IsilonSD Edge is software-defined storage for small businesses and remote offices of enterprise companies that need to manage a growing amount of unstructured data. IsilonSD Edge runs on your industry-standard server hardware (not included) while delivering the advantages of the Dell EMC Isilon OneFS operating system.
- Ideal for locations with limited IT resources
- Flexible multiprotocol support and unmatched storage utilization
- Tightly integrated with VMware ESX (not included): use within your virtual environment and manage through vCenter
This IsilonSD Edge package includes:
- One software-defined storage instance supporting up to 36 TB of capacity
Isilon OneFS operating system
- Data management: Isilon SmartQuotas, SmartPools, InsightIQ, and SmartDedupe
- Data protection: Isilon SmartConnect, SnapshotIQ, SyncIQ, and SmartLock
- 1 year of Enhanced Software Support
The following is the high level diagram of Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Cluster in this scenario: We will build one IsilonSD Edge Cluster with 3 nodes in VMware vSphere environment.
NOTE: The software release of Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge is 1.0.1.
Now we start to deploy Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Cluster, the configuration includes the two parts:
- Deploy Dell EMC IsilonSD Management Server.
- Deploy Dell EMC IsilonSD Edge Cluster.
Part1 – First we need to deploy the virtual appliance of EMC IsilonSD Management Server in the VMware vSphere environment.
When we deployed IsilonSD Management Server, boot it up and login into Management Server.
Then register the IsilonSD Management Server with VMware vCenter.
When the registration is completed successfully, we can see the IsilonSD Management plugin in vCenter server.
Back to IsilonSD Management Server, add the required license and import the template of IsilonSD Edge into IsilonSD Management Server.
The configuration of part1 is completed.
Part 2 – Now we can start to deploy IsilonSD Edge Cluster.
Back to vCenter server and go to IsionSD Cluster, click “Create IsilonSD Cluster“.
Choose the IsilonSD license and input the following field, we will deploy 3 nodes cluster in this scenario,
In the Number of Nodes field,
In the Number of vCPUs per Node field,
In the Memory Per Node field,
In the Cluster Capacity field,
In the Number of Data Disks Per Node field,
Then we will select the disks to be used for boot, journal, and data disks on each node.
- The disk for IsilonSD Disk Type Journal.
- The disk for IsilonSD Disk Type Boot Disk.
- The disks for IsilonSD Disk Type Data Disk.
Then configure the external and internal network for each node.
In the External Network Port Group Primary list box, select you defined network port group.
In the Internal Network Port Group Primary list box, select you defined network port group.
When we finished the configuration of disk size and network on each node, then define the Cluster Name and its credentials.
Then define the required IP address and Gateway for the internal and external network.
Finally we can start to build up the IsilonSD Edge Cluster.
When the building is completed, we can see the cluster includes three nodes.
Go to the administrator page of OneFS storage.
The Cluster Overview page appears, we can see the three nodes.