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Creating a file share for multi-node deployment

We are trying to setup a 2 node Qlik Sense cluster and it requires a File Share.

Qlik documentation states: 

  • A network file share is required for the storage to be accessible by all servers in the site. In case of a single-server deployment, local disk storage may be sufficient.

What is the best option for a network file share which is secure? 

Our Infosec team does not approve a Windows Shared Folder as it is insecure. NFS storage was approved but Qlik Sense does not support NFS and if it did it would be slower. 

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Would your infosec team be open to using a Windows Folder Share if it was encrypted? You could create an encrypted folder share and then install the certificate on both nodes so that they can read from it. 

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QlikSense requires a Windows share (SMB). Could you perhaps set the servers on a more secure network and only route traffic for https from the outside?

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Since NFS is not supported (we tried it and did not work, there were issues with Qlik loading the app into the hub), we went ahead with CIFS/SMB

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Here is an example of a share for a multinode, a common setup seen is setting this share on a D:\ drive rather than C:\.

The share was created using that share button while logged in as the service account, this allows the Service account to be owner which is optimal. 

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ref .. 

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/June2019/Subsystems/PlanningQlikSenseDeployments/Content/Sense_Dep...

 

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The problem is with a NAS ... https://support.qlik.com/articles/000036356

 

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