What type of filesystem is used by Director?

Solution

Overview

What partitions are created on the Director appliance?

What size partitions should be present on a standard Director appliance?

Cause
Resolution

All Director appliances run Bluecoat's own Distribution of LINUX. It is called Blue Coat Open Platform for Applications- BCOPA.  The BCOPA Linux distribution is based upon CentOS and is designed for virtual and hardware appliances running Blue Coat's management applications. 

NOTE: Bluecoats older platforms that run LINUX were originally called PISA.

1: On an unconfigured Director running version 5.5.1.2 system, here’s a list of  the default partitions.  To display this, we have used the LINUX df-h command.

/ (root) partition ext3 type for Linux system and size 2 GB

/boot partition ext3 type for boot loader 128 MB

/var partition ext3 type for director application and size is rest of Hard disk

And /local partition is created by director daemon of 28 gigs in /var/ partition.

TIP:The 'var' partition will have a different size for all customers, as this value is the remaining disk space.

2: Once the Director appliance is configured with registered ProxySG appliances, overlay files, profiles and backups, you will notice another mount point:

sh-2.05b# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2             2.0G  567M  1.4G  30% /
/dev/sda1              99M  7.5M   87M   9% /boot
none                  506M     0  506M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda3              72G   28G   40G  42% /var
/dev/mapper/encrypted_director
                       27G  1.2G   25G   5% /local

sh-2.05b#

 

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For more details on what other command line interface commands, see 000014637

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