Storage

Note

In v3.5.2 STORAGE PROVIDERS has been split out into BUCKETS and FILE SHARES sections.

Overview

Infrastructure -> Storage is for adding and managing Storage Buckets, File Shares, Volumes, Data Stores and Storage Servers for use with other Services in Morpheus.

Role Requirements

There are two Role permissions for the Infrastructure -> Storage section: Infrastructure: Storage and Infrastructure: Storage Browser. Infrastructure: Storage give Full, Read or No access to the Infrastructure -> Storage sections, while Infrastructure: Storage Browser is specific to Buckets and Files Shares. Full Infrastructure: Storage Browser permissions allows Buckets and Files Shares to be browsed and files and folders to be added, downloaded and deleted from the Buckets and Files Shares. Read Infrastructure: Storage Browser permissions allows Buckets and Files Shares to be browsed only.

Default Storage

The default Storage path for Virtual Images, Backups, Deployment Archives, Archive Service, and Archived Snapshots is var/opt/morpheus/morpheus-ui/. Its is recommended to add Storage Buckets and File Shares for these targets in the Infrastructure -> Storage section to avoid running out of disk space on the Morpheus Appliance.

Storage Buckets

Storage Buckets are for Backup, Archives, Deployment and Virtual Images storage targets. Buckets can be browsed and files and folders can be uploaded, downloaded or deleted from the Bucket section. Retention Policies can be set on Storage Buckets for files to be deleted or backed up to another bucket after a set amount of time.

Supported Bucket Types

  • Alibaba
  • Amazon S3
  • Azure
  • Openstack Swift
  • Rackspace CDN

Alibaba Buckets

To Add an Alibaba Storage Bucket:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the BUCKETS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Alibaba from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW BUCKET Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the Bucket in Morpheus.

    ACCESS KEY

    Alibaba Access Key

    SECRET KEY

    Alibaba Secret Key

    REGION

    Enter Alibaba Region for the Bucket

    BUCKET NAME

    Enter existing Alibaba Bucket name, or to add a new Bucket enter a new name and select Create Bucket.

    Create Bucket

    Enable if the Bucket entered in BUCKET NAME does not exist and needs to be created.

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this Bucket as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this Bucket will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this Bucket when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the target hypervisor.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this bucket as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this bucket as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the Bucket will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount of time and remove them from the bucket.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup Bucket.

    BACKUP BUCKET

    Search for and select the Bucket the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this bucket after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the Bucket.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The Bucket will be created and displayed in the Buckets tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this Bucket, select the name of the Bucket.

  • To edit the Bucket, select the edit icon or select the name of the Bucket and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a bucket that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a Bucket, select the trash icon or select the name of the Bucket and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a Bucket, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the Bucket will be deleted.

Amazon S3 Buckets

To Add an Amazon S3 Storage Bucket:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the BUCKETS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Amazon S3 from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW BUCKET Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the Bucket in Morpheus.

    ACCESS KEY

    AWS IAM Access Key

    SECRET KEY

    AWS IAM Secret Key

    BUCKET NAME

    Enter existing S3 Bucket name, or to add a new Bucket enter a new name and select Create Bucket.

    CREATE BUCKET

    Enable if the Bucket entered in BUCKET NAME does not exist and needs to be created. If enabled, select an AWS Region to create the Bucket in.

    ENDPOINT URL

    Optional endpoint URL if pointing to an object store other than amazon that mimics the Amazon S3 APIs.

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this Bucket as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this Bucket will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this Bucket when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the target hypervisor.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this bucket as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this bucket as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the Bucket will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount of time and remove them from the bucket.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup Bucket.

    BACKUP BUCKET

    Search for and select the Bucket the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this bucket after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the Bucket.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The Bucket will be created and displayed in the Buckets tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this Bucket, select the name of the Bucket.

  • To edit the Bucket, select the edit icon or select the name of the Bucket and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a bucket that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a Bucket, select the trash icon or select the name of the Bucket and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a Bucket, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the Bucket will be deleted.

Azure Buckets

To Add an Azure Storage Bucket:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the BUCKETS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Azure from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW BUCKET Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the Bucket in Morpheus.

    STORAGE ACCOUNT

    Name of the Storage Account in Azure for the Bucket

    STORAGE KEY

    Storage Key provided from Azure

    SHARE NAME

    Enter existing Azure Storage Share name, or to add a new Share enter a new name and select Create Bucket below.

    CREATE BUCKET

    Enable if the Share entered in SHARE NAME does not exist and needs to be created.

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this bucket as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this Bucket will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this Bucket when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the target hypervisor.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this Bucket as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this bucket as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the Bucket will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount of time and remove them from the bucket.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup Bucket.

    BACKUP BUCKET

    Search for and select the Bucket the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this bucket after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the Bucket.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The Bucket will be created and displayed in the Buckets tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this Bucket, select the name of the Bucket.

  • To edit the Bucket, select the edit icon or select the name of the Bucket and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a bucket that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a Bucket, select the trash icon or select the name of the Bucket and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a Bucket, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the Bucket will be deleted.

Dell EMC ECS Buckets

Note

A Dell EMC ECS Storage Server must be configured in Infrastructure - Storage - Servers prior to adding a Dell EMC ECS Bucket.

To Add a Dell EMC ECS Storage Bucket:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the BUCKETS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Dell EMC ECS Bucket from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW BUCKET Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the Bucket in Morpheus.

    STORAGE SERVICE

    Select existing Dell EMC ECS Storage Server (configured in Infrastructure - Storage - Servers)

    BUCKET NAME

    Enter a name for the new Dell EMC ECS bucket.

    USER

    Dell EMC ECS User

    SECRET KEY

    Dell EMC ECS Secret key

    NAMESPACE

    Select Dell EMC ECS Namespace for the Bucket

    STORAGE GROUP

    Select a Dell EMC ECS Storage Group

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this bucket as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this Bucket will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this Bucket when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the target hypervisor.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this Bucket as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this bucket as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the Bucket will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount of time and remove them from the bucket.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup Bucket.

    BACKUP BUCKET

    Search for and select the Bucket the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this bucket after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the Bucket.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The Bucket will be created and displayed in the Buckets tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this Bucket, select the name of the Bucket.

  • To edit the Bucket, select the edit icon or select the name of the Bucket and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a bucket that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a Bucket, select the trash icon or select the name of the Bucket and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a Bucket, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the Bucket will be deleted.

Openstack Swift Buckets

To Add an Azure Storage Bucket:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the BUCKETS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Openstack Swift from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW BUCKET Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the Bucket in Morpheus.

    USERNAME

    Openstack Swift Username

    API KEY

    Openstack Swift API Key

    BUCKET NAME

    Enter existing Openstack Swift Bucket name, or to add a new Bucket enter a new name and select Create Bucket below.

    IDENTITY URL

    Openstack Swift Identity URL

    Create Bucket

    Enable if the name entered in BUCKET NAME does not exist and needs to be created.

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this bucket as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this Bucket will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this Bucket when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the target hypervisor.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this Bucket as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this bucket as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the Bucket will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount of time and remove them from the bucket.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup Bucket.

    BACKUP BUCKET

    Search for and select the Bucket the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this bucket after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the Bucket.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The Bucket will be created and displayed in the Buckets tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this Bucket, select the name of the Bucket.

  • To edit the Bucket, select the edit icon or select the name of the Bucket and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a bucket that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a Bucket, select the trash icon or select the name of the Bucket and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a Bucket, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the Bucket will be deleted.

Rackspace CDN Buckets

To Add a Rackspace CDN Bucket:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the BUCKETS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Rackspace CDN from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW BUCKET Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the Bucket in Morpheus.

    USERNAME

    Rackspace CDN Username

    API KEY

    Rackspace CDN API Key

    REGION

    Enter Rackspace CDN Region

    BUCKET NAME

    Enter existing Rackspace CDN Bucket name, or to add a new Bucket enter a new name and select Create Bucket below.

    Create Bucket

    Enable if the name entered in BUCKET NAME does not exist and needs to be created.

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this bucket as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this Bucket will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this Bucket when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the target hypervisor.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this Bucket as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this bucket as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the Bucket will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount of time and remove them from the bucket.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup Bucket.

    BACKUP BUCKET

    Search for and select the Bucket the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this bucket after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the Bucket.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The Bucket will be created and displayed in the Buckets tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this Bucket, select the name of the Bucket.

  • To edit the Bucket, select the edit icon or select the name of the Bucket and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a bucket that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a Bucket, select the trash icon or select the name of the Bucket and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a Bucket, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the Bucket will be deleted.

File Shares

File Shares are for Backup, Archives, Deployment and Virtual Images storage targets. File Shares can be browsed and files and folders can be uploaded, downloaded or deleted from the File Shares section. Retention Policies can be set on Storage File Shares for files to be deleted or backed up to another File Share after a set amount of time.

Supported File Share Types

  • CIFS (Samba Windows File Sharing)
  • Dell EMC ECS Share
  • Dell EMC Isilon Share
  • Local Storage
  • NFSv3

CIFS File Shares

To Add a CIFS File Share:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the FILE SHARES tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select CIFS (Samba Windows File Sharing) from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW FILE SHARE Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the File Share in Morpheus.

    HOST
    Enter host IP or resolvable hostname

    Example: 192.168.200.210

    USERNAME

    CIFS Share Username

    PASSWORD

    CIFS Share User Password

    SHARE PATH
    Enter CIFS Share Path

    Example: cifs

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this File Share as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this File Share will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this File Share when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the source Cloud.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the File Share will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount if time and remove them from the File Share.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup File Share.

    BACKUP File Share

    Search for and select the File Share the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this File Share after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the File Share.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The File Share will be created and displayed in the File Shares tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this File Share, select the name of the File Share.

  • To edit the File Share, select the edit icon or select the name of the File Share and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a File Share that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a File Share, select the trash icon or select the name of the File Share and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a File Share, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the File Share will be deleted.

Dell EMC ECS File Shares

To Add a Dell EMC ECS File Share:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the FILE SHARES tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Dell EMC ECS Share from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW FILE SHARE Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the File Share in Morpheus.

    STORAGE SERVICE

    Select existing Dell EMC ECS Storage Server (configured in Infrastructure - Storage - Servers)

    SHARE PATH
    Enter Dell EMC ECS Share Path

    Example: ecs-file-share-1

    USER

    Dell EMC ECS User

    SECRET KEY

    Dell EMC ECS Secret key

    Volume Size

    Specify volume size for the File Share (in MB)

    Allowed IP’s
    Specify IP Addresses to limit accessibility to the File Share
    Leave blank for open access

    Click the + symbol to the right of the first ALLOWED IPS field to add multiple IP’s

    NAMESPACE

    Select Dell EMC ECS Namespace (synced)

    STORAGE GROUP

    Select Dell EMC ECS Storage Group (synced)

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this File Share as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this File Share will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this File Share when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the source Cloud.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the File Share will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount if time and remove them from the File Share.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup File Share.

    BACKUP File Share

    Search for and select the File Share the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this File Share after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the File Share.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The File Share will be created and displayed in the File Shares tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this File Share, select the name of the File Share.

  • To edit the File Share, select the edit icon or select the name of the File Share and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a File Share that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a File Share, select the trash icon or select the name of the File Share and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a File Share, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the File Share will be deleted.

Dell EMC Isilon File Shares

To Add a Dell EMC Isilon File Share:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the FILE SHARES tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Dell EMC Isilon Share from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW FILE SHARE Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the File Share in Morpheus.

    STORAGE SERVICE

    Select existing Dell EMC Isilon Storage Server (configured in Infrastructure - Storage - Servers)

    SHARE PATH
    Enter Dell EMC Isilon Share Path

    Example: ecs-file-share-1

    Volume Size

    Specify volume size for the File Share (in MB)

    Allowed IP’s
    Specify IP Addresses to limit accessibility to the File Share
    Leave blank for open access

    Click the + symbol to the right of the first ALLOWED IPS field to add multiple IP’s

    NAMESPACE

    Select Dell EMC Isilon Namespace (synced)

    STORAGE GROUP

    Select Dell EMC Isilon Storage Group (synced)

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this File Share as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this File Share will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this File Share when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the source Cloud.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the File Share will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount if time and remove them from the File Share.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup File Share.

    BACKUP File Share

    Search for and select the File Share the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this File Share after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the File Share.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The File Share will be created and displayed in the File Shares tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this File Share, select the name of the File Share.

  • To edit the File Share, select the edit icon or select the name of the File Share and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a File Share that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a File Share, select the trash icon or select the name of the File Share and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a File Share, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the File Share will be deleted.

Local Storage File Shares

Important

Local Storage refers to local to the Morpheus Appliance and the path must be owned by morpheus-app. Please be conscious of storage space. High Availability configurations require Local Storage File Shares paths to be shared storage paths between the font end Morpheus Appliances.

Note

To change the owner of a file path to be used as a Local Storage File Share, run chown morpheus-app.morpheus-app /path on the Morpheus Appliance.

Note

Morpheus will validate path and ownership of the File Share Path.

To Add a Local Storage File Share:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the FILE SHARES tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Local Storage Share from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW FILE SHARE Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the File Share in Morpheus.

    STORAGE PATH
    Enter the File Share path on the local Morpheus Appliance.

    Example: /var/opt/morpheus/morpheus-ui/vms/virtual-images

    Important

    High Availability configurations require Local Storage File Shares paths to be shared storage paths between the font end Morpheus Appliances.

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this File Share as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this File Share will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this File Share when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the source Cloud.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the File Share will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount if time and remove them from the File Share.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup File Share.

    BACKUP File Share

    Search for and select the File Share the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this File Share after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the File Share.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The File Share will be created and displayed in the File Shares tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this File Share, select the name of the File Share.

  • To edit the File Share, select the edit icon or select the name of the File Share and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a File Share that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a File Share, select the trash icon or select the name of the File Share and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a File Share, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the File Share will be deleted.

NFSv3 File Shares

Note

Configure access to the NFS folder on the NFS Provider prior to adding the NFSv3 File Share.

Note

Upon save Morpheus will create a persistent mount owned by morpheus-app.morpheus-app on the Morpheus Appliance for the NFSv3 File Share.

To Add a NFSv3 File Share:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the FILE SHARES tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select NFSv3 from the dropdown list

  5. From the NEW FILE SHARE Wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the File Share in Morpheus.

    HOST

    Enter the File Share path on the local Morpheus Appliance.

    EXPORT FOLDER

    Enter the NFSv3 Folder

    Default Backup Target

    Sets this File Share as the default backup target when creating Backups. If selected the option to update existing Backup configuration to use this File Share will be presented.

    Archive Snapshots

    Enabled to export VM snapshots to this File Share when creating VMware Backups, after which the snapshot will be removed from the source Cloud.

    Default Deployment Archive Target

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Deployment files in the Deployments section.

    Default Virtual Image Store

    Sets this File Share as the default storage target when uploading Virtual Images from the Virtual Images section, importing Images from Instance Actions, creating Images with the Image Builder and when creating new images from Migrations.

    RETENTION POLICY
    None

    Files in the File Share will not be automatically deleted or backed up.

    Backup Old Files
    This option will backup files after a set amount if time and remove them from the File Share.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically backed up to the selected Backup File Share.

    BACKUP File Share

    Search for and select the File Share the files will be backed up to.

    DELETE OLD FILES
    This option will delete files from this File Share after a set amount of days.
    DAYS OLD

    Files older than the set number of days will be automatically deleted from the File Share.

  6. Select SAVE CHANGES

The File Share will be created and displayed in the File Shares tab.

  • To browse, upload, download, or delete files from this File Share, select the name of the File Share.

  • To edit the File Share, select the edit icon or select the name of the File Share and select ACTIONS - EDIT.

    Warning

    Repointing a File Share that is in use may cause loss of file references. Ensure data is mirrored first.

  • To delete a File Share, select the trash icon or select the name of the File Share and select DELETE.

    Warning

    When deleting a File Share, all Deployment Versions and Backups associated with the File Share will be deleted.

Volumes

Volumes sync or created in Morpheus can be viewed in Infrastructure- Storage - Volumes. Volumes can be added for Storage Servers integrated with Morpheus in the Infrastructure- Storage - Servers section.

Volumes Types

The available Volume Types list and filterable by are:

  • 3Par Volume
  • Alibaba Cloud SSD
  • Alibaba Efficiency Disk
  • Alibaba Cloud Disk
  • AWS gp2
  • AWS io1
  • AWS sc1
  • AWS st1
  • Azure Volume
  • Azure Disk
  • Bluemix Disk
  • Bluemix SAN
  • Bluemix SAN
  • CD ROM
  • DO Disk
  • ECS Block Storage
  • ECS Object Storage
  • ECS Shared File System
  • Floppy Disk
  • Google Standard
  • HP Enclosure Disk
  • Oracle iSCSI
  • Isilon NFS Volume
  • Nutanix IDE
  • Nutanix SATA
  • Nutanix SCSI
  • Open Telekom Volume
  • Openstack Disk
  • Openstack Volume
  • Oracle Block Volume
  • Oracle Disk
  • Oracle Virtual Volume
  • SCVMM Datastore
  • Softlayer Disk
  • Softlayer SAN
  • Softlayer SAN
  • Disk
  • UpCloud Disk
  • UpCloud MaxIOPS
  • NULL
  • NULL
  • VMWare Datastore
  • VMWare Disk

CREATE VOLUME

At least one Storage Server Integration from Infrastructure- Storage - Servers is required to create volumes from Infrastructure- Storage - Volumes.

3par

To Add a 3Par Volume:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the VolumeS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select 3Par from the dropdown list

  5. From the CREATE VOLUME Wizard input the following:

    SELECT TYPE
    STORAGE SERVER

    Name of the 3par Storage Server added in Infrastructure- Storage - Servers

    GROUP

    Select Storage Group

    VOLUME TYPE

    3Par Volume

    Click NEXT

    Select NEXT

    CONFIGURE
    NAME

    Name of the Volume

    VOLUME SIZE

    Specify size of the Volume (in MB)

    PROVISION TYPE
    • FULL
    • TPVV
    • SNP
    • PEER
    • UNKNOWN
    • TDVV
    Click COMPLETE

    Select COMPLETE

Dell EMC ECS

To Add a Dell EMC ECS Volume:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the VolumeS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Dell EMC ECS from the dropdown list

  5. From the CREATE VOLUME Wizard input the following:

    SELECT TYPE
    STORAGE SERVER

    Name of the DELL EMC ECS Storage Server added in Infrastructure- Storage - Servers

    GROUP

    Select Storage Group

    VOLUME TYPE

    ECS Block Storage ECS Object Storage ECS Shared File System

    Click NEXT

    Select NEXT

    CONFIGURE
    NAME

    Name of the Volume

    Click COMPLETE

    Select COMPLETE

Dell EMC Isilon

To Add a Dell EMC ECS Volume:

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the VolumeS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. Select Dell EMC Isilon from the dropdown list

  5. From the CREATE VOLUME Wizard input the following:

    SELECT TYPE
    STORAGE SERVER

    Name of the Dell EMC Isilon Storage Server added in Infrastructure- Storage - Servers

    GROUP

    Select Storage Group

    VOLUME TYPE

    Isilon NFS Volume

    Click NEXT

    Select NEXT

    CONFIGURE
    NAME

    Name of the Volume

    ALLOWED IP’s
    Specify IP Addresses to limit accessibility to the File Share
    Leave blank for open access

    Click the + symbol to the right of the first ALLOWED IPS field to add multiple IP’s

    VOLUME SIZE

    Specify size of the Volume (in MB)

    Click COMPLETE

    Select COMPLETE

Servers

Add Storage Server

Adding 3Par Storage Server

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the SERVERS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. From the ADD STORAGE SERVER wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the Storage Server in Morpheus

    TYPE

    Select 3Par

    URL

    URL Of 3Par Server Example : https://192.168.190.201:8008

    USERNAME

    Add your administrative user account.

    PASSWORD

    Add your administrative password.

  5. Select SAVE CHANGES

The 3Par Storage Server will be added and displayed in the Buckets tab.

Buckets, Files Shares and Storage Groups will be synced in.

Adding Dell EMC ECS Storage Server

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the SERVERS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. From the ADD STORAGE SERVER wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the Storage Server in Morpheus

    TYPE

    Select Dell EMC ECS

    URL
    URL Of DELL EMC ECS Server

    Example : https://192.168.190.200:4443

    Tip

    The port 4443 is the api port for ECS api. This may be different depending on your configuration

    USERNAME

    Add your administrative user account.

    PASSWORD

    Add your administrative password.

    S3 SERVICE URL (Optional)

    Add your S3 service url Example: http://192.168.190.220:9020

    Note

    S3 SERVICE URL is not required if you are not planning on using ECS S3.

  5. Select SAVE CHANGES

The Dell EMC ECS Storage Server will be added and displayed in the Buckets tab.

Buckets, Files Shares and Storage Groups will be synced in.

Adding Dell EMC Isilon Storage Server

  1. Select the Infrastructure link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Storage link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. In the SERVERS tab, Click the + ADD button.

  4. From the ADD STORAGE SERVER wizard input the following:

    NAME

    Name of the Storage Server in Morpheus

    TYPE

    Select Dell EMC Isilon

    URL

    URL Of Dell EMC Isilon Server Example : https://192.168.190.202:8080

    USERNAME

    Add your administrative user account.

    PASSWORD

    Add your administrative password.

    PROVISION USER

    Select Provision User

    PROVISION GROUP

    Select Provision Group

    ROOT PATH
    Enter Root Path

    Example : ``

  5. Select SAVE CHANGES

The Dell EMC Isilon Storage Server will be added and displayed in the Buckets tab.

Buckets, Files Shares and Storage Groups will be synced in.