Setup Wizard for the Qumulo File Storage Application

When you log on to the Command Center for the first time, a setup wizard guides you through the core setup required by the applications available in the Command Center. After you complete the core setup, complete the setup wizard specific to the Servers application.

The File System package must be installed in the access node.

Before You Begin

To complete the setup wizard for the Servers application, you will need the following access node information:

  • The access node name

  • The host name

  • The credentials that you use to access the access node

  • A server backup plan


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Guided setup, and then click the File server tile.

  2. On the Create server backup plan page, type a name for the plan, then provide information about storage, retention, and backup schedules.

    For more information, see Creating a Server Plan.

    You can skip this step if you created a server plan already.

    • In the Plan name box, enter a name for the plan.

    • In the RPO section, specify how often and when you want to run backups.

      You can also specify other settings, such as which folders to back up, in the other sections.

  3. Click Save.

    The Add file server page appears.

  4. In the Server configuration section, enter the following information:

    • Host name: Enter a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the access node.

      You can enter more than one host name at a time.

    • Username and Password: Enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the access node.

      The administrator must have the permissions for performing a backup and restore operation.

    • OS Type: To select the operating system type of the access node, click the appropriate operating system.

    • To restart the access node, enable the Reboot if required slider.

  5. In the Backup configuration section, enter the following information:

    • Plan Optional: Select the backup plan to use for the access node, and then specify which content you want to back up.
  6. Click Save.

  7. To finish, choose one of the following options:

    • To perform an immediate backup of the client computer (without requiring confirmation), click Back up Now.

      The Job details page appears and displays job status information.

To go to the File Server Dashboard page without performing a backup, click Do it later..