New Features for Release 2.0
The Appliance Controller 2.0 release includes the following new features.
A scale-out NAS cluster provides clients direct access to both SMB and NFSv3 shares from any node within the cluster. In addition, a scale-out NAS cluster manages both health monitoring and failover for the NAS cluster nodes. Of the supported StorNext NAS cluster configurations, scale-out NAS clusters offer the best possible performance and reliability.
Scale-out NAS clusters can be made up of any combination of the following components:
- Xcellis Workflow Directors, G300s, and Xcellis Workflow Extenders
- Appliances supporting CentOS6 and CentOS7
- StorNext 5.4 and StorNext 6
- Up to 16 cluster nodes
In addition, scale-out NAS clusters support NAS failover for NFSv3 and SMB protocols. You also can take advantage of DNS load distribution to evenly distribute client connections to nodes within a NAS cluster, facilitating greater network bandwidth and better redistribution results after a NAS failover occurs.
See NAS Clusters .
You can now apply advanced options to your AD authentication configuration, such as configuring an AD machine organizational unit (OU) to which to limit authentication.
With the is release, the following SMB share options and global share options have been added to the list of supported SMB share options:
New SMB Share Options
New SMB Global Share Options
hide dot files
hide unwriteable files
windbind request timeout
See SMB Share Options.