This section deals primarily with navigating your SoftNAS® instance, and includes high level overviews of the product's menus, as well as an introduction to our Getting Started Checklist.
WhenSoftNAS StorageCenteris first started, theGetting Started Checklistwill be displayed. This helper provides a set of step-by-step, on-screen instructions designed to make initial configuration, setup, and use ofSoftNAS®faster and easier for first-time users.
Follow the instructions below to access the Getting Started Checklist.
Log in to the SoftNAS StorageCenter.
Be sure to enter your password correctly. Five unsuccessful attempts will prompt ReCaptcha to protect your account.
Select Getting Started from the Storage Administration pane
TheGetting Started Checklisthas various introductory steps for initial configuration needs.
Click the step to be configured.
It is best to follow the same order of steps as mentioned in the checklist.
Refer and follow the instructions specified in theInstruction Boxfor completing the selected step
ClickHelpfor more information and detailed instructions on how to configure the item in the selected step.
ClickConfigure Nowto launch the configuration settings window for the step.
When the configuration task for the selected step is completed, click the checkbox in front of that step. The step will be marked off the list to show that it is completed.
Repeat the above procedure for all tasks of each configuration step.
When all the initial configuration steps are completed, un-check the box in theShow this screen on startupfield below the configuration area.
This setting may also be accessed viaSoftNAS StorageCenter > Administrator > Other Settings > Show/Hide.
Set the Notification/Administrator Email.
To set your administrator email, follow the instructions found inhere.
An administrator email must be set in order to monitor the health of SoftNAS instances/virtual machines. Critical alerts will be sent to this email address, such as: