Creating an S3 cluster

To create an S3 cluster, do the following:

  1. In the left menu, click Storage services > S3. Select three nodes for our evaluation scenario, and click Create S3 cluster in the right menu.
  2. Next, select a storage policy.
  3. Specify the external (publicly resolvable) DNS name for the S3 endpoint that will be used by the end users to access the object storage. For example, Click Proceed.
  4. From the drop-down list, select an S3 endpoint protocol: HTTP or HTTPS, or both. For our simple evaluation scenario, we recommend selecting HTTPS and selecting the Generate self-signed certificate check box. Click Done to create an S3 cluster.

After the S3 cluster is created, open the S3 Overview screen to view cluster status, hostname, used disk capacity, the number of users, I/O activity, and the state of S3 services.

To check if the S3 cluster is successfully deployed and can be accessed by users, visit https://<S3_DNS_name> in your browser. You should receive the following XML response:


To start using the S3 storage, you will also need to create at least one S3 user.