• Use cases
  • Terminology
  • Support and upgrade considerations
  • Customer site requirements
  • Scale ("limits and limitations")

Installing Gesher

  • The customer receives an F42xx system along with a Gesher Node, a switch and a patch panel
  • This means that we need a FRU document for this and an Hardware overview for the customer
  • Upgrades
    • INFINIDAT Support will contact the customer on any software upgrade
    • Will we nee Release Notes to list the content that we release on each upgrade?


The file server

  • Overview of the fileserver
  • Accessing the fileserver
    • Allowed operations
  • Fileserver states
  • System shutdown-restart-recovery
  • Health monitoring and states

Creating a fileserver

The InfiniBox fileserver represents a Windows failover cluster. 

To create a fileserver:

  1. On the left-side menu, click on the Fileservers icon. The Fileservers screen opens. 
  2. Click Create Fileserver.
  3. On the Create Fileserver screen, fill in the following fields:

    1. New Fileserver name
    2. DNS Suffix - domain name
    3. Domain name - active directory domain name
    4. Domain username - active directory
    5. Domain password - active directory
    6. Gateway - network default gateway IP
    7. SMB access IP - fileserver IP
    8. SMB access name - fileserver name
    9. DNS - DNS server(s)
    10. Management IP - fileserver management IP
    11. MTU - network MTU
    12. Netmask - network netmask
    13. OU path - Active Directory Org Unit
    14. Pool size - fileserver size
    15. Reserve space for previous versions - the percentage of the filesystem size that is kept for previous filesystem versions. This attribute is common to all of the filesystems under the same fileserver
  4. Click Create. The fileserver creation starts.

The fileserver dashboard

The fileserver dashboard displays the following fileserver attributes:

  • State
  • Complete
  • IP address
  • Active on
  • Filesystems
  • AD domain
  • Active since
  • Shares
  • Capacity
  • Allocated
  • Free

Resizing a fileserver

The pool can be resized as needed, in order to accommodate the fileservers increasing capacity.

To resize a fileserver:

  1. Right-click a fileserver and select Resize Fileserver from the menu. The Fileserver screen opens.
  2. Resize the fileserver. Click Resize.

Domain connection and GPO

  • Overview - the fileserver is connected to the domain in order to to serve the customer servers
  • The relation between the organizational unit and the group policy


Creating a filesystem

To create a filesystem:

  1. Click the Filesystems tab.
  2. Click the Create Filesystem button. The Create Filesystem screen opens.
  3. Select a fileserver from the drop-down list
  4. Provide a name for the new filesystem
  5. Set the filesystem size
  6. Click Create. The fileserver is created and is visible on the Filesystems tab.

Creating a snapshot

  • TBD The functionality is not available on

Creating a file share

To create a filesystem share:

  1. Click the Shares tab.
  2. Click the Create Share button. The Create Share screen opens.
  3. Fill in the following attributes:
    1. Fileserver name
    2. Filesystem name
    3. Share name
    4. Internal path
    5. Capacity quota
  4. Click Create. The share is created and is visible on the Shares screen.

Resizing a share

  1. On the Shares tab, mouse-over a share and select Resize Share from the pop-up menu. The Resize Share screen opens.
  2. Change the Capacity Quota as needed and click the Resize button. The share is resized.

Deleting a share

  1. On the Shares tab, mouse-over a share and select Delete Share from the pop-up menu. A warning screen opens.
  2. Approve the deletion. The share is deleted.

Modifying the access control list


Replication and DR

Antivirus setup

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