[Openstack] [Nova]How to setup shared storage for live migration based on IPSAN device?

Razique Mahroua razique.mahroua at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 17:11:45 UTC 2013

The only thing is that you need to create the volumes on your ISCSI backend first, so libvirt can use them, otherwise as a shared storage, works fine. ISCSI always gave me nice speeds compared to NFS

On Oct 28, 2013, at 10:04, Chris Friesen <chris.friesen at windriver.com> wrote:

> That works for one client.  How do you synchronize access between multiple clients?
> Also, for iSCSI it looks like libvirt can't create/delete volumes, that needs to be done on the server.
> Chris
> On 10/28/2013 10:49 AM, Razique Mahroua wrote:
>> Libvrit does support ISCSI LUN as backends, meaning you can mount the ISCSI block on every compute node and you should be fine
>> - Razique
>> On Oct 28, 2013, at 8:54, Chris Friesen <chris.friesen at windriver.com> wrote:
>>> On 10/28/2013 09:35 AM, Ray Sun wrote:
>>>> Daniel,
>>>> Thanks for you response. But I am still confusing about use a iscsi
>>>> device, if I want to use it as shared storage, first I need to attach to
>>>> a node as a block storage, then I mount it to other compute nodes using
>>>> NFS. The problem is that this will make a big lost on performance.
>>>> Currently nova already support to create a new VM on ceph RBD, but why
>>>> we can not create it on a block storage?
>>> ceph and NFS are both designed for simultaneous access by multiple clients.
>>> iSCSI is not.
>>> Chris
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