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  • Administrators Guide

    StorageX 8.0

    March 2018

  • Copyright 2018 Data Dynamics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    The trademark Data Dynamics is the property of Data Dynamics, Inc. StorageX is a registered trademark of Data Dynamics Inc. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of, and are used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

    Notice: This document is for informational purposes only and does not set forth any warranty, expressed or implied, concerning any software, software feature, or service offered or to be offered by Data Dynamics, Inc. Data Dynamics, Inc. reserves the right to make changes to this document at any time, without notice, and assumes no responsibility for its use. This informational document describes features that may not be currently available. Contact a Data Dynamics sales office for information on feature and product availability. Export of technical data contained in this document may require an export license from the United States government.

    The authors and Data Dynamics, Inc. shall have no liability or responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, cost, liability, or damages arising from the information contained in this book or the computer programs that accompany it.

    Data Dynamics, Inc.

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  • About This Document

    This document is a procedural guide written to help storage administrators install, configure, and use Data Dynamics StorageX (StorageX). This preface contains the following sections:

    Documentation conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iDocumentation feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iiContacting Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii

    Documentation conventionsThis section describes text formatting conventions and important notices formats.

    Text formattingThe narrative-text formatting conventions that are used in this document are as follows:

    For readability, command names in the narrative portions of this guide are presented in mixed lettercase: for example, switchShow. In actual examples, command lettercase is often all lowercase. Otherwise, this manual specifically notes those cases in which a command is case sensitive.

    Note and attention statements The following note and attention statements are used in this documentation. They are listed below in order of increasing severity of potential hazards.

    NOTEA Note provides a tip, guidance or advice, emphasizes important information, or provides a reference to related information.

    bold text Identifies command namesIdentifies the names of user-manipulated GUI elementsIdentifies keywords and operandsIdentifies text to enter at the GUI or CLI

    italic text Provides emphasisIdentifies variablesIdentifies paths and Internet addressesIdentifies document titles

    code text Identifies CLI outputIdentifies syntax examples

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  • ATTENTIONAn Attention indicates potential damage to hardware or data.

    Documentation feedbackBecause quality is our first concern at Data Dynamics, we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this document. However, if you find an error or an omission, or you think that a topic needs further development, we want to hear from you. Forward your feedback to:

    [email protected]

    Provide the title and version number of the document and as much detail as possible about your comment, including the topic heading and page number and your suggestions for improvement.

    Contacting SupportIf you encounter technical problems, send an email to [email protected] or go to the Data Dynamics, Inc. Support site at www.datdynsupport.com.

    Include the following information in your email or support request:

    Product name, version, and build number

    NOTETo obtain your product name, version, build number, and license serial number, log on to a computer where you installed the StorageX Console. On the Help menu, click About Data Dynamics StorageX. StorageX displays the product name, version, and build number. Click Edit License Keys and Notifications to view license key information.

    Operating system on which the StorageX server and StorageX Console are installed Your company name Your name and a phone number where we can reach you Your question or issue

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  • About This Document

    Documentation conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i

    Documentation feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii

    Contacting Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii

    Chapter 1 Planning and Installing StorageX

    In this chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    Checklist: Planning and installing StorageX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Understanding the StorageX architecture and components . . . . . . . 3Understanding the StorageX server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Understanding the StorageX database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Understanding the StorageX Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Understanding StorageX universal data engines . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    StorageX requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14StorageX server computer requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14StorageX server service account requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . .16StorageX Console computer requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17StorageX database computer requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Universal data engine computer requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Universal data engine service account requirements. . . . . . . .22File storage resource requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Feature-specific requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Network port requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

    StorageX network connectivity and policy processing considerations27

    StorageX installation and configuration worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

    Installing StorageX components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29Installation account requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29Installing the StorageX server and StorageX Console . . . . . . . .29Installing Windows data engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Installing and configuring Linux data engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

    Opening the StorageX Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

    Working with license keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37Understanding StorageX licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Adding license keys and specifying license notifications . . . . .39Viewing product version and license information . . . . . . . . . . .40Obtaining license keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40Updating license keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41Verifying license keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

    Configuring StorageX access control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44Understanding role-based access control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44Understanding StorageX roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45Configuring role-based access control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46Viewing assigned roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

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  • Configuring StorageX auditing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47Understanding StorageX auditing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47Understanding StorageX audit events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47Configuring auditing settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48Viewing StorageX audit events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

    Configuring StorageX to use a custom certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

    Backing up the StorageX database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

    Stopping and restarting the StorageX server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

    Upgrading StorageX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Upgrading StorageX servers and databases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53Upgrading StorageX Console computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54Upgrading StorageX universal data engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

    Uninstalling StorageX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55Checklist: Uninstalling StorageX components . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56Uninstalling universal data engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56Removing universal data engines from the StorageX database58Uninstalling the StorageX server and StorageX Consoles. . . . .59Deleting the StorageX database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60Deleting StorageX log files, cache files, and remaining program folders. . . . .

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