[openstack-dev] Cinder as generic volume manager

Jan Safranek jsafrane at redhat.com
Tue Jul 7 13:25:22 UTC 2015


I'd like to (mis-)use Cinder outside of OpenStack, i.e. without Nova.

I can easily create/manage volumes themselves, Cinder API is pretty
friendly here. Now, how can I attach a volume somewhere? Something like
'nova volume-attach <server> <volume>', but without Nova and with <host>
(=anything) instead of <server> (=virtual machine inside OpenStack).

I guess I am not the first one to ask for such feature, has anyone tried it?

Would it be possible to separate a new library from Nova, which would
just attach the volume to the host where it is runnig and mark the
volume as 'in-use'? How hard would it be?


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