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 https://console.VirtEngine.com, look for the icon
at the top right hand corner named
You are running Windows 7 or later version. This was tested on Windows 10.
You have to create a valid credential for accessing https://console.VirtEngine.com. How to create an account with VirtEngine.
You have to create an atharva storage account with VirtEngine. How to create an atharva account with 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.
Download S3 Browserin www.s3browser.com 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.
Accounts -> Create New Accountbutton in S3 browser. it will open the pop-up window.
S3 Compatible Storageas 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
Secret-key from your
profile page in VirtEngine(https://console.VirtEngine.com)
- Click the Add new account button the account is created and it display the bucket already created in VirtEngine.
Step-3 Create new bucket
Bucket -> Create New Bucketbutton it will open the pop-up window.
Ask for the bucket name, you can assign your bucket name.
Create new bucketbutton 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 https://console.VirtEngine.com 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.