The OpenStack Ussuri release is now available! NetApp is proud to have contributed in the development of Cinder and Manila.
The Ussuri release includes the following new features and feature enhancements that are supported by NetApp’s ONTAP and SolidFire storage platforms for your OpenStack deployment:
- Ability to create shares from snapshots in aggregates and controllers other than the source share using Manila
Manila now efficiently creates shares from snapshots even if the destination backend is not in the same storage pool (aggregate) as the source share. This feature provides more flexibility while creating shares from snapshots, since the destination can be a different storage system. While improving the service to achieve this behavior, a new filter and weigher were added to the intelligence of the Manila scheduler service. If you want to use this feature, you will need to set a new option in the Manila configuration file to force the service to use the scheduler while creating shares from snapshots. Please check this information page to see some configuration examples.
- Manila quotas for replicas and replicagigabytes
New quotas for share replicas and replica gigabytes were added to the Manila quota system. When scheduling new share replicas, extension of shares that support replication and managing shares that can be replicated, Manila will check if there are available quotas for this new resource before creating them. This feature improves the administrator’s control over the cloud resources as well as helping the administrator to provision the cloud resources based on tenants.
- Cinder SolidFire active/active replication support
The Ussuri release enables Active/Active (including replication) support for to the SolidFire driver. This allows users to configure SolidFire backends in clustered environments.
The latest iteration of the Deployment and Operations Guide contains information related to the Ussuri release, please check it out to learn more what NetApp has to offer for OpenStack.