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Set up a file share for the App Layering appliance

Jan 11, 2018

The App Layering appliance must be connected to a network file share.


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 required file share permissions for Users Layers, see User Layer (Labs).
  • Ensure that you have the minimum storage space requirement of 40-100GB for your file share.
    Note: Storage space is expandable, as you can add space to a disk, or other disks to the appliance.


  • For convenience, set up a File Share hosted in your hypervisor.

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.