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  • April 6, 2018

Oracle Linux Storage Appliance Now Supports Block Volumes

Julie Wong
Product Management Director

We are pleased to announce the release of Oracle Linux Storage Appliance 1.6.  Oracle Linux Storage Appliance is an Oracle Linux file server that provides a fast and easy way to build shared file systems on Oracle Cloud InfrastructureThe appliance enables you to export files using multiple protocols including NFS version 3 and 4, and SMB version 3 (Samba).

With this new release, you can use block volumes to set up the storage pool to create shared file systems on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.  In addition, the appliance can now be deployed on any of the available Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute shapes, including those without NVMe disks attached.  

To use block volumes to create shared storage, deploy your appliance on an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute shape with no attached NVMe disks (ie. a Standard shape).  You will need to create the block volumes and attach them to the appliance instance.

After you have deployed the appliance, you will be prompted to create the appliance storage pool at initial login to the web interface.

You can then create your shares in a few easy steps. Simply navigate to the Storage page, select the Add button, and configure your share using NFS and/or SMB export protocols and settings. 

Click on the ‘Create’ button and you’re done!

Navigate to the Storage page to view storage status and utilization, and manage your shares.

If you'd like to use NVMe storage to create your shares instead, deploy the appliance on a compute shape that has attached local NVMe disks (ie. a DenseIO shape).

Oracle Linux Storage Appliance is available at no additional cost for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscribers.

If you aren't subscribed already to Oracle Cloud, you can get started with $300 worth of free credits, so why not try it out Oracle Linux and Oracle Linux Storage Appliance today?

For more information, visit the following links:

Oracle Linux Storage Appliance

Oracle Linux Storage Appliance Deployment and User’s Guide

Oracle Linux Storage Appliance 1.6 Custom Image Download for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 

Oracle Linux 7 Administrator's Guide - Shared File System Administration

Oracle Linux Blog

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Blog


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