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From Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkow...@solidfire.com>
Subject Re: Storage Subsystem 2.0 plugin docs
Date Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:14:24 GMT
Very useful info, Edison - thanks!!

By the way, can you confirm for me that this storage plug-in framework is
expected to work for all hypervisors supported by CS in 4.2.

Thanks again!


On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Vladimir Popovski <
vladimir@zadarastorage.com> wrote:

> Hi Edison,
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> Thank you for the reply. We will check it out.
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> Regards,
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> -Vladimir
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> *From:* Edison Su [mailto:Edison.su@citrix.com]
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:36 AM
> *To:* 'Vladimir Popovski'; cloudstack
> *Cc:* mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> *Subject:* RE: Storage Subsystem 2.0 plugin docs
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> *From:* Vladimir Popovski [mailto:vladimir@zadarastorage.com<vladimir@zadarastorage.com>]
>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 20, 2013 9:05 AM
> *To:* cloudstack
> *Cc:* mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com; Edison Su
> *Subject:* Storage Subsystem 2.0 plugin docs
>
>
>
> Hi All,
>
>
>
> Thank you for a great work on CloudStack! We are interested in integrating
> CS with our storage system and started to look at your documentation and
> storage-related code. I see that Mike from SolidFire started working on
> something similar some time ago and Edison even created an empty plugin for
> it (in Nov’12?).
>
>
>
> We have couple of questions related to that:
>
> -          Is there any documentation about plugins (except of
> https://cwiki.apache.org/CLOUDSTACK/storage-subsystem-20.html)
>
> [Edison] There are not much docs about the plugins other than the above
> link.  See below.
>
> -          Are there any exemplary plugins for primary & secondary
> datastores? Was the SolidFire plugin ever finished?
>
> [Edison] yesterday, I checked in some code to separate existing cloudstack
> storage code into a standalone maven project, called:
> cloud-plugin-storage-volume-default, which can give you an example how a
> storage plugin will look like.
>
> -          How to activate a new plugin and use it (at least through
> CLIs/APIs)
>
> [Edison] First, put a bean configuration in client/tomcatconf/
> componentContext.xml.in for your plugin provider class, like:
>
> <bean id="ClassicalPrimaryDataStoreProvider"
> class="org.apache.cloudstack.storage.datastore.provider.CloudStackPrimaryDataStoreProviderImpl">
>
>   </bean>
>
> Second, when adding a data store into cloudstack, with an extra parameter
> in createstoragepoolcmd: provider=your-provider-name,
> liststorageproviderscmd can list all the registered providers in mgt server.
>
>
>
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>
> -          How to integrate it with the UI
>
>  There is no UI part of example code for storage yet, the idea is to use
> pluggable UI(
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/UI+Plugin+Tutorial),
> for each storage provider may need a separate UI to add a storage. For
> example, in adding primary storage ui, there will be a drop down list, show
> all the registered providers, if user selects one of the drop down list,
> then UI will pop up a diagram, based on providers’ pluggable ui, then user
> can type whatever information needed for a storage(e.g. nfs server, nfs
> path, if its nfs). At the end, UI will call createstoragepoolcmd to
> register a storage into cloudstack.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Vladimir
>
>
>
>
>
> -------
>
> Vladimir Popovski
>
> VP, Cloud Operations
>
> Zadara Storage
> (949) 677-2095
>
> Vladimir@zadarastorage.com
>
> www.zadarastorage.com
>
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