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    OpenFilter - Linux based SAN distro.

    It's still in 'Beta' so I wouldn't use it on a production system *just* yet. However there's nothing stopping you playing with it on VMWare Server..

    http://www.openfiler.com

    Features:

    Powerful block storage virtualization

    o Full iSCSI target support, with support for virtual iSCSI targets for optimal division of storage
    o Extensive volume and physical storage management support
    o Support for large block devices
    o Full software RAID management support
    o Support for multiple volume groups for optimal storage allocation
    o Online volume size and overlying filesystem expansion
    o Point-in-time snapshots support with scheduling
    o Volume usage reporting
    o Synchronous / asynchronous volume migration & replication (manual setup necessary currently)
    o iSCSI initiator (manual setup necessary currently)

    Extensive share management features

    o Support for multiple shares per volume
    o Multi-level share directory tree
    o Multi-group based access control on a per-share basis
    o Multi-host/network based access control on a per-share basis
    o Per-share service activation (NFS, SMB/CIFS, HTTP/WebDAV, FTP with read/write controls)
    o Support for auto-created SMB home directories
    o Support for SMB/CIFS "shadow copy" feature for snapshot volumes
    o Support for public/guest shares

    Accounts management

    o Authentication using Pluggable Authentication Modules, configured from the web-interface
    o NIS, LDAP, Hesiod, Active Directory (native and mixed modes), NT4 domain controller
    o Guest/public account support

    Quota / resource allocation

    o Per-volume group-quota management for space and files
    o Per-volume user-quota management for space and files
    o Per-volume guest-quota management for space and files
    o User and group templates support for quota allocation

    Other features

    o UPS management support
    o Built-in SSH client Java applet

    Full industry-standard protocol suite

    o CIFS/SMB support for Microsoft Windows-based clients
    o NFSv3 support for all UNIX clients with support for ACL protocol extensions
    o NFSv4 support (testing)
    o FTP support
    o WebDAV and HTTP 1.1 support
    o Linux distribution back-end for any other customizations
    o Open source provides you the power to modify and deploy software if you want to do so

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    Re: OpenFilter - Linux based SAN distro.

    Been mentioned several times before but thanks for bringing it to the fore again.

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    Re: OpenFilter - Linux based SAN distro.

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Been mentioned several times before but thanks for bringing it to the fore again.
    Are you sure about that? Maybe your getting confused with FreeNAS?

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    Re: OpenFilter - Linux based SAN distro.

    My mistake. Ah well

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