Product Documentation

Set up file share

May 30, 2018

The App Layering appliance must be connected to a file share. If you haven’t yet configured a file share, use these instructions.

You can also add storage locations for users’ persistent data and settings, and you can add space to existing storage disks. For more about managing storage, see the article about managing storage.

Requirements

When setting up the appliance’s file share:

  • The file share must be configured using SMB technology.
  • The Service account that the App Layering appliance uses to connect to the file share must have full permissions for that file share.
  • Users require readonly access to the File Sshare, unless the User layer feature is enabled. For details about the file share permissions required for User layers, see Configure security on user layer folders.
  • Ensure that you have the minimum storage space requirement of 40-100GB for your file share. Note: Storage space is expandable. You can add space to a disk, or add other disks to the appliance.

Create the network file share

Configure a file share that uses Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

  • Follow the vendor’s instructions for setting up a file share using the SMB protocol.

Configure the App Layering Appliance to access the file share

Once you have created a file share, configure the App Layering Appliance to attach to it. You can configure the appliance via the App Layering Management Console.

  1. In the Management Console, select System > Settings and Configuration, then scroll down to the network file shares setting and click Edit.

  2. Specify a Type, Path, User name, and Password for the file share.

  3. Click Test Network File Share to see if you can connect to the file share. The test returns a message stating either Success or Failed to mount network file share path.

  4. Once the test returns a Success message, click Save.

Set up file share