Xsan and the acfs (Apple Clustered File System) volumes that Xsan controls can be utilized by Windows and Linux clients. The Windows setup is fairly straight forward, so here we're going to cover setting up a Linux client to mount an Xsan volume using StorNext. First, buy StorNext. Second, register StorNext. Third, make sure your StorNext client can ping the metadata controller over the metadata network by whatever IP address is . Once these items are all done then you can move on to getting ready.