Getting Started

How should I format and partition my OS drive for a SwiftStack node?

You can use your operating system's default partitioning. Both standard partitioning and LVM will work. We recommend using standard formatting, however, as LVM generally doesn't provide any benefits for the boot disk in a Swift node.

What operating system should I install SwiftStack Node on?

SwiftStack Nodes support the following Linux operating systems:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) LTS or 16.04 (Xenial) LTS Server 64-bit
  • Red Hat 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, or 7.7 Server 64-bit
  • CentOS 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, or 7.7 Server 64-bit

Note

RHEL/CentOS 7.1 is no longer fully supported; existing 7.1 nodes should be upgraded to a later point release of RHEL/CentOS 7.x.

Note

RHEL/CentOS 6.6 or older are no longer fully supported; existing 6.6 or older nodes should be upgraded to a later point release of RHEL/CentOS 6.x.

Warning

You cannot run SwiftStack on a desktop or 32-bit versions of any of the above supported operating systems.