Access to Client

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Experiment name: Access to Client of IBM Spectrum NAS

Experiment content:
IBM Spectrum NAS provides local support to both NFS and SMB protocols. It has high compatibility with specifications, and is able to run all the NAS-based applications easily. IBM Spectrum NAS provides a set of rich data management capabilities, including encryption, anti-virus, quota, tiering, snapshot, imaging, transaction-based power-off protection and cluster self-healing. This experiment will lead you to get through how to access the shared directory of NAS in Windows and Linux operation systems. (duration: 10-15min)

Experiment resources:
IBM Spectrum NAS 1.7.0 software
VMware vSphere 6.5
- CenterOS 7 (VM)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (VM)

Access to Client of IBM Spectrum NAS

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  1. Access the data on NAS via SMB protocol on Windows host(Duration: 5 min)
    The Windows host can access the data on NAS via SMB protocol. Before that, we need understand the name and shared IP of the file system on NAS.
    In the left-hand navigation bar, select IBM-NASDemo1[+2]: if the system will prompt you to type the cluster password, type Passw0rd! and click OK to enter the cluster management interface; if you has logged, just ignore it.

    In the NAS management interface, select Filesystem and click Shares, and you will see that the shared name of current NAS is nasshare; click and select nasshare to ensure that SMB protocol has been selected.

    Click Config ->Network ->File systems ->nasdemo in turn to view the shared network information of current NAS. The Public IP addresses of all nodes can be used for SMB connection. (Tips: If the information displayed at the right is incomplete, please restart the management software with the password Passw0rd!)

    After confirming the shared name and shared node IP addresses of NAS, open the file browser in the Windows host, and type \\ in the address bar.

    Type the username and password (ibmnas/passw0rd) in the popping dialog.

    During this process, you may create any file or directory under the folder nasshare, for example, the directory 123.

    Type \\, enter the directory nasshare using the same combination of username and password (ibmnas/passw0rd), then check the resources created on the node, and you will see the same file or directory.
  2. Access the data on NAS viz NFS protocol on Linux host(Duration: 10 min)
    Find the G1Linux shortcut of the tool putty on the desktop of Windows host. Double click to enter the Linux command line interface.

    After logon, execute su -, and type the password of Passw0rd to switch to the root account.
    Then, execute mount -t nfs /mnt to mount the NAS file system onto /mnt.
    Execute df to check whether the mount is successful or not.

    Execute exit to switch back to the g1linux user interface.
    Execute ls –al /mnt to view the shared directory and the directory or file created on Windows.

    At the same time, you may execute touch /mnt/linux.txt to create a file linux.txt under the shared directory.

    Return to the Windows to check whether this file is visible.

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