OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Xsan Setup Guide (GUI based)

Brandon Hart -

This guide applies to Macs running 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9

1. Open the System Preferences panel, and got to Xsan

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 2. Unlock if needed (1), and then Enable Xsan (2)

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3. REBOOT!

4. Navigate to the /Library/Preferences/Xsan folder

     a. open the Finder and go to Library

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      b. Then to Preferences

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     c. Then to Xsan

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5. Create the files needed (fsnameservers and config.plist)

6. Edit the fsnameserver file to include the IP(s) of your metadata servers

7. Edit the config.plist to change

<key>metadataNetwork</key>
        <string>10.0.0.0/24</string>

   To the IP range that your metadata network is in.

8. Reboot

9. Go back into the System Preferences then to Xsan

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10. Unlock if needed (1) select the filesystem (2) then click mount (3)

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When creating the config.plist. use the below for the text:

  • <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
            <key>computers</key>
            <array/>
            <key>metadataNetwork</key>
            <string>10.0.0.0/24</string>
            <key>ownerEmail</key>
            <string></string>
            <key>ownerName</key>
            <string></string>
            <key>role</key>
            <string>CLIENT</string>
            <key>sanName</key>
            <string>DVS Test SAN</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>
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