Edit File Server

It is possible to edit the configuration for an existing file server. The steps and options to do so are described below.

To edit the registered file server configuration:

  1. If you need to modify a file server, select the File Servers folder in the navigation pane, select the file servers in the management pane table.

  2. Click on the Edit File Server icon Edit File Server icon in the toolbar.

  3. A dialog opens to allow you to reconfigure the file server. The dialog has three separate tabs:

    • Configuration: A tab containing a form allowing you to edit the following information:

      • Name: The name of the file server in Oracle VM Manager.

      • Access Host: The host name or IP address of the server offering the file system.

      • Uniform Exports: If all Oracle VM Servers in all server pools have access to the same exports on the file server, leave this as the default (checked). If the file server is configured to offer different exports to different server pools, this box should be unchecked and, once you have completed the steps in the wizard, you need to configure Access Groups so that Oracle VM Manager can be made aware of export permissions. See Section 6.4.4, “Access Groups Perspective” for more information.


        Non-uniform exports are not intended for servers within the same server pool. Your NFS server should be configured to, at least, provide the same exports to all of the servers that belong to a particular clustered server pool.

      • Description: Optional information you would like to add about this file server.

      • Admin Host: The host name or IP address where administrative access to the file server is allowed with appropriate credentials. (Only available for non-generic file servers).

      • Admin User Name: A user name with administrator access to the file server. (Only available for non-generic file servers).

      • Admin Password: The administrator password for the user name you entered. (Only available for non-generic file servers).

    • Admin Servers: A tab allowing you to manage which servers are delegated as Admin servers. Admin servers are Oracle VM Servers that are capable of logging into a storage array or file server to perform administrative functions such as extending a file system or creating a new LUN. In the case of an NFS file server, admin servers are only used to validate the file server.

    • Refresh Servers: A tab allowing you to manage which servers are delegated as Refresh servers. Each file system must be assigned at least one refresh server to allow for file system refreshing. During the refresh of a file server, the refresh servers are used to refresh all file systems used across all pools. For this reason it is critical that your refresh server list contains at least one server from each server pool.

  4. When you have finished editing the file server, click OK to save the changes, or Cancel to exit out of the dialog without saving any changes.