Difficulty: beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

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In this tutorial we going to setup and configure NexentaEdge SWIFT Object compatible service.

NexentaEdge SWIFT service provides compatible access to a scale-out object infrastructure in OpenStack environment

SWIFT Containers and Objects can be transparently accessed via S3 and NFS.

OPTIONAL: Prior to installation please ensure that you have ACTIVATION_KEY token available. If not yet register DevOps account, obtain license key here: https://community.nexenta.com/s/devops-edition

Give Edge-X S3 a try in easy to run 3 step procedure!

You now successfully setup and configured NexentaEdge cluster with SWIFT Object service!

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Don’t stop now! The next scenario will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Configuring NexentaEdge OpenStack/SWIFT Cluster

Step 1 of 4

Start NexentaEdge data node container

NexentaEdge is designed to be "shared-nothing" scale-out SDS solution where data storage containers spread out across physical server nodes connected via Ethernet network (we call it Replicast/UDP backend network). In this first step we will setup first host node as Edge data node with a location where to keep data blobs:

mkdir /var/tmp/data

In real deployments the above location ideally has to point to previously prepared mount point using ext4, xfs or zfs filesystems. More complex configuration allows usage of direct raw disk interface as well.

Now that we setup data blobs location, start nexenta/nedge daemon and Edge SWIFT Object compatible service

docker run --name swiftdata -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro -v /var/tmp/data:/data -d nexenta/nedge start -j ccowserv -j ccowgw

It will take few minutes for docker image to download. Please be patient..