Describe how to use Xsan Admin to configure an Xsan metadata controller

All computers on the local network that have Xsan installed are listed in the Computers pane. In this step you choose at least one computer to act as metadata controller and set up the others as clients.All computers on the local network that have Xsan installed are listed in the Computers pane. In this step you choose at least one computer to act as metadata controller and
set up the others as clients.

In the Computers pane, select a computer in the list.
If the computer youre looking for is not listed, make sure the Xsan software is installed on it, that it is connected to the SANs Ethernet subnet, and that it is turned on and not
set to sleep.

If the Authenticate button appears, click it and type an administrator user name and password for the computer you are adding to the SAN.

Click Edit.

Choose whether the computer will function as a controller or a client.

You must choose at least one computer to act as controller for the SAN. Choose from the Role pop-up menu:

Client: The computer functions as a client only.
Controller: The computer acts as a controller and is also available for use as a client.

There is no controller-only choice. All controllers are also ready to function as clients.
To prevent a controller from being used as a client, restrict user logins on or physical access to the computer.

If the computer is a controller, choose its failover priority.
Choose High for the primary controller or the only controller in the SAN. Choose Medium or Low for standby controllers.

If this computer is a controller, choose the network interface it will use for metadata communications with other clients and controllers from the Access the SAN via pop- up menu.

Type an Xsan software serial number.

You can find the serial number for a single copy of Xsan on the Xsan installation disc sleeve. If youre using individual licenses for each copy of Xsan, make sure each serial number in the SAN is unique, and leave the Registered to and Organization fields blank.

If you purchased a site-licensed serial number, you can find it on the documentation you received when you purchased the license.

If youre using a site-licensed serial number, type the registered license holder and organization in the Registered to and Organization fields. Be sure to type these exactly as they were provided when you purchased the license.

Click OK, and then repeat these steps for other computers in the list.

When youre through, click Save.

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