Novell® Filr
Get Your Novell Filr Pilot Up in 30 Minutes
Richard Lindstedt
Sr. Product Manager
Anthony Priestman
Sr. Solut...
© Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.2
Pilot / Small Deployment
App Server
(Tomcat)
Database
(MySQL)
Search
(Lucene)
DSK1 – ...
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Typical Deployment
App Server
(Tomcat)
Database
(MySQL)
Search
(Lucene)
Each Novell F...
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Large Deployment Example
Search VA
MySQL
VA: App Svr
VA: App Svr
VA: App Svr
VA: App ...
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Deploy for Success
3 Dimensions to Properly Size, Scale and Deploy:
How Much Storage ...
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Filr v1 - Storage Requirements
Considerations:
• Filr Virtual Appliance
– 2nd Disk (/...
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Insight into “/vashare”, “/vastorage”
NFS mount point
• /vashare, mounted by all
node...
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Filr v1 - Storage Requirements
How much storage do I need to setup Filr?
• Filr VA (2...
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Filr v1 - Storage Requirements
Refer to Latest Novell Documentation Updates
– Install...
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Note Worthy
Viewing Files using any of the following methods will cause temporary
Fi...
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Filr v1 - How Much Data?
Quick Recap and Level Set
– What is a Net Folder?
Novell Su...
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Filr v1 – Data Considerations
To Index or Not?
• Searching by Filename
– Indexing no...
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Filr v1 - How Many Users
Considerations:
• Active Simultaneous Connections
– Underst...
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Watch Out For …
• Desktop Client Related Gotcha’s
– Re-Indexing: may cause files to ...
Demo – Installation
Q & A
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GWAVACon 2013: Filr Pilot

  1. 1. Novell® Filr Get Your Novell Filr Pilot Up in 30 Minutes Richard Lindstedt Sr. Product Manager Anthony Priestman Sr. Solution Architect
  2. 2. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.2 Pilot / Small Deployment App Server (Tomcat) Database (MySQL) Search (Lucene) DSK1 – OS DSK2 – conf, PS, DB, Search All Filr services can be run in a single VM *Note: XEN, Hyper-V coming in v1.01, Mid-Sept 2013
  3. 3. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.3 Typical Deployment App Server (Tomcat) Database (MySQL) Search (Lucene) Each Novell Filr service running in a separate VM *Note: XEN, Hyper-V coming in v1.01, Mid-Sept 2013
  4. 4. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.4 Large Deployment Example Search VA MySQL VA: App Svr VA: App Svr VA: App Svr VA: App Svr Secure LDAP Search VA Internal Firewall Internal FirewallExternal Firewall DMZ NetworkDMZ Network L4 L4 Port: 443 Filr.acme.com
  5. 5. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.5 Deploy for Success 3 Dimensions to Properly Size, Scale and Deploy: How Much Storage Do I Need? • What are the appliance storage requirements? How Much Data Can I Make Available? • Just how large can I make those Net Folders? • How many Net Folders can I have? • What about remote branch office data? How Many Users Can I Support? • How many appliances do I need? • Will I need to Cluster?
  6. 6. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.6 Filr v1 - Storage Requirements Considerations: • Filr Virtual Appliance – 2nd Disk (/vastorage), required for upgrades. – Shared Storage (/vashare, NFS, Clustering) – Personal Storage, Rendered files (temporary) • Search Virtual Appliance (SVA) – 2nd Disk, /vastorage, no NFS – Recommend 2 SVA, Fault Tolerance, not load balanced • Data Base Virtual Appliance – Novell provides a MySQL Virtual Appliance, no FT, no LB – 2nd Disk, /vastorage, support for NFS – Recommend using in-house MySQL for HA, and FT
  7. 7. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.7 Insight into “/vashare”, “/vastorage” NFS mount point • /vashare, mounted by all nodes in the cluster 2nd Disk • Each node in the cluster requires a 2nd disk, /vastorage
  8. 8. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.8 Filr v1 - Storage Requirements How much storage do I need to setup Filr? • Filr VA (2nd Disk or NFS mount) – Personal Storage – # of users * quota size – File Rendering (viewing) • Search VA (2nd Disk) – Index Enabled (word based search) approx. 11KB per file – Index Disabled (no word based searching) 5KB per file • DB VA (2nd Disk) – 10KB per user – 30KB per file: Index Enabled – 20KB per file: Index Disabled
  9. 9. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.9 Filr v1 - Storage Requirements Refer to Latest Novell Documentation Updates – Installation and Configuration – Filr System Requirements – Section 1.3.2: Filr Storage Requirements.
  10. 10. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.10 Note Worthy Viewing Files using any of the following methods will cause temporary Filr VA storage (/vastorage or /vashare) growth: – View HTML – in WebAccess – View Details – in WebAccess – Generate Preview – in Filr Mobile app The storage growth will be at least equal to the size of the files being rendered (./cachefilestore) – Auto-cleanup after 10Gb threshold, else requires manual clean-up. File Rendering – Impact to Storage Growth:
  11. 11. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.11 Filr v1 - How Much Data? Quick Recap and Level Set – What is a Net Folder? Novell Super Lab Results Test Environment: SuperLab Giga-bit connection to OES & Windows Storage Large Filr Deployment: 2CPU, 8G Ram, 4G Heap 1st Pass Sync time ~ 730 files per minute 2nd & 3rd Pass Sync time ~ 2,300 files per minute Observations: • In General, First File Sync takes more time • File Size does not impact the File sync time. Net Folder sizing capacity in the works
  12. 12. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.12 Filr v1 – Data Considerations To Index or Not? • Searching by Filename – Indexing not required on the Net Folder • Word-based search – Indexing is required Does the Data change Frequently? • Net Folder Sync Intervals – Once a day vs once a week for static data • Just In-Time Sync – Provides that “realtime” experience – Good for Data sets that change frequently – Combine with NF sync schedules
  13. 13. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.13 Filr v1 - How Many Users Considerations: • Active Simultaneous Connections – Understand how many users will perform some kind of file activity at the same time – File Downloads, Desktop File Sync, Rendering Actions, JITS Guidance:  2000 Active Simultaneous connections will require: 4 Clustered Filr VA’s, 2 Search VA’s, 1 DB VA or equivalent  QA in process to certify 10-node Filr VA cluster. • Clustering must be used to Scale Filr Horizontally – QA has thoroughly tested 500 active simultaneous connections per Filr VA successfully. – Filr can support thousands of users in the system  We have one customer with over 30k users provisioned
  14. 14. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.14 Watch Out For … • Desktop Client Related Gotcha’s – Re-Indexing: may cause files to re-download to desktop. – Following documented re-index procedures can avoid this condition – Renaming local files that have been shared will cause shares to be deleted. • Worth Noting: – Team is looking into “FIPS Inside” logo.
  15. 15. Demo – Installation
  16. 16. Q & A
  17. 17. 801.861.7000 (Worldwide) 800.453.1267 (Toll-free) Corporate Headquarters 1800 South, Novell Place Provo, Utah 84606 Join us on: www.novell.com © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.17
  18. 18. This document could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. These changes may be incorporated in new editions of this document. Novell, Inc. may make improvements in or changes to the software described in this document at any time. Copyright © 2011 Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. All Novell marks referenced in this presentation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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