[openstack-dev] Cinder as generic volume manager

Jan Safranek jsafrane at redhat.com
Tue Jul 7 14:46:39 UTC 2015

On 07/07/2015 04:08 PM, Duncan Thomas wrote:
> This is entirely possible, and is one of the aims of cinder-agent, 
> though that has somewhat stalled due to Ironic having different
> design goals.
> You should be able to write a simple client that calls reserve, 
> initialize_connection and parses the result for taget info - if you
> want it to work with fibrechannel, DRDB, ceph etc then there'll be a
> bit more work, but the basic iSCSI taget info is simple enough.

Since the various initiator-related code is already available (in Nova?)
and I guess it has been tested to death, I would be very interested in
reusing it.

> You might want to talk to Walt (Hemna on IRC #openstack-cinder) about
> how much of this is now covered by brick / cinder-agent.

Will do, thanks!


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