Deploying a Panzura 6000 Series Filer

Panzura Installation Guide

Enter your information in the following table:

  Your Values
iDRAC IP Address   
Network Setting  In-Line or One Arm Deployment
IP Address/Netmask  
Gateway IP Address  
DNS Server IP Address  
NTP Server   
Access Protocol  SMB/CIFS or NFS or Both
AD Domain  
NETBIOS Domain  
Domain Controller  
AD User Name  
AD Password  
Cloud Service Provider  
Cloud Capacity  
 Cloud Credentials  

Site Preparation

  • Make sure your DNS server is reachable on the LAN1 = bge0 = ix0 interface and can resolve your cloud service provider nodes, and the other filers in the network by hostname

The capitalization used when first configuring the filer host name persists for all CloudFS configuration operations. You cannot change the capitalization at a later time; however, you can change to a different hostname. Changing the hostname does not change the filesystem name.

  • If you are using SMB/CIFS, make sure your AD Server hostname is resolved by your DNS server and reachable on the LAN1 = bge0 = ix0 network.

Port LAN1 was previously known as GB1, and port WAN1 was previously known as GB2.

  • All WAN accelerators such as the Riverbed Steelhead and Cisco WAAS, must bypass all Panzura network traffic. This includes all of the following:
    • WAN accelerators must not be in the network path between Panzura filers.
    • WAN accelerators must not be in the network path between Panzura filers and the cloud.
    • WAN accelerators must not be in the network path between Panzura filers and clients.

Check with your cloud service provider (CSP) or Panzura support for connectivity requirements that are specific to your CSP.

The following ports must be opened for cloud access:

  • Port 22 to
  • Port 443 to
  • Port 22 to other Panzura filers
  • Port 443 and 80 to cloud service provider

Setting Up Your Filer

To install the CMA attachment brackets:

  1. Locate the cable management arm (CMA) attachment bracket marked A and install it at the back of the slide rail marked with the corresponding A.
  2. Align the holes on the bracket with the pins on the slide rail and push the bracket forward until it locks into place.
  3. Repeat the process for the CMA attachment bracket marked B.

To connect your filer to a power source:

For proper safety and performance, the power cord must be rated at least 10A and conform to grounded electrical standards in the country where the product is operated.

  1. Plug the AC power cord or cords into the power receptacle on the rear panel of the filer.
  2. Connect the other end of the power cord into an outlet near the installation site.
  3. Press the System Power button on the front panel of the filer and watch the power indicator to ensure that the system powers up correctly.

If you are using an expansion shelf, power the shelf before powering the filer. When powering down, power down the filer first.

To attach the network cables:

  • Ports LAN1 and WAN1 are located on at the rear panel of your filer.
  • The network connection depends on the deployment mode.

One-arm Deployment

In this mode, the filer is connected to the network through a single interface. The filer is not directly in the traffic path between the internal and external networks.
  • To set up a one-arm deployment:
    1. Attach an RJ-45 Ethernet cable to LAN1. Note: Do not use the WAN1 port.

In-line Deployment

In this mode, the filer is connected to the network by the LAN1 (GB1) and WAN1 (GB2) interfaces.
  • To set up an in-line deployment:
    1. Attach RJ-45 Ethernet cables to ports LAN1 and WAN2.
  • To manage the cables:
    1. Bundle the cables and pull them to clear the system connectors on the left and right sides.
    2. Securely bundle the cables at the back of the system using the Velcro straps.
  • To set up your filer’s interface:
    • You must obtain the IP address assigned to the filer so you can access the Web UI and set the initial configuration.
    • The filer ships with the LAN port configured for DHCP. If a DHCP server is not available, the filer uses the default address
    • It is a best practice and strongly recommended to assign a static IP address to each filer, which you can do from the Setup Wizard after you log in for the first time.
    • The process of obtaining the DHCP address differs for filers hosted on virtual machines and filers installed on physical platforms.
      • Virtual machine filers: If your filer is deployed on a virtual Quick Start Guide machine, obtain the assigned IP address from the management interface on your virtual machine host.
      • Physical filer platforms: For a physical filer platform, you must connect to the console to obtain the address
        1. Power on the filer to begin the set up process.
        2. Connect to the iDRAC port on the filer from a laptop using a crossover Ethernet cable.
        3. Set the laptop IP address statically to the network.
        4. Point your browser to
        5. Log in to the console using the default credentials. The assigned IP address displays when you access the console.

Hardware Specifications

  FD-6200 FD-6600/6700
BTU/hr 5,118 BTU/hr max 5,782 BTU/hr max
Power (100-240V)  Redundant (2x550W)  Redundant (2x750W)
Weight lb (kg)  ~45 lbs/20 kg ~87 lbs/43 kg
Operating temperature 10 to 35oC 10 to 40oC
Operating humidity  10% to 80% noncondensing 5% to 95% noncondensing
Non-operating temperature -40 to 65oC (-40 to 149oF) -40 to 65oC (-40 to 149oF)