Specify the cluster character encoding

You can modify the character encoding set for theIsilon cluster after installation.

About this task

Only OneFS-supported character sets are available for selection. UTF-8 is the default character set for OneFS nodes.
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If the cluster character encoding is not set to UTF-8, SMB share names are case-sensitive.

You must restart the cluster to apply character encoding changes.

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Character encoding is typically established during installation of the cluster. Modifying the character encoding setting after installation may render files unreadable if done incorrectly. Modify settings only if necessary after consultation with Isilon Technical Support.


  1. Click File System Management > File System Settings > Character Encoding.
  2. Optional: From the Character encoding list, select the character-encoding set that you want to use.
  3. Click Save Changes, and then click Yes to acknowledge that the encoding change becomes effective after the cluster is restarted.
  4. Restart the cluster.


After the cluster restarts, the OneFS web administration interface reflects your change.