[openstack-dev] [Manila] Manila project use-cases
marc at koderer.com
Tue Dec 2 14:22:28 UTC 2014
Hello Manila Team,
We identified use cases for Manila during an internal workshop
with our operators. I would like to share them with you and
update the wiki  since it seems to be outdated.
Before that I would like to gather feedback and you might help me
with identifying things that aren’t implemented yet.
1.) Create a share and use it in a tenant
Initial creation of a shared storage volume and assign it to several VM’s
2.) Assign an preexisting share to a VM with Manila
Import an existing Share with data and it to several VM’s in case of
migrating an existing production - services to Openstack.
3.) External consumption of a share
Accommodate and provide mechanisms for last-mile consumption of shares by
consumers of the service that aren't mediated by Nova.
4.) Cross Tenant sharing
Coordinate shares across tenants
5.) Detach a share and don’t destroy data (deactivate)
Share is flagged as inactive and data are not destroyed for later
usage or in case of legal requirements.
6.) Unassign and delete data of a share
Destroy entire share with all data and free space for further usage.
7.) Resize Share
Resize existing and assigned share on the fly.
8.) Copy existing share
Copy existing share between different storage technologies
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