The web browser based management console allows for administration of the QUADStor VTL system. For Linux installations, if you have SELinux enabled on the system, ensure that you follow the instructions mentioned under "SELINUX CONSIDERATIONS" in http://www.quadstor.com/vtlsupport/145-installation-on-rhel-centos-sles-debian.html
Ensure that the httpd/apache2 server is running on the system.
Alternative the index html page can be accessed by http://<address>/vtindex.html
Once the HTML page loads you would be presented with a menu as shown in the following figure
Each menu "System", "Physical Storage", "Storage Pools" and "Virtual Libraries" is a clickable link. "Physical Libraries" and "Job Management" links are only available with the extended edition product
Securing access to the web interface
With out any additional setup, the web interface can be accessed by any one from a browser. Access can be restricted and secured by simply two steps.
- http authentication using htaccess and htpasswd
- SSL access
Setup is one-time only and is persistent across quadstor upgrades.
1. In the cgi-bin directory create a file called .htaccess
2. Add the following lines to the file
AuthName "QUADStor VTL Authentication"
AuthName "QUADStor VTL Authentication" AuthType Basic AuthUserFile /var/www/cgi-bin/.htpasswd Require valid-user
Create the .htpasswd file
htpasswd -s -b -c /var/www/cgi-bin/.htpasswd webadmin webadmin
Replace "webadmin webadmin" with the desired "username password"
Edit the httpd.conf and add "AllowOverride AuthConfig Limit" to the cgi-bin directory section as below
AllowOverride AuthConfig Limit Options None Order allow,deny Allow from all
cgi-bin and httpd.conf paths
FreeBSD with apache22
FreeBSD with apache1.x
Enabling SSL access
SSL access setup is out of scope of this document. Once you have ssl setup for your OS, access the web page using https:// instead of http://
Also add the SSLRequireSSL directive for the cgi-bin Directory section in httpd.conf. This would force ssl access every time you access the web interface
AllowOverride AuthConfig Limit Options None Order allow,deny Allow from all SSLRequireSSL