Xsan 2 and Xsan 3: Some administrative operations require computers to be online

When using Xsan Admin with Xsan 2 or Xsan 3, some administrative operations can occur only when computers in the SAN are online. Learn which operations require client and metadata controller computers to be online.
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Operations that require computers to be online

These operations require all Xsan client and metadata controller computers to be online:

  • Add or remove metadata controllers
  • Change the metadata network
  • Edit notifications settings

These operations require all Xsan metadata controller computers to be online:

  • Create volume
  • Destroy volume
  • Expand volume
  • Edit volume settings
  • Edit failover priority
  • Rename volume
  • Reinitialize volume
  • Add or remove client computers
  • Edit SAN properties (changing the metadata network also requires Xsan clients to be online)

Operations that are possible while computers are offline

In general, operations that affect a single computer in the SAN can be performed when other computers are offline. Examples:

  • Mount or unmount a volume
  • Check logs and graphs
  • Assign serial numbers on computers using Xsan 2.2 or earlier
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