Understanding volume migration on OpenStack: Intercluster volume migration

Welcome to the final part in this three-part series on Cinder volume migration. So far, we have explored the basics of migrating volumes and the migration of a volume between backends that reside on the same cluster. In this post, we extend the concept of moving volumes to backends that are on different clusters. If … Read more

Understanding volume migration on OpenStack: Intracluster volume migration

In part two of this series, we will look at an example scenario, where a volume is migrated between backends that lie on the same cluster. In case you haven’t been through part 1 already, you should definitely do so and obtain a general overview of Cinder volume migration. This post examines the configurations necessary … Read more

Understanding volume migration on OpenStack

One of the cool features offered by OpenStack is the migration of Cinder volumes across backends. Volumes can be moved within an ONTAP cluster, between ONTAP clusters and between an ONTAP and SolidFire cluster. The good thing about migrating volumes is that the operation is transparent to the end user. From the user’s perspective, they … Read more

My Name is Rocky

The Rocky release of OpenStack went public on August 28th and NetApp® is proud to have contributed in its development. NetApp continues to cement its place as a leading storage solutions provider for OpenStack and has added the following new features in Cinder and Manila. Cinder Multiattachment of volumes: NetApp drivers can now support multiattachment … Read more

NetApp, Cisco and Red Hat announce OpenStack on FlexPod SolidFire!

I am happy to share with you the publishing of the second document of the FlexPod SolidFire with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 – Cisco Validated Design (CVD) solution. Paired with its partner Design Guide, this CVD enables an enterprise-grade OpenStack deployment, in an accelerated fashion, with little risk. Deployment Guide (NEW) – is a … Read more

My Name is Queens

On February 28th, the OpenStack community released its 17th version, codenamed Queens. As a leader in commercial storage solutions for OpenStack, NetApp added new features to Cinder and Manila. Cinder New Features Cinder now supports dynamic adjustment of overprovisioning space for volumes based on a calculation of free space in the backend, committed space, and … Read more

Automate the configuration of ONTAP systems for OpenStack with Puppet

Puppet is a configuration management utility that operates in a Server -> Agent method.  Desired configuration states are defined in manifest files, and when agents or devices are updated, any changes in these manifests are pushed to the end nodes.  NetApp has published Puppet modules for ONTAP, SolidFire, and E-Series with PuppetLabs.  The git hub … Read more

My Name Is Pike

NetApp is thrilled to have contributed to and congratulates the OpenStack Community on the Pike release of OpenStack.  The OpenStack Foundation’s Pike press release mentions a lot of new and exciting features across the board.  In this blog, we call out a few that are of particular interest to us. Cinder: Volume Groups Cinder now supports the new … Read more

Cinder Cheesecake & iSCSI Secondary Devices

By Chad Morgenstern and Jenny Yang Overview In the blog post Cinder Cheesecake: Things to Consider, we wrote that we would be looking at various failure scenarios. Scenarios that build on one another to give a clear view of what happening in the environment.  This blog focuses on scenario 1, namely: Your environment encounters an issue … Read more

Cinder Cheesecake: Things to Consider

By Chad Morgenstern and Jenny Yang In the blog post An Introduction to Cheesecake in OpenStack, we spoke to Cinder Cheesecake replication, but we didn’t go into detail about how it works. In summary: Cinder automatically sets up a replication relationship between backends. If a primary storage backend fails, the OpenStack administrator issues the cinder … Read more