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Become an Expert!

With our easy to manage storage appliances and the Tech Video series we'll make you an expert in a snap.





Getting Started

If you've downloaded the ISO CD and are starting with a bare metal installation then you'll want to start with these first couple of videos which go through installing from CD and the basic configuration of the box after install.
Installing QuantaStor from CD/ISO
You can install QuantaStor on any 64 bit server or virtual machine. In this video we go over the install requirements and walk you through installing QuantaStor in just a few minutes.
7 min
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QuantaStor Web Manager Intro
This video goes over how to use and navigate the web management interface. It's designed to work like a desktop application so it's very intuitive but a quick overview of the user interface is a good starting point.
6 min
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Initial Configuration

Now that you've got your QuantaStor system up an running, let's get the initial configuration done and start using the storage!
Getting Started
This first video will take you through the initial steps of configuring your system for use including: Adding the license key, changing the admin password, allocating a storage pool, provisioning a storage volume, and assigning that storage to a host.
8 min
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Storage Management Details

This section looks deeper at the various options available in the sections of the Storage Management tab.
License Management
Managing QuantaStor licenses is easy to do with the License Manager. Use this tool to add, activate, or remove a license provided by OS Nexus.
3 min
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Hardware RAID Unit Management
The Enclosures & Controllers stack is where you manage your RAID controller and configure RAID Units. We use these units as a fault tolerant foundation for pools and volumes. This video reviews how to create a new unit and outlines some of the other common commands used with RAID Controllers.
3 min
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Storage Pool Management
A QuantaStor storage pool utilizes strong software RAID to prepare one or more configured hardware RAID Units. With this layerd architecture, QuantaStor has the ability to continuously grow a Pool by combining any number of existing RAID units with any additional units as they are created. This layered architecture allows QuantaStor to leverage the best of both hardware and software RAID technology.
4 min
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High-Availability Configuration

Covers the setup and configuration of High-Availability solutions including HBA SAS, LSI Syncro, and HA Scale-out NAS with integrated GlusterFS technology.
QuantaStor High-Availability Configuration & Demo
Covers High-Availability setup and configuration for shared SAS based HA using SAS HBAs and a shared SAS disk enclosure(s). Starting with the basics of a HA configuration the video ends with a demo of HA setup and fail-over.
14 min
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Disaster-Recovery (DR) / Remote-replication Configuration

Videos covering setup of remote-replication, Disaster Recovery replication schedules, and related topics.
QuantaStor DR Overview, Configuration & Demo
Overview of how to setup remote-replication / disaster recovery replication schedules in QuantaStor followed by a HOW-TO demo which covers setup, replication and rollback.
18 min
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Client Integration Examples

Having an easy to manage storage system is great but it's just a sculpture until your clients get access to the spindles. The following example highlight how to use QuantaStor within an assortment of common environments.
Windows 2008 iSCSI Initiator
This video walks through the process of creating a volume in QuantaStor and assigning it to the iSCSI name (IQN) of a Windows 2008 server. It concludes with the steps required in Windows to map to the new volume.
5 min
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Citrix XenServer iSCSI SR
Here we walk through the creation of a new volume and the mapping to two different XenServer hosts in a XenServer Pool. Using XenCenter we create a new iSCSI SR that can be used for virtual machines in XenServer.
5 min
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VMware iSCSI Datastore
This video walks through the steps to create a new volume on QuantaStor Storage and then assign it as a datastore within vSphere.
6 min
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VMware NFS Datastore
Showing QuantaStor's ease of use as a NAS, here we configure an NFS file share and then map that share as a datastore within VMware's vSphere.
3 min
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QuantaStor Overview

This brief presentation offers a high level review of the various features and benefits of an OS Nexus QuantaStor system 1 min
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