Xsan: Compatibility of SAN clients with Xsan and StorNext controllers

Learn which versions of StorNext can be used in the same SAN with Xsan controllers, and which versions of Xsan can be used in the same SAN with StorNext controllers.

Xsan Metadata Controller Compatibility with StorNext Clients

Xsan controller StorNext File System client StorNext FX client
  StorNext 5.0 StorNext 4.7 StorNext 4.6 StorNext 4.0 through 4.3 StorNext 3.5.3 StorNext 3.5.2 or StorNext 3.5 or 3.5.1 StorNext 3.1.2 through 3.1.5 StorNext FX 4.7 StorNext FX 2.2 StorNext FX 2.0
Xsan 3.1          
Xsan 3          
Xsan 2.3                  
Xsan 2.1 through 2.2.2            
Xsan 2.0                  

StorNext Metadata Controller Compatibility with Xsan Clients

StorNext controller Xsan client
  Xsan 3.1
(OS X Mavericks)
Xsan 3
(OS X Mountain Lion)
Xsan 2.3
(OS X Lion)
Xsan 2.2 through 2.2.2
(Mac OS X v10.5 or 10.6)
Xsan 2 through 2.1.1
(Mac OS X v10.5)
StorNext 5.0      
StorNext 4.7  
StorNext 4.6  
StorNext 4.2.1 through 4.3  
StorNext 4.2.0        
StorNext 4.1.1 through 4.1.3    
StorNext 4.0 through 4.1      
StorNext 3.5.0 through 3.5.3      
StorNext 3.1.2 through 3.1.5        
StorNext M330, M440 or M660 See the entry in this table for the StorNext File System version running on the metadata appliance.
  • StorNext 4.x controllers must have fast reverse path lookup (RPL) enabled; see this article.
  • For detailed information about which Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server versions are compatible with each Xsan version, see this article.
  • For more information about which Xsan client versions are compatible with each Xsan controller version, see this article.
  • Some filesystem features are not supported when Xsan clients mount volumes hosted by StorNext controllers; see this article.
  • Some older StorNext releases may no longer be supported or available. See the Quantum support webpage for more information.
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Last Modified: Jan 3, 2014
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