- 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.
- Configure FlexFiles Settings on each node. See Configuring FlexFiles Settings for more information.
- 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.
- Make sure you have downloaded any templates required for your current use case to the computer being used to create your configuration.