[Openstack] Volume types

John Griffith john.griffith at solidfire.com
Mon Dec 10 17:37:38 UTC 2012

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM, Daniel Oliveira <dvalbrand at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello.
> I've been "playing" around with OpenStack, when I noticed a section in the
> Dashboard where you can create/delete volume types. The problem is, I
> didn't understand their purpose, as when you create a new type, you only
> specify its name. Can anyone tell me what are volume types used for?
> Thanks in advance
> --
> My best regards,
> Daniel Oliveira.
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> Hi Daniel,

The primary idea behind volume-types is a method to deal with multiple
back-ends.  The volume-type corresponds to a specific back-end, or perhaps
enables different characteristics of a back-end.  Hopefully that helps a

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