SoftNAS Documentation

Buurst has organized its SoftNAS documentation according to task-based and platform-based documentation. This means you can find what you are looking for by simply selecting the subject you wish to know about, and drilling down to the appropriate location. Content that is common across platforms is listed in All Platforms, and content specific to, or primarily focused on a given platform is organized accordingly. We hope you find this format simple and easy to use. See the links below to begin your journey. Remember, if you don't find the subject matter you are looking for, you have the search option in the center of this page


All Platforms Information

The SoftNAS CLI Guide provides the details on how to use the "softnas-cmd" command line interface utility which facilitates the integration with the REST API as a CLI (command line interface).   "softnas-cmd" is written in CURL and is cross-platform code. It may also be useful as example code for how to use the API, for those who wish to explore it in more detail as a working example.

SoftNAS provides a similar experience across its platforms. This means that a great deal of its functionality, user experience, requirements, and features are common to each platform.

Here you will find all content relevant to adding storage to your SoftNAS deployment that is common across all platforms.

Creating and Managing Storage Pools

Creating and Managing Volumes

SoftNAS Planning and Deployment

The information below mainly addresses specific details on how to plan for and create a SoftNAS deployment on the specifically supported platform.  Once this has been completed, the majority of the documentation needed is located above this information pane.  If you are interested in Knowledge Base articles, How-to's, or FAQs, then check out the Knowledge Base and Support page.

Cloud Computing - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Premise-Based Computing (VMware vSphere)

Cloud Computing - Microsoft Azure

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)