How do I use Leonovus Smart Filer with Nutanix Objects?

Leonovus Smart Filer is certified for use with Nutanix Objects. Leonovus Smart Filer examines your SMB network-attached storage and seamlessly offloads cold data to the cloud, while providing users transparent access to the offloaded files.

 Follow the steps below to configure Smart Filer to use Nutanix Objects:

Create a Nutanix Storage Provider

To use Nutanix Objects storage as a target for Smart Filer, you must create a Storage Provider and then configure it as the target of the Managed Shares you want to offload.  Smart Filer will offload files to a specified bucket on that storage provider.

On the Providers tab, select “Add provider”.

Smart Filer - Add a new provider

The “Create a new provider” dialogue is shown:

Smart Filer - Create a new provider

Select Amazon S3 Compatible from the “Provider Type” drop-down.

Complete the other fields as specified:

S3 Compatible provider setup

Provider ID is the unique id that will be used internally.  This name cannot include spaces or special characters.

Display Name is a descriptive name that will appear in the provider dropdown when configuring the target of a Managed Share.  The Display Name can include spaces and special characters.

S3 Compatible endpoint – enter the Nutanix Objects service URL corresponding to desired Nutanix Object store.

S3 Compatible key – enter your Nutanix Objects Access Key

S3 Compatible secret – enter your Nutanix Objects Secret Key

Using a Nutanix Objects Storage Provider as a target for a Managed Share

Once you’ve configured a Storage Provider corresponding to your Nutanix Obects store, you can configure Smart Filer to offload cold files from one or more Managed Shares to it.

Follow the instructions in the Leonovus Smart Filer Deployment and Administration Guide to edit a Managed Share and add the Nutanix Objects Storage Provide you configured as a Target.  You will also need to specify a storage bucket in Nutanix Objects to contain the offloaded files.  You can create the bucket by using a 3rd party tool such as S3 Browser ( 

Editing a Storage Provider

You can edit a Storage Provider at any time to change the Access Key and Secret Key.

You should not change the endpoint of a Storage Provider in case it is in use by a Smart Share.  If you need to use a different endpoint, create a new Storage Provider.  If you need to update the Target of a Managed Share that is already in use, you will need to decommission the current Managed Share and create a new one with a new Target.