Workflow for Setting Up the Appliance

The following table outlines the tasks to get you started with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Software Appliance– Cloud Distribution.

Task More Information
1. Obtain the appliance image, provisioning tool, and configuration template. Obtaining the Storage Software Appliance Image

2. Prepare the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic environment.

Preparing the OCI Compute Classic Environment

3. Define the parameters of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic instance that will host Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Software Appliance. Preparing the Appliance Configuration File

4. Using an Oracle-provided machine image and a provisioning script, launch an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic instance with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Software Appliance pre-installed on the instance.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Software Appliance is a cloud storage gateway that you can use to access your storage service instance in the cloud over the NFSv4 protocol.

Provisioning the Appliance

5. Create filesystems on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Software Appliance.

A FileSystem in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Software Appliance connects a directory on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic instance that hosts the appliance to a container on the storage service.

During the appliance provisioning process, you can opt to create the first filesystem by using the provisioning tool. After provisioning the appliance, you can add filesystems at any time through the management console of the appliance.

Managing FileSystems

7. Mount the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Software Appliance filesystems on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic instances (that is, client instances) for which you want to provide shared storage over NFS v4.

Mounting Appliance FileSystems on Client Instances