Soflayer 3

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QuantaStor's Cloud Containers feature enables one to setup a NAS Gateway to IBM Softlayer S3 cloud storage buckets.

Overview Configuration Steps

  • Login to your Softlayer account using your IBMID at https://control.softlayer.com/
  • Navigate to "Storage" and then select "Object Storage"
  • For S3 access select the account with S3 protocol enabled

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  • Select "Access & Permissions" to get your access keys

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Add provider credentials to the Softlayer S3 provider within QuantaStor

Select the "Softlayer S3" provider in the Quantastor UI to enter the credentials. Add the Username and API key.

Create/Add Cloud Container(s)

Now navigate to the Cloud Containers section and then Import or Create a new Cloud Container using the Softlayer S3 credentials you entered before. Note that after you create a new container you will find a Network Share listed in the main Storage Management -> Network Shares section which represents the container and makes it accessible via NFS and SMB.