IsilonSD Edge overview

IsilonSD Edge is a software-defined version of OneFS that runs on the VMware ESXi hypervisor and provides scale-out NAS capabilities on commodity hardware.

You can add OneFS nodes as virtual machines to OneFS clusters that are deployed on VMware ESXi hosts using the hardware resources available on those hosts. The virtual OneFS clusters and nodes are called IsilonSD clusters and IsilonSD nodes.

IsilonSD Edge supports most of the features and software modules that are supported by OneFS. It also provides centralized web-based and command-line administration capabilities similar to OneFS in order to manage the cluster and node management tasks. For more information, see the IsilonSD EdgeWith IsilonSD Management Server Installation and Administration Guide.