Setting Up for SNAP HA™
To set up SoftNAS for SNAP HA™, log into the SoftNAS® instances and access storage via the SoftNAS StorageCenter™ interface. Via the SoftNAS StorageCenter™ interface, set up SoftNAS® with the required Disk Devices, Storage Pools, and Volumes. Once this is complete for both instances, set up replication and SoftNAS SNAP HA™.
Log In to SoftNAS StorageCenter™
Logging in to SoftNAS StorageCenter™ requires the public IP of the SoftNAS® instance, as well as the Instance ID (default password).
- Obtain the virtual private IP of the SoftNAS® instance, as listed on the Instances screen. (the one outside the CIDR block of the VPC instances)
- Select the desired SoftNAS® instance.
- Copy the Instance ID.
- Navigate a local web browser to https://[Virtual Private IP of the instance]. (the one outside the CIDR block of the VPC instances)
- When prompted, use "softnas" as the username and the Instance ID (e.g., "i-99abc991") as the password. Change the password when convenient as dictated by security best practices.
The SoftNAS StorageCenter™ interface will load.
Setting Up SoftNAS®
After accessing the SoftNAS StorageCenter™ interface, set up the Disk Devices, Storage Pools, and Volumes that will ultimately be required for SNAP HA™.
For more information, see the document SoftNAS Installation Guide.
Note: When setting up storage pools for replication, they must have the same name or replication will not work properly. Also, a volume must be created on the source side node.