Oracle Linux Storage Appliance


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.

What's New

Version 1.8

  • 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.

Version 1.7

  • 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.

Version 1.6.1

  • Maintenance update release includes bug and UI fixes
  • Oracle Linux 7.5 support

Version 1.6

  • 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.

Version 1.5

  • 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)

Getting Started

  • Oracle Linux Storage Appliance instances can be easily launched on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) using the embedded Marketplace. You can deploy the image directly from the Marketplace on your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute instance. 
  • To access the Marketplace from the OCI console, click the top left navigation menu.  Then under Solutions, Platform and Edge, select Marketplace.  Find and select the Oracle Linux Storage Appliance application and click through the launch instructions to easily deploy the instance with a few clicks.  

    The Oracle Linux KVM image is also accessible from the public Oracle Cloud Marketplace

  • Alternatively, the Oracle Linux Storage Appliance can also be deployed using the custom image import feature in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Review the information on importing an image in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute here.  To download the Oracle Linux Storage Appliance, import the custom image from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console using the URL located here.
  • Review the Oracle Linux Storage Appliance Deployment and User's Guide and follow the steps to deploy the appliance, and to launch the web console.

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