Veritas Access Administrator's Guide

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  • Product(s): Access (7.3.1)
  • Platform: Linux
  1. Section I. Introducing Veritas Access
    1. Introducing Veritas Access
      1.  
        About Veritas Access
      2.  
        Accessing the Veritas Access CLI
      3.  
        Navigating the Veritas Access CLI
      4.  
        Getting help using the Veritas Access command-line interface
      5.  
        Displaying the command history
      6.  
        Using the more command
  2. Section II. Configuring Veritas Access
    1. Adding users or roles
      1.  
        Adding Master, System Administrator, and Storage Administrator users
      2.  
        About user roles and privileges
      3.  
        About the naming requirements for adding new users
    2. Configuring the network
      1.  
        About configuring the Veritas Access network
      2.  
        About bonding Ethernet interfaces
      3.  
        Bonding Ethernet interfaces
      4.  
        Configuring DNS settings
      5.  
        About the IP addresses for the Ethernet interfaces
      6.  
        About Ethernet interfaces
      7.  
        Displaying current Ethernet interfaces and states
      8.  
        Configuring IP addresses
      9.  
        Configuring Veritas Access to use jumbo frames
      10.  
        Configuring VLAN interfaces
      11.  
        Configuring NIC devices
      12.  
        Swapping network interfaces
      13.  
        Excluding PCI IDs from the cluster
      14.  
        About configuring routing tables
      15.  
        Configuring routing tables
      16.  
        Changing the firewall settings
      17.  
        IP load balancing
    3. Configuring authentication services
      1.  
        About configuring LDAP settings
      2.  
        Configuring LDAP server settings
      3.  
        Administering the Veritas Access cluster's LDAP client
      4.  
        Configuring the NIS-related settings
      5.  
        Configuring NSS lookup order
  3. Section III. Managing Veritas Access storage
    1. Configuring storage
      1.  
        About storage provisioning and management
      2.  
        About configuring disks
      3.  
        About configuring storage pools
      4.  
        Configuring storage pools
      5.  
        About quotas for usage
      6.  
        Enabling, disabling, and displaying the status of file system quotas
      7.  
        Setting and displaying file system quotas
      8.  
        Setting user quotas for users of specified groups
      9.  
        About quotas for CIFS home directories
      10.  
        About Flexible Storage Sharing
      11.  
        Limitations of Flexible Storage Sharing
      12.  
        Workflow for configuring and managing storage using the Veritas Access CLI
      13.  
        Displaying information for all disk devices associated with the nodes in a cluster
      14.  
        Displaying WWN information
      15.  
        Importing new LUNs forcefully for new or existing pools
      16.  
        Initiating host discovery of LUNs
      17.  
        Increasing the storage capacity of a LUN
      18.  
        Formatting or reinitializing a disk
      19.  
        Removing a disk
    2. Configuring data integrity with I/O fencing
      1.  
        About I/O fencing
      2. Configuring disk-based I/O fencing
        1.  
          Replacing an existing coordinator disk
        2.  
          Disabling I/O fencing
        3.  
          Destroying the coordinator pool
      3.  
        Using majority-based fencing
    3. Configuring ISCSI
      1.  
        About iSCSI
      2.  
        Configuring the iSCSI initiator
      3.  
        Configuring the iSCSI initiator name
      4.  
        Configuring the iSCSI devices
      5.  
        Configuring discovery on iSCSI
      6.  
        Configuring the iSCSI targets
      7.  
        Modifying tunables for iSCSI
    4. Veritas Access as an iSCSI target
      1.  
        About Veritas Access as an iSCSI target
      2.  
        Managing the iSCSI targets
      3.  
        Managing the iSCSI target service
      4.  
        Managing the LUNs
      5.  
        Managing the mappings with iSCSI initiators
      6.  
        Managing the users
  4. Section IV. Managing Veritas Access file access services
    1. Configuring your NFS server
      1.  
        About using NFS server with Veritas Access
      2.  
        Using the kernel-based NFS server
      3.  
        Using the NFS-Ganesha server
      4.  
        Switching between NFS servers
      5.  
        Recommended tuning for NFS-Ganesha version 3 and version 4
      6.  
        Accessing the NFS server
      7.  
        Displaying and resetting NFS statistics
      8.  
        Configuring Veritas Access for ID mapping for NFS version 4
      9.  
        Configuring the NFS client for ID mapping for NFS version 4
      10.  
        About authenticating NFS clients
      11. Setting up Kerberos authentication for NFS clients
        1.  
          Adding and configuring Veritas Access to the Kerberos realm
    2. Using Veritas Access as a CIFS server
      1.  
        About configuring Veritas Access for CIFS
      2.  
        About configuring CIFS for standalone mode
      3.  
        Configuring CIFS server status for standalone mode
      4.  
        Changing security settings
      5.  
        Changing security settings after the CIFS server is stopped
      6. About Active Directory (AD)
        1.  
          Configuring entries for Veritas Access DNS for authenticating to Active Directory (AD)
        2.  
          Joining Veritas Access to Active Directory (AD)
        3.  
          Verifying that Veritas Access has joined Active Directory (AD) successfully
      7. About configuring CIFS for Active Directory (AD) domain mode
        1.  
          Configuring CIFS for the AD domain mode
        2.  
          Using multi-domain controller support in CIFS
        3.  
          About leaving an AD domain
        4.  
          Changing domain settings for AD domain mode
        5.  
          Removing the AD interface
      8.  
        Setting NTLM
      9. About setting trusted domains
        1.  
          Specifying trusted domains that are allowed access to the CIFS server
        2.  
          Allowing trusted domains access to CIFS when setting an IDMAP backend to rid
        3.  
          Allowing trusted domains access to CIFS when setting an IDMAP backend to ldap
        4.  
          Allowing trusted domains access to CIFS when setting an IDMAP backend to hash
        5.  
          Allowing trusted domains access to CIFS when setting an IDMAP backend to ad
        6.  
          About configuring Windows Active Directory as an IDMAP backend for CIFS
        7.  
          Configuring the Active Directory schema with CIFS-schema extensions
        8.  
          Configuring the LDAP client for authentication using the CLI
        9.  
          Configuring the CIFS server with the LDAP backend
        10.  
          Setting Active Directory trusted domains
      10.  
        About storing account information
      11.  
        Storing user and group accounts
      12.  
        Reconfiguring the CIFS service
      13.  
        About mapping user names for CIFS/NFS sharing
      14.  
        About the mapuser commands
      15.  
        Adding, removing, or displaying the mapping between CIFS and NFS users
      16.  
        Automatically mapping of UNIX users from LDAP to Windows users
      17. About managing home directories
        1.  
          Setting the home directory file systems
        2.  
          Setting up home directories
        3.  
          Displaying home directory usage information
        4.  
          Deleting home directories and disabling creation of home directories
      18. About CIFS clustering modes
        1.  
          About switching the clustering mode
      19. About migrating CIFS shares and home directories
        1.  
          Migrating CIFS shares and home directories from normal to ctdb clustering mode
        2.  
          Migrating CIFS shares and home directories from ctdb to normal clustering mode
      20.  
        Setting the CIFS aio_fork option
      21. About managing local users and groups
        1.  
          Creating a local CIFS user
        2.  
          Configuring a local group
      22.  
        Enabling CIFS data migration
    3. Configuring Veritas Access to work with Oracle Direct NFS
      1.  
        About using Veritas Access with Oracle Direct NFS
      2.  
        Best practices for improving Oracle database performance
      3.  
        About the Oracle Direct NFS architecture
      4.  
        About Oracle Direct NFS node or storage connection failures
      5.  
        Configuring an Oracle Direct NFS storage pool
      6.  
        Configuring an Oracle Direct NFS file system
      7.  
        Configuring an Oracle Direct NFS share
    4. Configuring an FTP server
      1.  
        About FTP
      2.  
        Creating the FTP home directory
      3.  
        Using the FTP server commands
      4.  
        About FTP server options
      5.  
        Customizing the FTP server options
      6.  
        Administering the FTP sessions
      7.  
        Uploading the FTP logs
      8.  
        Administering the FTP local user accounts
      9.  
        About the settings for the FTP local user accounts
      10.  
        Configuring settings for the FTP local user accounts
      11.  
        File sharing for a scale-out file system using FTP
  5. Section V. Managing the Veritas Access Object Store server
    1. Using Veritas Access as an Object Store server
      1.  
        About the Object Store server
      2.  
        Use cases for configuring the Object Store server
      3.  
        Configuring the Object Store server
      4.  
        About buckets and objects
      5.  
        File systems used for objectstore buckets
      6.  
        Multi-protocol support for NFS with S3
  6. Section VI. Monitoring and troubleshooting
    1. Configuring event notifications and audit logs topics
      1.  
        About event notifications
      2.  
        About severity levels and filters
      3.  
        About SNMP notifications
      4.  
        Configuring an email group
      5.  
        Configuring a syslog server
      6.  
        Exporting events in syslog format to a given URL
      7.  
        Displaying events on the console
      8.  
        Configuring events for event reporting
      9.  
        Configuring an SNMP management server
  7. Section VII. Provisioning and managing Veritas Access file systems
    1. Creating and maintaining file systems
      1.  
        About creating and maintaining file systems
      2.  
        About scale-out file systems
      3.  
        Support for erasure-coding in a cluster file system (CFS) for NFS use case
      4. Considerations for creating a file system
        1.  
          Best practices for creating file systems
        2.  
          Choosing a file system layout type
        3.  
          Determining the initial extent size for a file system
        4.  
          About striping file systems
        5.  
          About creating a tuned file system for a specific workload
        6.  
          About FastResync
        7.  
          About scale-out fsck
        8.  
          Setting retention in files
        9.  
          Setting WORM over NFS
        10.  
          Manually setting WORM-retention on a file over CIFS
        11.  
          About managing application I/O workloads using maximum IOPS settings
      5.  
        Creating a file system
      6.  
        Bringing the file system online or offline
      7.  
        Listing all file systems and associated information
      8. Modifying a file system
        1.  
          Adding or removing a mirror from a file system
        2.  
          Adding or removing a column from a file system
        3.  
          Increasing the size of a file system
        4.  
          Decreasing the size of a file system
      9. Managing a file system
        1.  
          Defragmenting a file system
        2.  
          Checking and repairing a file system
        3.  
          Configuring FastResync for a file system
        4.  
          Disabling the FastResync option for a file system
        5.  
          Checking and resynchronizing stale mirrors
        6.  
          Setting file system alerts
        7.  
          Displaying file system alert values
        8.  
          Removing file system alerts
      10.  
        Destroying a file system
      11.  
        Upgrading disk layout versions
  8. Section VIII. Configuring cloud storage
    1. Configuring the cloud gateway
      1.  
        About the cloud gateway
      2.  
        Configuring the cloud gateway
    2. Configuring cloud as a tier
      1.  
        Configuring the cloud as a tier for scale-out file systems
      2.  
        Moving files between tiers in a scale-out file system
      3. About policies for scale-out file systems
        1.  
          About pattern matching for data movement policies
        2.  
          About schedules for running policies
        3.  
          Creating and scheduling a policy for a scale-out file system
      4.  
        Obtaining statistics on data usage in the cloud tier in scale-out file systems
      5.  
        Workflow for moving on-premises storage to cloud storage for NFS shares
  9. Section IX. Provisioning and managing Veritas Access shares
    1. Creating shares for applications
      1.  
        About file sharing protocols
      2.  
        About concurrent access
      3.  
        Sharing directories using CIFS and NFS protocols
      4.  
        Sharing a file system as a CIFS home directory
      5.  
        About concurrent access with NFS and S3
    2. Creating and maintaining NFS shares
      1.  
        About NFS file sharing
      2.  
        Displaying file systems and snapshots that can be exported
      3.  
        Exporting an NFS share
      4.  
        Displaying exported directories
      5.  
        About managing NFS shares using netgroups
      6.  
        Unexporting a directory or deleting NFS options
      7.  
        Exporting an NFS share for Kerberos authentication
      8.  
        Mounting an NFS share with Kerberos security from the NFS client
      9.  
        Exporting an NFS snapshot
    3. Creating and maintaining CIFS shares
      1.  
        About managing CIFS shares
      2.  
        Exporting a directory as a CIFS share
      3.  
        Configuring a CIFS share as secondary storage for an Enterprise Vault store
      4.  
        Exporting the same file system/directory as a different CIFS share
      5.  
        About the CIFS export options
      6.  
        Setting share properties
      7.  
        Hiding system files when adding a CIFS normal share
      8.  
        Displaying CIFS share properties
      9.  
        Allowing specified users and groups access to the CIFS share
      10.  
        Denying specified users and groups access to the CIFS share
      11.  
        Exporting a CIFS snapshot
      12.  
        Deleting a CIFS share
      13.  
        Modifying a CIFS share
      14.  
        Making a CIFS share shadow copy aware
      15.  
        Creating CIFS shares for a scale-out file system
    4. Using Veritas Access with OpenStack
      1.  
        About the Veritas Access integration with OpenStack
      2. About the Veritas Access integration with OpenStack Cinder
        1.  
          About the Veritas Access integration with OpenStack Cinder architecture
        2.  
          Configuring Veritas Access with OpenStack Cinder
      3. About the Veritas Access integration with OpenStack Manila
        1.  
          OpenStack Manila use cases
        2.  
          Configuring Veritas Access with OpenStack Manila
        3.  
          Creating a new share backend on the OpenStack controller node
        4.  
          Creating an OpenStack Manila share type
        5.  
          Creating an OpenStack Manila file share
        6.  
          Creating an OpenStack Manila share snapshot
  10. Section X. Managing Veritas Access storage services
    1. Deduplicating data
      1.  
        About data deduplication
      2.  
        Best practices for using the Veritas Access deduplication feature
      3.  
        Setting up deduplication
      4.  
        Configuring deduplication
      5.  
        Manually running deduplication
      6.  
        Scheduling deduplication
      7.  
        Setting deduplication parameters
      8.  
        Removing deduplication
      9.  
        Verifying deduplication
    2. Compressing files
      1. About compressing files
        1.  
          About the compressed file format
        2.  
          About the file compression attributes
        3.  
          About the file compression block size
      2.  
        Use cases for compressing files
      3.  
        Best practices for using compression
      4. Compression tasks
        1.  
          Compressing files
        2.  
          Showing the scheduled compression job
        3.  
          Scheduling compression jobs
        4.  
          Listing compressed files
        5.  
          Uncompressing files
        6.  
          Modifying the scheduled compression
        7.  
          Removing the specified schedule
        8.  
          Stopping the schedule for a file system
        9.  
          Removing the pattern-related rule for a file system
        10.  
          Removing the modified age related rule for a file system
    3. Configuring SmartTier
      1.  
        About Veritas Access SmartTier
      2.  
        How Veritas Access uses SmartTier
      3.  
        Configuring the policy of each tiered file system
      4.  
        Adding tiers to a file system
      5.  
        Adding or removing a column from a secondary tier of a file system
      6.  
        Configuring a mirror to a tier of a file system
      7.  
        Listing all of the files on the specified tier
      8.  
        Displaying a list of SmartTier file systems
      9.  
        About tiering policies
      10.  
        About configuring the policy of each tiered file system
      11.  
        Best practices for setting relocation policies
      12.  
        Relocating a file or directory of a tiered file system
      13.  
        Displaying the tier location of a specified file
      14.  
        About configuring schedules for all tiered file systems
      15.  
        Configuring schedules for tiered file systems
      16.  
        Displaying the files that may be moved or pruned by running a policy
      17.  
        Allowing metadata information on the file system to be written on the secondary tier
      18.  
        Restricting metadata information to the primary tier only
      19.  
        Removing a tier from a file system
    4. Configuring SmartIO
      1.  
        About SmartIO for solid-state drives
      2.  
        About configuring SmartIO
      3.  
        About SmartIO read caching for applications running on Veritas Access file systems
      4.  
        Setting up SmartIO read caching for Veritas Access
      5.  
        About SmartIO writeback caching for applications running on Veritas Access file systems
      6.  
        Tuning the writeback caching
      7.  
        Flushing dirty data from a writeback cache area
      8.  
        Setting up SmartIO writeback caching for VxFS file systems
      9.  
        Verifying the VxFS cache area and monitoring the caching
      10.  
        Setting the caching mode
      11.  
        Customizing the caching behavior
      12.  
        Viewing the caching statistics for a cache area
    5. Configuring episodic replication
      1.  
        About Veritas Access episodic replication
      2.  
        How Veritas Access episodic replication works
      3.  
        Starting Veritas Access episodic replication
      4.  
        Setting up communication between the source and the destination clusters
      5.  
        Setting up the file systems to replicate
      6.  
        Setting up files to exclude from an episodic replication unit
      7.  
        Scheduling the episodic replication
      8.  
        Defining what to replicate
      9.  
        About the maximum number of parallel episodic replication jobs
      10.  
        Managing an episodic replication job
      11.  
        Replicating compressed data
      12.  
        Displaying episodic replication job information and status
      13.  
        Synchronizing an episodic replication job
      14.  
        Behavior of the file systems on the episodic replication destination target
      15.  
        Accessing file systems configured as episodic replication destinations
      16.  
        Creating a recovery point objective (RPO) report
      17. Episodic replication job failover and failback
        1.  
          Process summary
        2.  
          Overview of the planned failover process
        3.  
          Overview of the planned failback process
        4.  
          Overview of the unplanned failover process
        5.  
          Overview of the unplanned failback process
    6. Configuring continuous replication
      1.  
        About Veritas Access continuous replication
      2. How Veritas Access continuous replication works
        1.  
          How data flows in continuous replication synchronous mode
        2.  
          How data flows in continuous replication asynchronous mode
      3.  
        Starting Veritas Access continuous replication
      4.  
        Setting up communication between the source and the destination clusters
      5.  
        Setting up the file system to replicate
      6.  
        Managing continuous replication
      7.  
        Displaying continuous replication information and status
      8.  
        Unconfiguring continuous replication
      9. Continuous replication failover and failback
        1.  
          Process summary
        2.  
          Overview of the planned failover process
        3.  
          Overview of the planned failback process
        4.  
          Overview of the unplanned failover process
        5.  
          Overview of the unplanned failback process
    7. Using snapshots
      1.  
        About snapshots
      2.  
        Creating snapshots
      3.  
        Displaying snapshots
      4.  
        Managing disk space used by snapshots
      5.  
        Bringing snapshots online or taking snapshots offline
      6.  
        Restoring a snapshot
      7.  
        About snapshot schedules
      8.  
        Configuring snapshot schedules
      9.  
        Managing automated snapshots
    8. Using instant rollbacks
      1.  
        About instant rollbacks
      2.  
        Creating a space-optimized rollback
      3.  
        Creating a full-sized rollback
      4.  
        Listing Veritas Access instant rollbacks
      5.  
        Restoring a file system from an instant rollback
      6.  
        Refreshing an instant rollback from a file system
      7.  
        Bringing an instant rollback online
      8.  
        Taking an instant rollback offline
      9.  
        Destroying an instant rollback
      10.  
        Creating a shared cache object for Veritas Access instant rollbacks
      11.  
        Listing cache objects
      12.  
        Destroying a cache object of a Veritas Access instant rollback
    9. Configuring Veritas Access with the NetBackup client
      1.  
        About Veritas Access as a NetBackup client
      2.  
        Prerequisites for configuring the NetBackup client
      3.  
        About the NetBackup Snapshot Client
      4.  
        About NetBackup snapshot methods
      5.  
        Enabling or disabling the NetBackup SAN client
      6.  
        Workflow for configuring Veritas Access for NetBackup
      7.  
        Registering a NetBackup master server or adding an optional media server
      8.  
        Displaying the excluded files from backup
      9.  
        Displaying the included and excluded files for backups
      10.  
        Adding or deleting patterns to the list of files in backups
      11.  
        Configuring or resetting the virtual IP address used by NetBackup
      12.  
        Configuring the virtual name of NetBackup
      13.  
        Displaying the status of NetBackup services
      14.  
        Configuring backup operations using NetBackup or other third-party backup applications
      15.  
        Performing a backup or restore of a Veritas Access file system over a NetBackup SAN client
      16.  
        Performing a backup or restore of a snapshot
      17.  
        Installing or uninstalling the NetBackup client
      18.  
        Configuring Veritas Access for NetBackup cloud storage
  11. Section XI. Reference
    1. Appendix A. Veritas Access documentation
      1.  
        Using the Veritas Access product documentation
      2.  
        About accessing the online man pages
    2. Appendix B. Veritas Access tuning
      1.  
        File system mount-time memory usage

About Veritas Access

Veritas Access is a software-defined scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) solution for unstructured data that works on commodity hardware. Veritas Access provides resiliency, multi-protocol access, and data movement to and from the public or private cloud based on policies.

You can use Veritas Access in any of the following ways.

Table: Interfaces for using Veritas Access

Interface

Description

GUI

Centralized dashboard with operations for managing your storage.

See the GUI and the Online Help for more information.

RESTful APIs

Enables automation using scripts, which run storage administration commands against the Veritas Access cluster.

See the Veritas Access RESTful API Guide for more information.

Command-line interface (CLI or CLISH)

Single point of administration for the entire cluster.

See the manual pages for more information.

Table: Veritas Access key features describes the features of Veritas Access.

Table: Veritas Access key features

Feature

Description

Multi-protocol access

WORM storage for Enterprise Vault Archiving

Veritas Access can be configured as WORM primary storage for archival by Enterprise Vault.

Veritas Access is certified as a CIFS primary WORM storage for Enterprise Vault 12.1.

For more information, see the Veritas Access Enterprise Vault Solutions Guide.

WORM support over NFS

Veritas Access supports WORM over NFS.

See Setting WORM over NFS.

Creation of Partition Secure Notification (PSN) file for Enterprise Vault Archiving

A Partition Secure Notification (PSN) file is created at a source partition after the successful backup of the partition at the remote site.

For more information, see the Veritas Access Enterprise Vault Solutions Guide.

Managing application I/O workloads using maximum IOPS settings

The MAXIOPS limit determines the maximum number of I/Os processed per second collectively by the storage underlying the file system.

See About managing application I/O workloads using maximum IOPS settings.

Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS)

Enables cluster-wide network sharing of local storage.

See About Flexible Storage Sharing.

Scale-out file system

The following functionality is provided for a scale-out file system:

Cloud as a tier for a scale-out file system

Veritas Access supports adding a cloud service as a storage tier for a scale-out file system. You can move data between the tiers based on file name patterns and when the files were last accessed or modified. Use scheduled policies to move data between the tiers on a regular basis.

Veritas Access moves the data from the on-premises tier to Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GovCloud (US), Azure, Google cloud, Alibaba, Veritas Access S3, IBM Cloud Object Storage, and any S3-compatible storage provider based on automated policies. You can also retrieve data archived in Amazon Glacier.

See Configuring the cloud as a tier for scale-out file systems.

SmartIO

Veritas Access supports both read and writeback caching on solid state drives (SSDs) for applications running on Veritas Access file systems.

See About SmartIO for solid-state drives .

SmartTier

Veritas Access's built-in SmartTier feature can reduce the cost of storage by moving data to lower-cost storage. Veritas Access storage tiering also facilitates the moving of data between different drive architectures and on-premises.

See About Veritas Access SmartTier .

Snapshot

Veritas Access supports snapshots for recovering from data corruption. If files, or an entire file system, are deleted or become corrupted, you can replace them from the latest uncorrupted snapshot.

See About snapshots.

Deduplication

You can run post-process periodic deduplication in a file system, which eliminates duplicate data without any continuous cost.

See About data deduplication.

Compression

You can compress files to reduce the space used, while retaining the accessibility of the files and having the compression be transparent to applications. Compressed files look and behave almost exactly like uncompressed files: the compressed files have the same name, and can be read and written as with uncompressed files.

See About compressing files.

Erasure-coding

Erasure-coding is configured with the EC log option for NFS use case.

See Support for erasure-coding in a cluster file system (CFS) for NFS use case.

IP load balancing

With IP load balancing, a single virtual IP is used to act as a load balancer IP which distributes the incoming requests to the different nodes in the Veritas Access cluster for the services that are run on an active-active cluster.

See IP load balancing.

iSCSI target

Veritas Access as an iSCSI target can be configured to serve block storage. iSCSI target as service is hosted in an active-active mode in the Veritas Access cluster.

See About Veritas Access as an iSCSI target.

NetBackup integration

Built-in NetBackup client for backing up your file systems to a NetBackup master or media server. Once data is backed up, a storage administrator can delete unwanted data from Veritas Access to free up expensive primary storage for more data.

See About Veritas Access as a NetBackup client.

OpenDedup integration

Integration with OpenDedup for deduplicating your data to on-premises or cloud storage for long-term data retention.

See the Veritas Access NetBackup Solutions Guide for more information.

OpenStack plug-in

Integration with OpenStack:

Quotas

Support for setting file system quotas, user quotas, and hard quotas.

See About quotas for usage.

Replication

Periodic replication of data over IP networks.

See About Veritas Access episodic replication.

See the episodic(1) man page for more information.

Synchronous replication of data over IP networks

See About Veritas Access continuous replication.

See the continuous(1) man page for more information.

Support for LDAP, NIS, and AD

Veritas Access uses the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for user authentication.

See About configuring LDAP settings.

Partition Directory

With support for partitioned directories, directory entries are redistributed into various hash directories. These hash directories are not visible in the name-space view of the user or operating system. For every new create, delete, or lookup, this feature performs a lookup for the respective hashed directory and performs the operation in that directory. This leaves the parent directory inode and its other hash directories unobstructed for access, which vastly improves file system performance.

By default this feature is not enabled. See the storage_fs(1) manual page to enable this feature.

Isolated storage pools

Enables you to create an isolated storage pool with a self-contained configuration. An isolated storage pool protects the pool from losing the associated metadata even if all the configuration disks in the main storage pool fail.

See About configuring storage pools.

Performance and tuning

Workload-based tuning for the following workloads:

  • Media server - Streaming media represents a new wave of rich Internet content. Recent advancements in video creation, compression, caching, streaming, and other content delivery technology have brought audio and video together to the Internet as rich media. You can use Veritas Access to store your rich media, videos, movies, audio, music, and photos.

  • Virtual machine support

    See About creating a tuned file system for a specific workload.

  • Other workloads

Table of Contents

  1. Section I. Introducing Veritas Access
    1. Introducing Veritas Access
      1.  
        About Veritas Access
      2.  
        Accessing the Veritas Access CLI
      3.  
        Navigating the Veritas Access CLI
      4.  
        Getting help using the Veritas Access command-line interface
      5.  
        Displaying the command history
      6.  
        Using the more command
  2. Section II. Configuring Veritas Access
    1. Adding users or roles
      1.  
        Adding Master, System Administrator, and Storage Administrator users
      2.  
        About user roles and privileges
      3.  
        About the naming requirements for adding new users
    2. Configuring the network
      1.  
        About configuring the Veritas Access network
      2.  
        About bonding Ethernet interfaces
      3.  
        Bonding Ethernet interfaces
      4.  
        Configuring DNS settings
      5.  
        About the IP addresses for the Ethernet interfaces
      6.  
        About Ethernet interfaces
      7.  
        Displaying current Ethernet interfaces and states
      8.  
        Configuring IP addresses
      9.  
        Configuring Veritas Access to use jumbo frames
      10.  
        Configuring VLAN interfaces
      11.  
        Configuring NIC devices
      12.  
        Swapping network interfaces
      13.  
        Excluding PCI IDs from the cluster
      14.  
        About configuring routing tables
      15.  
        Configuring routing tables
      16.  
        Changing the firewall settings
      17.  
        IP load balancing
    3. Configuring authentication services
      1.  
        About configuring LDAP settings
      2.  
        Configuring LDAP server settings
      3.  
        Administering the Veritas Access cluster's LDAP client
      4.  
        Configuring the NIS-related settings
      5.  
        Configuring NSS lookup order
  3. Section III. Managing Veritas Access storage
    1. Configuring storage
      1.  
        About storage provisioning and management
      2.  
        About configuring disks
      3.  
        About configuring storage pools
      4.  
        Configuring storage pools
      5.  
        About quotas for usage
      6.  
        Enabling, disabling, and displaying the status of file system quotas
      7.  
        Setting and displaying file system quotas
      8.  
        Setting user quotas for users of specified groups
      9.  
        About quotas for CIFS home directories
      10.  
        About Flexible Storage Sharing
      11.  
        Limitations of Flexible Storage Sharing
      12.  
        Workflow for configuring and managing storage using the Veritas Access CLI
      13.  
        Displaying information for all disk devices associated with the nodes in a cluster
      14.  
        Displaying WWN information
      15.  
        Importing new LUNs forcefully for new or existing pools
      16.  
        Initiating host discovery of LUNs
      17.  
        Increasing the storage capacity of a LUN
      18.  
        Formatting or reinitializing a disk
      19.  
        Removing a disk
    2. Configuring data integrity with I/O fencing
      1.  
        About I/O fencing
      2. Configuring disk-based I/O fencing
        1.  
          Replacing an existing coordinator disk
        2.  
          Disabling I/O fencing
        3.  
          Destroying the coordinator pool
      3.  
        Using majority-based fencing
    3. Configuring ISCSI
      1.  
        About iSCSI
      2.  
        Configuring the iSCSI initiator
      3.  
        Configuring the iSCSI initiator name
      4.  
        Configuring the iSCSI devices
      5.  
        Configuring discovery on iSCSI
      6.  
        Configuring the iSCSI targets
      7.  
        Modifying tunables for iSCSI
    4. Veritas Access as an iSCSI target
      1.  
        About Veritas Access as an iSCSI target
      2.  
        Managing the iSCSI targets
      3.  
        Managing the iSCSI target service
      4.  
        Managing the LUNs
      5.  
        Managing the mappings with iSCSI initiators
      6.  
        Managing the users
  4. Section IV. Managing Veritas Access file access services
    1. Configuring your NFS server
      1.  
        About using NFS server with Veritas Access
      2.  
        Using the kernel-based NFS server
      3.  
        Using the NFS-Ganesha server
      4.  
        Switching between NFS servers
      5.  
        Recommended tuning for NFS-Ganesha version 3 and version 4
      6.  
        Accessing the NFS server
      7.  
        Displaying and resetting NFS statistics
      8.  
        Configuring Veritas Access for ID mapping for NFS version 4
      9.  
        Configuring the NFS client for ID mapping for NFS version 4
      10.  
        About authenticating NFS clients
      11. Setting up Kerberos authentication for NFS clients
        1.  
          Adding and configuring Veritas Access to the Kerberos realm
    2. Using Veritas Access as a CIFS server
      1.  
        About configuring Veritas Access for CIFS
      2.  
        About configuring CIFS for standalone mode
      3.  
        Configuring CIFS server status for standalone mode
      4.  
        Changing security settings
      5.  
        Changing security settings after the CIFS server is stopped
      6. About Active Directory (AD)
        1.  
          Configuring entries for Veritas Access DNS for authenticating to Active Directory (AD)
        2.  
          Joining Veritas Access to Active Directory (AD)
        3.  
          Verifying that Veritas Access has joined Active Directory (AD) successfully
      7. About configuring CIFS for Active Directory (AD) domain mode
        1.  
          Configuring CIFS for the AD domain mode
        2.  
          Using multi-domain controller support in CIFS
        3.  
          About leaving an AD domain
        4.  
          Changing domain settings for AD domain mode
        5.  
          Removing the AD interface
      8.  
        Setting NTLM
      9. About setting trusted domains
        1.  
          Specifying trusted domains that are allowed access to the CIFS server
        2.  
          Allowing trusted domains access to CIFS when setting an IDMAP backend to rid
        3.  
          Allowing trusted domains access to CIFS when setting an IDMAP backend to ldap
        4.  
          Allowing trusted domains access to CIFS when setting an IDMAP backend to hash
        5.  
          Allowing trusted domains access to CIFS when setting an IDMAP backend to ad
        6.  
          About configuring Windows Active Directory as an IDMAP backend for CIFS
        7.  
          Configuring the Active Directory schema with CIFS-schema extensions
        8.  
          Configuring the LDAP client for authentication using the CLI
        9.  
          Configuring the CIFS server with the LDAP backend
        10.  
          Setting Active Directory trusted domains
      10.  
        About storing account information
      11.  
        Storing user and group accounts
      12.  
        Reconfiguring the CIFS service
      13.  
        About mapping user names for CIFS/NFS sharing
      14.  
        About the mapuser commands
      15.  
        Adding, removing, or displaying the mapping between CIFS and NFS users
      16.  
        Automatically mapping of UNIX users from LDAP to Windows users
      17. About managing home directories
        1.  
          Setting the home directory file systems
        2.  
          Setting up home directories
        3.  
          Displaying home directory usage information
        4.  
          Deleting home directories and disabling creation of home directories
      18. About CIFS clustering modes
        1.  
          About switching the clustering mode
      19. About migrating CIFS shares and home directories
        1.  
          Migrating CIFS shares and home directories from normal to ctdb clustering mode
        2.  
          Migrating CIFS shares and home directories from ctdb to normal clustering mode
      20.  
        Setting the CIFS aio_fork option
      21. About managing local users and groups
        1.  
          Creating a local CIFS user
        2.  
          Configuring a local group
      22.  
        Enabling CIFS data migration
    3. Configuring Veritas Access to work with Oracle Direct NFS
      1.  
        About using Veritas Access with Oracle Direct NFS
      2.  
        Best practices for improving Oracle database performance
      3.  
        About the Oracle Direct NFS architecture
      4.  
        About Oracle Direct NFS node or storage connection failures
      5.  
        Configuring an Oracle Direct NFS storage pool
      6.  
        Configuring an Oracle Direct NFS file system
      7.  
        Configuring an Oracle Direct NFS share
    4. Configuring an FTP server
      1.  
        About FTP
      2.  
        Creating the FTP home directory
      3.  
        Using the FTP server commands
      4.  
        About FTP server options
      5.  
        Customizing the FTP server options
      6.  
        Administering the FTP sessions
      7.  
        Uploading the FTP logs
      8.  
        Administering the FTP local user accounts
      9.  
        About the settings for the FTP local user accounts
      10.  
        Configuring settings for the FTP local user accounts
      11.  
        File sharing for a scale-out file system using FTP
  5. Section V. Managing the Veritas Access Object Store server
    1. Using Veritas Access as an Object Store server
      1.  
        About the Object Store server
      2.  
        Use cases for configuring the Object Store server
      3.  
        Configuring the Object Store server
      4.  
        About buckets and objects
      5.  
        File systems used for objectstore buckets
      6.  
        Multi-protocol support for NFS with S3
  6. Section VI. Monitoring and troubleshooting
    1. Configuring event notifications and audit logs topics
      1.  
        About event notifications
      2.  
        About severity levels and filters
      3.  
        About SNMP notifications
      4.  
        Configuring an email group
      5.  
        Configuring a syslog server
      6.  
        Exporting events in syslog format to a given URL
      7.  
        Displaying events on the console
      8.  
        Configuring events for event reporting
      9.  
        Configuring an SNMP management server
  7. Section VII. Provisioning and managing Veritas Access file systems
    1. Creating and maintaining file systems
      1.  
        About creating and maintaining file systems
      2.  
        About scale-out file systems
      3.  
        Support for erasure-coding in a cluster file system (CFS) for NFS use case
      4. Considerations for creating a file system
        1.  
          Best practices for creating file systems
        2.  
          Choosing a file system layout type
        3.  
          Determining the initial extent size for a file system
        4.  
          About striping file systems
        5.  
          About creating a tuned file system for a specific workload
        6.  
          About FastResync
        7.  
          About scale-out fsck
        8.  
          Setting retention in files
        9.  
          Setting WORM over NFS
        10.  
          Manually setting WORM-retention on a file over CIFS
        11.  
          About managing application I/O workloads using maximum IOPS settings
      5.  
        Creating a file system
      6.  
        Bringing the file system online or offline
      7.  
        Listing all file systems and associated information
      8. Modifying a file system
        1.  
          Adding or removing a mirror from a file system
        2.  
          Adding or removing a column from a file system
        3.  
          Increasing the size of a file system
        4.  
          Decreasing the size of a file system
      9. Managing a file system
        1.  
          Defragmenting a file system
        2.  
          Checking and repairing a file system
        3.  
          Configuring FastResync for a file system
        4.  
          Disabling the FastResync option for a file system
        5.  
          Checking and resynchronizing stale mirrors
        6.  
          Setting file system alerts
        7.  
          Displaying file system alert values
        8.  
          Removing file system alerts
      10.  
        Destroying a file system
      11.  
        Upgrading disk layout versions
  8. Section VIII. Configuring cloud storage
    1. Configuring the cloud gateway
      1.  
        About the cloud gateway
      2.  
        Configuring the cloud gateway
    2. Configuring cloud as a tier
      1.  
        Configuring the cloud as a tier for scale-out file systems
      2.  
        Moving files between tiers in a scale-out file system
      3. About policies for scale-out file systems
        1.  
          About pattern matching for data movement policies
        2.  
          About schedules for running policies
        3.  
          Creating and scheduling a policy for a scale-out file system
      4.  
        Obtaining statistics on data usage in the cloud tier in scale-out file systems
      5.  
        Workflow for moving on-premises storage to cloud storage for NFS shares
  9. Section IX. Provisioning and managing Veritas Access shares
    1. Creating shares for applications
      1.  
        About file sharing protocols
      2.  
        About concurrent access
      3.  
        Sharing directories using CIFS and NFS protocols
      4.  
        Sharing a file system as a CIFS home directory
      5.  
        About concurrent access with NFS and S3
    2. Creating and maintaining NFS shares
      1.  
        About NFS file sharing
      2.  
        Displaying file systems and snapshots that can be exported
      3.  
        Exporting an NFS share
      4.  
        Displaying exported directories
      5.  
        About managing NFS shares using netgroups
      6.  
        Unexporting a directory or deleting NFS options
      7.  
        Exporting an NFS share for Kerberos authentication
      8.  
        Mounting an NFS share with Kerberos security from the NFS client
      9.  
        Exporting an NFS snapshot
    3. Creating and maintaining CIFS shares
      1.  
        About managing CIFS shares
      2.  
        Exporting a directory as a CIFS share
      3.  
        Configuring a CIFS share as secondary storage for an Enterprise Vault store
      4.  
        Exporting the same file system/directory as a different CIFS share
      5.  
        About the CIFS export options
      6.  
        Setting share properties
      7.  
        Hiding system files when adding a CIFS normal share
      8.  
        Displaying CIFS share properties
      9.  
        Allowing specified users and groups access to the CIFS share
      10.  
        Denying specified users and groups access to the CIFS share
      11.  
        Exporting a CIFS snapshot
      12.  
        Deleting a CIFS share
      13.  
        Modifying a CIFS share
      14.  
        Making a CIFS share shadow copy aware
      15.  
        Creating CIFS shares for a scale-out file system
    4. Using Veritas Access with OpenStack
      1.  
        About the Veritas Access integration with OpenStack
      2. About the Veritas Access integration with OpenStack Cinder
        1.  
          About the Veritas Access integration with OpenStack Cinder architecture
        2.  
          Configuring Veritas Access with OpenStack Cinder
      3. About the Veritas Access integration with OpenStack Manila
        1.  
          OpenStack Manila use cases
        2.  
          Configuring Veritas Access with OpenStack Manila
        3.  
          Creating a new share backend on the OpenStack controller node
        4.  
          Creating an OpenStack Manila share type
        5.  
          Creating an OpenStack Manila file share
        6.  
          Creating an OpenStack Manila share snapshot
  10. Section X. Managing Veritas Access storage services
    1. Deduplicating data
      1.  
        About data deduplication
      2.  
        Best practices for using the Veritas Access deduplication feature
      3.  
        Setting up deduplication
      4.  
        Configuring deduplication
      5.  
        Manually running deduplication
      6.  
        Scheduling deduplication
      7.  
        Setting deduplication parameters
      8.  
        Removing deduplication
      9.  
        Verifying deduplication
    2. Compressing files
      1. About compressing files
        1.  
          About the compressed file format
        2.  
          About the file compression attributes
        3.  
          About the file compression block size
      2.  
        Use cases for compressing files
      3.  
        Best practices for using compression
      4. Compression tasks
        1.  
          Compressing files
        2.  
          Showing the scheduled compression job
        3.  
          Scheduling compression jobs
        4.  
          Listing compressed files
        5.  
          Uncompressing files
        6.  
          Modifying the scheduled compression
        7.  
          Removing the specified schedule
        8.  
          Stopping the schedule for a file system
        9.  
          Removing the pattern-related rule for a file system
        10.  
          Removing the modified age related rule for a file system
    3. Configuring SmartTier
      1.  
        About Veritas Access SmartTier
      2.  
        How Veritas Access uses SmartTier
      3.  
        Configuring the policy of each tiered file system
      4.  
        Adding tiers to a file system
      5.  
        Adding or removing a column from a secondary tier of a file system
      6.  
        Configuring a mirror to a tier of a file system
      7.  
        Listing all of the files on the specified tier
      8.  
        Displaying a list of SmartTier file systems
      9.  
        About tiering policies
      10.  
        About configuring the policy of each tiered file system
      11.  
        Best practices for setting relocation policies
      12.  
        Relocating a file or directory of a tiered file system
      13.  
        Displaying the tier location of a specified file
      14.  
        About configuring schedules for all tiered file systems
      15.  
        Configuring schedules for tiered file systems
      16.  
        Displaying the files that may be moved or pruned by running a policy
      17.  
        Allowing metadata information on the file system to be written on the secondary tier
      18.  
        Restricting metadata information to the primary tier only
      19.  
        Removing a tier from a file system
    4. Configuring SmartIO
      1.  
        About SmartIO for solid-state drives
      2.  
        About configuring SmartIO
      3.  
        About SmartIO read caching for applications running on Veritas Access file systems
      4.  
        Setting up SmartIO read caching for Veritas Access
      5.  
        About SmartIO writeback caching for applications running on Veritas Access file systems
      6.  
        Tuning the writeback caching
      7.  
        Flushing dirty data from a writeback cache area
      8.  
        Setting up SmartIO writeback caching for VxFS file systems
      9.  
        Verifying the VxFS cache area and monitoring the caching
      10.  
        Setting the caching mode
      11.  
        Customizing the caching behavior
      12.  
        Viewing the caching statistics for a cache area
    5. Configuring episodic replication
      1.  
        About Veritas Access episodic replication
      2.  
        How Veritas Access episodic replication works
      3.  
        Starting Veritas Access episodic replication
      4.  
        Setting up communication between the source and the destination clusters
      5.  
        Setting up the file systems to replicate
      6.  
        Setting up files to exclude from an episodic replication unit
      7.  
        Scheduling the episodic replication
      8.  
        Defining what to replicate
      9.  
        About the maximum number of parallel episodic replication jobs
      10.  
        Managing an episodic replication job
      11.  
        Replicating compressed data
      12.  
        Displaying episodic replication job information and status
      13.  
        Synchronizing an episodic replication job
      14.  
        Behavior of the file systems on the episodic replication destination target
      15.  
        Accessing file systems configured as episodic replication destinations
      16.  
        Creating a recovery point objective (RPO) report
      17. Episodic replication job failover and failback
        1.  
          Process summary
        2.  
          Overview of the planned failover process
        3.  
          Overview of the planned failback process
        4.  
          Overview of the unplanned failover process
        5.  
          Overview of the unplanned failback process
    6. Configuring continuous replication
      1.  
        About Veritas Access continuous replication
      2. How Veritas Access continuous replication works
        1.  
          How data flows in continuous replication synchronous mode
        2.  
          How data flows in continuous replication asynchronous mode
      3.  
        Starting Veritas Access continuous replication
      4.  
        Setting up communication between the source and the destination clusters
      5.  
        Setting up the file system to replicate
      6.  
        Managing continuous replication
      7.  
        Displaying continuous replication information and status
      8.  
        Unconfiguring continuous replication
      9. Continuous replication failover and failback
        1.  
          Process summary
        2.  
          Overview of the planned failover process
        3.  
          Overview of the planned failback process
        4.  
          Overview of the unplanned failover process
        5.  
          Overview of the unplanned failback process
    7. Using snapshots
      1.  
        About snapshots
      2.  
        Creating snapshots
      3.  
        Displaying snapshots
      4.  
        Managing disk space used by snapshots
      5.  
        Bringing snapshots online or taking snapshots offline
      6.  
        Restoring a snapshot
      7.  
        About snapshot schedules
      8.  
        Configuring snapshot schedules
      9.  
        Managing automated snapshots
    8. Using instant rollbacks
      1.  
        About instant rollbacks
      2.  
        Creating a space-optimized rollback
      3.  
        Creating a full-sized rollback
      4.  
        Listing Veritas Access instant rollbacks
      5.  
        Restoring a file system from an instant rollback
      6.  
        Refreshing an instant rollback from a file system
      7.  
        Bringing an instant rollback online
      8.  
        Taking an instant rollback offline
      9.  
        Destroying an instant rollback
      10.  
        Creating a shared cache object for Veritas Access instant rollbacks
      11.  
        Listing cache objects
      12.  
        Destroying a cache object of a Veritas Access instant rollback
    9. Configuring Veritas Access with the NetBackup client
      1.  
        About Veritas Access as a NetBackup client
      2.  
        Prerequisites for configuring the NetBackup client
      3.  
        About the NetBackup Snapshot Client
      4.  
        About NetBackup snapshot methods
      5.  
        Enabling or disabling the NetBackup SAN client
      6.  
        Workflow for configuring Veritas Access for NetBackup
      7.  
        Registering a NetBackup master server or adding an optional media server
      8.  
        Displaying the excluded files from backup
      9.  
        Displaying the included and excluded files for backups
      10.  
        Adding or deleting patterns to the list of files in backups
      11.  
        Configuring or resetting the virtual IP address used by NetBackup
      12.  
        Configuring the virtual name of NetBackup
      13.  
        Displaying the status of NetBackup services
      14.  
        Configuring backup operations using NetBackup or other third-party backup applications
      15.  
        Performing a backup or restore of a Veritas Access file system over a NetBackup SAN client
      16.  
        Performing a backup or restore of a snapshot
      17.  
        Installing or uninstalling the NetBackup client
      18.  
        Configuring Veritas Access for NetBackup cloud storage
  11. Section XI. Reference
    1. Appendix A. Veritas Access documentation
      1.  
        Using the Veritas Access product documentation
      2.  
        About accessing the online man pages
    2. Appendix B. Veritas Access tuning
      1.  
        File system mount-time memory usage

About Veritas Access

Veritas Access is a software-defined scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) solution for unstructured data that works on commodity hardware. Veritas Access provides resiliency, multi-protocol access, and data movement to and from the public or private cloud based on policies.

You can use Veritas Access in any of the following ways.

Table: Interfaces for using Veritas Access

Interface

Description

GUI

Centralized dashboard with operations for managing your storage.

See the GUI and the Online Help for more information.

RESTful APIs

Enables automation using scripts, which run storage administration commands against the Veritas Access cluster.

See the Veritas Access RESTful API Guide for more information.

Command-line interface (CLI or CLISH)

Single point of administration for the entire cluster.

See the manual pages for more information.

Table: Veritas Access key features describes the features of Veritas Access.

Table: Veritas Access key features

Feature

Description

Multi-protocol access

WORM storage for Enterprise Vault Archiving

Veritas Access can be configured as WORM primary storage for archival by Enterprise Vault.

Veritas Access is certified as a CIFS primary WORM storage for Enterprise Vault 12.1.

For more information, see the Veritas Access Enterprise Vault Solutions Guide.

WORM support over NFS

Veritas Access supports WORM over NFS.

See Setting WORM over NFS.

Creation of Partition Secure Notification (PSN) file for Enterprise Vault Archiving

A Partition Secure Notification (PSN) file is created at a source partition after the successful backup of the partition at the remote site.

For more information, see the Veritas Access Enterprise Vault Solutions Guide.

Managing application I/O workloads using maximum IOPS settings

The MAXIOPS limit determines the maximum number of I/Os processed per second collectively by the storage underlying the file system.

See About managing application I/O workloads using maximum IOPS settings.

Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS)

Enables cluster-wide network sharing of local storage.

See About Flexible Storage Sharing.

Scale-out file system

The following functionality is provided for a scale-out file system:

Cloud as a tier for a scale-out file system

Veritas Access supports adding a cloud service as a storage tier for a scale-out file system. You can move data between the tiers based on file name patterns and when the files were last accessed or modified. Use scheduled policies to move data between the tiers on a regular basis.

Veritas Access moves the data from the on-premises tier to Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GovCloud (US), Azure, Google cloud, Alibaba, Veritas Access S3, IBM Cloud Object Storage, and any S3-compatible storage provider based on automated policies. You can also retrieve data archived in Amazon Glacier.

See Configuring the cloud as a tier for scale-out file systems.

SmartIO

Veritas Access supports both read and writeback caching on solid state drives (SSDs) for applications running on Veritas Access file systems.

See About SmartIO for solid-state drives .

SmartTier

Veritas Access's built-in SmartTier feature can reduce the cost of storage by moving data to lower-cost storage. Veritas Access storage tiering also facilitates the moving of data between different drive architectures and on-premises.

See About Veritas Access SmartTier .

Snapshot

Veritas Access supports snapshots for recovering from data corruption. If files, or an entire file system, are deleted or become corrupted, you can replace them from the latest uncorrupted snapshot.

See About snapshots.

Deduplication

You can run post-process periodic deduplication in a file system, which eliminates duplicate data without any continuous cost.

See About data deduplication.

Compression

You can compress files to reduce the space used, while retaining the accessibility of the files and having the compression be transparent to applications. Compressed files look and behave almost exactly like uncompressed files: the compressed files have the same name, and can be read and written as with uncompressed files.

See About compressing files.

Erasure-coding

Erasure-coding is configured with the EC log option for NFS use case.

See Support for erasure-coding in a cluster file system (CFS) for NFS use case.

IP load balancing

With IP load balancing, a single virtual IP is used to act as a load balancer IP which distributes the incoming requests to the different nodes in the Veritas Access cluster for the services that are run on an active-active cluster.

See IP load balancing.

iSCSI target

Veritas Access as an iSCSI target can be configured to serve block storage. iSCSI target as service is hosted in an active-active mode in the Veritas Access cluster.

See About Veritas Access as an iSCSI target.

NetBackup integration

Built-in NetBackup client for backing up your file systems to a NetBackup master or media server. Once data is backed up, a storage administrator can delete unwanted data from Veritas Access to free up expensive primary storage for more data.

See About Veritas Access as a NetBackup client.

OpenDedup integration

Integration with OpenDedup for deduplicating your data to on-premises or cloud storage for long-term data retention.

See the Veritas Access NetBackup Solutions Guide for more information.

OpenStack plug-in

Integration with OpenStack:

Quotas

Support for setting file system quotas, user quotas, and hard quotas.

See About quotas for usage.

Replication

Periodic replication of data over IP networks.

See About Veritas Access episodic replication.

See the episodic(1) man page for more information.

Synchronous replication of data over IP networks

See About Veritas Access continuous replication.

See the continuous(1) man page for more information.

Support for LDAP, NIS, and AD

Veritas Access uses the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for user authentication.

See About configuring LDAP settings.

Partition Directory

With support for partitioned directories, directory entries are redistributed into various hash directories. These hash directories are not visible in the name-space view of the user or operating system. For every new create, delete, or lookup, this feature performs a lookup for the respective hashed directory and performs the operation in that directory. This leaves the parent directory inode and its other hash directories unobstructed for access, which vastly improves file system performance.

By default this feature is not enabled. See the storage_fs(1) manual page to enable this feature.

Isolated storage pools

Enables you to create an isolated storage pool with a self-contained configuration. An isolated storage pool protects the pool from losing the associated metadata even if all the configuration disks in the main storage pool fail.

See About configuring storage pools.

Performance and tuning

Workload-based tuning for the following workloads:

  • Media server - Streaming media represents a new wave of rich Internet content. Recent advancements in video creation, compression, caching, streaming, and other content delivery technology have brought audio and video together to the Internet as rich media. You can use Veritas Access to store your rich media, videos, movies, audio, music, and photos.

  • Virtual machine support

    See About creating a tuned file system for a specific workload.

  • Other workloads

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