Virtual Server Appliance
VM File Server Solution for Mac, Windows and Web Clients
LVM manages volumes for operating system and data. It offers disk and partition management including snapshots for backups. HELIOS setup tools allow data volume setup, volume resizing, disk migration without any service downtime.
No installation required, ready to deploy Virtual Server Appliance VM image. For supported free and commercial virtualization solutions, see http://www.helios.de/web/EN/news/server_virtualization.html.
No client installation necessary, Windows and Mac clients use native file server protocols.
NFS Server for UNIX clients
AFP 3.3 for Mac clients
SMB/CIFS for Windows clients
HTTP for WebShare clients
mDNS server (“Bonjour”)
DHCP main and backup server
HELIOS Admin server
HELIOS TCP printer for Macs
Central server supports authentication of local host users, LDAP, NIS, and Windows AD/PDC users
Logical Volume Manager
- Up to 8 Million TB per disk pool
- Up to 16 TB per file system
- Ext4 file system
- Volume pool with multiple disks
- Grow file systems on-the-fly
- File systems snapshots
- Add/Remove disks from pool without service downtime
Remote GUI Administration
- Remote server administration from Mac, Windows, and UNIX via HELIOS Admin over TCP/IP and HTTP
- Manages local users, volumes, printers, and server settings, TCP/IP access lists, logs, etc.
- Web based administration for WebShare
Terminal based via console or SSH, allows initial password and network configuration setup. Manages system and data storage pools. Install HELIOS updates, and start/stop services.
Only necessary network protocols are installed in the HELIOS Virtual Server Appliance. Additional Linux services or third-party solutions are not supported on this appliance and must be installed in a separate VM. HELIOS will support the complete server appliance including maintenance and security updates.
The HELIOS Virtual Server Appliance uses HELIOS Base, which provides these core HELIOS technologies: server fail safety, Unicode support, networking, and more.
The file server foundation utilizes HELIOS EtherShare, HELIOS PCShare, and HELIOS WebShare. Learn about them at: www.helios.de/products.
Flexible Licensing Scheme
The HELIOS file server solution is tied to one virtual server appliance VM and a certain number of licensed users. The pre-installed HELIOS file server products each require a server base license, with optional expansions in increments of 10, 100 or unlimited users. The HELIOS price list describes the products included and license options for the HELIOS File Server Bundle, HELIOS Server Solutions Suite, and add-on products. Optional maintenance agreements: Software Upgrade Service, cold spare licenses. The Linux OS within the HELIOS Virtual Server Appliance does not require any license fee.