StorNext Client to Access Xsan Volumn
I am running xsan 2.2(248) on Mac OS X Server 10.6.7 (IP: 10.1.1.1)
storNext file system client 3.5.2 Build 15359 (built for windows XP/2003/vista/2008) AMD64 bits version on windows 7 (IP: 10.1.1.3).
so compatibility is perfectly fine.
StorNext Client License installed. .auth_secret installed.
StorNext "Client Configuration" utility shows XSAN file system mounted, status Available.
Select FSM "DS1"
Active Connections: 2
all look fine.
snadmin > who
CLI 10.1.1.3 connected license is Permanent.
snaadmin > paths
shows all the LUNS and being available.
however, i just can not access the mounted XSAN volume on the window machine. totally access denied.
and seen from the xsan admin on the Mac OS sever, mounted computers do not include the windows storNext machine. and if I try to manually add a remote computer for the windows StorNext machine, at the authentication stage, it is always unreachable or offline.
no firewall on Mac OS X or windows (and as we seen above, windows actually perfectly see and mounts the XSAN, just can not access due to permission issues)....
any clue on what went wrong?
our XSAN was configured by 3rd party before, it seems to be using local OpenDirectory to manage users. anything we need to adjust here?
and is any DNS setting we need to adjust too? basically, the hostname of the windows machine is "Admin-PC" and we can not resolve that name to IP on Mac OS server (Does this matter?)...and the MacOS Xsan Server machine has a hostname of "fcserver.xx.com" (we created a domain name on the local DNS server, not public Domain name at all) and this fcserver.xx.com can not be resolved to IP on the windows StorNext Machine too...anyway, we did not configure anything specially for DNS and we dont need internet access, so we did not bother.
anything wrong with our DNS setup(even all IP based connectivity are working well)?
or anything wrong at the metadata access?
we have been suffering this issue for months and had to use Samba over ethernet for the time being but it is too slow.
Thanks a lot and let me know if you need more info to trouble shot.