[Openstack-operators] Management of NAS (NFS/CIFS shares) in OpenStack

Swartzlander, Ben Ben.Swartzlander at netapp.com
Wed Nov 21 15:47:22 UTC 2012

NetApp is interested in providing a common way to provision and attach
NFS and CIFS shares to VMs in an OpenStack environment. We presented our
ideas at the OpenStack summit last month and we have submitted a patch
to Cinder that demonstrates one way to implement these features. We
believe that extensions to the Cinder API are the most logical and least
disruptive way to bring these features to OpenStack, but discussions at
the conference show there are differences of opinion on this topic.

I would like to invite anyone who is interested in NFS and CIFS in
OpenStack, or Cinder or NAS in general to take a look at our etherpad
and our code submission and provide feedback and suggestions.

Etherpad: https://etherpad.openstack.org/cinder-nas-extensions
Gerrit Submission: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/16054/

Our proposed patch does include substantial changes and we want to do
our best to ensure that we do it right the first time, so please reply
to me and/or this thread if you're interested and have good ideas,
opinions, or suggestions. We also welcome any code review comments on
the gerrit submission.

-Ben Swartzlander

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