Wasabi Cloud NAS - Download and Installation Instructions
    • 06 Jun 2024
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    Wasabi Cloud NAS - Download and Installation Instructions

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    Article summary

    If you are an existing Wasabi Cloud NAS customer and would like to upgrade to the latest version shown above, simply click on the Check Update button on the WCN app. See screenshot below. This will trigger a download of the latest version.



    This article will walk you through the Wasabi Cloud NAS (WCN) installation prerequisites and basic configuration steps. 


    Below are the minimum system requirements:

    • 64-bit Microsoft Windows® 7/Server 2008 R2/Windows® 8/Server 2012/Server 2012 R2/ Windows® 10/Server 2016/Server 2019/Server 2022 and newer versions supported.

      Microsoft Windows® 7/Server 2008 R2 computers must run at least Service Pack 1 and have the KB976932 and the KB3033929 security updates installed.

    • A minimum of four GB of physical RAM.

    • A minimum of 68 MB of available hard-disk space for installation.

    Account Creation

    1. Sign up for a new Wasabi Cloud NAS, 1 TB, 30 day free trial account, visit Create Wasabi Account

    2. Complete the necessary information, then click Get Started.

    3. You will receive a Welcome email that contains a link to Create Account. Follow the link to complete the account creation process.

      You will be redirected to page where you will create a password for accessing the Wasabi Management Console.

      At this point, you have successfully signed up for a Cloud NAS storage account.

    4. Click Sign in to continue the onboarding process and download the Cloud NAS software.

    5. Click Continue your trial to be redirected to a page where you can download the Cloud NAS software, as shown below.

    6. Download the Cloud NAS Software to the Windows machine where you intend to deploy it.


    Downloading and Installation

    Once the download is complete on the Windows machine (from step 6 above), begin the installation by running the Wasabi Cloud NAS installer file as Administrator.

    1. Click the checkbox to agree to the License terms and conditions. Then, click Next.

    1. Click Install to continue the installation.

    1. Click Finish to complete the installation.

    2. Once the installation is complete, Cloud NAS software will present you with a one-time login screen to enter your Wasabi Cloud NAS Account console credentials, in order to activate the software.

    3. Hit Submit when done. This step accomplishes the following actions:

      • It will create a User in your WCN account and assign it API keys with AmazonS3FullAccess permissions.

      • The Cloud NAS software is connected to the storage account without needing to enter any keys manually.

      A Configuration Wizard is presented to help you pair a source folder with a new bucket in your storage account.

      This is just a quick template to get you started. You will have the ability to add more and different Source folders with other buckets after this step.

    4. Select the appropriate region where you would like the new bucket to be created. You can also change the Bucket Name from the preset name as needed.

    5. Click Configure to submit.

    6. Next, a summary screen shows the basic configuration summary. Click Finish to launch the Configuration interface.

    The Configuration Interface allows you to add more Sources and pair them with different buckets.