Xsan hardware requirements in macOS Server
To join an Xsan 5 SAN, computers must meet the following minimum requirements.
If you’re using macOS Server 5.2 on OS X 10.11.6, you have Xsan 4.1.
If you’re using macOS Server 5.2 or later on macOS 10.12, you have Xsan 5.
If you’re using macOS Server 5.4 or later on macOS 10.13 or later, you have Xsan 5.
Xsan 5 clients and controllers must have macOS 10.14 and have the ability to connect to either a Fibre Channel fabric or a wired 1GB network.
Client computers must have at least 4 GB of RAM.
Computers used as metadata controllers must have at least 8 GB of RAM for macOS Server and one SAN volume, plus 2 GB of RAM for each additional SAN volume hosted by the controller.
For example, a controller should have 8 GB of RAM to host one volume, or 10 GB for two volumes.
Supported operating systems
Computers with macOS 10.12 or later can be used as Xsan 5 metadata controllers and clients.
To join an Xsan 5 SAN, Windows, AIX, IRIX, Linux, and Solaris clients must be running Quantum’s StorNext File System.
Supported storage devices
Use only Apple-qualified RAID systems or ALUA-compliant RAID systems for storage devices.
Important: Be sure to install the latest firmware update on your RAID systems before you use them with Xsan.