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Set up a QF2 cluster of your own and take it for a spin. Our tutorials and videos will help you learn what QF2 can do.

Each tutorial has a video that demonstrates how to do that particular task, as well as a detailed procedure that walks you through the steps. To see the procedure, click the Show Steps button.

To do the tutorials, you need to have either QF2 for AWS or the VMware OVA file with Qumulo Core software installed. Go here to get them.

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Set up a QF2 cluster

 

Create a Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) virtual cluster on Windows

In this tutorial, you’ll simulate an on-premises QF2 cluster by using VMware virtual machines on a Windows machine to create four nodes.

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Create a Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) virtual cluster on a Mac

In this tutorial, you’ll simulate an on-premises QF2 cluster by using VMware virtual machines on a Mac.

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Tutorials

 

Create an NFS export

In this tutorial, you’ll use the QF2 dashboard to create a Network File System (NFS) export. The export allows NFS clients to share data stored in a particular directory.

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Create an SMB share

In this tutorial, you’ll use the QF2 dashboard to create a Server Message Block (SMB) share. The share allows SMB clients to share data stored in a particular directory.

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Create a quota

In this tutorial, you’ll use the QF2 dashboard to create a quota. Quotas allocate specific amounts of storage to specific directories. Quotas in QF2 are dynamically updated and take effect immediately.

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Continuous replication

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to replicate data. Continuous replication copies data between QF2 clusters at a directory level so you'll need two clusters. You can set up a cluster on another machine or on AWS.

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Create a snapshot

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to take a snapshot on demand and by setting a policy. Snapshots let you preserve the state of a directory at a given point in time.

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Analytics activity by client

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to see which clients are most active in terms of throughput and IOPS.

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Analytics activity by path

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to see which paths are most active in terms of throughput and IOPS.

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Analytics — capacity trends

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to understand how capacity is used on your system over time.

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Analytics — capacity explorer

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to see how capacity is used on your system.

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Analytics — integrated analytics

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to get an overview of what’s happening in your storage system.

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Analytics — IOPS hot spots

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to identify the IOPS hot spots in your system.

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Analytics —throughput hot spots

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to identify the throughput hot spots in your system.

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Network configuration

In this tutorial, you'll use the QF2 dashboard to assign IPv4 static addresses.

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Safe shutdown

This procedure shows you how to safely shut down your cluster.

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See QF2 in action (videos)

 

Integrated analytics in action

See QF2 analytics in a running cluster.

 

Activity by client in action

See activity by client in a running cluster.

 

Activity by path in action

See activity by path in a running cluster.

 

IOPS hot spots in action

See IOPS hot spots in a running cluster.

 

Capacity trends in action

See capacity trends in a running cluster.

 

Multi-node cluster configuration

This video summarizes how to set up a multi-node cluster.

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