Welcome to the VMware Cloud Director® Object Storage Extension™ documentation page.

VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension is an integrated storage solution that is provisioned and managed within the VMware Cloud Director framework.

VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension is a standalone middleware service that runs atop of a storage cluster or AWS S3 and provides object storage capabilities to the users of VMware Cloud Director.

The following diagram illustrates the architecture of VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension and the network connections between VMware and storage platform components.


VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension Architecture Diagram shows how all components work together to deliver object storage capabilities to Cloud Director users.

What's New in the VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension Documentation

  • VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension 2.0 supports native integration with AWS S3 with the multi tenancy of VMware Cloud Director.

    VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension also supports the complete set of native S3 APIs.

    For information about configuring VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension with AWS S3, see AWS S3 Configuration Requirements and Configure VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension with AWS. For information about onboarding users, see Onboarding VMware Cloud Director Organizations and Users to AWS.
  • If you configure VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension with AWS S3 or Cloudian HyperStore version 7.2.2.1, your tenant users can use the object lock feature and enable the object lock when creating buckets. Using this feature, tenant users configure retention policies at the bucket and the object levels.
  • Using the object lifecycle feature, tenant users can define lifecycle rules at the bucket level. With the lifecycle rules, tenant users can migrate, expire, and purge objects based on prefixes, tags, and durations.
  • Tenants can specify encryption methods for specific buckets and protect objects at rest at the following levels:
    • Object level by using the S3 API
    • Bucket level by using the S3 API or the VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension user interface
    • Tenant level by using the VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension user interface
  • With bucket policies, tenant users can define fine-grained access control statements at the bucket level.

Other Resources

VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension 2.0
External Resources