Complete the File Server Guided Setup for Qumulo Files Exported to CIFS

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

Go to Guided Setup

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

Server Backup Plan

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

    • 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.

    For more information, see Creating a Server Plan.

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

  2. Click Save.

    The Add file server page appears.

Access Node Configuration

  1. 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.

  2. Click Next

    The Plan page appears.

Select Plan

  1. From the plan list, select the server backup plan that you have created.

  2. Click Next.

    The Backup COntent page appears.

Backup Configuration

  1. To specify the content to be backed up, move the Define your own backup content toggle to the right.

  2. Click Add to select or exclude the content to be backed up.


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

  3. To finish, click Add.