Download a Trial of DataCore™ vFilO™ Software

30-Day Non-Production Use Evaluation

Experience file and object storage virtualization by downloading the bootable ISO image and installing it in a simple, non-production sandbox environment consisting of two nodes:

  • 1 metadata server instance
  • 1 data services instance

The installation should take around 30 minutes. For a preview of the installation experience, watch the 5 minutes video on the right.

Trial Prerequisites (Minimum)

The vFilO software may be installed on bare metal servers or VMs hosted on VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V from the bootable ISO image you downloaded. The image contains its own appliance operating systems. No other OS license is required.

For production environments, please refer to the latest vFilO installation guide. During trial installation, the software will warn you that the minimum production requirements have not been met.

For a simple software trial without much load, the resources for the metadata server can be reduced to:
  • 8 cores or 8 vCPUs
  • 16 GB Memory
  • 30 GB boot disk
  • 1 additional 16 GB disk drive
  • 1 NICs (10 Gbps)
The DSX data services instance should have a minimum of:
  • 8 cores or vCPUs
  • 8 GB Memory
  • 30 GB boot disk
  • 1 additional 16 GB disk drive
  • 1 NICs (10 Gbps)

Deploy Trial Environment

  1. Install the software by following the step-by-step instructions in the vFilO Installation Guide.
  2. Add NAS, Block or DAS storage to the environment by following the vFilO Configuration Guide.

    The Guide includes the steps for assimilating existing NetApp and Isilon Network Attached Storage (NAS) as well as other NFS servers into a global namespace while leaving their data untouched.

  3. Consider trying some of the management operations listed in the Command Line Reference Guide.

Important Considerations For Trial Software

DO NOT use the trial software for operational or production purposes. Once the 30-day evaluation period expires, you will no longer be able to change the software’s settings.

This evaluation package may be converted to a production version by purchasing the software license(s):

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However, before putting the software into production, the sandbox trial environment must be reconfigured according to DataCore best practices specific to your requirements.

The purchased product may then access any data or configuration information from the trial software. Please refer to the Prerequisites prior to installation.

Installation Guides

These installation guides will provide you with simple instructions on how to install, configure and manage the environment.

  vFilO™ Installation Guide

  vFilO™ Command Line Reference

  vFilO™ Configuration Guide


Limited, complimentary technical support is available during your trial period. Refer to DataCore Support for additional information.

If you have any questions about your trial or would like to speak with someone further about your particular requirements, please email us at or fill out the Contact Us form.

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