You can manage gateways in the Cloud Storage Gateway (CSG) console or the local gateway console. This topic describes the features in these consoles.

File gateways

File gateways support two network transmission protocols: Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB). You can use both protocols to transfer files over a local area network.
  • NFS allows you to access file systems in Unix, such AIX, HP-UX, and Linux.
  • SMB allows you to access file systems in Windows.
Feature Supported
Web-based configuration Yes.
Gateway performance displayed on a dashboard Yes. You can view information about the CPU usage, memory usage, cache input/output operations per second (IOPS), cache bandwidth, and network throughput.
Add OSS resources Yes. You can add multiple OSS buckets.
Add cache disks Yes. You can add multiple cache disks.
NFS services Yes. You can create 16 NFS shares or fewer for each gateway.
SMB services Yes. You can create 16 SMB shares or fewer for each gateway.
AD and LDAP Yes.
Log management Yes.
Gateway upgrade Yes. You can upgrade gateways in the local gateway console or in the CSG console.

Block gateways

Feature Supported
Web-based configuration Yes.
Gateway performance displayed on a dashboard Yes. You can view information about the CPU usage, memory usage, cache IOPS, total hard disk reads and writes, and network throughput.
Add OSS resources Yes. You can add multiple OSS buckets.
Add cache disks Yes.
iSCSI volumes Yes.
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) settings Yes. You can specify the one-way CHAP authentication for clients.
Log management Yes.
Gateway upgrade Yes. You can upgrade gateways in the local gateway console or in the CSG console.