Open-E JovianDSS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have a question about Open-E products? Find the answer in the frequently asked questions below. If your question is not on the list, contact our sales representative for a consultation.

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Open-E JovianDSS is not compatible with Open-E DSS V6 or V7, as it uses a different file system. Please be aware that an update is not possible for this reason, and make sure to choose your product according to the functionalities you require.

Buying System

You can purchase Open-E JovianDSS through Open-E's Partners or directly from the Open-E JovianDSS Store.

You are free to choose whichever hardware best suits your needs. With Open-E JovianDSS, you are hardware-independent and can use commodity hardware. However, Open-E JovianDSS Certified Servers are a safe solution offered by our partners - tested, benchmarked, and certified by Open-E.

No, Open-E JovianDSS is only available with a support license. This way, our partners can ensure the security of your storage system and be of assistance with every hardware- or software-related issue.

Upgrading System

Upgrading directly from Open-E DSS V6 or V7 is not possible as Open-E JovianDSS uses a different file system (ZFS). To perform a successful transfer, you will need to restore a backup to your new
Open-E JovianDSS-based system.

Technical Questions

Open-E JovianDSS supports iSCSI, FC, and NFS, SMB (CIFS) protocols.

With Open-E JovianDSS, you can set up High Availability Clusters with Ethernet, SAS, or Fibre Channel connections. The Standard HA Cluster Feature Pack enables High Availability for two server nodes connected to a single storage or one (or more) JBOD(s). The Advanced Metro HA Cluster Feature Pack enables you to create High Availability for two server nodes with storage at each location (Dual Storage) mirrored over Ethernet (up to 50 miles / 80km). It also supports configurations of the Open-E JovianDSS Standard HA Cluster Feature Pack.

Thanks to the ZFS technology, the software offers a lot of features which are required by users who manage enterprise-sized storage environments and look for a high-quality solution at a reasonable price?performance ratio.

Where to Buy Open-E JovianDSS

To buy our products, visit the Open-E Online Shop to configure and order your system or find Open-E's Partner. The software, related licenses, and support products are available through our trusted partners.

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