OSNEXUS QuantaStor Documentation
Welcome to the OSNEXUS QuantaStor online documentation site. The following guides and sections cover all aspects of QuantaStor SDS configuration from installation to integration with 3rd party software. General information on key product features and product screenshots can be found on the main product site here: http://www.osnexus.com.
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Free Trial Edition & Community Edition Download
The QuantaStor SDS v4 ISO image and license keys for Trial Edition (128TB) and Community Edition (20TB) are available for download here.
QuantaStor SDS uses a single ISO image for all editions. Features are license key controlled so a Community Edition appliance can be upgraded to Enterprise Edition with a license key upgrade.
Solution Design Guide and HCL
Before building a QuantaStor appliance, please review our solution design and hardware compatibility guides to ensure that you're hardware is properly matched to the use case and storage pool type(s) to be deployed.
- Covers general QuantaStor SDS solution engineering and design guidelines
- List of tested and recommended hardware
Installation, Administration, and Host Configuration
- The Installation Guide takes you step-by-step through the process of installing the QuantaStor Storage System OS on your server hardware from our ISO media. If you are using a QuantaStor virtual appliance, you can skip the installation guide and proceed to the Getting Started Guide for initial configuration instructions and the Administrators Guide for more advanced configuration.
- The Getting Started Guide focuses on the initial configuration of your storage system after you have installed QuantaStor.
- The Administrators Guide covers all aspects of managing QuantaStor appliances and storage system grids.
Advanced Administration Guides
- Remote-replication / Disaster Recovery Administrators Guide
- Clustered HA SAN/NAS with JBOD back-end
- Clustered HA SAN/NAS with iSCSI/FC SAN back-end
- Scale-out NAS Administrators Guide (GlusterFS-based)
- Scale-out SAN Administrators Guide (Ceph-based)
- Scale-out Object Administrators Guide (Ceph-based)
- The Web Admin Guide provides detail for the dialogues available in the WebUI.
- The User's Guide focuses on host side configuration steps, such as multipath configuration and iSCSI initiator configuration.
- Detailed instructions on how to setup the SNMP agent to send SNMP traps.
- The CLI User's Guide documents in detail all of the storage management commands that can be executed via the 'qs' utility both within the system or remotely via with Windows 'qs' remote management CLI.
- The Developers Guide outlines how one can manage the storage system directly using REST API calls from your own applications.
- Details on how to write custom scripts to augment various operations like system started/shutdown, storage pool start/stop, etc.
- Storage Pool I/O Tuning and I/O Performance best practices.
- Various troubleshooting topics ranging from login issues to driver upgrades.
- Instructions on how to build new device drivers for newly released hardware
- Instructions on how to create custom entries for SMB/NFS access which are ignored by QuantaStor
- Information on how to Generate and Install Custom SSL Certificates and set Custom TLS security settings.
- Information on how to customize the ssh service to enforce strong Cipher and Key Exchange Algorithms for SSH communication.
- Guide outlines how to block NFS, CIFS, iSCSI and other protocol access in order to further lock down an appliance.
- Information on enabling multi-factor authentication using DUO.
- How to apply security patches and get detail on what patches apply to QuantaStor
- IPsec can be used to encrypt traffic for NFS and other protocols
- Provides cloud monitoring and near real-time system stats
- Use PagerDuty to get notified of call-home appliance alerts to your IT team with an advanced ticketing system.
- Use Librato to collect and view a dashboard metrics on utilization and other stats from your QuantaStor appliances.
- The Hadoop Integration Guide gives you an overview of the installation steps to get Hadoop running in your QuantaStor grid.
- Monitoring and metrics platform integration, more information available here.
- An overview of QuantaStor configuration steps for use with Avid.
- Documentation on how to install the R1Soft Backup Agent
- Documentation on setting up Gladinet enterprise cloud file storage solution on QuantaStor. Solution is similar to Dropbox.
- Documentation on setting up OpenStack Cinder to use the QuantaStor Cinder Driver.
- Monitoring via the Zabbix platform, more information available here.
- Overview of how to access your files in your network shares directly via HTTP
- Plug-in module for Microsoft Virtual Shadow Copy Services (VSS) support
- Installation of SolarWinds MSP client into QuantaStor SDS
- Dropbox based Cloud Containers enable NFS/SMB based access to Dropbox folders via any QuantaStor SDS appliance
The QuantaStor End User License Agreement (EULA) is available in the License Manager of every QuantaStor Appliance when you click the 'Add License' button. A Copy of the QuantaStor EULA is also available here.
QuantaStor Support Guidelines
The guidelines for the QuantaStor support levels and how to contact support are detailed in the Support Guidelines document at the below link. This document is also available on the Contact Support page on the OSNEXUS website.
QuantaStor Terms of Support and Maintenance Agreement
The QuantaStor Terms of Support and Maintenance Agreement (Support Agreement) is available on the OSNEXUS Website at the below link.
Open Source / 3rd Party Software Licenses
QuantaStor SDS is Linux based and ISO media includes numerous open source packages. These three links provide detail into the open-source copyright notices for all 3rd Party software packages that are included with the QuantaStor SDS v4 ISO.
Product Release Change Log and Security Updates
- Details of what features and fixes are included with each QuantaStor release
- Details of what Linux security updates impact QuantaStor and how to update your appliance
- Details on product version end-of-life dates and notifications
- Covers aspects of the internal architecture of the storage system.
- Glossary of terms and concepts used in managing various aspects of a QuantaStor storage system.