Creating an S3 cluster

To create an S3 cluster, do the following:

  1. In the left menu, click Storage services > S3.
  2. Click Create S3 storage.
  3. On the Nodes step, select nodes to add to the S3 storage cluster, and then click Next.
  4. On the Storage policy step, select the desired tier, failure domain, and data redundancy mode that will be applied to the S3 data. Then, click Next.
  5. On the DNS step, specify an external DNS name for the S3 storage. For example, End users will use this DNS name and the TCP port 443 (HTTPS) or TCP port 80 (HTTP) to access the S3 data. Then, click Next.
  6. On the Protocol step, select an S3 endpoint protocol: HTTP, HTTPS, or both. For our simple evaluation scenario, we recommend selecting HTTPS and selecting the Generate self-signed certificate check box. Then, click Next.
  7. On the Summary step, review the configuration, and then click Create.

After the S3 cluster is created, open the S3 Overview screen to view S3 service availability, operation rate, and other metrics.

To check if the S3 storage 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.