How do I use Panzura CloudFS with Wasabi?

Panzura CloudFS is validated for use with Wasabi hot cloud storage.  To learn more about the Panzura - Wasabi joint solution, please review the partner solution brief here.

Reference Architecture



Prerequisites for the filer:

  • A Wasabi storage account
  • Bucket name
  • Panzura CloudFS version (Hardware appliance, VMware OVA, AWS/AMI, Azure/VHD or Google/GCE instance)
  • Panzura license token or license files

The following instructions describe how to configure the Panzura CloudFS deployed in VMware environment to use the Wasabi cloud storage as the back-end object store for storing your data.

The configuration of the Panzura filer to use Wasabi cloud storage is done during the initial setup using the setup wizard or the main WebUI configuration page.

Note: Refer to the Panzura Admin Guide and platform appropriate installation guide for detailed prerequisites and instructions.     


Setup Wizard

After powering on the Panzura VM, follow the steps below to configure the filer using the setup wizard:

1. Using a Chrome browser connect using the filer’s IP address

2. Login with the username admin and password admin

3. Accept the EULA and change the password

4. Configure network settings (gateway, subnet mask and DNS)

5. Enter license

6. Configure time setting (recommend connecting to a NTP server)

7. Configure filer roles settings (master, subordinate)

8. Allocate datastore for metadata and cache

9. On the Cloud Storage Provider page, select Wasabi S3 as the Cloud Provider and provide the required details - 

      • Cloud Host IP/Name - Service URL of the Wasabi region
      • S3 Access Key
      • S3 Secret Key
      • Bucket
      • Path
      • Cloud Size
      • Cloud Size Unit


Note: This config example discusses the use of Wasabi's us-east-1 storage region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in this article


10. Select protocol (SMB/NFS/Both)

11. Configure the Active Directory Domain to join

11. Review the summary page and select Finish  

12. The completes the initial configuration of the Panzura Freedom Filer and will log you into the         main webUI.  For additional details, please contact your local Panzura representative.



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