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Openvault is VMware Ready and Citrix Ready.
Openvault is unique in that it supports any combination of IP, Fibre Channel or InfiniBand network fabrics simultaneously.
Run Gigabit iSCSI now and move to 10 Gigabit iSCSI next year without changing your storage hardware. Simply purchase a supported 10 Gigabit Ethernet network adapter and install it into your storage server.
Consolidate legacy Fibre Channel storage while at the same time run 10 Gigabit iSCSI on the same storage hardware.
Dramatic reductions in complexity means reduced running costs for your organisation.
Run any combination of iSCSI, Fibre Channel or SRP.
Advanced iSCSI Features
Openvault supports advanced iSCSI features including:
Openvault supports various types of devices for the SAN targets. This includes:
Users can be authenticated based on their:
Openvault also supports IP address restrictions.
Group Based Security
Users are placed into groups. Devices are then assigned to these groups. This is how you control device access for each client machine connecting to the SAN.
Users are added to groups. Devices are then assigned. These are the devices the users will see when they connect to the SAN. In the "mail.group" group, users "backup" and "mail" share the same disk. In the "nfs1.group" and "nfs2.group" groups, each user has their own dedicated disks.
Using disk images as the target devices means you can benefit from the thin provisioning feature.
What is thin provisioning? When disk images are created, the total size of the disk image is not fully allocated on the underlying filesystem. Rather storage is only allocated when it needs to be. This happens without any configuration in the the client connecting to the SAN.
Examples of disk images. The "In Use" column shows the actual allocated storage on the underlying filesystem.
New volume groups are creating from physical volumes in the control panel.
Logical volumes can then be created quickly and easily from the volume groups. These volumes can then be exported as SAN devices or used as image stores for disk images.
Snaphots can be created from existing volumes within seconds.
This allows the administrator to create a new block device which presents an exact copy of a logical volume, frozen at that point in time. Typically this would be used when a backup needs to be performed on the logical volume, but you don't want to halt a live system that is changing the data.
Hot Add and Hot Remove
Devices, users and groups can be added or removed while the SAN is running and without disruption to the existing connected client machines.
Openvault synchronous and asynchronous volume replication. Volumes on the server can be replicated in realtime with another storage server. This allows you to create high availability setups.
The Failover service allows services to be load balanced between two Openvault servers. It supports multiple IP based storage services including iSCSI, NFS, Samba and GlusterFS.
Network File System is supported by Openvault. The interface makes it easy to add, edit or remove NFS exports.
GlusterFS is a general purpose parallel distributed filesystem capable of scaling to several petabytes and handling thousands of clients. GlusterFS clusters together storage servers, aggregating storage resources and managing data into a single global filesystem.
The graph based system monitoring allows you to view:
Graph information is available by hour, day, week and month.
Disk I/O information over the current day.
An easy to use and very powerful firewall is included. This provides very high security for IP based storage services and the management service itself.
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