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QoreStor 7.0.1 - User Guide

Introducing QoreStor Setting up your QoreStor system Configuring QoreStor settings Managing containers Managing local storage Managing cloud storage Managing replications Managing Users Monitoring the QoreStor system Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting [[[Missing Linked File System.LinkedTitle]]]

Configuring QoreStor with the Configuration Menu

The sections below contain the steps and information required to configure the QoreStor server for the first time.

Initial login and changing your password

After the QoreStor is 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. on to the QoreStor using 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 6:

QoreStor Menu options

Menu item Available configurations


  • Show time and date configuration
  • Configure system clock
  • Sync time to
  • 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


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 run 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.

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