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Creating Storage

Navigate to the Storage page and click + Add Storage.

Screenshot of the user clicking + Add Storage in the Storage page.

On the next page, there are five storage options to choose from:

  • AWS FSx for Lustre
  • Lustre on Google
  • Lustre on Azure
  • AWS S3 Bucket
  • Google Cloud Bucket

Screenshot of the Storage page immediately after clicking the + Add Storage button.

Select a filesystem and enter a Storage Name.

The Short description, Tags, and Thumbnail are all optional descriptors. If you don’t upload a thumbnail image, the storage’s icon will default to the icon of the option you’ve chosen.

In Storage type, select whether your storage will be Ephemeral or Persistent. Please note that Cloud Object Stores (AWS S3 Buckets and Google Cloud Buckets) cannot be ephemeral.

Click Add Storage.

Screenshot of the user clicking Add Storage after configuring a storage option.

Next, you’ll see the default settings page for the new storage. Please see Configuring Storage for the next steps.

Screenshot of the Sessions tab inside a storage option's configuration settings.

Note

After you create a persistent storage option, it will appear in the Storage Resources module on the Home page. You can hide storage options from the Home page by clicking the eye icon on the Storage page.

However, ephemeral storage options will not appear on the Home page because they cannot be started independently; they must be attached to a cluster, where the storage will be created, started, and deleted along with the cluster.

For more information, please see About Storage Types.

Which type of storage should I use?

Lustre is a high input/output filesystem, so we recommend using Lustre storage options only when you're completing compute work that needs that type of performance.

The other storage options work well for general use.