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QoreStor 6.0.0 - VM Deployment Guide

Initial login and changing your password

After the QoreStor VM deploymentis complete, you will be prompted to log in. When logging in for the first time with the default credentials, you are required to change the password.

  1. Log on to the QoreStor virtual machine (VM) consoleusing the default credentials:

    username: qsservice

    password: changeme

  2. You will be prompted to enter the current password. Enter changeme.
  3. You will be prompted to enter your new password, and then to confirm it.
  4. Continue to Initial network configuration.

Initial network configuration

After changing the default password, you will be prompted to provide the initial networking information for your environment.

  1. At the Change Hostname page, enter a valid hostname or fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

    NOTE: Hostnames must comply with the standards RFC 1123 and RFC 952. Hostnames may only contain the letters a-z, the numbers 0-9, the "-" (hyphen), and the "." period (or dot).

  2. At the Edit Network Connections page, you will be prompted to edit the network connections. If you are using DHCP, select No. If you are using Static IP, select Yes.
  3. Follow the screen prompts to configure the required network entries and confirm the configuration settings.
  4. After the required network settings are configured, QoreStor will run the initial configuration, which may take up to 3-4 minutes to complete.
  5. Continue to Using the QoreStor Menu.

Using the QoreStor Menu

After the initial configuration, the QoreStor menu will be displayed.

The table below details the configurations available for each menu item. The Administration , QoreStor Maintenance, and QoreStor Stats menu items provide access to additional sub-menues, and are documented separately in the topics linked to below.

NOTE: To navigate the menu, use the arrow keys to select an entry, then press [Enter]. To return to the menu, use the [Tab] key to select Ok or Back, then press [Enter].

 

Table 5:

QoreStor Menu options

Menu item Available configurations

Time

  • Show time and date configuration
  • Configure system clock
  • Sync time to pool.ntp.org
  • Show hardware clock
  • Set hardware clock to system time
  • Change time zone

Login Info

Displays information about which accounts are currently logged into the QoreStor server, and the processes those accounts are using.

Network Info

Displays the current network configuration.

Routing Info

Displays the current routing table.

Storage Usage

Displays the current storage configuration for each filesystem, including:

  • size
  • used space
  • available space
  • used percentage
  • mount path

Storage Layout

Displays the layout per storage device, including:

  • Device name
  • Filesystem type
  • Mountpoint
  • UUID
  • Schedule
  • Model

Administration

Provides options to configure networking, storage, application and operating system configurations. Refer to the section QoreStor Administration

System Info

Displays information about the QoreStor system, including:

  • output of the QoreStor system --show command
  • Management user interface information and credentials
  • license information

QoreStor Stats

Provides access to QoreStor system statistics. Refer to QoreStor Statistics for more information.

QoreStor CLI

Allows access to the QoreStor CLI commands using the qsadmin account. Refer to the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide for more information. To return to the QoreStor Menu from the CLI, type exit at the prompt.

IMPORTANT: You must be logged in as the qsadmin account when executing QoreStor commands.

Service Shell

Allows access to the Service Shell using the qsservice account. The Service Shell is intended for OS and storage maintenance, and as such, the qsservice account has sufficient privileges for those tasks. To return to the QoreStor Menu from the shell, type exit at the prompt.

NOTE: The qsservice account is not intended for executing QoreStor commands. To execute QoreStor commands you must use the qsadmin account. From the Service Shell, you must either change user accounts to the qsadmin account using

#sudo su - qsadmin

or exit to the QoreStor menu and select QoreStor CLI.

QoreStor Administration

The Administration Menu includes the options described in the table below. In addition, the Administration menu includes a status banner that indicates the status of the QoreStor service:

  • Blue: Operational Mode
  • Red: Manual Intervention
  • Yellow: Maintenance Mode
Table 6: Operation menu options
Menu item Available configurations

Network Config

Allows you to edit the network configuration.

Set Hostname

Allows you to change the hostname configuration.

Storage resize

Allows you to increase the storage available to QoreStor. Refer to Storage resizing for more information.

NOTE: In order for additional capacity to be available to QoreStor, QoreStor must be properly licensed for the additional capacity.

QoreStor services

Provides options to check, stop, start, and restart QoreStor services.

QoreStor Update

Provides options to download the Qorestor update package, and update QoreStor if the package is valid.

QoreStor Maintenance Provides access to QoreStor filesystem maintenance utilities and diagnostic management. Refer to QoreStor Maintenance for more information.

QoreStor Advanced Features

Provides options to tune system performance:

  • Replication Tuning - allows you to configure the number of concurrent replication streams. Default value is 1.
  • Buffers TCP Tuning - allows you to change the system buffer configuration up to 1.5 GB.
  • ActiveDS tuning - allows you to enable or disable ActiveDS on the metadata location.

Troubleshooting tools

Provides tools to troubleshoot your QoreStor machine. Consult the documentation for each utility for more information.

  • EPEL Repository - Enables or disables the Oracle EPEL repository.
  • top - allows you to monitor processes and system resource usage.
  • atop - allows you to monitor processes and system resource usage. You will be prompted to install atop on first use.
  • htop - - allows you to monitor processes and system resource usage. You will be prompted to install htop on first use.
  • iotop - allows you to view I/O usage.
  • iftop - allows you to view bandwidth usage. You will be prompted to install iftop on first use.
  • nmon - allows you to monitor processes and system resource usage. You will be prompted to install nmon on first use.
  • glances - - allows you to monitor processes and system resource usage. You will be prompted to install glances on first use.
  • tree - provides a recursive directory listing with a depth-indented listing of files. You will be prompted to install tree on first use.

NOTE: To return to the Troubleshooting tools menu from the selected monitoring tool, press q to quit.

Operating System

Provides options to update, restart, and shutdown the operating system. Also provides an option to update the Open VM Tools installed on the VM (refer to Additional configurations for more information).

Terminal

Provides options to select from a list of terminal emulators. Options are:

  • XTERM
  • XTERM-256
  • ANSI
  • VT220
  • VT110

Color theme

Provides options to change the color theme settings.

Locale Provides the option to select the locale for QoreStor. Currently, the only option is US English.
Proxy Settings

Provides the option to enable proxy settings.

NOTE: Editing or disabling proxy settings requires QoreStor services to be restarted.

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