Adding a cache device to NAS Bridge

Every file system you create must be associated with a cache device. You should add cache devices to the NAS Bridge node based on file systems that you plan to create.

Before you begin

You must have an available hard drive defined to the NAS Bridge virtual machine.

Steps

  1. Click Configuration at the top of the web page.
  2. Click Cache Devices.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Type the name of the new cache device.
  5. Select the hard drive for this cache device from the Disk drop-down list.
  6. Click Save.
    When the operation completes, the new cache device is displayed with a status of READY.
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    The cache device is now available for use when adding file systems. Cache device usage will be displayed on the dashboard.
  7. When you are done making changes, export the configuration file.
    1. Click Maintenance > Configuration Exports .
    2. Click Generate Export.
    3. Click the download icon to download the file to your local workstation.
    4. Save the configuration file to a safe location.
      You will need this file to recover the NAS Bridge configuration in case of a failure.