Easily set up shared storage on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle Linux Storage Appliance provides a fast and easy way to build NFS and Samba shared storage using NVMe devices or block volumes attached to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute instances. It utilizes the NFS and Samba features you are already familiar with from Oracle Linux but packaged in an appliance developed for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The appliance allows you to create NFS and Samba shared file systems using your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account with bare metal or VM shaped instances.
Version 2.0 (Autonomous Linux)
- This release is based on Oracle Autonomous Linux.
- Support for the Autonomous Linux notification and update window features that can be configured from the administration web interface.
- Support for updated Oracle Linux 7.9 base image.
- Microsoft Active Directory support for greater integration with Windows domain networks. Oracle Linux Storage Appliance can now authenticate users defined in the Active Directory server, and authorize or restrict access to Samba shared file system directories implementing the Server Message Block (SMB) export protocol.
- Support for migrating the appliance to a new compute instance
- Support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure dynamic groups through instance principals
- A command-line tool auto-generates NFS export mount and SMB export map commands to mount exports in your cloud tenancy.
- Appliance platform information including the OCI shape type, instance name, and creation timestamp are now displayed on the 'Appliance' page.
- Maintenance update release includes bug and UI fixes
- Oracle Linux 7.5 support
- Support for block volumes to create the storage pool
- Compatible on all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute shapes
- Block volumes can be used to create the storage pool when the appliance is deployed on a compute shape with no NVMe disks attached.
- Support for SMB exports via Samba
- Multiple NFS / SMB export support for the same share
- Storage page enhancements for Samba shares and SMB exports
- Appliance status and availability reporting enhancements
Supported Export Protocols
- Network File System (NFS) version 3 and 4
- Windows Server Message Block (SMB) version 3 (Samba)