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The main interface for configuration of SoftNAS is the Storage Center user interface that is accessible via HTTP and HTTPS. There is sometimes that need to access the system via SSH. In order to do so please follow the below steps: If you have SoftN...
Integration of SOFTNAS into ACTIVE DIRECTORY enables domain users to more securely share files and data in a corporate environment. Authentication is managed by ACTIVE DIRECTORY (AD) via KERBEROS. KERBEROS TICKETS are issued to users authenticated to AD. ...
Sometimes you run into a situation where you have run your storage pool or volume out of space. There is a simple way to resolve this. Login to your SoftNAS via SSH. Use `truncate -s 0 /path/to/expendable/file` on a file that is not part of the mos...
For those customers that are not comfortable using the AWS Master keys for setting up SNAP HA you can avoid this be creating an IAM user. THe IAM user would need to have the following permissions assigned to it and the credentials for that user could t...
In order to ensure the security of SoftNAS as of Version 3.2.1 port 80 has been disabled. As a result Storage Center is no longer accessible via http://softnasinstanceip [http://softnasinstanceip] . Access to Storage Center is now https://softnasinsta...
Hello SoftNAS Users! Migrating SoftNAS is just as easy everything else, there are 3 SCENARIOS to take into account whilst planning a SoftNAS instance Migration on AWS. SCENARIO 1: MIGRATION FROM VPC TO VPC IN SAME REGION So, you have your SoftNAS se...
With SoftNAS, you can now import previously used, and full, S3 Buckets from one SoftNAS environment to another. The first step is to unmount the S3 disk from the Disk Devices Module in the SoftNAS UI. If you are going to Terminate the Instance, then d...
Creating and Connecting to SoftNAS CIFS on Azure: When creating volumes you have the option to share out your volume using CIFS. Create a new Volume named "CIFS_test"and select the "Share with CIFS" checkbox, which will automatically create the share ...
Creating and Connecting NFS on Azure: When creating volumes you have the option to share out your volume using NFS. Create a new Volume named "NFS_test"and select the "Share with NFS" checkbox, which will automatically create the share making it avail...
If you are opening a support case for support on your SoftNAS their is a few basic pieces of information that would be helpful to have in the inital in case. Platform- Is it VMware,AWS,Azure or other? If AWS or other Cloud Platform what is the instnac...
when opening a cause SoftNAS support may request that you generate a support report. In this article we will cover two seperate ways to do this. The first way is to login to the SoftNAS via SSH. Run the command sh /var/www/softnas/support-report.sh This...
ISCSI ACL'S AND CHAP AUTH CONFIGURATION ACL'S 1) Set up iSCSI per SoftNAS v3.2.3 and Higher Documentation 2) SSH into system, as root: # targetcli # cd / # cd iscsi # cd # ls # cd tpg1/acls # create
CHAP 1) Set up iSCSI per SoftNAS v3.2.3 and Higher Documentation 2) SSH into system, as root: # targetcli # cd / # cd iscsi # cd # ls # cd tpg1 # get attribute authentication //Authentication should be 0 by default # set attr...
SoftNAS is currently integrating LDAP Server, and Client functionality for NAS services requiring LDAP Authentication. At this time, the quickest way to demo and test SoftNAS as an LDAP server is to utilize the 389-DS. This short guide will assume ALL...
Common Web Server applications accessing SoftNAS shares will not need to keep account of Access Times. Setting this ZFS attribute to 'off' alleviates the need for the kernel to update the access time of a file each time it is requested, and less work ...
To Configure a CentOS/AWS Linux based Client for SoftNAS LDAP Server: This article assumes the SoftNAS LDAP server is the Test Server Created in the SoftNAS LDAP Server Article. However, these steps will work by replacing the relevant data to access e...
Obtain a copy of the Publish Settings from Azure: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn385850%28v=nav.70%29.aspx [https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn385850%28v=nav.70%29.aspx] SSH into the SOftNAS instance, as root: # nano /var/www/softn...
IMPROVED SECURITY AND DATA PROTECTION * The SoftNAS No Downtime Guarantee, which guarantees a 99.999% storage uptime SLA, is extended to VMware customers. Now customers running SoftNAS Cloud in high-availability configurations on Amazon Web Services (...
First start by deciding how much resources you will need. The following chart should help decide what will be required to successfully get SoftNAs up and running: https://www.softnas.com/docs/softnas/v3/html/vmware_vsphere_system_requirements.htm [https...
NFS = Standard ports are 1. TCP AND UDP port 111 2. TCP ANd UDP port 2049 There may also be some other ports required for clustering, client status, nfs manager, etc. To find out what other ports may need to be available through a firewall you can ...
WHAT IS ZFS AND WHY SHOULD I USE IT? ENDLESS SCALABILITY Well, it's not _technically_ endless, but it's a 128-bit file system that's capable of managing zettabytes (one billion terabytes) of data. No matter how much hard drive space you have, ZFS will ...
SOFTNAS CLOUD 3.3.1 - MAY 15, 2015 OVERVIEW SOFTNAS CLOUD 3.3.1 is a maintenance release containing fixes and improvements. UPGRADING UPGRADING TO 3.3.1: The update requires approximately 30 minutes to complete. A subsequent reboot is required which...
NFS (Network File System) is a widely used and primitive protocol that allows computers to share files over a network. The main problems with NFS are that it relies on the inherently insecure UDP protocol, transactions are not encrypted and hosts and user...
An alternate way to mount an NFS share from another machine is to add a line to the /etc/fstab file. The line must state the hostname of the NFS server, the directory on the server being exported, and the directory on the local machine where the NFS share...
MANAGING SECURITY AND ACCESS CONTROL IN CIFS SHARE 1. On the CIFS SHARES panel, click the name of the CIFS sharelink. The EDIT FILE SHAREdialog will be displayed. 2. To configure and manage security and access control, click the SECURITY AND ACCESS C...
This Error is because your Linux OS does not have a "helper" program for the NFS type, see below for package names: CENTOS: yum install nfs-utils nfs-utils-lib RHEL5/6/7: yum install nfs-utils nfs-utils-lib UBUNTU: apt-get nfs-common
Sometimes when when launching a new SoftNAS image (on AWS HV is only affected) the image can be "baked" with the EDT time. This can cause strange issues when utilizing time sensitive operations, such as Snap Replication and SNAP HA. The following steps ...
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