Step 1: Create New "Host"
- When you create a Host you are mapping a WWN of a computer on the fabric to the SymplyULTRA.
- From there these WWNs will be "masked" to specific or all LUNs you make available.
- This will ensure SAN clients aren’t able to accidentally wipe out the metadata LUN.
Step 1a: Click “Create” choose “Manually Create”
- Set a name for the host, generally the same as the computer name
- Drag the pull down menu to select the type of operating system
Step 1b: Associate the Host with it's "Initiator"
- Select "FC" in the pull down tab to show all available Fibre Channel connections on the network that have not been previously added as a host.
- Select the ones you want to add.
- Click the "arrow" to move the FC WWN of the host down to the lower window, then select "Next"
Step 2: Add the Host to an existing "Host Group"
- In the same Host screen as you just were in to create the Host, select the "Host Group" tab
- Add the host to an existing group by selecting the group and choosing “Add Host”
Step 2: Add Host to an existing Host Group
After selecting the Host Group, and clicking "Add Host" you will see the following dialog box.
- All host not already in a Host Group will be available on the left. Select the one(s) you want to add and click the arrow to move them over to the right.
- Select "OK" to confirm this change
Reboot your host for it to be able to detect the SymplyULTRA's LUNs.
macOS: Create an Xsan Profile
As part of the installation process, Symply engineers will provide a Xsan configuration profile to be used. If however you need to create another, please follow these steps
- SSH to MDC1
(please see your Symply provided documentation for the correct IP address for your system)
- Execute the following command to create the MDM profile (be sure to substitute "SAN" with your volume's name)
/usr/cvfs/lib/make_profile -d ~/ SAN
- Now send a copy of the profile to the macOS client over the network
scp ~/SAN.configprofile admin@<IP_address_of_client>:~/Desktop
(where "admin" is the macOS client's local administrator account name and the IP address is that of the Public LAN of the target macOS client. The profile is thus copied to the macOS client's Desktop folder, ready to be installed (by double-clicking the file as the macOS client's local administrator)