Manage Mount Volumes in Xsan 4

BlackF1re's picture

Hello everybody.
I have a question, maybe it's simple.

I actually have an Xsan 4 with a first Volume 1 created and regularly mounted on all my 8x clients connected.

Now i have to add a second volume with a new array, but some clients will have to mount only the first, some clients only the second, and some clients both volumes.

Now that the Xsan Admin is gone, how can i manage the mount of multiple volumes using the new profiler system?

Thank you very much for your time

csanchez's picture

If you manually unmount a volume on a client with "xsanctl unmount VolumeName", the client remembers that (in /Library/Preferences/Xsan/automount.plist) and won't automatically mount that volume again. If you need to get the volume mounted again, just manually mount with "xsanctl mount VolumeName".

Check out Apple Remote Desktop's Send Unix command if you need to do this on a bunch of Macs simultaneously.

BlackF1re's picture

So in short, i add the second volume, i create the new profile of the Xsan and install it on the clients, mounting both volumes, then i unmount manually the volume i want on the single client.

Understood correctly?

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csanchez's picture

yup

Nolf's picture

Guys if I understand correctly , the version 4 is not present xsan Paneda control ? All transactions are done through the console?

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Nolf wrote:

Guys if I understand correctly , the version 4 is not present xsan Paneda control ? All transactions are done through the console?

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Guys if I understand correctly , the version 4 is not present xsan panel control ? All transactions are done through the console?

-=Learning is never too late=-