Frequently asked questions
What is Nexfs?
Nexfs is an advanced software-defined-storage solution that combines traditional block and object storage technologies. In doing so, Nexfs created a single intelligent pool of storage enabled with the two technologies' best features.
How is Nexfs Delivered?
Nexfs is delivered as downloadable software.
What is Software Defined Storage?
Is Nexfs Standard Edition Really Free?
Yes, the Nexfs standard edition is free, you can install it as many times as you like, without any limit to the amount of storage managed!
What features are included in the free standard nexfs edition?
All the core features plus many more are included in the free edition, check out the Nexfs Free Edition Page for more information.
Can I really run block storage workloads like virtual machine storage from Object and Block Storage?
Yes, with Nexfs you can store, boot, and run the block workloads like Virtual Machine virtual disks out of Object and Cloud Storage.
Which Object and Cloud Storage is Supproted by Nexfs
Where can I download Nexfs Standard Edition for Free?
Once available, you will be able to download it from here
Can Nexfs run as a Virtual Machine?
Yes, Nexfs can be installed as a Virtual Machine, just be sure that you allocate enough memory and CPU resources meet your storage requirements.
How much primary storage should I allocate to Nexfs?
This really depends on your budget and needs. Some users may only provision enough to hold a few days of active data, others may have enough to hold a month or more.
How much Cloud or Object storage can I allocate to Nexfs?
As much as you like, there is no limit to the amount of Object or Cloud storage that Nexfs can address.
How big can a Nexfs Storage pool be?
There is no hard limit. Nexfs will combine all the primary and cloud or object storage into a single pool made available to it.
What operating systems are supported by Nexfs Server?
Nexfs runs on Linux and has been tested on the latest GA distributions of Centos and Debian.
Can Windows servers access Nexfs Storage
Can I format the Nexfs storage pool as NTFS and export it as a standard windows file share?
Yes, of course, just enable and configure iSCSI on the Nexfs server storage pool, then mount that iSCSI volume to your Windows server. You can then format it as NTFS and use it as you like.
How do I mount the Nexfs storage pool to VMWare
You have two options, either as a iSCSI volume or over NFS.