbols.
3. In the NMC Permissions list, select or clear the Nasuni Management Console permissions that
you want to grant to the new group.
4. In the Filer Permissions list, select or clear the Nasuni Filer permissions that you want to grant
to the new group.
Warning: Users with “Perform File Restores/Access Versions” permission have the
ability to access all files on the file server.
5. In the Filer Access list, select or clear the Nasuni Filers to which you want to grant access by
the new group.
6. To accept your selections, click Add Group. The group is added with the selected permissions.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without adding a group, click Close.
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Console Users and Groups
Editing Permission Groups
You can edit the features of existing groups.
To edit a permission group, follow the steps in “Adding Permission Groups” on page 235, except click
Edit Group
instead of Add Group. The dialog box is named Edit Group, and you click Save Group
at the end. The group and its permissions are changed.
Deleting Permission Groups
Note: You cannot delete a permission group that has users. Before deleting a permission
group with users, edit each user to remove the permission group from the user.
Note: You cannot delete the Filer Administrators group.
To delete a permission group, follow these steps:
1. For the group that you want to delete, on the Console Users and Groups page, click
Delete
The About to Delete Group dialog box appears.
2. Click Delete Group. The group is deleted.
Alternatively, to exit the dialog box without deleting a group, click Cancel.
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Firewall
Firewall
You can limit which network hosts may connect to the Nasuni Management Console user interface and
the Nasuni Support SSH port. This is similar to firewall protection.
Note: In addition to this protection, you can also configure separate access to shares and
exports, as detailed in “Editing shares” on page 85 and “Editing exports” on page 75.
To configure firewall protection for the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then select Firewall in the left-hand column. The Console Firewall
Configuration page appears.
Figure 10-18: Console Firewall Configuration page.
2. In the UI Hosts text box, enter a comma-separated list of IP addresses or subnet addresses of
hosts that you permit to access your Nasuni Management Console user interface. If the text box
is blank, any host can access your Nasuni Management Console user interface.
3. In the Support SSH Hosts text box, enter a comma-separated list of IP addresses or subnet
addresses of hosts that you permit to connect to your Nasuni Management Console’s Support
SSH port. If the text box is blank, any host can access your Nasuni Management Console’s
Support SSH port.
Note: Setting this field does not prevent the use of the Nasuni Remote Support Service,
as detailed in “Remote Support Service” on page 242.
4. Click Save Firewall Settings to save your entries.
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Networking
Networking
To configure network settings for the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then select Networking in the left-hand column. The Console
Network Configuration page appears.
Figure 10-19: Console Network Configuration page.
2. In the Host Name box, enter a hostname for the Nasuni Management Console. The name that
you enter is the name you provide to users so they can access the Nasuni Management
Console. You can use ASCII letters a through z, digits 0 through 9, and hyphens.
Note: The Nasuni Management Console attempts to register the hostname in the DNS
server, so that users can access this host by name.
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Networking
3. From the Network Type drop-down list, select either Static or DHCP.
If you select DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), the IP Address, Netmask, Default
Gateway, MTU Value, Search Domain, Primary DNS server, and Secondary DNS server fields
become unavailable.
If you select Static, you must provide Network Device Settings and System Settings. See your
IT administrator for assistance.
If you select Static as a source, enter the following information:
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Enter the static IP address in the IP Address text box. The address of a static device must
not already be present on the network. The Nasuni Management Console verifies this and
displays an error if a collision is detected.
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Enter a netmask address in the Netmask text box.
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Enter a default gateway address in the Default Gateway text box.
The gateway address must match a subnet of a defined static network. If the External traffic
group is being used, the default gateway address must match that subnet exactly.
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Enter the MTU value in the MTU Value text box. MTU settings above 1500 are supported.
The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data unit
that the layer can pass onwards. A larger MTU brings greater efficiency, because each
packet carries more user data, while protocol overheads, such as headers, remain fixed; the
resulting higher efficiency means a slight improvement in the bulk protocol throughput. A
larger MTU also means processing fewer packets for the same amount of data. However,
large packets can occupy a slow link for some time, causing greater delays to following
packets, and increasing lag and minimum latency.
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Enter one or more local search domains in the Search Domain text box, separated by
spaces. You must enter valid host names.
You can use search domains to avoid typing the complete address of domains that you use
frequently. The search domains that you enter are automatically appended to names that
you specify for purposes such as Active Directory configuration, data migration sources,
HTTPS proxy, and NTP server. For example, if you specify the search domain
“mycompany.com”, then typing “server1” for one of these purposes would connect to
“server1.mycompany.com”.
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Enter the IP address for your primary DNS server in the Primary DNS server text box. You
must enter a valid host name or IP address.
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Enter the IP address for your secondary DNS server in the Secondary DNS server text box
(if applicable). You must enter a valid host name or IP address.
4. Click Save Network Settings to save your entries.
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Proxy
Proxy
You can configure the Nasuni Management Console to use a proxy server, if needed. All HTTPS traffic
goes through the proxy server that you specify.
Note: When you enable or disable the HTTPS proxy, the Nasuni Management Console
cannot update any Nasuni Filer settings for about 2 minutes.
To configure the HTTPS Proxy, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then select Proxy in the left-hand column. The Console Proxy
Configuration page appears.
Figure 10-20: Console Proxy Configuration page.
2. To enable proxy support, click Proxy Support: On (enabled) or Off (disabled).
3. In the Proxy Server text box, enter the hostname or IP address of a host running an HTTPS
proxy.
4. In the Port text box, enter the port number used by the HTTPS proxy server.
5. Optionally, enter a valid username (case-sensitive) as configured by the proxy server in the User
Name text box and the password (case-sensitive) in the Password text box.
6. Optionally, in the Do Not Proxy text box, enter a list of hostnames or IP addresses not to proxy
(one per line).
7. To save your settings, click Save Proxy Settings.
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Software Update
Software Update
When a newer version of the Nasuni Management Console software is available, you can install the new
software.
If updates are not available, a page appears telling you there are no updates at this time.
Caution: Updating the software disconnects all users currently using the Nasuni
Management Console. The system can take several minutes to reboot. The time to
reboot can be longer if one-time upgrade operations are necessary.
Note: Nasuni does not recommend applying software updates during your normal business
hours, because this can disrupt access. Apply software updates at night or on weekends.
Tip: Review the release notes of all releases between your current release and the most
recent release.
Note: Updating the Nasuni Management Console software does not affect Nasuni Filers or
access to data.
To update to the latest release, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then select Software Update in the left-hand column. If an update is
available, the Software Update Available page appears.
Figure 10-21: Software Update Available page.
2. To review the release notes, click the hyperlink “Release Notes are available“.
Note: Some software updates can take longer to apply than others. Refer to the release
notes before applying the update.
3. To confirm that you want to update the software, enter a Username (case-sensitive) and
Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to perform this operation.
4. Click Update Console Software. The Nasuni Management Console downloads software
updates and reboots the system.
Tip: To avoid any performance issues when updates occur, clear your browser’s cache.
5. After the reboot completes, re-log in to the Nasuni Management Console with your username
(case-sensitive) and password (case-sensitive).
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Remote Support Service
Remote Support Service
You can view and edit Remote Support Service settings.
The Remote Support Service allows authorized Nasuni Technical Support personnel to remotely and
securely access your Nasuni Management Console. This can help Nasuni Technical Support to
diagnose and resolve any issues with your Nasuni Management Console quickly and proactively. No
changes to your corporate firewalls are necessary.
This service is disabled by default and is strictly opt-in. You can enable or disable this service at any
time. You can also enable this service for a specific period of time. Enabling this service allows Nasuni
to offer a higher level of service and support.
Tip: If you need technical assistance, contact Nasuni Technical Support and inform them if
you have enabled Remote Support Service.
You receive a notification whenever the Remote Support Service is enabled or disabled.
Enabling and disabling Remote Support Service
To enable or disable the Remote Support Service, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then select Remote Support in the left-hand column. The Remote
Support Service page appears.
Figure 10-22: Remote Support Service page.
2. To enable the Remote Support Service, click Enable Remote Support. Selecting On enables
the Remote Support Service.
3. If Enable Remote Support is On, the Timeout text box becomes available. Enter the length of
time, in minutes, that you want to permit the Remote Support Service access to be enabled.
Enter 0 (zero) to allow access for an indefinite amount of time.
Click Enable Remote Support. The Remote Support Service settings are changed. If you
enable the Remote Support Service with a nonzero Timeout time, a countdown begins.
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4. If the Remote Support Service is enabled, to disable the Remote Support Service, click Disable
Remote Support.
Figure 10-23: Remote Support Service page.
The Remote Support Service settings are changed.
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Send Diagnostics
Send Diagnostics
If you experience problems that you cannot resolve, you can send diagnostic information to Nasuni
Technical Support for troubleshooting purposes.
Note: Local diagnostic information is automatically sent when needed, so there is typically no
need to do this, unless instructed by Nasuni Technical Support. Using Send Diagnostics
includes more information than the automatic diagnostic information.
To send diagnostic information, follow these steps:
1. Click Console Settings, then select Send Diagnostics from the menu. The Send Diagnostic
Information to Nasuni page appears.
Figure 10-24: Send Diagnostics page.
2. To confirm that you want to send diagnostics, enter a Username (case-sensitive) and
Password (case-sensitive) that has permission to perform this operation.
3. Click Send Diagnostics. Diagnostic information is sent to Nasuni and the informational
notification “Successfully sent alerts to nasuni.com support team” is sent.
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Chapter 11: Notifications Page
The Notifications page lets you view and acknowledge Nasuni Management Console messages.
You might receive the following types of messages:
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Info: The system has performed an action, or has changed its state, in such a way that the user
might be interested, but that does not require action or attention.
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Warning: Something unusual has happened, but the user need not take action.
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Error: Something unusual or incorrect has occurred, and the user should take notice and try to
resolve the situation, if possible. Errors generate email messages to the user, if the user has set
up email. See “Email Settings” on page 216 for details.
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Alert: Something unusual or incorrect has occurred, and the user should take notice and try to
resolve the situation, if possible, or contact Nasuni for assistance, if necessary. Alerts generate
emails to the user, if the user has set up email. For details, see “Email Settings” on page 216.
Examples of alert messages are:
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Software update available.
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Account issues.
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Local cache issues.
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Evaluation period expired.
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Viewing Notifications
Viewing Notifications
Notification messages are displayed on the Notifications page. You can filter the display of
notifications as needed.
To view notifications, follow these steps:
1. Click Notifications. The Notifications page displays a list of notifications.
Figure 11-1: Notifications page.
The following information appears for each notification in the list:
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Severity: The severity of the notification, including Info, Warning, Alert, and Error.
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Date: The date and time of the notification.
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Origin: The Nasuni Filer that the notification occurred on.
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Message: The text of the notification.
At the top of the list is a count of the number of entries shown and the total number of entries.
2. To include Alert notifications, select Alert.
3. To include Error notifications, select Error.
4. To include Warning notifications, select Warning.
5. To include Info notifications, select Info.
Tip: Info notifications can safely be ignored, and are not shown by default for that reason.
6. To search for text in messages, type the text in the Filter text box, then click Apply Filter. Only
messages containing the search text appear. Text filtering is not case-sensitive. To see all
messages, clear the Filter text box, then click Apply Filter.
Note: If there is a large number of notifications, it might take a little time to display the
filtered results.
7. To move to the next page of messages (if any), click the right arrow at the top of the page.
8. To move to the previous page of messages (if any), click the left arrow at the top of the page.
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Acknowledging Notifications
Acknowledging Notifications
You can acknowledge notifications.
Acknowledging notifications marks them as read, but leaves them in place for further use. By contrast,
deleting notifications removes them entirely. When you acknowledge messages, you are no longer
prompted to view them.
To acknowledge notifications, follow these steps:
1. List and filter notifications as described in “Viewing Notifications” on page 246.
2. Select the notifications that you want to acknowledge.
To select all notifications on the page, select the check box to the left of the Severity heading. If
there is more than one page of notifications, a message appears detailing how many
notifications are selected and the total number of notifications matching the current criteria.
Figure 11-2: Selected Notifications message.
To select all the notifications matching the current criteria, click the Select all message.
To clear the selection, click Clear selection.
3. Click Acknowledge. The Acknowledge Notifications dialog box appears.
Figure 11-3: Acknowledge Notifications dialog box.]
4. Click Acknowledge Notifications. The selected notifications are acknowledged.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without acknowledging any notifications, click the Close button.
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Deleting Notifications
Deleting Notifications
You can delete notifications.
Deleting notifications removes them from the list entirely. When you delete messages, you are no
longer prompted to view them.
Tip: There is often a large number of “Snapshot not needed”, “Antivirus scan started”,
“Updated the Nasuni Filer product license key”, and “Snapshot for volume ... has been
scheduled” notifications. Unless the Nasuni Management Console is experiencing problems
in these areas, you can usually delete all notifications of this kind.
To delete notifications, follow these steps:
1. List and filter notifications as described in “Viewing Notifications” on page 246.
2. Select the notifications that you want to delete.
To select all notifications on the page, select the check box to the left of the Severity heading. If
there is more than one page of notifications, a message appears detailing how many
notifications are selected and the total number of notifications matching the current criteria.
Figure 11-4: Selected Notifications message.
To select all the notifications matching the current criteria, click the Select all message.
To clear the selection, click Clear selection.
3. Click Delete
. The Delete Notifications dialog box appears.
Figure 11-5: Delete Notifications dialog box.
4. Click Delete Notifications. The selected notifications are deleted from the list.
Alternatively, to exit this screen without deleting any notifications, click the Close button.
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Chapter 12: Disaster Recovery
There are a number of reasons for performing a disaster recovery:
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Hardware failures.
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Software failures.
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Power outages.
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Human error.
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Changing storage platforms.
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Moving data around the world.
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True natural disaster.
Performing a disaster recovery procedure on the Nasuni Management Console does not affect any of
your Nasuni Filers or access to your data.
Recovering the Nasuni Management Console
This section explains how to recover the Nasuni Management Console in the event of a disaster.
Note: Downloading and executing the installation program for the virtual appliance is
contingent upon the virtual platform you are using.
To recover the Nasuni Management Console, follow these steps:
1. Safeguard at least one of the encryption keys for the Nasuni Management Console. See
“Encryption Keys” on page 221.
2. Obtain the serial number and authorization code for the Nasuni Management Console. You use
these in step 10. If you have the credentials to log in to your Nasuni.com account (https://
account.nasuni.com/account/login/), you can obtain the serial number and authorization code
there. If you don’t have these credentials, obtain the serial number and authorization code from
the person who has the credentials.
3. Download the Nasuni Management Console software appropriate for your platform. Regardless
of which version of the Nasuni Management Console software that you used originally, you can
download the latest version. For details, see “Downloading the Nasuni Management Console
Software” on page 14.
Note: You can perform the disaster recovery process to the same version of the software
that you were running, or to a newer version than you were running, but not to an older
version.
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4. Install the Nasuni Management Console software for your platform.
5. After you obtain the initial IP address, open the specific URL to continue. The Install Wizard —
Network Configuration page appears.
Figure 12-1: Install Wizard — Network Configuration page.
a. In the Host Name box, a default hostname for the Nasuni Management Console appears.
You can accept the default hostname or change it to a customized hostname. The name that
you enter is the name you provide to users so they can access the Nasuni Management
Console. You can use ASCII letters a through z, digits 0 through 9, and hyphens.
Note: The Nasuni Management Console attempts to register the hostname in the
DNS server, so that users can access this host by name.
To change this name later, see “Networking” on page 238.
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b. From the Network Type drop-down list, select either Static or DHCP.
If you select DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), the IP Address, Netmask,
Default Gateway, and MTU Value fields become unavailable.
If you select Static, you must provide Network Device Settings and System Settings. See
your IT administrator for assistance.
If you select Static as a source, enter the following information:
•
Enter the static IP address in the IP Address text box.
•
Enter a netmask address in the Netmask text box.
•
Enter a default gateway address in the Default Gateway text box.
The gateway address must match a subnet of a defined static network.
•
Enter the MTU value in the MTU Value text box. MTU settings above 1500 are
supported.
The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data
unit that the layer can pass onwards. A larger MTU brings greater efficiency, because
each packet carries more user data while protocol overheads, such as headers, remain
fixed; the resulting higher efficiency means a slight improvement in the bulk protocol
throughput. A larger MTU also means processing fewer packets for the same amount of
data. However, large packets can occupy a slow link for some time, causing greater
delays to following packets, and increasing lag and minimum latency.
c. In the System Settings area:
If you selected DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), the Search Domain, Primary
DNS Server, and Secondary DNS Server fields become unavailable.
If you select Static as a source, enter the following information:
•
Enter one or more local search domains in the Search Domain text box. If you enter
multiple search domains, make sure you include a space between each entry. You must
enter valid host names.
You can use search domains to avoid typing the complete address of domains that you
use frequently. The search domains that you enter are automatically appended to names
that you specify for purposes such as Active Directory configuration, data migration
sources, HTTPS proxy, and NTP server. For example, if you specify the search domain
“mycompany.com”, then typing “server1” for one of these purposes would connect to
“server1.mycompany.com”.
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Enter the IP address for your primary DNS server in the Primary DNS server text box.
You must enter a valid host name or IP address.
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Enter the IP address for your secondary DNS server in the Secondary DNS server text
box (if applicable). You must enter a valid host name or IP address.
d. Click Continue to proceed.
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6. The Install Wizard — Proxy Network Configuration page appears.
Figure 12-2: Install Wizard — Proxy Network Configuration page.
a. To enable proxy support, click Proxy Support: On (enabled) or Off (disabled).
b. In the Proxy Server text box, enter the hostname or IP address of a host running an HTTPS
proxy.
c. In the Port text box, enter the port number used by the HTTPS proxy server.
d. Optionally, enter a valid username (case-sensitive) as configured by the proxy server in the
User Name text box and the password (case-sensitive) in the Password text box.
e. Optionally, in the Do Not Proxy text box, enter a list of hostnames or IP addresses not to
proxy (one per line).
f.
Click Continue. To return to the previous page to change parameters, click Back.
7. The Install Wizard — Review Network Settings page appears.
Figure 12-3: Install Wizard — Review Network Settings page.
To accept the network settings, click Continue. return to the previous page to change
parameters, click Back.
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8. The Reconfiguring Network Settings page appears.
Figure 12-4: Configuring Network Settings page.
9. The Install Wizard — Terms of Service and License Agreement page appears.
Figure 12-5: Install Wizard — Terms of Service and License Agreement page.
You can print or download a copy of the Terms of Service and License Agreement by clicking
the appropriate icon.
Select “I accept the Terms of Service”, then click Continue.
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10. The Install Wizard — Authorization page appears.
Figure 12-6: Install Wizard — Authorization page.
Enter the NMC Serial Number and Authorization code, found under the Account section of
www.nasuni.com. Click Continue to proceed.
11. The Install Wizard — Confirm NMC Recovery page appears.
Figure 12-7: Install Wizard — Confirm NMC Recovery page.
Note: If the “Confirm New NMC” page appears instead of the “Confirm NMC Recovery”
page, contact Nasuni Technical Support.
Enter “confirm” in the Confirmation text box, then click Continue to proceed.
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12. The Install Wizard — Disaster Recovery page appears.
Figure 12-8: Install Wizard — Disaster Recovery page.
If you escrowed your encryption keys with Nasuni, and do not have your encryption keys, and
you need Nasuni to de-escrow your encryption keys, select Yes from the drop-down list.
Contact Nasuni to receive your Recovery Key, then enter your Recovery Key and click
Continue.
Note: Only one encryption key is required for this procedure.
Important: If you have previously escrowed your encryption keys with Nasuni, and you
use these escrowed encryption keys as part of the disaster recovery process, you MUST
re-escrow those encryption keys with Nasuni if you want those encryption keys to
continue to be escrowed with Nasuni. After the disaster recovery is complete, the Nasuni
Filer treats all encryption keys as if they were not created by this Nasuni Filer. For details,
see, “Escrowing Encryption Keys with Nasuni” on page 153.
Otherwise, select No from the drop-down list, then click Continue.
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13. If you selected No, the Install Wizard — Upload Encryption Keys page appears.
Figure 12-9: Install Wizard — Upload Encryption Keys page.
Click Choose File to navigate to your encryption key file, enter the Key Passphrase if
necessary, then click Upload Key(s).
Important: It is possible that not all encryption keys are uploaded as part of the disaster
recovery. After the disaster recovery process is complete, the Encryption Keys page
indicates which encryption keys were not uploaded. Uploading these encryption keys is
optional.
Figure 12-10: Encryption Keys page.
14. The Install Wizard - About to Recover page appears.
Figure 12-11: Install Wizard - About to Recover page.
Click Continue. Disaster recovery of the Nasuni Management Console begins.
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15. After recovery, the Install Wizard - Recovery Complete page appears.
Figure 12-12: Install Wizard - Recovery Complete page.
16. The Install Wizard — Create Admin User page appears.
Figure 12-13: Install Wizard — Create Admin User page.
Create a Username (case-sensitive) and a Password (case-sensitive) for the administration of
this Nasuni Management Console. Click Continue.
17. The Rebooting page appears.
Figure 12-14: Rebooting page.
It can take several minutes for this process to complete.
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18. The Login page appears.
Figure 12-15: Login page.
Log in to the Nasuni Management Console with your Username (case-sensitive) and Password
(case-sensitive). Click Log in.
19. The Nasuni Management Console Home page appears.
Figure 12-16: Nasuni Management Console Home page.
A message appears confirming that the recovery process is complete.
Important: After the disaster recovery, it might be necessary to reconfigure the firewall,
networking, proxy, and time server settings.
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Overview
You can change network settings, such as the IP address of the Nasuni Management Console, using
commands on the console. You might want to change the IP address if, for example, you do not want
to use the initial default IP address or if the current IP address is not valid. Also, if you make an entry
error when setting network parameters, you can correct it using the IP address configuration
commands in this section.
Using console commands
Console commands enable you to obtain information about the network configuration, and modify
values of the network configuration.
To access console commands, follow these steps:
1. Access the console for the Nasuni Management Console. For the Nasuni Management Console
virtual machine, use the virtual machine console window. The console prompt appears.
Figure A-1: Console prompt.
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Overview
2. Press Enter to access the Service menu. The login prompt appears. Enter the username and
password. The login username is service, and the default password is service. The Service
Menu appears.
Figure A-2: Service Menu.
Note: For security, use the changepassword command to change the password for the
service console.
3. To see a list of available commands, enter help at the prompt. To see details about each
command, enter help <command>.
Figure A-3: List of available commands.
4. To access commands to change the network configuration, enter editnetwork at the prompt.
The network prompt appears.
Figure A-4: Network prompt.
5. To see a list of available editnetwork commands, enter help at the prompt. To see details about
each editnetwork command, enter help <command>.
Figure A-5: List of available editnetwork commands.
6. To exit the editnetwork commands, enter close.
7. To exit the console commands, enter quit.
Important: After making any network changes, you must use the Nasuni Management
Console to enter those settings so that the Nasuni Management Console is consistent
with the platform. This applies to all network changes.
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Changing device and network parameters
You can use console commands to change network device and system parameters such as the
network device IP address, netmask, and MTU, as well as the system host name, default gateway, DNS
servers, and search domains.
Important: After making any network changes, you must use the Nasuni Management
Console to enter those settings so that the Nasuni Management Console is consistent with
the platform. This applies to all changes.
To change device and network parameters at the console, follow these steps:
1. Access the console for the Nasuni Management Console. For the Nasuni Management Console
virtual machine, use the virtual machine console window. The console prompt appears.
Figure A-6: Console prompt.
2. Press Enter to access the Service menu. The login prompt appears. Enter the username and
password. The login username is service, and the default password is service. The Service
Menu appears.
Figure A-7: Service Menu.
3. Enter editnetwork at the prompt. The network prompt appears.
Figure A-8: Network prompt.
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4. To use DHCP settings for the device and the system, enter the following command:
setall dhcp
Press Enter. The setall dhcp command runs:
Figure A-9: setall dhcp command.
The device and the system use DHCP settings. Continue with step 15 on page 263.
5. To use static settings for the device and the system, enter the following command:
setall static
Press Enter. The setall static command runs:
Figure A-10: setall static command.
6. To change the IP address, enter a new IP address and press Enter. To leave the current IP
address unchanged, press Enter.
7. To change the netmask, enter a netmask and press Enter. To leave the current netmask
unchanged, press Enter.
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8. To change the MTU, enter an MTU and press Enter. To leave the current MTU unchanged,
press Enter.
The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data unit that
the layer can pass onwards. A larger MTU brings greater efficiency, because each packet
carries more user data while protocol overheads, such as headers, remain fixed; the resulting
higher efficiency means a slight improvement in the bulk protocol throughput. A larger MTU also
means processing fewer packets for the same amount of data. However, large packets can
occupy a slow link for some time, causing greater delays to following packets, and increasing
lag and minimum latency.
9. To change any of the above values, enter yes. Use step 6, step 7, and step 8 to change the
values.
Alternatively, to leave values unchanged, enter No or press Enter.
10. To change the host name, enter a new host name and press Enter. To leave the current host
name unchanged, press Enter.
11. To change the default gateway, enter a default gateway and press Enter. To leave the current
default gateway unchanged, press Enter.
12. To change the DNS server, enter one or two DNS servers separated by spaces and press Enter.
To leave the current DNS server unchanged, press Enter.
13. To change the search domain, enter one or more search domains separated by spaces and
press Enter. To leave the current search domain unchanged, press Enter.
14. To change any of the above values, enter yes. Use step 10, step 11, step 12, and step 13 to
change the values.
Alternatively, to leave values unchanged, enter No.
15. To save your values, enter save.
16. To exit the editnetwork commands, enter close.
17. To exit the console commands, enter quit.
18. On the Nasuni Management Console, enter any changed settings so that the Nasuni
Management Console is consistent with the platform.
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Changing static IP address and other network parameters
You can use console commands to change network parameters such as the static IP address,
netmask, MTU, host name, default gateway, DNS servers, and search domains.
Important: After making any network changes, you must use the Nasuni Management
Console to enter those settings so that the Nasuni Management Console is consistent with
the platform. This applies to all network changes.
To change the static IP address and other network parameters at the console, follow these steps:
1. Access the console for the Nasuni Management Console. For the Nasuni Management Console
virtual machine, use the virtual machine console window. The console prompt appears.
Figure A-11: Console prompt.
2. Press Enter to access the Service menu. The login prompt appears. Enter the username and
password. The login username is service, and the default password is service. The Service
Menu appears.
Figure A-12: Service Menu.
3. Enter editnetwork at the prompt. The network prompt appears.
Figure A-13: Network prompt.
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4. Enter the following command:
setaddr static
Press Enter. The setaddr static command runs:
Figure A-14: setaddr static command.
5. To change the IP address, enter a new IP address and press Enter. To leave the current IP
address unchanged, press Enter.
6. To change the netmask, enter a netmask and press Enter. To leave the current netmask
unchanged, press Enter.
7. To change the MTU, enter an MTU and press Enter. To leave the current MTU unchanged,
press Enter.
The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data unit that
the layer can pass onwards. A larger MTU brings greater efficiency, because each packet
carries more user data while protocol overheads, such as headers, remain fixed; the resulting
higher efficiency means a slight improvement in the bulk protocol throughput. A larger MTU also
means processing fewer packets for the same amount of data. However, large packets can
occupy a slow link for some time, causing greater delays to following packets, and increasing
lag and minimum latency.
8. To change values, enter yes. The entered values are changed.
Alternatively, to leave values unchanged, enter No.
9. Enter the following command:
setsystem static
Press Enter. The setsystem static command runs:
Figure A-15: setsystem static command.
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10. To change the host name, enter a new host name and press Enter. To leave the current host
name unchanged, press Enter.
11. To change the default gateway, enter a default gateway and press Enter. To leave the current
default gateway unchanged, press Enter.
12. To change the DNS server, enter one or two DNS servers separated by spaces and press Enter.
To leave the current DNS server unchanged, press Enter.
13. To change the search domain, enter one or more search domains separated by spaces and
press Enter. To leave the current search domain unchanged, press Enter.
14. To change values, enter yes. The entered values are changed.
Alternatively, to leave values unchanged, enter No.
15. To save your network parameter values, enter save.
16. To exit the editnetwork commands, enter close.
17. To exit the console commands, enter quit.
18. On the Nasuni Management Console, enter any changed settings so that the Nasuni
Management Console is consistent with the platform.
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Enabling DHCP Networking
Important: After making any network changes, you must use the Nasuni Management
Console to enter those settings so that the Nasuni Management Console is consistent with
the platform. This applies to all network changes.
To enable DHCP networking, follow these steps:
1. Access the console for the Nasuni Management Console. For the Nasuni Management Console
virtual machine, use the virtual machine console window. The console prompt appears.
Figure A-16: Console prompt.
2. Press Enter to access the Service menu. The login prompt appears. Enter the username and
password. The login username is service, and the default password is service. The Service
Menu appears.
Figure A-17: Service Menu.
3. Enter editnetwork at the prompt. The network prompt appears.
Figure A-18: Network prompt.
4. Enter the following command:
setaddr dhcp
Press Enter. The setaddr dhcp command runs.
5. Enter yes to enable DHCP networking.
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6. To exit the editnetwork commands, enter close.
7. To exit the console commands, enter quit.
8. On the Nasuni Management Console, enter any changed settings so that the Nasuni
Management Console is consistent with the platform.
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Viewing the MAC Address
Viewing the MAC Address
You can also use console commands to view the MAC address.
To view the MAC address, follow these steps:
1. Access the console for the Nasuni Management Console. The console prompt appears.
Figure A-19: Console prompt.
2. Press Enter to access the Service menu. The login prompt appears. Enter the username and
password. The login username is service, and the default password is service. The Service
Menu appears.
Figure A-20: Service Menu.
3. Enter the following command:
showmac
4. Press Enter. The showmac command runs.
Figure A-21: showmac command.
You can view the MAC address for each network interface card.
5. To exit the console commands, enter quit.
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Appendix B: Nasuni Terms of Service and License
Agreement
Nasuni Corporation
The Terms of Service and License Agreement for the Nasuni Filer is located at:
http://www.nasuni.com/legal/terms_of_service
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Appendix C: Glossary
The following terms are useful in understanding the Nasuni Management Console.
A
Access Control List (ACL)
An access control list (ACL) is a list of permissions attached to an object. An ACL specifies which users
or system processes are granted access to objects, as well as what operations are allowed on given
objects.
Active Directory (AD)
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is a directory service for Windows domain networks. It is part of most
Windows Server operating systems. Microsoft Active Directory enables administrators to assign
policies, deploy software, and apply critical updates to an organization. Active Directory stores its
information and settings in a central database.
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a specification for the encryption of electronic data. It has
been adopted by the U.S. government and is used worldwide. AES is approved by the National
Security Agency (NSA) for top secret information.
Authorization Code
A 6-character code used in conjunction with a Serial Number to validate an installation. Authorization
Codes are good for one use; one successful use causes an authorization code to be changed
automatically. Generating a new authorization code for a serial number does not cause a Nasuni Filer or
NMC that uses that serial number to stop working. The authorization code is only used once during
initial setup of a new or recovered Nasuni Filer or NMC. Because an Authorization Code is only used
once, an administrator can safely issue it to a user in order to install a single Nasuni Filer or NMC
without revealing Nasuni account credentials. To obtain an Authorization code for a Serial Number, visit
https://account.nasuni.com/account/serial_numbers/, or the Account Status page of the Nasuni
Management Console.
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cache
A cache is a computer component that stores data locally so that future requests for that data can be
served faster. While all data and metadata are stored in cloud storage, data that requires regular access
is kept locally. This includes files that are re-written and data that is read often. If the requested data
does not reside locally, it is staged into the cache and provided for the request.
Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
A protocol that authenticates a user or network host to an authenticating entity.
CHAP (Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol)
See “Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)” on page 272.
CIFS (Common Internet File Service)
A standard protocol that allows Windows users to share files across a network.
copy-on-write (COW) disk
The copy-on-write (COW) disk is used during the snapshot process. If any writes to the Nasuni Filer
occur during a snapshot, the previous data from the cache disk is copied to the COW disk, and the new
data is written to the cache disk. Hence, the term “copy-on-write”. This allows new writes to take place
at any time, even during the snapshot process.
D
Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
Direct-attached storage (DAS) is computer storage that is directly attached to one computer or server
and is not, without special support, directly accessible to other ones. The main alternatives to directattached storage are network-attached storage (NAS) and a storage area network (SAN).
directory quota
A limit on the amount of data in a directory. You can configure that quota reports are sent to
administrators or users when directories near or exceed their quota.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network configuration protocol that provides a
network IP address for a host on an IP network automatically.
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E
encryption
The Nasuni Management Console encrypts data sent to cloud storage using the OpenPGP standard,
with AES-256 as the default encryption.
eviction
Data that has been copied from the Nasuni Filer to cloud storage, and that is rarely used again, is
eventually removed (“evicted”) from the Nasuni Filer’s cache to free up space for new data. If one of
these evicted files is later requested for reads or writes, the Nasuni Filer retrieves the file from cloud
storage and puts it back into the cache automatically.
export
A directory on a server volume that a client on your network can access.
F
file system
A method for storing and organizing computer files and the data that they contain in order to make it
easy to find and access them.
G
GB/GiB
GB is an abbreviation of gigabyte, meaning 1,000,000,000 bytes. Usually used to refer to hard disk
capacity.
GiB is an abbreviation of gibibyte, meaning 230 (1,073,741,824) bytes. Usually used to refer to RAM
memory.
I
initiator
An initiator functions as an iSCSI client. An iSCSI initiator sends SCSI commands over an IP network.
instance
The Nasuni Filer is either a hardware appliance or virtual machine. You can have three Nasuni Filers for
each terabyte you are protecting with the Nasuni Service.
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Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
An Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities. By
carrying SCSI commands over IP networks, iSCSI facilitates transferring data over intranets and
managing storage over long distances. The protocol allows clients (called initiators) to send SCSI
commands (CDBs) to SCSI storage devices (targets) on remote servers. iSCSI is a Storage Area
Network (SAN) protocol.
IQN (iSCSI Qualified Name)
See “iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN)” on page 274.
iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface)
See “Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)” on page 274.
iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN)
The iSCSI Qualified Name includes these fields:

iqn.

date that the naming authority took ownership of the domain, in yyyy-mm format.

reversed domain name of the authority, such as com.nasuni.

“:” followed by a storage target name specified by the naming authority.
Example: iqn.2008-11.com.nasuni:filer.nasuni.net:51
M
MB/MiB
MB is an abbreviation of megabyte, meaning 1,000,000 bytes. Usually used to refer to hard disk
capacity.
MiB is an abbreviation of mebibyte, meaning 220 (1,048,576) bytes. Usually used to refer to RAM
memory.
metadata
Data about data. Metadata describes how and when and by whom a particular set of data was
collected, and how the data is formatted.
MIB (management information base)
A database for managing entities in a network, such as with the Simple Network Management Protocol
(SNMP).
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MTU (maximum transmission unit)
The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data unit that the
layer can pass onwards. A larger MTU brings greater efficiency, because each packet carries more user
data while protocol overheads, such as headers, remain fixed; the resulting higher efficiency means a
slight improvement in the bulk protocol throughput. A larger MTU also means processing fewer packets
for the same amount of data. However, large packets can occupy a slow link for some time, causing
greater delays to following packets, and increasing lag and minimum latency. MTU settings above 1500
are supported.
N
NAS (Network Attached Storage)
See “Network Attached Storage (NAS)” on page 275.
Nasuni Filer
The Nasuni Filer is a storage controller that runs in your data center and provides primary storage with
built-in backup and offsite protection. The Nasuni Filer is available as both a hardware appliance and a
virtual machine. The Nasuni Management Console can be used instead of, or in combination with,
traditional file servers. It fully supports Windows CIFS Shares as well as Active Directory. A single
volume in a Nasuni Filer has unlimited capacity, due to the integration of its caching algorithms with
provisioning.
Nasuni Filer user interface (UI)
The Web-based user interface to the Nasuni Filer.
Nasuni Management Console (NMC)
The Nasuni Management Console enables you to monitor and manage many Nasuni Filers from one
central application. Using the Nasuni Management Console, you can view the status of all of your
managed Nasuni Filers, as well as configure their settings. With the Nasuni Management Console, you
can ensure consistent settings on all your Nasuni Filers.
Using the Nasuni Management Console, you can manage Nasuni Filers even if they are not presently
connected. Any configuration changes made will propagate to the Nasuni Filer when it becomes
connected.
Nasuni's cloud storage
The secure unlimited online storage provided through the Nasuni Filer.
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Network-attached storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network.
NAS devices are a convenient method of sharing files among multiple computers. NAS systems
typically provide access to files using network file sharing protocols such as NFS, SMB/CIFS, or AFP.
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NFS (Network File System)
A protocol and file system for accessing and sharing files across a computer network using UNIX and
Linux.
NMC (Nasuni Management Console)
See “Nasuni Management Console (NMC)” on page 275.
O
offsite data protection
Storing copies of critical data away from the original data centers to protect this information from
natural disasters and accidental or malicious modification.
on-demand provisioning
The Nasuni Filer simplifies provisioning by offering instant provisioning in increments as small as 1 TB.
P
proxy
A server that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers.
Q
Quality of Service
Quality of Service (QoS) settings indicate the inbound and outbound bandwidth limits of the Nasuni
Filer for data moving to or from the Nasuni Filer, such as transmitting snapshots to cloud storage.
quota
A limit on the amount of usable storage space on a volume.
S
SAN (Storage Area Network)
See “Storage Area Network (SAN)” on page 277.
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Serial Number
A unique 32-digit hexadecimal number associated with your account for use with Nasuni Filer and
Nasuni Management Console (NMC) installations. Each account has multiple Serial Numbers. Unused
Serial Numbers may be used to set up a new Nasuni Filer or an NMC. Serial Numbers already in use
may be used to recover existing Nasuni Filers or your existing NMC. Serial Numbers are used in
conjunction with Authorization Codes. To obtain a Serial Number, visit https://account.nasuni.com/
account/serial_numbers/.
share
A folder on a volume that can be shared on your network. Access to a share can be customized on a
user or group-level basis.
snapshot
An instantaneous, non-changing, read-only image of a volume. Snapshots let you view any past version
of the file system and restore all or part of the version quickly.
A snapshot is a complete picture of the files and folders in your file system at a specific point in time.
With snapshots, the Nasuni Filer can identify new or changed data. Snapshots offer data protection by
enabling you to recover a file deleted in error or to restore an entire file system. After a snapshot has
been taken and is sent to cloud storage, it is not possible to modify that snapshot.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
An Internet-standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks.
Storage Area Network (SAN)
An architecture to attach remote computer storage devices (such as disk arrays, tape libraries, and
optical jukeboxes) to servers in such a way that the devices appear as locally attached to the operating
system.
sync
You can schedule when, and with what frequency, the selected volume updates data (“syncs”) from the
Nasuni Service, merging your local data with any new or changed data from other Nasuni Filers
connected to this volume. This helps to ensure that everyone in your organization is using the most
current data.
T
target
A storage resource located on an iSCSI server. A target is a storage server instance.
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versioning
The Nasuni Management Console provides the versioning necessary to eliminate the need for separate
backup and restore procedures.
virtual machine
A virtual machine is a tightly isolated software container that can run its own operating systems and
applications as if it were a physical computer. A virtual machine behaves exactly like a physical
computer and contains its own virtual (software-based) CPU, RAM, hard disk, and network interface
card (NIC).
virtualization
Virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, sharing the resources
of that single computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different
operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer.
volume
A set of files and directories. A volume can consist of multiple shares. With the Nasuni Management
Console, each volume can be stored in cloud storage.
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0-9
123 (port)
Network Time Protocol (NTP) 173, 220
161 (port)
SNMP monitoring 168, 218
25 (port)
SMTP port 217
443 (port) 179
A
access
group 82
read-only 74, 76, 80, 82, 83, 102, 103
read-write 82, 83, 102, 103
snapshot 84, 104
snapshot directory 104
user 74, 75, 83
accessible data 39
volume 48
account
name 207
acknowledging
alert 247
pending updates 206
action status 35
Active Directory 1, 22, 58, 101, 239, 251
security 191
server 191
time server 173
active node 197
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CIFS share 79
encryption key 151, 223
to volume 92
NFS export 72
permissions group 235
Quality of Service rule 157, 158
quota report schedule 164
share 78
SSL certificate 229
user
permissions 233
volume 54
administrative reports 163, 165, 167
AES-256 149, 221
alert
acknowledging 247
definition 245
email 217
examples of 245
message 245
message panel 35
notification 35
types of 217
alerts 3
algorithm
encryption key 150, 222
all_squash
UNIX 74, 76
allowed devices 177
allowed GUI hosts 194
allowed SSH hosts 194
ambient temperature 135, 197
Android 131, 177, 178, 180
limiting mobile access to 178
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Antivirus Service 114
editing 115
viewing 114
antivirus violations
deleting 118
ignoring 118
number of 37, 45
reviewing 118
viewing 117
API keys 137
asynchronous replies 74, 76
auditing 50, 119
file system 119
log file 123
pruning 121
volume 119
authenticating user 82
authorization code 25, 208, 254
automatic software updates
Nasuni Filer 139, 186
editing 140
viewing 139
Nasuni Management Console 213
editing 214
viewing 213
automatic updates 134
B
backup 3
before restoring 71
bandwidth 3
battery
RAID
status 197
Bring into Cache 68
browser-based access
enabling 84
C
cache 3
bringing data into 68
editing settings 143
percentage used 135
size 196
space
reserved 11, 141
viewing settings 142
volume pinned 11, 48, 50, 56, 89, 97
Cache Resident 62, 63, 64
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cache settings 134
cancelling
snapshot 53
capacity 38
exceeded
warning 38, 208, 217
capacity exceeded
warning 50
carrier 193
signal 193
Case-Sensitive Paths 83
case-sensitivity 83
certificate
file 230
name 229
self-signed 10, 195, 227, 229
SSL 18, 195
adding 229
Certificate Authority 230
certificate request 228, 229
file 230
name 230
Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol
CHAP 56
changing
iSCSI
setting 89
quota
volume 9, 99
volume
quota 9, 99
CHAP
Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol 56
password 56
username 56
chart
Cloud Traffic 40, 130
Mobile Access usage 131
CIFS 55
Mac OS X 55
protocol 48, 58, 101, 104, 114, 119, 175
share 48
snapshot access 84
volume 54
CIFS client 200
viewing 200
CIFS clients 129
CIFS settings
editing 145
viewing 144
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CIFS share
creating 79
deleting 86
CIFS shares 45
number of 38
status 199
CIFS status
viewing 199
CIFS summary 135
client
disconnecting 201, 202
resetting 201, 202
clients
CIFS 129
Mobile Access 129
cloud provider
volume 50
Cloud Traffic chart 40, 130
completed migrations 129
compliance
and snapshot retention 107
connected initiators 129
connecting
to remote volume 58
connecting to remote volume 58
console 259
message 34
resetting certificate 195
console commands 259, 260, 261, 263, 264, 266
console settings 211
cores
per CPU 196, 198
count
CPU 196
CPUs 196, 198
CPU
cores per 196, 198
count 196, 198
frequency 196, 198
model 196
sockets 196
CPUs
number of 135
creating
export
automatically 56, 59
password 26, 29, 257
share
automatically 56, 59
username 26, 29, 257
volume 54
creating CIFS share 79
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remote access 103
D
dashboard 128, 211
data growth 39
Data Growth chart 47
data migration
permission 175
to volume 7, 174
Data Migration Service 141
Data Not Yet Protected chart 46
days
Quality of Service 156
quota report schedule 162
snapshot schedule 109, 115, 139, 211, 213
default gateway 136, 192, 261, 263, 266
deleting
CIFS share 86
encryption key 154, 226
export 77
local volume 52
Mobile Access license 181
notification 248
notifications 248
permissions
group 236
Quality of Service
rule 161
Quality of Service rule 161
share 86
snapshot 8, 106
SSL certificate 230
user
permissions 234
volume 52
description
editing 146
Nasuni Filer 134
editing 215
details
Nasuni Filer 128
volume 44, 48, 49
devices 193
DHCP 22, 193, 239, 251
network type 22, 239, 251
diagnostics 185, 244
sending to Nasuni Support 185, 244
directory quota
setting 69
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Index
disabling
encryption key 94
Mobile Access 181
Remote Support Service 184, 242
disaster recovery 55, 146
encryption key 151, 152, 153, 223, 225, 255
file 256
procedure 249
disconnecting
client 201, 202
from remote volume 58
from volume 53
remote volume 53
volume 53, 201
disk
status 135, 197
disk cache 135
DNS server 192, 261, 263, 266
DNS servers 136
domain name 229
download
files 61
folders 61
downloading
encryption key 224
file 70
Nasuni Management Console software 14
software
Nasuni.com account 249
duplex 193
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Antivirus Service 115
automatic software updates
Nasuni Filer 140
Nasuni Management Console 214
cache settings 143
CIFS settings 145
export 75, 146
File Alert Service 125
Mobile Access service 178
Nasuni Filer description 146, 215
permissions group 236
pinning 98
Quality of Service
rule 159
Quality of Service rule 160
quota 100
quota report schedule 166
remote access 102
share 85
snapshot retention 107
snapshot schedules 110
SNMP settings 170, 218
time settings 173
user
password 234
permissions 234
editnetwork 260, 261, 263, 264, 266, 267, 268
email
address 217
alert 217
configuring 216
disabling 216
enabling 216
Nasuni ii
Nasuni Support ii
server 217
setting 5, 216
testing 217
email alerts 211
enabling
browser-based access 84
encryption key 93
Mobile Access 181
mobile access 84
Remote Support Service 184, 242
snapshot directory access 104
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encryption key 90, 91, 134, 149, 150, 211, 221, 222
adding 151, 223
adding to volume 92
algorithm 150, 222
creating volume 55
deleting 154, 226
disabling 94
disaster recovery 255
downloading 224
enabling 93
escrowing 153, 225
file 151, 223
disaster recovery 256
fingerprint 91, 92, 150, 222
generating 151, 223
importing 151, 223
key ID 92, 150, 222
length 150, 222
name 150, 222
password 153, 154, 225, 226
sending 152
status 50
uploading 151, 223
username 153, 154, 225, 226
volume 50
error
definition 245
escrowing
encryption key 153, 225
with Nasuni 149, 153, 225
ESXi, VMware 14
exhaust temperature 135, 197
expiration
date 38, 207
subscription 207
export 3
adding 72
creating
automatically 56, 59
deleting 77
editing 75, 146
name 72, 73
read-only 74, 76
status 203
extension
file 41
F
failed migrations 129
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certificate 230
certificate request 230
deleting 106
downloading 61
encryption key 151, 223
file
disaster recovery 256
File Sizes in Snapshots chart 41, 42
File Types Written chart 40, 41
hiding 83
name
case-sensitive 83
owner 64
path 64
permission 175
previous version 83
restoring 61, 68
searching 65
searching for 61, 65
File Alert Service 124
editing 125
viewing 124
file lock 200
File Sizes in Snapshot chart 41, 42
File Sizes in Snapshots chart 41, 42
file system
auditing 50, 119
file system browser 61
file system check
on reboot
Nasuni Filer 189
file type 41
file types 40, 41
File Types Written chart 40, 41
Filer Administrator
password 28
username 28
Filers Online 37
fingerprint
encryption key 91, 92, 150, 222
firewall 212, 237
folder
access 73, 75, 81
downloading 61
hiding 83
name
case-sensitive 83
owner 63
path 63
restoring 61, 68, 70
searching 65
searching for 61, 65
283
Index
frequency
Antivirus Service scanning 116
CPU 196, 198
snapshot schedule 108, 109, 110
fsck 189
on reboot
Nasuni Filer 189
G
generating
invitation link for Mobile Access 179
GnuPG 151, 223
group
access 82
permissions 231, 233, 234, 235, 236
adding 235
deleting 236
editing 236
viewing 231
groups 211
H
hardware 196
appliance 132, 135, 190, 196, 197
console 195
power supply
status 135, 197
status 196
information
viewing 196
status 196
hardware appliance
high availability 189
power supply
status 198
hardware errors 129
Hardware Getting Started Guide xiv
Help 30, 31
hiding
file 83
folder 83
high availability
hardware appliance 189
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high-availability
cores per CPU 198
CPU frequency 198
CPU model 198
CPUs 198
power supplies 198
RAM 198
serial number 198
temperature 198
Home page 36
host name 261, 263, 266
hostname 23, 73, 75, 136, 192, 240, 252
HTTPS Access Points 45
HTTPS proxy 22, 239, 251
server 240
IP address 23, 252
port 23, 240, 252
Hyper-V format 14
Hyper-V, Microsoft 14, 15
I
importing
encryption key 151, 223
informational message
definition 245
Initial Configuration Guide xv
initiator IQN 205
initiators
connected 129
iSCSI 129
inlet temperature 135, 197
installing
Nasuni Management Console 13, 21
invitation link for Mobile Access
generating 179
iOS 131, 177, 178
limiting mobile access to 178
IP address 56, 73, 75, 81, 87, 88, 136, 192, 193, 239,
240, 262, 265
Do Not Proxy 23, 252
HTTPS proxy server 23, 252
Nasuni Management Console 17
primary DNS server 22, 239, 251
secondary DNS server 22, 239, 251
static 22, 251
VPN 179
IP address configuration 259
iPad 131, 177, 178, 180
iPhone 131, 177, 178, 180
iPod Touch 180
IQN 204, 205
284
Index
iSCSI 137
initiator 205
initiators 204
protocol 48
Qualified Name (IQN) 204, 205
security 56, 87, 88
setting
changing 89
shadow copy 137
status 204
target 204
target name 88
viewing 204
volume 204
adding 56
volumes
number of 38
viewing 87
iSCSI initiators 129
iSCSI summary 135
iSCSI volumes 45
K
key ID
encryption key 92, 150, 222
key terms 3
L
last snapshot 49
length
encryption key 150, 222
license 38, 270
refreshing 182, 208
licensed capacity 38, 56, 99, 208
exceeding 38, 50, 208, 217
licensed data 39
limit
Quality of Service 156
Linux
CIFS 55
NFS 55
list
remote volume 59
local data 3
locks 200
log file
auditing 123
pruning 121
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login 27
password 27
username 27
Logout 31, 35
LUN size 204
M
MAC address 193, 269
Mac OS X
CIFS 55
maximum capacity 3
maximum transmission unit 193
maximum volumes
trial mode 54
Media Access Control address 193
memory 135
message
alert 245
console 34
Nasuni Filer shutdown 189
notification 246
panel 35
alert 35
searching 246
sorting
by date 246
by severity 246
by text 246
test 217
types of 245
messages 3
metadata 3, 11
Microsoft Hyper-V 14, 15
migration
completed
number of 39
failed
number of 39
running
number of 39
scheduled
number of 39
schedules
viewing 176
sources
viewing 175
viewing 174
migration schedules 134
migration sources 134
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migrations 134
completed 129
failed 129
running 129
scheduled 129
Mobile Access 134, 180
additional port 178
API port 177
device 177, 180
disabling 181
enabling 181
license
deleting 181
licenses
viewing settings 180
limiting device type 178
limiting time 178
limiting to one device 178
Nasuni Application 181
service
editing settings 178
viewing settings 177
mobile access
enabling 84
Mobile Access clients 129
Mobile Access licenses 134
Mobile Access usage
chart 131
monitoring
SNMP
Nasuni Management Console 168, 218
MTU 193, 261, 263, 265
N
name
account 207
certificate 229
certificate request 230
encryption key 150, 222
export 72, 73
Nasuni Filer 132
changing 146, 215
port 193
share 80
volume 48, 49, 55, 58, 72, 78, 87, 91, 95, 96, 97, 99,
101, 104, 106, 109, 112, 114, 117, 119, 124
setting 55
Nasuni Application
Mobile Access 181
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automatic software updates 139
details 128
managed
number of 38
name 132
changing 146, 215
online 129
platform 132
software
updating 187
software updates 129
number of 37
unmanaged
number of 38
Nasuni Filer description 134
Nasuni Filer user interface 3
Nasuni Filers managed
number of 128
Nasuni Filers unmanaged
number of 128
Nasuni Management Console 2, 3
disabling 2
enabling 2
installing 21
Nasuni Management Console Guide xv
Nasuni Management Console Quick Start Guide xv
Nasuni.com account
downloading software 249
remote access 101
netmask 22, 73, 75, 81, 193, 239, 251, 261, 262, 265
network
settings 192
viewing 192
type 193
DHCP 22, 239, 251
static 22, 239, 251
Network Time Protocol
NTP 22, 239, 251
port 123 173, 220
NFS 55
export 48, 203
protocol 48, 58, 101, 104, 114, 119, 175
volume 54
NFS export
number of 38
status 203
viewing 72
NFS exports 45
NFS status
viewing 203
NFS summary. 135
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NMC
Nasuni Management Console 3
NMC Administrators 231
no_root_squash
UNIX 74, 75
node
active 197
standby 197
notification
deleting 248
message 246
near quota 56, 99
notification message 246
notifications
deleting 248
number of 37
viewing 246
Notifications page 5, 245
NTP
Network Time Protocol 22, 239, 251
time server 22, 239, 251
NTP servers 172
O
online
Nasuni Filer 129
open file 200
open files 200
OpenPGP 149, 151, 221, 223, 273
OS X client 145
outbound bandwidth 158
overwriting
during restore 71
OVF format 14
P
passcode 137
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password 28
automatic software updates
Nasuni Filer 187
changing 31, 34
CHAP 56
creating 26, 29, 257
encryption key 153, 154, 225, 226
Filer Administrator 28
login 27
Nasuni Filer shutdown 188
power 33
software updates
Nasuni Management Console 241, 244
user 234
editing 234
volume
deleting 52, 53, 77, 86
pending updates
acknowledging 206
viewing 206
performance tuning 74, 76
permission
custom
remote access 103
for data migration 175
remote access 102
remote volume 48, 101
permissions
group 231, 233, 234, 235, 236
default 231
viewing 231
Nasuni Management Console 231
user 231, 233, 234, 235
adding 233
deleting 234
editing 234
permissions group 232, 235, 236
adding 235
deleting 236
editing 236
PGP 151, 223
physical port 193
pinning
editing 98
viewing 97
volume in cache 11, 48, 50, 56, 89, 97
platform 135, 196
Nasuni Filer 132
platform information
viewing 196
policy 194
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port
123
Network Time Protocol (NTP) 173, 220
161
SNMP monitoring 168, 218
25
SMTP port 217
HTTPS proxy
server 23, 240, 252
name 193
port 443 179
POSIX 145
POSIX client 145
power 31, 33
password 33
username 33, 187
power option 33
power supply
status 135, 197, 198
power supply problems
number of 37
power window 33
powering down 33
previous version
file 83
primary DNS 22, 239, 251
primary DNS server
IP address 22, 239, 251
privacy policy 30, 31
protocol
SMB 145
SMB2 145
SMBv2 145
volume 48, 58, 101, 104, 114, 119, 175
proxy 212
proxy server 212
HTTPS 240
Public 58, 101
security mode 191
Q
Quality of Service 134, 157, 159, 161
days 156
limit 156
rule
adding 157, 158
deleting 161
editing 159, 160
time 156
viewing 156
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quota 61
directory 69
editing 100
notification near 56, 99
viewing 99
volume
setting 9, 56, 99
quota limit 70
quota report 69
administrative reports 163, 165, 167
schedule 162, 164, 166
adding 164
days 162
editing 166
time 162
viewing 162
sending manually 163
threshold 162
types 162
user reports 163, 165, 167
R
RAID
status 135, 197
RAID battery
status 197
RAM 196
Read/Write 48, 101
Read-Only 48, 101
read-only access 74, 76, 80, 82, 83, 102, 103
read-write access 82, 83, 102, 103
rebooting
after automatic software updates
Nasuni Filer 186
after software updates
Nasuni Management Console 241
Nasuni Filer 188, 189
with file system check 189
with fsck 189
Nasuni Management Console 33, 34, 241, 257
refreshing
subscription license 182
refreshing subscription license 208
region 50, 55, 172, 220
Release Notes
viewing 32, 241
Remote Access 44
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remote access 48
Antivirus Service scanning frequency 116
connecting
to volume 58
disconnecting
volume 53
editing 102
maximum group size 208
maximum volumes 208
Nasuni.com account 101
permission 102
custom 103
snapshot frequency 110
status 50
viewing 101
Remote Support 128, 134, 212
Remote Support Service 183, 242
disabling 184, 242
enabling 184, 242
viewing settings 183
remote volume
connecting to 58
disconnecting from 58
list 59
maximum number 208
removing alert from Home page 247
renaming
volume 95
requirements
virtual machine 13
resetting
CIFS authentication cache 201
client 201, 202
resetting certificate
console 195
restoring
backup before 71
file 61, 68
folder 61, 68, 70
folder from snapshot 70
restoring file or folder
snapshot 70, 71
retention
snapshot 50, 90, 106, 107, 149, 221
reviewing
antivirus violations 118
role-based access control 231
root_squash
UNIX 74, 75
running migrations 129
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S
schedule
snapshot 8, 50, 108, 110
sync 50
scheduled migrations 129
scheduling
snapshot 8, 108, 110
search
for files 61
for folders 61
search domain 192, 261, 263, 266
search domains 136
searching
file and folder for restore 65
for username 83
message 246
snapshot 65
searching for
file 65
folder 65
secondary DNS 22, 239, 251
secondary DNS server
IP address 22, 239, 251
security
Active Directory 191
iSCSI 56, 87, 88
security mode 48, 58, 78, 101, 135, 191
Public 191
security setting 149, 221
security settings 191
viewing 191
self-signed certificate 10, 195, 227, 229
send diagnostics
username 244
sending encryption key 152
serial number 25, 134, 207, 208, 254
server
Active Directory 191
Service Level Agreement 30, 31
session expiration 177
setaddr 265
setall 262
setsystem 265
setting
name
volume 55
volume
name 55
setting sync errors
number of 37, 45, 129
setup wizard 250
shadow copy
iSCSI 137
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share 3
access 81
adding 78
creating
automatically 56, 59
deleting 86
editing 85
name 80
read-only 80
visible 80
volume and 3
shared directory 78, 91, 146, 150, 215, 222
shares
status 199
shutdown
Nasuni Filer 188
message 189
password 188
username 188
Nasuni Management Console 33, 34
size
cache 196
SMB 145
SMB protocol 145
SMB2 145
SMB2 protocol 145
SMBv2 protocol 145
SMTP
port 25 217
SMTP server 217
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snapshot
access 50, 84
and Quality of Service 155
and quota 9, 56, 99
before disconnecting from remote volume 53
before Nasuni Filer shutdown 188, 189
cancelling
53
definition 3
deleting 8, 106
detail 11, 108, 155
directory access
enabling 104
enabling directory access 104
file sizes in 40, 41, 42
file types in 40, 41, 42
frequency 110
restoring file or folder 70, 71
restoring folder and file 70
retention 50, 90, 106, 107, 149, 221
schedule 8, 50, 108, 110
scheduling 8, 108, 110
searching 65
searching for file 65
snapshot access 84, 104
Snapshot Directory Access 50, 84
snapshot directory access 104
viewing 104
snapshot retention 106
and compliance 107
editing 107
viewing 106
snapshot retention policy 8, 106
snapshot schedule 108
days 109, 115, 139, 211, 213
frequency 109
time 109, 115, 139, 211, 213
snapshot schedules
editing 110
viewing 108
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Index
SNMP
monitoring
Nasuni Filer 168
Nasuni Management Console 168, 211, 218
Nasuni Filer
editing settings 170
viewing settings 169
Nasuni Management Console
editing settings 218
port 161 168, 218
settings
Nasuni Filer 134
trap 169, 171
v3 169
sockets
CPU 196
software update
username 241
software updates 135, 212
automatic
Nasuni Filer 139
viewing 186
Nasuni Management Console 213
manual
Nasuni Filer 187
Nasuni Management Console 241
Nasuni Filer
number of 37
Nasuni Management Console 241
number of 37
sorting lists 35
speed
port 193
SSH 194
SSL 217
SSL certificate 18, 135, 195, 211
adding 229
deleting 230
SSL certificate information
viewing 195, 227
SSL certificates 195, 227
standby node 197
static 193
network type 22, 239, 251
static IP address 261
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status
CIFS shares 199
disk 135, 197
encryption key 50
hardware
appliance 196
iSCSI 204
NFS export 203
power supply 135, 197, 198
RAID 135, 197
RAID battery 197
remote access 50
storage controller 3
subnet mask 193
subscription
expiration date 207
subscription license 38
refreshing 182, 208
subscription mode 207
superuser 74, 75
sync
schedule 50
volume 111
T
take snapshot 53
target IQN 204, 205
target name
iSCSI 88
target volume 205
temperature 135, 197
terms of service 30, 31
test
message 217
testing email 217
text conventions xiii
Third-Party Licensing Guide xv
time 220
editing settings 173
Quality of Service 156
quota report schedule 162
snapshot schedule 109, 115, 139, 211, 213
viewing settings 172
time configuration 134, 172, 220
time server 172, 211, 220
Active Directory 173
time.nasuni.com 173, 220
time settings 220
time zone 172, 211, 220
time.nasuni.com
time server 173, 220
TLS security 217
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Index
traffic group 193, 194
trap
SNMP 169, 171
trial license 38
trial mode
maximum volumes 54
U
Unified Storage Access Points 45
UNIX
all_squash 74, 76
CIFS 55
NFS 55
no_root_squash 74, 75
root_squash 74, 75
UNIX client 55
unmanaged Nasuni Filers 128
updates
Nasuni Filer
password 187
Nasuni Filer software 129
Nasuni Management Console
password 241, 244
updating
Nasuni Filer software 187
software
Nasuni Management Console 241
uploading
encryption key 151, 223
uptime 135
user
access 74, 75, 83
authenticating 82
password 234
editing 234
permissions 231, 233, 234, 235
adding 233
deleting 234
editing 234
User Folders Support 84
and directory quota 69
user reports 163, 165, 167
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username 28
CHAP 56
creating 26, 29, 257
encryption key 153, 154, 225, 226
Filer Administrator 28
for Nasuni Filer shutdown 188
for power 33, 187
for send diagnostics 244
for software update 241
login 27
searching for 83
viewing 31
volume
deleting 52, 53, 77, 86
users 211
Users Guide xv
V
version
and snapshot 8, 108
file 83
Release Notes 32
292
Index
viewing
Antivirus Service 114
antivirus violations 117
automatic software updates
Nasuni Filer 139, 186
Nasuni Management Console 213
cache settings 142
CIFS client 200
CIFS settings 144
CIFS status 199
File Alert Service 124
hardware and platform information 196
iSCSI 204
volumes 87
migration schedules 176
migration sources 175
migrations 174
Mobile Access licenses 180
Mobile Access service 177
network settings 192
NFS export 72
NFS status 203
notifications 246
pending updates 206
permissions
group 231
pinning 97
Quality of Service 156
quota 99
quota report schedule 162
Release Notes 32, 241
remote access 101
Remote Support Service 183
security settings 191
snapshot directory access 104
snapshot retention 106
snapshot schedules 108
SNMP settings
Nasuni Filer 169
SSL certificate information 195, 227
time settings 172
username 31
virtual machine 132
requirements 13
virtual platform 196
Virtualization Getting Started Guide xiv
Virtualization Getting Started Guide for Azure xiv
Virtualization Getting Started Guide for EC2 xiv
VMware ESXi 14
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volume
accessible data 48
adding 54
adding CIFS share 78
adding NFS export 72
auditing for 119
browsing 61
CIFS 54
cloud provider 50
creating 54
data migration to 7, 174
definition 3
deleting 52
password 52, 53, 77, 86
username 52, 53, 77, 86
details 44, 48, 49
disconnecting 53, 201
enabling
snapshot directory access 105
encryption key 50
export
creating 56, 59
maximum number 207
name 48, 49, 55, 58, 72, 78, 87, 91, 95, 96, 97, 99,
101, 104, 106, 109, 112, 114, 117, 119, 124
setting 55
NFS 54
pinning in cache 11, 97
protocol 48, 58, 101, 104, 114, 119, 175
CIFS 55
iSCSI 55
NFS 55
quota 56
setting 9, 56, 99
renaming 95
restoring folder 70
share 3
creating 56, 59
snapshot
cancelling 53
taking 53
sync 111
volume size 87
volumes managed
number of 38, 44
VPN
IP address and 179
VSS 137
VSS Hardware Provider 137
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W
warning
capacity exceeded 38, 50, 208, 217
definition 245
Web browsers 3
wildcard “%U” 80, 84
Windows
snapshot access 84
Windows client 55
Windows Previous Versions 1, 83
wizard
setup 250
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