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  • March 6, 2018

New Release of Oracle Linux Storage Appliance Adds Samba Support

Julie Wong
Product Management Director

Oracle Linux Storage Appliance 1.5 is now available for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.  With Oracle Linux Storage Appliance, you can quickly and easily build NFS and Samba shared file systems using NVMe devices attached to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute instances.  It is available at no additional cost with an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscription.

In this new release, we’ve added the ability to export shares using the SMB protocol via Samba.  In addition to NFS, you can now configure SMB export protocol resources for your shares.  Multiple NFS and SMB exports are supported for the same share, and access rights can be restricted based on host names and IP addresses.

To install Oracle Linux Storage Appliance, follow the instructions in the Oracle Linux Storage Appliance Deployment and User's Guide.  To upgrade your existing installation with the latest security updates and version, simply go to the Administration tab in the web interface and select the ‘Update Appliance’ button.  

Creating a Samba share is simple:

1)  Login to the web interface and navigate to the Storage tab.  This page allows you to view, manage, back up, and restore your shares.  Information about its associated NFS and SMB exports, backup status, size and utilization is also available at a glance. 

To add a share, select the ‘Add’ button.

2)  Under the ‘Add export’ dropdown menu select ‘SMB export’ and specify your settings.  You can add multiple NFS and SMB export resources to your share. Click on ‘Create’ and you are done!

You can also add Samba support to an existing share by navigating to the Storage page, selecting the ‘View/Modify’ option under Actions dropdown, and configuring a SMB export protocol resource for the share.

In this release, we’ve also included reporting enhancements to show additional status and services details of your Oracle Linux Storage Appliance.

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