Add the Access Nodes for Qumulo File Storage

Add the Qumulo File Storage access nodes.

Before You Begin

  • You need the following information:

    • Host name

    • User name and password

    • OS type

  • Ensure that your access node meets hardware specifications to back up the NFS exports. For more information, see Hardware Specifications for Access Nodes.

Start the Configuration Wizard

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > File servers.

    The Overview page appears.

  2. Go to the File servers tab and, in the upper-right area of the page, click Add server.

    The Configure file server page appears.

  3. Select Qumulo file storage as the server type and click Next.

    The Add Qumulo File Storage page appears.

Access Node Configuration

  1. In the Name box, enter a name for the server.

  2. In the Qumulo cluster box, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the host.

  3. For Qumulo account, enter credentials or use saved credentials—for a local Qumulo cluster user.

    For permissions that the Qumulo cluster user must have, see Permissions for Qumulo File Storage.

  4. Click Next.

    The Plan page of the configuration wizard appears.


  1. From the Plan list, select the server plan to use for the server.

  2. Click Next.

    The Backup method page of the configuration wizard appears.

Backup Method

  1. To configure CIFS share backups, move the CIFS toggle key to the right.

    To configure NFS exports backups, move the NFS toggle key to the right.

  2. From the Access nodes list, select the access nodes to use for the server.


    All the access nodes that you select must have the same feature release.

  3. For CIFS backups, to specify the credentials that are used to access the data, click the Edit button, and then enter the credentials.

Backup Content

  1. To modify the content that is backed up by the default subclient, for Backup Content, click Edit, and then select the content.


    The path name is case sensitive. You can perform a browse operation to select content.

    By default, the default subclient backs up all the content.

    For more information about customizing the backup content, see Customizing the Backup Content for a Server.

  2. Click Add.