[Openstack] the way of managing the shared block storage. RE: Announcing Manila Project (Shared Filesystems Management)
qixiaozhen at huawei.com
Sun Sep 29 08:08:31 UTC 2013
Is there any plan in openstack for managing the shared block storage using only the data plane? Just like the VMFS for VMware and "SPM+LVM2" for Ovirt.
If the management plane of the SAN was unreachable, how about openstack for this?
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From: Caitlin Bestler [mailto:caitlin.bestler at nexenta.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:08 AM
Cc: openstack at lists.openstack.org
Subject: Re: the way of managing the shared block storage. RE: [Openstack] Announcing Manila Project (Shared Filesystems Management)
On 9/26/2013 7:09 PM, Qixiaozhen wrote:
> Hi, all
> Is there a common way to manage the block storage of an unknown vendor san?
> For example, a linux server shares its local disks by the target software(iscsitarget, lio and etc.). The computing nodes are connected to the target with iscsi session, and the LUNs are already rescaned.
> VMFS is introduced in VMware to manage the LUNs shared by the san. Ovirt VDSM organize the metadata of the volumes in the LUN with LVM2 and StoragePoolManager. How about openstack?
> Best regards,
The standard protocols (iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, etc.) generally only address
the user plane and partially the control plane. Standardizing the
management plane is left to the user or vendors. One of the roles
of OpenStack is to fill that gap.
Cinder addresses block storage.
The proposed Manila project would deal with NAS.
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