Adding or Editing Storage Nodes
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Adding or Editing Storage Nodes

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Do not define encryption on the storage node.
All data in transit to and from a storage node, and stored in the storage node is encrypted by the CTEA Portal. Additional encryption, for example server-side encryption, will prevent the data from being read or downloaded by the CTERA Portal.

To add or edit a storage node:

  1. For NFS storage nodes, EMC Isilon (NFS), Generic (NFS), and NetApp (NFS):

    1. Log in to the server as root, using SSH.
    2. Create a folder for the NFS mount on the server.
    3. Mount the NFS storage node to each server, except the preview server, by running the following script on each server: mount_storage_node NFS_IP:/NFS_FOLDER
      where NFS_IP is the IP address of the NFS mount point, and NFS_FOLDER is the name of the folder you created on the NFS server.
  2. In the global administration view, select Main > Storage Nodes in the navigation pane.
    The STORAGE NODES page is displayed.

  3. Either,

    • Add a storage node, click New Storage Node.
      The New Storage Node window is displayed.


    • Edit an existing storage node, click the node's name.
      The storage node window is displayed with the storage node name as the window title.
      The details displayed depend on the type of storage node. When editing a storage node you can only edit enabled values, such as Storage Node Name.
  4. Enter the generic details for the storage node. These details are the same for every type of storage node.
    Type – The type of storage node you are adding. When you select the type, more fields are displayed so that you can add the specific details for the storage node, as described for each storage node listed in step 7.
    Storage Node Name – A unique name to identify the storage node.
    Storage Class – The storage class that will include this storage node. After defining the storage node, the storage class cannot be changed.


    The storage classes are defined using CLI. For details, see Defining a Storage Class

    Dedicated to Portal – Dedicate the storage node to one virtual portal selected from the drop-down list. The storage node is used for this virtual portal and no other virtual portal uses it. The virtual portal will only write to storage nodes that are dedicated to it and not to other storage nodes.


    When defining an Amazon S3 storage node and AWS Snowball, you must dedicate the storage node to one virtual portal.

    Once data is written to a dedicated storage node, you cannot change this setting.

  5. Complete the additional fields that are displayed when you choose the type and then click SAVE.

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