Planning your installation

The following illustration is a quick-start representation of ElastiStor installation:
CloudByte ElastiStor installation comprises the following:

  • Installing ElastiCenter: Install the administrative infrastructure used to manage the Nodes.
  • Installing Nodes: A Node is the storage infrastructure that is managed by ElastiCenter. You can install only one Node per machine. An HA Group can have up to four Nodes.

Installing on production environments

CloudByte recommends you to install ElastiCenter and Nodes on separate machines.

Installing on development environments

You can install both ElastiCenter and Nodes together on the same machine. This is the typical installation used for development and test setups. Here you play around with test data for evaluation, rather than production where you have business critical data.