Software Checklist

Use the following checklist when planning the software configuration for a production, distributed MinIO deployment.

MinIO Pre-requisites

Servers running a Linux operating system with a 5.x+ kernel, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 or Ubuntu LTS 20.04+

System administrator access to the remote servers

A management tool for distributed systems, such as Ansible, Terraform, or Kubernetes for orchestrated environments. Kubernetes infrastructures should use the MinIO Operator for best results.

Load balancer to handle routing of requests (for example, NGINX)

Prometheus / Grafana setup for monitoring and metrics

(optional) mc installed on the local host system

MinIO Install

Install the MinIO server binary across all nodes, ensuring that each node uses the same version of that binary.

See the Deploy MinIO Operator and Minio Tenant deployment guide for more information.

Post Install Tasks

(optional) Create mc alias for each server from your local machine for command line access to work with the MinIO deployment from a local machine

Configure Bucket replication to duplicate contents of a bucket to another bucket location

Configure Site replication to synchronize contents of multiple dispersed data center locations

Configure Object retention rules with lifecycle management to manage when objects should expire

Configure Object storage level rules with tiering to move objects between hot, warm, and cold storage and maximize storage cost efficiencies

3rd Party Identity Provider Tasks

Authenticate to MinIO with Security Token Service (STS)
Enabling this requires MinIO support.