Welcome to Rockstor

Rockstor is an Open Source GPLv2 + Linux & BTRFS based Network Attached Storage (NAS) Appliance, with Private Cloud capabilities. Rockstor 4 is “Built on openSUSE” while our near legacy 3 and older versions used CentOS 7 with newer elrepo kernels. Our focus is on easy install and use.

We extend our advanced NAS features, via docker, to host an ever growing range of easy to install apps we call Rock-ons (Docker Plugins). This in turn moves us nicely into the realms of a private cloud server.

See our Introduction section for a list of features & capabilities: available and planned.

Rockstor 4 can be installed on commodity x86_64 and ARM64 hardware. AArch64 server compatibility relies on Embedded Boot or Server boot standards, e.g. like the recently released Ten64 platform. The designers of which Traverse technologies are a valued contributor to our rockstor-core, rockstor-installer, and rockon-registry GitHub repositories. We also have installer profiles for the Raspberry Pi4 and RPi 400 SBCs: the latter requires at least a Leap 15.3 profile.

Features

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.

Feature

status

notes

Web-UI

prod

System management via browser

Web-UI Live Dashboard

prod

Overview of system activity

Online Pool management

prod

Re-naming capability planned

Online Share management

prod

Re-naming capability planned

Snapshots

prod

Instant btrfs subvol snapshots

Sharing via NFS

prod

Network File-System cross
platform enterprise file access

Sharing via Samba

prod

Also known as CIFS / Samba

Apple Time Machine Backups

beta

Samba options in Rockstor v4

Secure File Transport Protocol (SFTP)

prod

Secure File Transport Protocol

Asynchronous Share
beta

Replicate btrfs subvols between
multiple Rockstor appliances

SSH

prod

Standard bash shell

Active Directory (AD)

prod

Rockstor v4 uses sssd

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

prod

Rockstor v4 uses sssd

Network Information Server (NIS)

prod

Network Information System

NTP Client

prod

System time from NTP server

SNMP

prod

Enterprise monitoring facility

S.M.A.R.T

prod

Dsk health information system

IPv4 Network Config via Web-UI
/ IPv6
prod /
planned
Includes Teaming & Bonding /
IPv6 currently disabled at boot

Docker Based Plugin System

prod

We call these Rock-ons

Docker Private Networking

beta

We call these Rocknets, v4 only

Email Alerts

prod

Via root user email forwarding

prod /
beta
Snapshots & Scrubs /
Reboot, Shutdown & Suspend.
beta

Reinstate subset of config.
Rock-ons auto reinstalled.

UPS Support via NUT

prod

Configure a UPS from the Web-UI

Shell in Web-UI

prod

Via “Shell In A Box”

SSL Certificate Entry

prod

Add your own cert via Web-UI

Log Manager

prod

View & download system logs

User & Group Management

prod

Can choose if Rockstor managed