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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How-To Access EMC Atmos Online via CIFS or NFS

 

Publishing an EMC Atmos Folder and Assigning Users

Cloud Attached File Servers map cloud storage to virtual directories of a network drive just like Gladinet Cloud Desktop. The most important difference is that a virtual directory on a CloudAFS server can be accessed by multiple remote clients that are running Gladinet Cloud Desktop or a CIFS (net use) client. Before this can be done, the virtual directory, or one of its subfolders needs to be published. Once the folder has been published, users must be assigned to the folder and granted permission to access it.
Publishing the EMC Atmos Folder
The publishing wizard can be launched from the Published Folder List window shown below:
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The following screen pops up. Choose the EMC Atmos folder to be published and name it.
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Once published, the folder is accessible as shown in the text below.
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Assigning Users and Permissions
Now, all that's left to complete the process is to decide which users will be granted access:
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And we also have to define what those access rights will be.
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View Published Shares Using Computer Management
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Accessing Published EMC Atmos Shares
The published shares can be accessed in Gladinet Cloud Desktop, or mount as network drive with CIFS.
Gladinet Cloud Desktop user can setup Cloud Desktop, to connect to CloudAFS server. After the setup, Cloud Desktop will have all the shares in CloudAFS listed in My Gladinet Drive. There is no need to mount each individual shares.
To setup CloudAFS in Cloud Desktop, open 'Settings' in Gladinet Management Console and click 'Cloud Attached File Server'. Type in the CloudAFS server and port number information and click 'Ok'.

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Users can also access the share with CIFS, without any need for Gladinet Cloud Desktop.
Access to the CIFS share is also directly available in Windows Explorer. Just type the CIFS address in the Windows Explorer address bar. For example, '\\LH-YJ9B38ZY74HL\EMC Common Files'.

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Users can also mount the CIFS share as a network drive. In Windows, open the Command Prompt and type 'net use * \\your CIFS share'.

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