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  • September 13, 2017

Quickly create a high performance NFS server in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using Oracle Linux

To make it easy for customers that rely heavily on an NFS server for their on-premises applications, we created an Oracle Linux Storage Appliance image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

There are times where you want to be able to provide a really fast shared filesystem to multiple instances. eg. a shared 'Oracle Home'  or in the applications world a shared APPLTOP. It is really easy to set up a Linux NFS server but we decided to go beyond DIY and we created one for you.

The Linux Storage Appliance image available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure uses Oracle Linux 7 on your choice of either a BM dense IO (28.8TB NVMe/512G) node or BM high IO (12.8TB NVMe/512G) node. When you deploy the LSA image, at first boot, it automatically detects the NVMe volumes, creates a big raid with filesystems on top and starts a simple webserver that lets you create new shares, see log files,  see the status of the server etc.

We have a roadmap of items that we are working on, such as auto-restart, backup to object storage, iscsi volume support as an alternative to NVMe to create smaller setups, etc...

The Linux Storage Appliance image is provided for everyone to use, it runs within your own tenancy and with your own resource quota for the servers it is deployed on.

You can find more details here

Here are a few screenshots to give you an idea:
















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