Appliance Short QSG v1.1.1RC1

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To complete the initial configuration, you’ll need a laptop or desktop, serial cable with USB to serial adapter, terminal emulation software (115.2Kbps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity), and everything that came with your appliance.  Refer to the pre-installation checklist to ensure you have everything you’ll need to configure your appliance.


  1. Mount your appliance in a rack (use the rackmount installation guide if you are deploying an appliance model 5010, 7010, or 7010S) and connect it to a power source.
  2. If you are deploying an appliance model 5010, 7010, or 7010S, find the active controller by using your terminal emulation software and serial cable using the serial port identified by the wrench icon .  Check the console prompt on each controller to find the one that doesn’t say “Standby”.
  3. Disable your laptop wireless and configure a static IP address of with a subnet mask of on your wired Ethernet interface.  Plug in your laptop network cable to the appliance MGMT interface on the active controller.  This interface is clearly labeled on the 1010.  On the 5010, 7010, or 7010S, refer to the diagram below.


  1. Open your browser to  Login as user admin and using the password of password.
  2. Configure the appliance name and network interfaces.  After you’ve changed the MGMT interface IP address, disconnect your laptop from the appliance.  Plug the MGMT and DATA interfaces from the appliance into your LAN.  Reconfigure your laptop’s wired Ethernet interface (removing the static IP address of according to your required LAN settings, and connect your laptop to the LAN.
  3. Close your web browser, and re-open it to http://ip-address where ip-address is the new IP address you supplied for your appliance MGMT interface.
  4. Ensure that the appliance name and network interfaces are configured correctly.  Complete the setup wizard, including configuration of DNS servers and NTP server.  Exit the setup wizard.
  5. Configure Cloud Accounts by going to Configure > Cloud Accounts.  You’ll need the information provided to you by your cloud storage service provider, including credentials. 
  6. Configure Volume Access Groups (VAGs) by going to Configure > Security Settings > Volume Access Groups.  Each entry defines a server that will access volumes you create on this appliance.
  7. Configure Volumes by going to Configure > Volumes.  You’ll need to associate each volume with a cloud account, specify which servers can access the volume by associating VAGs to each volume, and supply other parameters including the size of the volume.
  8. From each of your servers, open the iSCSI initiator and supply the IP address of one of the DATA interfaces as a target portal that should be used for discovery. 
  9. Open the MMC Disk Management snap-in and initialize the disks presented to your server from the appliance.  Configure them to use the NTFS file system, supply a drive letter, and perform a quick format.

You’re done!  Should you need more information, please refer to the detailed Quick Start Guide (QSG) or the product documentation for more information.

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