Let’s look at the necessary steps to get Xsan up and running.
Set up the Fibre Channel network.
Set up the Ethernet network.
Set up SAN users and groups.
Set up RAID arrays.
Install Xsan software on all SAN computers (servers and clients).
Shutdown all components. Power up (in this order) switches, storage, servers, and clients.
Log in to the SAN.
Choose a controller and add clients.
Label and initialize available LUNs.
Add storage pools to volumes.
Add LUNs to storage pools.
Set up status notifications (optional).
Assign folders to storage pools (optional).
Set user and group quotas (optional).
Start the volumes and mount them on clients.