Software modules

You can access advanced features by activating licenses for Dell Technologies PowerScale software modules.

SmartLock SmartLock protects critical data from malicious, accidental, or premature alteration or deletion to help you comply with SEC 17a-4 regulations. You can automatically commit data to a tamper-proof state and then retain it with a compliance clock.
HDFS OneFS works with the Hadoop Distributed File System protocol to help clients running Apache Hadoop, a framework for data-intensive distributed applications, analyze big data.
SyncIQ automated failover and failback SyncIQ replicates data on another PowerScale cluster and automates failover and failback between clusters. If a cluster becomes unusable, you can fail over to another PowerScale cluster. Failback restores the original source data after the primary cluster becomes available again.
Security hardening Security hardening is the process of configuring your system to reduce or eliminate as many security risks as possible. You can apply a hardening policy that secures the configuration of OneFS, according to policy guidelines.
SnapshotIQ SnapshotIQ protects data with a snapshot—a logical copy of data that is stored on a cluster. A snapshot can be restored to its top-level directory.
SmartDedupe You can reduce redundancy on a cluster by running SmartDedupe. Deduplication creates links that can impact the speed at which you can read from and write to files.
SmartPools SmartPools enables you to create multiple file pools governed by file-pool policies. The policies move files and directories among node pools or tiers. You can also define how OneFS handles write operations when a node pool or tier is full.
CloudPools Built on the SmartPools policy framework, CloudPools enables you to archive data to cloud storage, effectively defining the cloud as another tier of storage. CloudPools supports Dell Technologies PowerScale, Dell Technologies ECS Appliance, Amazon S3, Amazon C2S, Alibaba Cloud, and Microsoft Azure as cloud storage providers.
SmartConnect Advanced If you activate a SmartConnect Advanced license, you can balance policies to evenly distribute CPU usage, client connections, or throughput. You can also define IP address pools to support multiple DNS zones in a subnet. SmartConnect also supports IP failover, also known as NFS failover. It is recommended that you define a static pool that encompasses all nodes for management purposes. Dynamic IP addresses are configured only on nodes with quorum to ensure client connectivity. Defining a static pool for all nodes avoids administration difficulties for out of quorum nodes that will not have dynamic IP addresses configured for SSH connections.
InsightIQ The InsightIQ virtual appliance monitors and analyzes the performance of your PowerScale cluster to help you optimize storage resources and forecast capacity.
SmartQuotas The SmartQuotas module tracks disk usage with reports and enforces storage limits with alerts.
S3 OneFS support for the Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3) protocol enables using the Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3) protocol to store data in the form of objects on top of the OneFS file system storage. Using S3-OneFS enables reading data from, and writing data to, the PowerScale platform. The data resides under a single namespace. The AWS S3 protocol becomes a primary resident of the OneFS protocol stack, along with NFS, SMB, and HDFS, allowing multiprotocol access to objects and files. The S3 protocol supports bucket and object creation, retrieving, updating, and deletion. Object retrievals and updates are atomic. Bucket properties can be updated. Objects are accessible using NFS and SMB as normal files, providing cross-protocol support. To use S3, administrators generate access IDs and secret keys to authenticated users for access.