Nasuni Filer initial setup
Nasuni provides managed storage service that offers interesting functionality in the cloud integrated storage space. After installing the Nasuni Filer VM, and browsing to the IP address of the VM:
1. Expand the Nasuni Virtual Filer Cache size:
This disk will house all volumes provisioned on this Filer or brought down from other Filers in this or other sites to make remote shares available to users of this site.
To increase the size of this file – local cache size of this Filer:
- Stop the Nasuni Filer VM. For example, use the Powershell cmdlet Stop-VM, or right-click on the Filer VM in Hyper-V Manager and select shutdown.
- Expand the cache.vhdx file either via Powershell cmdlet from the VM settings in Hyper-V Manager
- Start the Nasuni Filer VM
The Nasuni Filer detects the new cache disk size and expands the cache size accordingly:
Expanding the cache size will be an IO intensive process:
At the end of this process, which takes several minutes, the cache size reflects the new cache.vhdx file size It’s unlcear why the actual cache.vhdx file size takes 110.7 GB on disk for a 500GB cache, while the same file took 1.5GB on disk for 64GB cache. There seems to be no linear correlation..
2. Remove/adjust the default bandwidth restriction:
Since I’m managing the 3 filers in this demo using NMC (Nasuni Management Console), I have to do this step in NMC. In the NMC, click Filers on top, then Quality of Service on the left, check the box next to the desired filer, and click Edit
Click the button next to the QoS rule to edit:
Enter ‘0’ to remove the default 2 Mbps limit, update and save it.