Getting started

Ready to use rpm/deb packages are available for:
  • Distributions: RHEL 5/6/7 (and Fedora), SLES 11/12 (and OpenSuse), Debian 7/8 (and Ubuntu)
  • Linux kernel versions: Linux 2.6.18 – 4.9 (continously updated for new kernels)
  • Architectures: x86, x86_64 (ARM, OpenPower, Xeon Phi and others can easily be built from source, see here)

Step 1: Documentation

Get an overview of the available documentation materials.

If you’re one of the people who don’t have time for documentation, don’t worry:
We’ll point you to the important bits on the next page.

Inexperienced users might want to check out the general introduction whitepaper to become familiar with the basic concepts: Introduction to BeeGFS [PDF]

Below are the guides for installation instructions and other important information:

Step 2: Download & Installation

If you have read the BeeGFS end-user license agreement and accept it, proceed to download.

If you are a system integrator, distributing or reselling BeeGFS (e.g. as part of turn-key storage solutions) requires prior written consent. Contact us for details.

Step 3: Professional Support

Contact to get details on professional support options.

While BeeGFS can be used free of charge, development is financed through support contracts. So a support contract not only allows you to use the enterprise features and ensures that you get help when you need it, it also helps to further develop and improve BeeGFS.