StorNext NAS

 

FEATURES SUMMARY:

Multi-protocol

Flexible user authentication

Highly available

Scale-out load-balancing

 

Protocol Support

Client OS Linux, Mac OS, Windows
SMB Protocol SMB 1 (also known as CIFS)
SMB 2
SMB 3
Protocol auto-negotiation with client
NFS Protocol NFS v3
Simultaneous Access SMB and NFS shares must share separate directories

Tested Scalability Limits

Maximum Connected Users Xcellis Workflow Director, Artico, M-Series
  • 100 connected to each appliance
G300 Gateway
  • 500 connected to each appliance
Maximum Concurrent Data Streams 100

User Directory Support

Microsoft Active Directory Microsoft Active Directory 2008 and 2012
  • With Unix extensions (RFC2307)
  • With RID UID mapping
OpenLDAP Samba 3.2 Schema extensions
OpenLDAP with Kerberos
Local Users Local users can be created directly on the appliance
Apple Open Directory
  • OS X 10.9 or higher
  • Requires manual configuration procedure
  • Does not support ACL based security
Multiple Simultaneous User Directory Schemes One authentication scheme can be used per NAS cluster

Scale-out NAS Clustering

Quantum NAS Clustering Multiple NAS devices can be combined to a single
clustering namespace
Configuration Mirroring Each node inherits the share configuration from the
master cluster node
User Directory All nodes share the same user directory configuration
File Locking Clustering propagates file locking across all nodes in the
cluster
Virtual IP Address Clustering manages virtual IP address for failover
Maximum Tested Cluster Nodes 8 nodes per cluster
Integrated Load Balancing G300 nodes support integrated, automatic load balancing
between each cluster node
Protocol Support NAS clustering features are supported for SMB shares
only

Hardware Compatibility

Xcellis
  • Two-node cluster for high-availability
  • NAS services active on one node
  • Active/passive high availability
  • Automatic failover and failback
  • Compatible with G300 Gateway
  • When used with a G300 Gateway, Xcellis nodes do not participate as a target for G300 failover
  • When used with a G300 Gateway, Xcellis nodes do not participate in load-balancing
  • Quantum NAS license is available for separate purchase
Artico
  • Two-node cluster for high-availability
  • NAS services active on one node
  • Active/passive high availability
  • Automatic failover and failback
  • Not compatible with G300 Gateway
  • Quantum NAS license is included with every Artico and pre-installed from the factory
G300 Gateway
  • Multi-node cluster for high-availability
  • Capable of automatic load-balancing
  • Single namespace for all gateways
  • Automatic failover and failback
  • Can be added to Xcellis or M-Series environments
  • Quantum NAS license is available for separate purchase
M-Series:
M440, M445, M660, M665, Pro Foundation
  • Two-node cluster for high-availability
  • NAS services active on one node
  • Active/passive high availability
  • Automatic failover and failback
  • Compatible with G300 Gateway
  • When used with a G300 Gateway, Xcellis nodes do not participate as a target for G300 failover
  • When used with a G300 Gateway, Xcellis nodes do not participate in load-balancing
  • Quantum NAS license is available for separate purchase with eXpress approval

Serviceability

Serviceability
Features
  • Automatic configuration journaling
  • Support bundle creation
  • Import and export of configuration
  • Batch share creation

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