Rockstor is a Linux/BTRFS based Network Attached Storage (NAS) and private cloud solution. It is distributed as a CentOS flavored Linux operating system with a newer kernel and Rockstor application software bundled together to easily install a system and manage your data.
Rockstor supports advanced NAS features powered by BTRFS and other Linux technologies. It also supports hosting of various apps based on Docker technology which extends it’s feature set beyond NAS and transforms the system into a private cloud server.
Rockstor can be installed on commodity hardware or as a virtual machine on hypervisors like Xen, KVM and VMWare.
Below is a summary of all features supported by Rockstor. Features in prod status are production ready where as beta indicates a features is not yet ready for prime time. Some unsupported and planned features are also listed.
|Online pool management||beta|
|Online share management||beta|
|sharing via NFS(v3 and v4)||prod||Network File System cross platform enterprise file access|
|sharing via SMB||beta||also known as CIFS / Samba|
|sharing via AFP ie Time Machine||beta||Apple Filing Protocol|
|SFTP||beta||Secure File Transport Protocol|
|Asynchronous share replication||beta||replicate shares between multiple Rockstor appliances|
|WebUI||prod||efficient management through Chrome browser|
|SSH||prod||standard bash shell|
|RESTful API||prod||integrate applications with Rockstor|
|LDAP||prod||Lightweight Directory Access|
|NIS||prod||Network Information System|
|NTP client||prod||set system time from NTP server|
|SNMP||beta||enterprise monitoring facility|
|S.M.A.R.T||beta||disk health information system|
|Docker based Plugin system||beta||We call these Rock-ons|
|Critical event alerts||beta||via email notification system|
|Scheduled tasks||beta||snapshots and scrubs|
|Config Backup and Restore||beta||for recovery / migration use|
|UPS support via NUT||beta||Configure a UPS from the GUI|