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<pre>Developers and Operators,
NetApp’s various Cinder drivers currently provide platform integration for ONTAP powered systems,</pre>
<pre>SolidFire, and E/EF-Series systems. Per systems-provided telemetry and discussion amongst our user</pre>
<pre>community, we’ve learned that when E/EF-series systems are deployed with OpenStack they do not</pre>
<pre>commonly make use of the platform specific Cinder driver (instead opting for use of the LVM</pre>
<pre>driver or Ceph layered atop). Given that, we’re proposing to cease further development and maintenance</pre>
<pre>of the E-Series drivers within OpenStack and will focus development on our widely used SolidFire and ONTAP options.
In accordance with community policy , we are initiating the deprecation process for the NetApp E-Series</pre>
<pre>drivers  set to conclude with their removal in the OpenStack Stein release. This will apply to both</pre>
<pre>protocols currently supported in this driver: iSCSI and FC.
What is being deprecated: Cinder drivers for NetApp E-Series
Period of deprecation: E-Series drivers will be around in stable/rocky and will be removed in the Stein</pre>
<pre>release (All milestones of this release)
What should users/operators do: Any Cinder E-series deployers are encouraged to get in touch with NetApp</pre>
<pre>via the community #openstack-netapp IRC channel on freenode or via the #OpenStack Slack channel</pre>
<pre>on <a href="http://netapp.io.">http://netapp.io.</a> We encourage migration to the LVM driver for continued use of E-series systems</pre>
<pre>in most cases via Cinder’s migrate facility .
 <a href="https://governance.openstack.org/reference/tags/assert_follows-standard-deprecation.html">https://governance.openstack.org/reference/tags/assert_follows-standard-deprecation.html</a>
 <a href="https://review.openstack.org/#/c/456990/">https://review.openstack.org/#/c/580679/</a>
 <a href="https://docs.openstack.org/admin-guide/blockstorage-volume-migration.html">https://docs.openstack.org/admin-guide/blockstorage-volume-migration.html</a>