Avere Legacy Documentation

This page hosts documentation for Avere Systems legacy products.

Microsoft Products

Read about these recent storage products in Microsoft Azure Documentation:

Legacy Products

The links below are for products or features that were released under the Avere brand or otherwise are not included in Microsoft Azure documentation.

Avere OS Release Notes

Release notes describe software changes in the latest release. Changes can include new features as well as feature changes and bug fixes. Release notes documents are organized by major version number or date, and include information about the latest available release as well as an archive of notes for older releases in that version.

To obtain release notes for older versions of Avere OS, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support.


Cluster Creation Guide (hardware systems)

The FXT Cluster Creation Guide gives step-by-step instructions for creating an Avere cluster using FXT hardware. This is the next step after installing your FXT nodes.


Cluster Configuration and Operation

Cluster operations guide documents explain the features of the Avere operating system and give a reference for how to configure settings. Topics include cluster configuration, monitoring, and management tasks.

For sites without external website access, a PDF or static HTML archive of the current web documentation is available on request.

Command-Line API Reference

A command-line XML-RPC API also is available for advanced configuration of Avere clusters. This document is only a command reference; please contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support for assistance with command-line configuration.

Supplemental Documents

These documents give extra detail and examples for specific Avere OS features.


FXT Hardware Information and other Archived Documents

Virtual Cluster (vFXT) Installation

Instructions for creating virtual FXT (vFXT) clusters through the Azure portal or vFXT.py software.

Background information about cloud clusters:

FXT 5000 Series Documentation


Hardware installation guides document unboxing, racking, cabling, and troubleshooting Avere's FXT hardware appliances. Operating specs and regulatory compliance information also is included.



FXT 4000 Series and Earlier


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