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Chapter 6. Configuring the Node
To configure certain cluster parameters, you must modify the node or cluster configuration in one of
the following ways:
• If your cluster boots from a CSN, it is already set up to PXE boot.
See the DX Object Storage Cluster Services Node (CSN) Installation and Configuration Guide for
more information about configuring the DX Storage cluster.
• If your cluster does not boot from a CSN, you can:
• PXE boot the cluster as discussed in the DX Object Storage Getting Started Guide.
• Boot the cluster using a centralized configuration server as discussed in the DX Object Storage
Getting Started Guide.
Because of the variety of ways you can configure your cluster boot options, throughout the DX
Storage documentation, they are referred to collectively as the cluster or node configuration file.
See one of the preceding resources for more information about the tasks required to configure the
The remaining sections in this chapter discuss the following topics:
• Section 6.1, “Option Names and Descriptions”
• Section 6.2, “Managing DX Storage Administrators and Users”
• Section 6.3, “Managing Content Integrity Settings”
• Section 6.4, “Managing Other Stream Replication Settings”
• Section 6.5, “Managing Volumes”
• Section 6.6, “Configuring Power Management Settings”
• Section 6.7, “Managing Other Settings”
6.1. Option Names and Descriptions
All configuration files contain name/value pairs for setting configuration options. The format of the
name/value pair lines is:
name = value
Any white-space before the name field, between the name field and the “=”, and between the “=”
and the value field is ignored.
Parameters and values are case-sensitive. Misspelling parameters or values, entering
parameter names in the incorrect case, or entering illegal parameter values prevents the
node or cluster from booting.
Blank lines and lines beginning with “#” are ignored. If “#” characters appear on a line after the “=”,
they will be considered part of the option’s value field – not as a comment.