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NexentaStor: iSCSI Multipath Configuration
The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations and configuration instructions for setting up iSCSI multipathing on both a NexentaStor Enterprise appliance and various common client operating systems. This document provides sane standardized configuration options.
NexentaStor: iSCSI Security Using CHAP
Securing LUNs accessed via iSCSI is accomplished by using Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol, or CHAP authentication. There are two flavors of CHAP authentication: unidirectional and bidirectional. The goal of this paper is to walk through the setup and understand the concepts around LUN masking in iSCSI.
NexentaStor: vCloud Director Reference Guide
Cloud computing needs to be a part of every organization’s IT strategy. The demands of today’s quickly changing technology landscape are requiring IT shops to become more agile, responsive, and flexible. Users no longer can submit a ticket and wait for a server/service to be deployed to begin work. VMware’s vCloud Director offers a self-service portal for users to provision their own applications and services rapidly and predictably.
NexentaStor’s ability to be deployed on commodity hardware, rather than expensive legacy storage systems, means building a VMware vCloud deployment on a NexentaStor software-defined storage solution is a cost effective means to deploy a private or public cloud infrastructure.
NexentaStor: ZFS Performance Guide
This document helps end users understand Nexenta and the sizing of storage appliances. This paper walks through all the necessary knowledge needed for sizing storage nodes. Tuning an appliance should not be necessary if hardware is sized correctly for the workload. Once in a while, we might hit a few cases that require some tuning. However, 99% of the time, if the hardware is sized correctly, no tuning is necessary.