#Cinder

Using OpenStack Cinder with LIO target

Published at February 23, 2017 ·  2 min read

What is LIO target? Linux-OI Target is a Linux SCSI target introduced in a kernel v.2.6.38 and supports different fabrics modules like FibreChannel, iSCSI, iSER, etc. It works in a kernel space, so it’s faster than tgtd which is used in Cinder by default. Why do we still use tgtd instead of more faster LIO in Cinder by default? It’s only because we have to support rolling upgrades and we don’t know how to migrate from TGTd to LIO in a such way and pass Grenade successfully....


Attach Cinder Volume to the Ironic Instance without Nova

Published at January 13, 2016 ·  3 min read

OpenStack Cinder provides an API to attach/detach volume to Nova instances. This is public, but not documented API which is used only by Nova now. In scope of “Attach/detach volumes without Nova” [1] blueprint we introduce new python-cinderclient extension to provide attach/detach API not only for Nova called python-brick-cinderclient-ext. Before Mitaka release everybody who want to use Cinder volumes not only with Nova instances have to create hardening scripts based on python-cinderclient and os-brick [3] projects to make it done....




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