How to Configure awscli for Use with Storm Object Storage

Storm Object Storage delivers a durable, secure, highly available solution for storage needs of virtually any size. With object storage access occurs via API calls to the object storage cluster, which replaces the need to rely on additional servers for dedicated storage.

Here we use the client awscli to interact with Storm Object Storage. If you don’t have awscli installed then you can follow these instructions: How to Install an Object Storage Command Line Interface (awscli)

Storm Object Storage 101: Command Line
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  • These instructions are intended specifically for configuring awscli for use with Storm Object Storage.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server with awscli installed.

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How to Use Basic awscli Commands with Storm Object Storage

Storm Object Storage delivers a durable, secure, highly available solution for storage needs of virtually any size. With object storage access occurs via API calls to the object storage cluster, which replaces the need to rely on additional servers for dedicated storage.

Here we use the client awscli to interact with Storm Object Storage. If you don’t have awscli installed then you can follow these instructions: How to Install an Object Storage Command Line Interface (awscli)

Storm Object Storage 101: Command Line
Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for using Storm Object Storage.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server with awscli installed, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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Storm Private Cloud Parent

In addition to our dedicated servers, we also offer products on our cloud platform Storm on Demand. More information about the differences can be found here on our knowledge base in our Comparison article.

Working in a virtualized environment such as Storm on Demand does indeed give you a significant amount of control over your server, but you can now take that one step further: we have introduced an exciting new feature that allows you to create your very own Storm Cloud Parent.

You – and only you – will be allowed to add Storm instances to this private parent, and your parent will largely be separate from the public cloud.  This allows you to have even more control over the environment!  Your private Storm parent will be connected to the public network for certain features such as the Storm backup system and Server Images management.  The physical parent machine will control networking for your servers, but will be connected to the public network to utilize the Storm infrastructure.

Please note that this means that your backups and server images will be stored in an environment that is shared with (but not accessible to) other users.  Additionally, networking on the physical server is not shared, but the networking infrastructure between your private Storm Cloud parent and other Storm Cloud parents is considered a shared resource.

To get started, log into your Manage interface and press the “Create” button, like you normally would when creating a new server. You will see “Storm Private Cloud Parent” listed as one of the options. Select that box and then press yellow Configure New Device button to customize your parent. Continue reading “Storm Private Cloud Parent”

Automating DNS With Zone Delegation and the Storm API

Although the term DNS zone delegation may seem new to you, you have been using zone delegation without even realizing it. When you tell your domain’s registrar what nameservers you are using for a particular domain, you are delegating the zone for that domain.

Single zone delegation will work for most people. In fact, most use a single zone file to reference multiple hosts, or multiple subdomains residing on a single host. However, there are cases where where it may be beneficial to perform additional delegation.

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