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Storage Made Easy Installation Guide Availability Options

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The SME Cloud Control Gateway allows IT to unify all storage into a single converged storage infrastructure. The SME Cloud File Server then layers collaboration, synchronization, governance, BYOD, audit, security, encryption, back-up and migration capabilities on top to give organizations an enterprise grade EFSS solution without getting “boxed” in to any single storage solution.
It can also be used as a pure Cloud Gateway to enable WebDav, FTP and an Amazon S3 API into back end storage services.

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Storage Made Easy Installation Guide Availability Options

  1. 1. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com The Storage Made Easy (SME) Cloud File Server is a comprehensive Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) solution built on top of the SME revolutionary Cloud Control Gateway. Today, corporate IT is dealing with legacy storage silos throughout the organization and is now trying to embrace the influx of cloud storage brought on by the adoption of the cloud and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). The SME Cloud Control Gateway allows IT to unify all storage into a single converged storage infrastructure. The SME Cloud File Server then layers collaboration, synchronization, governance, BYOD, audit, security, encryption, back-up and migration capabilities on top to give organizations an enterprise grade EFSS solution without getting “boxed” in to any single storage solution. It can also be used as a pure Cloud Gateway to enable WebDav, FTP and an Amazon S3 API into back end storage services. SME EFSS Cloud Control Gateway overview STORAGE MADE EASY EFSS Cloud Control Gateway Installation Guide Availability Options
  2. 2. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com SME Appliance Requirements To install the SME Cloud Control Appliance you require a hypervisor. Storage Made Easy provides the Appliance as a VMWARE ready OVF compliant image. VMWare Workstation 8.x VMWare Fusion 4.x or VMWare ESX/i 4.x/5.x is required to if using VMWARE as the Hypervisor. VMWare player can also be used for trials but please note that we provide the appliance as 64 bit OS, VMWare disk image, if you plan to run it in ESX then you will need to convert it to OVF format first. The VMWare is setup to use DHCP, this can be changed during configuration. Using Hyper-V The recipe for using with Hyper-V (assuming the image is not already in OVF format): · 1. Convert VMWare disks to a single VHD using vmware-vdiskmanager · 2. Set up VM manually with legacy network controller · 3. Boot VM and log in as root · 4. Uninstall VMWare tools (yum remove 'vmware-tools-*' 'vmware-open-vm-tools-*') · 5. yum install binutils (there is a dependency in the IC on nm which is in the binutils package). Yum update to get latest packages and kernel version · 6. install Hyper-V intergration tools (latest version, we used 3.4) · 7. modprobe hv_storvsc (not required but done to test IC) · 8. shutdown VM · 9. Replace legacy network controller with Network Controller in Hyper-V · 10. boot vm, should work without issue at this point Using XEN The recipe for using XEN (assuming the image is not already in OVF format): · 1. Use XenConvert 2.3.1 (very important to use this version!) · 2. Import the VHD into the XenServer · 3. When deploying it in a CloudStack/XenServer environment make sure you select “Other (64-bit)” as OS Type otherwise it won’t boot · 4. After booting the VM install the XenServer Tools using the root password STORAGE MADE EASY
  3. 3. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com Using OpenStack Compute The recipe for using with OpenStack Compute is: · 1. OpenStack Compute does not currently support the open standard OVF format. · 2. The easiest way to use the SME image with OpenStack Compute is to add the SME VMDK image to the OpenStack image service. · 3. The disk format of a virtual machine image is the format of the underlying disk image. Virtual appliance vendors have different formats for laying out the information contained in a virtual machine disk image. You can specify the disk format as vmdk. · 4. If for any reason you have issues using the VMDK image with the image service you can convert it to a raw image file: qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O raw SMEAppl.vmdk SMEAppl.img · 5. You can then upload this resultant image through the glance client or the image service API. · 6. If you wish to use the SME VM using an OpenStack implementation that uses ESXi as hypervisor then you can upload the VMDK to Glance. Using Amazon EC2 Amazon provide an VM import / Export service to import the SME image for use with Amazon EC2. To do this it is needed to use the Amazon EC2 API tools, or if you use the VMware vSphere virtualization platform, the Amazon EC2 VM Import Connector, to target a virtual machine (VM) image in your existing environment. Full instructions are provided at: http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/vmimport/ STORAGE MADE EASY
  4. 4. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 WWW.STORAGEMADEEASY.COM Cloud File Server Cloud Control Gateway Hardware Requirements Evaluation - 2 GB RAM for the VM - 2 cores dedicated - 10 GB Hard Disk Space Production - 4–8GB RAM - 2–4 Cores depending on the number of users - 20 GB Hard Disk space Note we recommend tuning the appliance components in production and can provide help for that. Configuration To configure the appliance you will require: - A Domain Name that is registered - A wildcard SSL certificate for your chosen domain name - You will need to register the following DNS entries** – sme.yourdomain.com - webdav.yourdomian.com - s3.yourdomain.com - An IP address that configured to point to the domains - An email address with SMTP server details to connect to that account. This will be used to send emails - A ‘catch all’ email address if you want to use filebox functionality. You will need IMAP server details for this email address ** please note you can change the sub-domain names as you wish. Firewall You will need to following ingress ports open: 80, 443, 21, 990 If you want to use FTP/S then you will need to configure the firewall to allow FTP passive connections. STORAGE MADE EASY
  5. 5. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com Cloud File Server Cloud Control Gateway Storage The appliance can attach to all the storage providers supported by Storage Made Easy. You can see a list at http://storagemadeeasy.com/cloud_list. To attach local storage the securest way is to to provide FTP or WebDav access top to the local storage. The Appliance can transparently use public storage such as Amazon S3, Azure. Google Storage, RackSpace or others and you can choose to expose as many of these to employees or customers as required. Protocol Adaptors The Appliance providers the following front-end protocol adaptors: - Amazon S3 compatible - FTP / FTPS - Secure WebDav These protocols are available to be used even if the native storage does not natively support these. Appliance Configuration Server Storage Made Easy provide a configuration server as part of the Appliance install. This configuration server enables the basic parameters of the Appliance to be easily setup. The configuration server enables the configuration of: - Static IP address - Domain name - SSL certificate - IMAP server to receive emails for firebox functionality SMTP server to send emails - Updating the SME Server license The Appliance requires a software license key to enable it to be used. This license key unlocks whether the appliance can be used in ISP mode, Company mode, or Personal mode. Please contact SME Support(support@storagemadeeasy.com) to get the password, license and test account. STORAGE MADE EASY
  6. 6. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com Please contact support@storagemadeeasy.com to get the password for the smeconfiguser Open a separate console to connect to the appliance using SSH: ssh smeconfiguser@<IP Address> On first login change the password passwd To configure the appliance in your ssh session enter cd installer ./configserver.pl Configuring the Appliance Login Start the VMWare instance and ssh into the appliance. The IP address is displayed in the console: This will start the configuration server on port 8080. Please make sure that you shutdown the configuration server after you have finished configuration On your local machine in the browser open the following URL: http://<IP Address>:8080 STORAGE MADE EASY
  7. 7. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 WWW.STORAGEMADEEASY.COM Cloud File Server Cloud Control Gateway You should see the welcome screen. To start configuration please click the configuration link. The configuration page shows different options that you can configure. STORAGE MADE EASY
  8. 8. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com Cloud File Server Cloud Control Gateway In the “SME Server Hostname Settings” options you set the domain names that will be used to access the File Server. You should have the IP address that you want to use configured in your DNS server. This change requires a reboot of the appliance. Note that webdav domain name should be webdav<domainname> The EFSS Gateway is by default configured to use DHCP. This might not be appropriate for setting up domain name in DNS as the address can keep on changing. In “SME Server Network Settings” you can set the static IP address, Gateway, IP Mask and DNS server to resolve hostnames. This change requires a reboot of the appliance. Hostname Settings Network Settings STORAGE MADE EASY
  9. 9. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com If you have entered the wrong settings and cannot ssh into the appliance login from the console as smeconfiguser cd installer and enter the following command ./restore-system-settings Hostname Settings This will set the configuration to default settings. STORAGE MADE EASY
  10. 10. Cloud File Server Cloud Control Gateway SSL Certificates (recommended) The EFSS Gateway uses https to communicate with the clients for security. For https to work correctly you need wildcard SSL certificates that matches the domain name that you have configured. The SSL certificate should match the host name that you have configured. This will require a reboot. Please Note that if you don’t set SSL certificates then some native clients that use https will not be able to communicate with the appliance. STORAGE MADE EASY
  11. 11. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com Cloud File Server Cloud Control Gateway SMTP Email Account (Recommended) The File Server uses an external email SMTP server to send registration and notification emails. In this section of the configuration you enter the account details that will be used to send emails. The Account details can be an existing corporate email address or some new email address settings that you setup. Note that users may respond to the email so you should have a facility to be able to view the responses or you should set the primary email for this to be ‘noreply’. The ‘Check Settings’ button will validate the email account settings. STORAGE MADE EASY
  12. 12. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com Cloud File Server Cloud Control Gateway FileBox Email Account (optional) The Filebox feature provides each user a dedicate email address for a personal, or shared, folder, which can be used to email attachments directly into the folder.. This feature is not required if using the SME Appiance primarily as a Gateway interface and is optional for Enterprise File Share and Sync us. To enable this you require a ‘catch all’ email address and IMAP server. Interface Settings Interface SettingsIn the interface settings you can set the title for website that will be displayed in the browser. STORAGE MADE EASY
  13. 13. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com Integrations Settings (Optional) When used in full Cloud File Server mode the SME appliance can use Zoho to view and edit MS Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) and RTF documents. To use this feature you will need to register for Zoho API at http://apihelp.wiki.zoho.com/. Functionality Settings (Optional) This screen allows you configure additional functionality for the SME Appliance. This may change as additional functionality may be added in each release. STORAGE MADE EASY
  14. 14. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com Cloud File Server Cloud Control Gateway License Please email SME support for an SME license and Key and enter them here.. The key and license are time and feature bound. System Update Here you can can check for a new version of the appliance and update the appliance with the latest release.. When the appliance is updated with the new version, the installed version is saved and allows you to rollback to the previous installed version. STORAGE MADE EASY
  15. 15. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO: 07079346 http://www.storagemadeeasy.com Cloud File Server Cloud Control Gateway Rebooting The Smeconfiguser has permissions to reboot the server. You can reboot from the ssh console or using the configuration tool. sudo /usr/bin/reboot sudo /usr/bin/poweroff Accessing the Appliance Once you have configured and rebooted the appliance, open a browser at http://yourdomain and you should be able to login to an account. By default the front end WebDav, Amazon S3 compatible API and FTP services will also be running. Troubleshooting If you have problems installing or configuring the Appliance please contact us at support@storagemadeeasy.com for help. STORAGE MADE EASY
  16. 16. STORAGE MADE EASY IS THE PRODUCT TRADING NAME OF VEHERA LTD REG NO:07079346 WWW.STORAGEMADEEASY.COM Storage Made Easy UK OFFICE Vehera Ltd 26-28 Mulgrave Road First Floor Unit 1 Mulgrave Chambers Sutton. Surrey SM2 6LE. UK TELEPHONE: +448006899094 ext.1 for Sales US OFFICE 8 Wright Street. 1st Floor. Westport. Connecticut. 06880 USA TELEPHONE: +1.203.258.4902 EUROPEAN OFFICE Imbisbuehlstrasse 108 CH-8049 Zurich SWITZERLAND TELEPHONE : +41 (0) 43 818 46 74 Sales@StorageMadeEasy.com StorageMadeEasy Free hosted and enterprise free trial available from www.StorageMadeEasy.com

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