Learn about QF2 with tutorials and trial versions

  • See realtime analytics on a live cluster
  • Watch tutorials and scenario videos
  • Setup a QF2 cluster to test your applications and workflow

It is simple to get started! Just select the option that works best for you. If you are unsure which option to choose, check out the comparison grid.

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Learn about Qumulo File Fabric (QF2)

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Compare trial options

There are three options for self-guided trials. Use the table to compare the setup requirements and access levels that work for you.

All options are available during your trial. Start exploring the live cluster in your web browser, then setup your own QF2 cluster.

QF2 trial options

Live Cluster Click to try AWS - Free Edition Click to try Virtual Cluster Click to try
Setup difficulty No setup Easy Mediium
Requirements Web browser AWS account VMware/Oracle environment
WEB GUI Yes Yes Yes
REST API Interactive guide Interactive guide
All methods available
Interactive guide
All methods available
Command Line Access No Yes Yes
Clustering Yes - Six node cluster No Yes - Minumum 4 nodes
Analytics Yes
Continuous workload examples (~450TB)
See your data + workload
See your data + workload
File sharing (SMB, NFS) View View / Create / Delete View / Create / Delete
Tutorial videos Yes Yes Yes
Try it now Try it now Try it now

Trial options

Experience QF2 using the option(s) that match your needs

It is easy to explore QF2 on your schedule and in the environment of your choice. Each option has a unique combination of setup requirements and access levels. Click one of the Try It Now buttons to get started.

When you are ready to dive into capacity and performance planning or have questions about pricing, we would be happy to schedule a demo with a Qumulo storage expert.


See QF2 at scale

Get immediate access to a live, 6-node QC104 cluster, located in the Qumulo data center.

This is the fastest way to explore all the features of the QF2 web interface. It takes less than a minute to login and start exploring the power of realtime analytics on a file system with billions of files.

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Live QF2 cluster

Access a live QF2 cluster using your web browser

Using the graphical interface, you can see how QF2 handles different file types and workloads. You can also take a look at the API & Tools menu to learn about the REST API. With guest access, you'll be able to perform GET operations on the live cluster.

Use the button to the left to access the cluster and the walkthrough that provides a quick way to familiarize yourself with interface.


Explore high performance file in the cloud

The QF2 for AWS Free Edition provides full access to the web admin, REST API and command line interface.

If you are familiar with AWS, a few minutes of setup is all it takes to see QF2's support for SMB, real-time visibility into the storage system, directory-based capacity quotas, and snapshots.

Get started in the cloud

QF2 for AWS

Try QF2 file storage in the cloud

You can create a standalone instance of QF2 on Amazon Web Services for free. You pay only for the underlying AWS infrastructure, including an m4.2xlarge instance. You'll see that QF2 has the highest performance of any cloud-based file system.

After adding the AMI to your Amazon Web Services account, work through the tutorial called "Installing a Single-node Cluster on AWS" or watch the accompanying video. You can also set up a QF2 cluster on AWS.


Build a virtual cluster

Use the Qumulo Core image (OVA) to build a virtual cluster. If you already have a VMware environment, you can quickly create a proof-of-concept cluster.

The virtual cluster provides full access to all interfaces, including the REST API. This is a great option for testing your applications and workflows.

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Virtual Machine Image (OVA)

Run QF2 on-premise with free trial

You can download a VMware OVA file for free and create a QF2 virtual cluster on either a Windows machine or a Mac. You'll see how well QF2 operates in your own environment. Once you download the file, work through the tutorial called "Create a Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) Virtual Cluster" (either the Windows version or the Mac version), or watch the accompanying video.

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Learn with tutorials

Tutorials are available as videos or documents. Choose a trial version, then follow the tutorials to see how easily you can manage file storage with QF2.

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Prefer to browse the tutorials first? Check out these resources.

Each tutorial has a video that demonstrates how to do that particular task, as well as a detailed procedure that walks you through the steps.

To do the tutorials, you need to have either the AWS AMI or the VMware OVA file with Qumulo Core software installed. Use the links on this page to setup your cluster.

If you have questions or would like a live demo, please contact us.

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