Use Windows client S3 Browser to connect with VirtEngine Storage (ceph)


S3 Browser is a freeware Windows client for Amazon S3. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web.

Introducing Atharva Storage - VirtEngine

Atharva Storage - VirtEngine is a “Cloud object storage, low latency and (S3 - AWS Signature v2) compatible API built on top of ceph - jewel.”.

Upon successful signin to, look for the icon at the top right hand corner named Storage

This tutorial will guide you in setting up a S3 Browser windows client on your windows 7+/10 workstation and connecting it to manage your atharva storage account in VirtEngine.


Connecting S3 Browser with Atharva (Ceph object storage) VirtEngine

This initial section contains everything you need to setup S3 Browser windows native client on your server.

Step-1 Download S3 Browser for windows
  • Go to this link. S3 browser.

  • Click Download S3 Browser in to start your download.

  • Right-click the download file and install it in your windows system.

Step-2 Create the storage setting with VirtEngine
  • Open the S3 Browser.

  • Click the Accounts -> Create New Account button in S3 browser. it will open the pop-up window.

  • Choose S3 Compatible Storage as a storage type and specify REST endpoint as

  • Enter the other details.

    Account Name : Type a name for the account
      Access key
      Secret key

You can see your Access-key and Secret-key from your profile page in VirtEngine(

  • Click the Add new account button the account is created and it display the bucket already created in VirtEngine.
Step-3 Create new bucket
  • Click the Bucket -> Create New Bucket button it will open the pop-up window.

  • Ask for the bucket name, you can assign your bucket name.

  • Click the Create new bucket button the bucket it created.

Upload a file from S3 Browser to VirtEngine
  • Click the Upload button.

  • Choose the one or multiple files to upload/choose an upload folder if you want to upload a whole folder or whole drive.

  • Select the files you want to upload or select the folder to upload. The upload process will begin. You can track the progress on the Tasks tab.

  • Let us verify if the files is uploaded

Logon goto storage place. You can see your bucket, and the uploaded files are displayed.


These are the very simple steps to create bucket and upload files using Windows native client using S3 Browser to Atharva - VirtEngine.

This is a good head-start for using S3 Browser & our Athava ceph based object storage in VirtEngine.

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