This section provides information about support and requirements for system hardware, software, and object stores.
To see the current filer version and build number, click the i icon in upper right corner of the WebUI. The version and build number are included under CloudFS Version.
The WebUI supports the following browsers:
- Google Chrome version 59.03071 or above.
- All non End‐of‐Life (EOL) hardware
- Panzura Freedom Filer for Amazon
- Panzura Freedom Filer for Azure
- Panzura Freedom Filer for VMware
ESXi Tested Compatibility
vCenter supports automatic and manual disk provisioning methods. ESXi supports only the manual disk provisioning method.
|Freedom Version||ESXi Version||ESXi Build|
|188.8.131.52 and later||ESXi 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7 P01||15160138|
|184.108.40.206 and later||ESXi 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7||8169922|
|220.127.116.11 and later||ESXi 5.5, 6.0, 6.5||4887370|
|18.104.22.168 and later||ESXi 6.0||3029758|
|22.214.171.124 and later||ESXi 5.5||1623387|
Minimum System Requirements
- Consult your Panzura Sales Architect for assistance in selecting the appropriate size for your environment.
Object Store Compatibility
The following table lists the cloud storage providers that have been tested for compatibility with this release.
|Amazon AWS S3||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support the public clouds. Government clouds are supported post-Freedom 126.96.36.199 version.|
|Cloudian||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support Cloudian|
|Dell/EMC – ECS Atmos||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support Dell/EMC - ECS Atmos version 188.8.131.52|
|Dell/EMC – ECS‐ S3||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support Dell/EMC - ECS S3 version 184.108.40.206|
|Dell/EMC – Virtustream||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support Dell/EMC|
|Google Cloud Storage||All Freedom 8.0 and above versions support the public clouds.|
|Hitachi Cloud Provider - HDS / HCP||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support HDS/HCP version 220.127.116.11|
|IBM COS – Native||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support IBM COS – Native version 18.104.22.168|
|IBM COS – S3||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support IBM COS – S3 version 22.214.171.124|
|IBM COS – Swift||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support IBM COS - Swift|
|IIJ GIO Service||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support IIJ|
|Microsoft Azure - Blob Storage||All Freedom 7.1 versions support both public and government clouds.|
|Scality – S3||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support Scality|
|StorageGrid||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support Storage Grid|
|Wasabi||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support Wasabi|
|WD ActiveScale System||All Freedom 7.1 and above versions support WD Active Scale system|
AT&T, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), and ATMOS have been discontinued by the company and are now end of life. For information on how to access support for these cloud providers, contact Panzura’s support team.
Maximum SMB Connections
To ensure Freedom filer stability, and that each filer is not overwhelmed by SMB connections, the following table delineates the maximum limits of SMB connections a filer will accept given resources (system memory, CPU) available. Freedom filers will not accept SMB connections beyond the stated limits in this table. These limits apply to filers deployed as VMs both in-cloud and on-premise. Please note that this table is not a substitute for proper sizing of filers. Please consult your Panzura Sales Engineer for complete recommendations.