Openfiler is a powerful, intuitive browser-based network storage software distribution. Openfiler delivers file-based Network Attached Storage and block-based Storage Area Networking in a single framework.
Openfiler is built on themetadistribution and is distributed as a stand-alone appliance. rPath Linux is designed to make appliance development easier and is closely related to Fedora Linux. rPath Linux uses an innovative package manager called which is analogous to RPM and APT. The Openfiler software stack interfaces with third-party software that is all open source.
File-based networking protocols supported by Openfiler include: NFS, SMB/CIFS, HTTP/WebDAV and FTP. Network directories supported by Openfiler include NIS, LDAP (with support for SMB/CIFS encrypted passwords), Active Directory (in native and mixed modes) and Hesiod. Authentication protocols include Kerberos 5.
Openfiler includes support for volume-based partitioning, iSCSI (target and initiator), scheduled snapshots, resource quota, and a single unified interface for share management which makes allocating shares for various network file-system protocols a breeze.
A data store is a repository of a set of data objects. These objects are modeled using classes defined in a database schema. A data store is a general concept that includes not just repositories like databases, but also simpler store types such as flat files etc
Datastore Classification under VMware -Virtual Infrastructure
Datastores are logical containers, analogous to file systems, that hide specifics of each storage device and provide a uniform model for storing virtual machine files. Datastores can also be used for storing ISO images, virtual machine templates, and floppy images.
*Openfiler NAS Installation Guide
Download embedded Open Filer Installation Document
*How to Configuration.
Network File System-(NFS) For ESXI Host With OpenFiler NAS Solution-
Download eEbedded Open Filer Configuration Guide
Download Embedded Open Filer Configuration Guide
ISCSI DISK LUN Configuration Guide For ESXI Host With OpenFiler NAS Solution-