Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) Xsan 2.2 Configuration Guide

Ivan Lawrence -

This guide uses file included in the following zip:

www.dvsus.com/gold/san/xsan/xsan_install.zip

1. Install the base install of Xsan (2.2), also at this time make sure you have turned Root access on. (Directory utility) 
2. Reboot 
3. Update to the latest version of Xsan through system updates. (2.2.1 as of 6/29/11 - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3927) 
4. Reboot 
5. Open a terminal window. Make sure to use sudo su to get into root access before trying to edit or create files. Create the /etc/systemserialnumbers/xsan file with the serial number in there. Also at that time, change the config.plist in /Library/Filesystems/Xsan/config to include the serial number as well. (you can also change the other default info if you are using the base template) Lastly for this step, in the same location, create a file called fsnameservers and in that file put the meta IP of your meta servers. 
6. Verify you have the meta network cable plugged in and the port set to your meta IP range. If you haven’t zoned the Mac yet, do it now, then Reboot. If you have already zoned the Mac, reboot anyways! 
7. You should now be able to run cvadmin to verify that it sees all the luns it’s supposed to. If it does, I would then try manually mounting one of the filesystems. 
a. mkdir /Volumes/(pick your File System name) 
b. chmod –R 777 /Volumes/(your filesystem name) 
c. mount –t acfs /Volumes/(your filesystem name) Your filesystem name. 
d. Remember this is a temp mount and will disappear if you reboot. 
8. If you get the manual mount to work, then put in the automount.plist into the folder /Library/Filesystems/Xsan/config, and edit it to reflect the filesystems you want automounted. 
9. Final reboot, and you should be good to go.

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