Is This the Right Guide for You?
To keep setup instructions simple, this guide assumes:
You’re setting up a SAN for the first time using new computers and RAID systems
right out of the box.
Your SAN computers are running Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server version 10.6 (Snow
You’ll let Xsan set up a SAN directory service on your metadata controllers.
You’ll use the Xsan Admin application to create SAN user accounts.
You’ll choose a standard SAN volume type and let Xsan organize your storage pools.
You’ll let the Xsan setup assistant configure your private metadata network settings.
To reuse existing computers while following this guide, perform a clean installation of
Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server v10.6 on each computer before you begin.
If you want more control over the underlying organization of your SAN volumes or
directory services, you can find more general instructions in the Xsan 2 Administrator
Guide on the Xsan Install Disc and at www.apple.com/xsan/resources/.
Setting Up a SAN
If you already have a SAN that you want to upgrade to Xsan 2, you’ll find instructions in
the Xsan 2 Migration Guide at www.apple.com/xsan/resources/.