Use a private network for Xsan metadata in macOS Server

Learn how to change to a private metadata network after you create a storage area network (SAN) in macOS Server.

When you create a SAN in OS X Yosemite or later, Xsan metadata traffic uses the server’s public network. After you create the SAN, you can use a terminal command to change to a private network if:

  • All Xsan metadata controllers use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 or later
  • All SAN members are connected to the public network and the private network

Change a private metadata network

  1. In macOS Server, open Terminal.
  2. Use this sudo command:
    sudo xsanctl changeIP oldIP newIP

Replace oldIP with the IP address of the metadata controller on your public network. Replace newIP with the IP address of your private metadata network.

Published Date:Tue Sep 20 19:29:49 GMT 2016