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This topic provides commands to set up different configurations of hosts, nodes, and drives. The examples provided here can be used as a starting point for other configurations.

  1. Standalone Deployment
  2. Distributed Deployment
  3. Cloud Scale Deployment

1. Standalone Deployment

To host multiple tenants on a single machine, run one Minio Server per tenant with a dedicated HTTPS port, configuration, and data directory.

1.1 Host Multiple Tenants on a Single Drive

Use the following commands to host 3 tenants on a single drive:

minio server --address :9001 /data/tenant1
minio server --address :9002 /data/tenant2
minio server --address :9003 /data/tenant3

Example-1

1.2 Host Multiple Tenants on Multiple Drives (Erasure Code)

Use the following commands to host 3 tenants on multiple drives:

minio server --address :9001 /disk1/data/tenant1 /disk2/data/tenant1 /disk3/data/tenant1 /disk4/data/tenant1
minio server --address :9002 /disk1/data/tenant2 /disk2/data/tenant2 /disk3/data/tenant2 /disk4/data/tenant2
minio server --address :9003 /disk1/data/tenant3 /disk2/data/tenant3 /disk3/data/tenant3 /disk4/data/tenant3

Example-2

2. Distributed Deployment

To host multiple tenants in a distributed environment, run several distributed Minio Server instances concurrently.

2.1 Host Multiple Tenants on Multiple Drives (Erasure Code)

Use the following commands to host 3 tenants on a 4-node distributed configuration:

export MINIO_ACCESS_KEY=<TENANT1_ACCESS_KEY>
export MINIO_SECRET_KEY=<TENANT1_SECRET_KEY>
minio server --address :9001 http://192.168.10.11/data/tenant1 http://192.168.10.12/data/tenant1 http://192.168.10.13/data/tenant1 http://192.168.10.14/data/tenant1

export MINIO_ACCESS_KEY=<TENANT2_ACCESS_KEY>
export MINIO_SECRET_KEY=<TENANT2_SECRET_KEY>
minio server --address :9002 http://192.168.10.11/data/tenant2 http://192.168.10.12/data/tenant2 http://192.168.10.13/data/tenant2 http://192.168.10.14/data/tenant2

export MINIO_ACCESS_KEY=<TENANT3_ACCESS_KEY>
export MINIO_SECRET_KEY=<TENANT3_SECRET_KEY>
minio server --address :9003 http://192.168.10.11/data/tenant3 http://192.168.10.12/data/tenant3 http://192.168.10.13/data/tenant3 http://192.168.10.14/data/tenant3

Note: Execute the commands on all 4 nodes.

Example-3

Note: On distributed systems, credentials must be defined and exported using the MINIO_ACCESS_KEY and MINIO_SECRET_KEY environment variables. If a domain is required, it must be specified by defining and exporting the MINIO_DOMAIN environment variable.

Cloud Scale Deployment

A container orchestration platform (e.g. Kubernetes, DC/OS, or Docker Swarm) is recommended for large-scale, multi-tenant Minio deployments. See the Minio Deployment Quickstart Guide to get started with Minio on orchestration platforms.