Openfiler provides a simple way to deploy and manage networked storage. Installing Openfiler results in a powerful networked storage solution that exports your data via a full suite of industry standard storage networking protocols. Openfiler lowers deployment and maintenance costs for networked storage without compromising functionality or performance.
With the the help of features available on Openfiler, you can take advantage of file-based Network Attached Storage and block-based Storage Area Networking functionality in a single cohesive framework.
Any industry standard x86_64 server or virtual machine can be converted into a powerful multi-protocol network storage appliance, replete with an intuitive browser-based management interface, in as little as 15 minutes. File-based storage networking protocols such as CIFS and NFS ensure cross-platform compatibility in homogeneous networks – with client support for Windows, Linux, and Unix. Fibre channel and iSCSI target features provide excellent integration capabilities for virtualization environments such as XenServer and VMware.
The Openfiler distribution is available as an installable ISO CD image to be deployed on bare-metal or a pre-installed disk image for use with Citrix XenServer or VMware ,Installable images are available for x86_64 architectures.
Installation & Administration Guides
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