Xsan 2 Administrator Guide - Adding a Metadata Controller

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Adding a Metadata Controller

You can add standby controllers to a SAN so that volumes remain available if the
primary controller fails.

Add button

Select to view

computers already

in SAN.

To add a metadata controller:


Connect the new controller computer to the SAN’s Fibre Channel and Ethernet

networks and install the Xsan software.


Open Xsan Admin, select Computers in the SAN Assets list, and then click the Add (+)



When the assistant opens, select the new controller computer in the computer list and

click Continue. If the computer doesn’t appear in the list, click Add Remote Computer
and add it.


On the Authenticate Clients pane, enter the administrator user name and password for

the computer.


On the Choose Metadata Controllers pane, select the checkbox next to the computer

in the list and click Continue.