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This guide describes how to configure, deploy, and manage a Netmail Store Cluster Services Node (CSN). Using this guide, a Netmail Store administrator can:

  • Install and configure a Netmail Store CSN.
  • Run and manage a CSN.
  • Configure and manage the Content Router Publisher and Replicator services.

Note: The CSN cannot anticipate all possible desired configurations. As a result, it may not provide administrators as much flexibility compared to manually configuring the network services.

About the Netmail Store Cluster Services Node

The Netmail Store CSN is an integrated services software application that centralizes the services and management information needed to install, upgrade, and monitor a Netmail Store storage cluster onto a single, accessible server with shared configuration. Installed on a dedicated node, CSN simplifies the network services installation process for administrators who are not proficient in Linux-based products or for environments where the network services are not easily available.

The Netmail Store CSN infrastructure is comprised of the following components:

  • Required network services. These services are configured to support a Netmail Store cluster, which include DHCP, PXE/Network Boot, TFTP, Syslog, and NTP.
  • Integrated PXE network boot and configuration server. For Netmail Store nodes booted onto the Netmail Store CSN's internal network.
  • SNMP MIBs. Provides operational and status information for all nodes in the associated Netmail Store cluster, as well as the Content Router Publisher and Replicator services.
  • Content Router and Netmail Store SCSP Proxy. These integrated components are installed and configured for you.
  • Administrative web console. Provides easy configuration of common settings and parameters, as well as access to useful utilities such as updating Netmail Store software versions and backup and restoring configuration files.

The following illustration provides a logical view of the CSN infrastructure. In a dual-network CSN, the primary storage cluster is isolated on a private network. On a single-network CSN, the primary storage cluster is directly addressable.

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