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As Easy As Openfiler

Oct 25, 2010, 18:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)


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"Managing storage isn't easy but Openfiler makes it less painful. You can create NFS and CIFS shares, iSCSI targets, web services, LDAP authentication, FTP services and Rsync services with Openfiler. You can setup quotas to limit those annoying space hogs and limit renegade connections with network security settings. For universal access to network attached storage, there may be no easier answer than Openfiler.

"Openfiler is an appliance, which means that it has a single, specific function. When the system boots the first time, you receive a text-based welcome screen that directs you to use the web interface for Openfiler management.

"The Basics

"The quick method for the impatient is to download an ISO image from the Openfiler website, burn to a CD-R, boot from the CD image and install. This demonstration uses the Openfiler ISO x86 image. Use at least 512MB RAM* and any standard disk (1GB or larger) for Openfiler. Note: For a very efficient system, you can install Openfiler to a USB pendrive."

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