Exoscale is a Swiss-based cloud services platform providing hosting and infrastructure services, including storage, throughout central Europe. This article walks through adding Exoscale object storage to the Enterprise File Fabric. For information on launching the Enterprise File Fabric from on the Exoscale cloud platform itself see Getting Started with Exoscale.
Create a Bucket
Exoscale object storage is S3-compatible and can be added to the File Fabric using the Open S3 provider.
You’ll need at least one bucket created in Exoscale to add the provider. A bucket can be created from within the Exoscale Portal. Log in to the portal (or register for an account) and navigate to the Storage menu (the cube) to see buckets in the account.
Click “ADD” to bring up the “New Bucket” page. Enter a valid bucket name and a zone for the data center you wish to use. Record the Zone you chose.
Create Access Credentials
File Fabric requires an API key. You can create an API key and secret from the Exoscale Portal and restrict access to object storage.
- From the IAM menu (icon with key), choose “ADD”. This brings up the New Key page.
- Restrict the key for storage by choosing “RESTRICTED” and then selecting “sos” for object storage. The page should look like the following:
Then select “CREATE”. Record the “Key” and “Secret”.
The first step is to choose to add the Open S3 provider to the File Fabric either as a first step on activation of your account, or later from the Dashboard which is accessible from the top menu.
The next step grants the File Fabric access your Exoscale Object Storage. To do this you need to enter a zone-specific endpoint, your API Key and a Secret Key.
Use the API key as an Access Key and the Secret that you created from the portal. For example:
After you enter your authentication details, and these are accepted, the File Fabric will list all Exoscale buckets visible for the account. You then choose which buckets you wish to manage through the File Fabric platform. Only choose buckets for the zone you selected. (You can choose any bucket as a “default” – it can be changed later).
If you wish to manage buckets in other zones simply follow the steps above using a different endpoint, once that’s for that zone.
As your data is indexed it will be accessible through the Cloud File Manager.by