ECS 3.0 Product Documentation

You can find ECS 3.1 documentation here.

Software documentation (for ECS Appliance and ECS Software environments)

Planning Guide

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Provides general information on ECS and the new features in this release. Supports users in understanding the core ECS concepts required when planning and managing an ECS deployment.

Administrator's Guide

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Supports the initial configuration of ECS, the ongoing management of tenants and users, and the monitoring of ECS on a day-to-day basis.

Data Access Guide

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Describes the protocols supported by ECS for end-user access to ECS object storage: Amazon S3, EMC Atmos, OpenStack Swift, and the Centera (CAS) object APIs. The guide introduces the ECS Management API. which can be used to perform configuration of ECS prior to end-user access.

REST API Reference

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Describes the APIs you can use to configure, manage, and monitor ECS. Provides reference information for the ECS Management APIs as well as supported ECS Object Services for Amazon S3, EMC Atmos, and OpenStack Swift.

Release Notes

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Describes supplemental information including new features, system requirements, known problems, and limitations.

Security Configuration Guide

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Provides an overview of configuration, deployment, and usage settings needed to ensure secure operation.

Overview and Architecture White Paper

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Provides an in-depth overview of ECS architecture.

New: Localized Product Documentation

ECN

Provides product documentation in French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Hardware documentation

Hardware and Cabling Guide

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Describes supported hardware configurations, upgrade paths, and rack cabling requirements.
40U-D Cabinet Site Unpacking and Setup Guidepdf
Contains information about unpacking and setting up your 40U-D cabinet, including required tools.
40U-D Cabinet Site Preparation Guidepdf
Provides information about environmental requirements for the 40U-D cabinet, including power requirements.

Related: CIFS-ECS Tool

CIFS-ECS is a lightweight application that allows you to upload and download files to ECS from a Windows platform. It creates a Windows virtual drive and transfers data to ECS using REST S3 API.

  • CIFS-ECS Architecture, Performance & Best Practices White Paper
pdf
  • CIFS-ECS User Guide
pdf
  • CIFS-ECS Release Notes (login required)
pdf

Internal documentation (available to Dell EMC personnel through SolVe desktop)

  • Compatibility Checker User's Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • OS Online Update Guide
  • OS Offline Update Guide
  • Fabric and Object Services Upgrade Guide
  • Software Extend Guide
  • Migrating Centera Storage to ECS
  • Service procedures for field replaceable units (FRUs)