Managing remote shares

You can mount remote shares over SSH File System (SSHFS). You then can move Lenovo XClarity Administrator backups from the XClarity Administrator local repository to the remote shares to manage disk space that is available to XClarity Administrator.

Before you begin

You must have lxc-supervisor authority to mount or unmount a remote share.

When using SSH public key authentication to mount a remote share, you must import the SSH public key for the remote server to XClarity Administrator.

About this task

Note: You cannot use the files directly on a remote share. To use the files, you must move them back to the XClarity Administrator local repository.

Currently, only SSHFS is supported.


To add a remote share, complete the following steps.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Administration > Remote Share. The Remote Share page is displayed.
  2. Click the Create (Create icon) icon to create a remote share. The Create Remote Share dialog is displayed.
  3. Specify the IP address of the remote server that hosts the remote share.
  4. Specify the stored credential to use to access the remote share.
    Tip: To create a stored credential, see Managing stored credentials.
  5. Specify the mount point (local directory) on the management server to use for mounting the remote share.
    Important: The path must start with /mnt.
  6. Specify the shared directory (remote server path) to mount as the remote share on the management server.
  7. If authentication is required, enable SSH Key Authentication.
  8. Click Create.
  9. If you chose to use SSH key authentication, select the remote share from the Remote Share page, and click the Import (Import icon) icon to import the SSH public key from the server that hosts the shared directory to XClarity Administrator.
    • If the SSH public key already exists, regenerating the key might cause you to lose connectivity to the existing remote share.

    • You must have lxc-supervisor authority to regenerate an SSH key.

  10. From the Remote Share page, click the Test (Run scheduled job icon) icon to verify the connection to the remote share.

After you finish