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  • H17747.1

    Technical White Paper

    Dell EMC Isilon: CloudPools and Amazon Web Services Architectural overview, considerations, and best practices

    Abstract This white paper provides an overview of Dell EMC™ Isilon™ CloudPools

    software in OneFS™ 8.2.0 and describes its policy-based capabilities that can

    reduce storage costs and optimize storage by automatically moving infrequently

    accessed data to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    October 2019

  • Revisions

    2 Dell EMC Isilon: CloudPools and Amazon Web Services | H17747.1

    Revisions

    Date Description

    April 2019 Initial release

    October 2019 Updated snapshot efficiency

    Acknowledgements

    This paper was produced by the following:

    Author: Jason He (Jason.He@dell.com)

    Dell EMC and the authors of this document welcome your feedback on this white paper.

    The information in this publication is provided “as is.” Dell Inc. makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the information in this

    publication, and specifically disclaims implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    Use, copying, and distribution of any software described in this publication requires an applicable software license.

    Copyright © 2019 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, EMC, Dell EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its

    subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners. [10/21/2019] [Technical White Paper] [H17747.1]

    mailto:Jason.He@dell.com mailto:Jason.He@dell.com

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    3 Dell EMC Isilon: CloudPools and Amazon Web Services | H17747.1

    Table of contents

    Revisions ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2

    Acknowledgements ...................................................................................................................................................... 2

    Table of contents ......................................................................................................................................................... 3

    Executive summary ...................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Audience ..................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    1 CloudPools solution architectural overview ............................................................................................................ 7

    1.1 Isilon ............................................................................................................................................................ 7

    1.1.1 SmartPools .................................................................................................................................................. 7

    1.1.2 SmartLink files.............................................................................................................................................. 8

    1.1.3 File pool policies ........................................................................................................................................... 8

    1.2 AWS .......................................................................................................................................................... 10

    1.2.1 Cloud metadata object................................................................................................................................ 10

    1.2.2 Cloud data object ....................................................................................................................................... 10

    1.3 CloudPools operations ............................................................................................................................... 10

    1.3.1 Archive ....................................................................................................................................................... 10

    1.3.2 Recall ......................................................................................................................................................... 11

    1.3.3 Read .......................................................................................................................................................... 12

    1.3.4 Update ....................................................................................................................................................... 13

    2 CloudPools 2.0 .................................................................................................................................................... 15

    2.1 AWS signature v4 authentication support ................................................................................................... 15

    2.2 Commercial Cloud Services support ........................................................................................................... 16

    2.3 NDMP and SyncIQ support ........................................................................................................................ 16

    2.4 Non-disruptive upgrade support .................................................................................................................. 17

    2.5 Snapshot efficiency .................................................................................................................................... 17

    2.5.1 Scenario 1 .................................................................................................................................................. 18

    2.5.2 Scenario 2 .................................................................................................................................................. 18

    2.5.3 Scenario 3 .................................................................................................................................................. 19

    2.5.4 Scenario 4 .................................................................................................................................................. 19

    2.5.5 Scenario 5 .................................................................................................................................................. 20

    2.6 Sparse files handling .................................................................................................................................. 21

    2.7 Quota management .................................................................................................................................... 21

    2.8 Anti-virus integration ................................................................................................................................... 22

    2.9 WORM integration ...................................................................................................................................... 22

    3 Best practices for Isilon storage and AWS ............................................................................................................ 23

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    3.1 Isilon configuration ..................................................................................................................................... 23

    3.1.1 CloudPools settings .................................................................................................................................... 23

    3.1.2 File pool policy ........................................................................................................................................... 23

    3.1.3 Other considerations .................................................................................................................................. 24

    3.2 AWS configuration...................................................................................................................................... 25

    3.3 Protecting SmartLink files ........................................................................................................................... 26

    3.3.1 Isilon SyncIQ .............................................................................................................................................. 26

    3.3.2 Isilon NDMP ............................................................................................................................................... 27

    4 Reporting ............................................................................................................................................................. 28

    4.1 CloudPools network stats introduction ........................................................................................................ 28

    4.2 Query network stats by CloudPools account ............................................................................................... 28

    4.3 Query network stats by file pool policy ........................................................................................................ 28

    4.4 Query history network stats ................