StarWind® Manager Installation and Configuration Guidance

Published: July 2017

StarWind Manager serves to provide administrators with the ability to deploy, manage and monitor Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Ceph-based clusters from a single interface. Additionally, the software can be used to collect the in-depth performance and health statistics from the local infrastructure, simplifying the everyday tasks of system administrators.

The guide describes StarWind Manager configuration process using the following setup:

StarWind Manager Core Service, acting as a central element for coordinating, analyzing and providing a set of interfaces for interaction with it, is deployed on the Client PC. StarWind Manager Agents are installed on servers that need to be managed – “Managed Server 1” and “Managed Server 2”.

The first step is to install StarWind Manager Agents by launching the downloaded setup file on “Managed Server 1” and “Managed Server 2”. After this, StarWind Manager Core Service must be installed.

Next, the servers must be added to StarWind Manager Web Console. Here, it is necessary to open a web browser on the Client PC, where StarWind Manager Core Service was installed, and log in to StarWind Manager Web Console.

Afterward, to monitor the infrastructure, each server that has StarWind Manager Agent installed, must be added to the StarWind Manager Cluster and its desired server name and IP address must be specified.

After “Server 1” has been successfully added to the list, the main Dashboard displaying general server information will appear.

When navigating to “Performance” tab, a dashboard with current workload metrics will show up.

If choosing “Storage Spaces Direct” tab, a dashboard, consisting of several widgets and tables showing the most important S2D Cluster information and parameters, will appear.

After this, “Server 2” can be added to StarWind Manager Web Console.

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