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  1. Configure ports for firewalls in VMware (on-premise) virtual machines, and Security Groups for Amazon Web Services instances or Microsoft Azure virtual machines. For more information about the ports required for SoftNAS Cloud® Platinum™components, see Configuring Ports and Security Groups for Platinum BetaFeatures. For information on common ports and security group rules for SoftNAS Cloud traffic, see TCP/UDP ports required for accessing SoftNAS volumes.

    Note: Configure port 8888  inbound rules for both UDP and TCP if you intend to use UltraFast™ to improve the speed of data transfer. 

    Note: Network Security groups can be set up for each of the nodes to be used in the configuration.  It is also acceptable to use a common Network Security Group. 

  2. Configure FlexFiles Settings on each node. See Configuring FlexFiles Settings for more information.

  3. If you intend to improve data transfer performance by leveraging SoftNAS UltraFast™, configure it between source and target nodes according to the instructions found in the SoftNAS® UltraFast™ section.

  4. Make sure you have downloaded any templates required for your current use case to the computer being used to create your configuration.