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From Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkow...@solidfire.com>
Subject Re: Managed storage with KVM
Date Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:29:05 GMT
OK, thanks, Marcus

I am currently looking through some of the classes you pointed out last
week or so.


On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 5:26 PM, Marcus Sorensen <shadowsor@gmail.com>wrote:

> Yes, my guess is that you will need the iscsi initiator utilities
> installed. There should be standard packages for any distro. Then you'd
> call an agent storage adaptor to do the initiator login. See the info I
> sent previously about LibvirtStorageAdaptor.java and libvirt iscsi storage
> type to see if that fits your need.
> On Sep 13, 2013 4:55 PM, "Mike Tutkowski" <mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> As you may remember, during the 4.2 release I developed a SolidFire
>> (storage) plug-in for CloudStack.
>>
>> This plug-in was invoked by the storage framework at the necessary times
>> so that I could dynamically create and delete volumes on the SolidFire SAN
>> (among other activities).
>>
>> This is necessary so I can establish a 1:1 mapping between a CloudStack
>> volume and a SolidFire volume for QoS.
>>
>> In the past, CloudStack always expected the admin to create large volumes
>> ahead of time and those volumes would likely house many root and data disks
>> (which is not QoS friendly).
>>
>> To make this 1:1 mapping scheme work, I needed to modify logic in the
>> XenServer and VMware plug-ins so they could create/delete storage
>> repositories/datastores as needed.
>>
>> For 4.3 I want to make this happen with KVM.
>>
>> I'm coming up to speed with how this might work on KVM, but I'm still
>> pretty new to KVM.
>>
>> Does anyone familiar with KVM know how I will need to interact with the
>> iSCSI target? For example, will I have to expect Open iSCSI will be
>> installed on the KVM host and use it for this to work?
>>
>> Thanks for any suggestions,
>> Mike
>>
>> --
>> *Mike Tutkowski*
>> *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
>> e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
>> o: 303.746.7302
>> Advancing the way the world uses the cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
>> *™*
>>
>


-- 
*Mike Tutkowski*
*Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
o: 303.746.7302
Advancing the way the world uses the
cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
*™*

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