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From Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkow...@solidfire.com>
Subject Re: [GSOC 2015] Enabling snapshots to be taken on primary storage for the ESXi hypervisor using managed storage
Date Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:14:29 GMT
I wonder, Ilya, if you are referring to VM snaps? Seif and I are referring
to volume snaps (perhaps we should clarify that in Seif's proposal).

On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 2:04 PM, Mike Tutkowski <
mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com> wrote:

> Also, Ilya, this is for managed storage.
>
> Manage storage requires a plug-in that can dynamically create and delete
> volumes on its backend storage system.
>
> Usually you do this when you want each virtual disk to be on its own
> datastore. This would be done for quality-of-service purposes.
>
>
> On Friday, March 27, 2015, Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Ilya,
>>
>> Basically we want to take snapshots on the SAN that is supporting primary
>> storage.
>>
>> We could then use those snapshots when the time comes to create
>> CloudStack volumes and templates.
>>
>> Can you tell me more about the current behavior of snapshots for ESXi,
>> Ilya? What release was the behavior changed in and how does it actually
>> work as of that release?
>>
>> Last I understood, when you initiate a snapshot from CS using ESXi, a hypervisor
>> snapshot is taken and it gets copied to secondary storage.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
>>
>> On Friday, March 27, 2015, ilya <ilya.mailing.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Mike/Seif,
>>>
>>> The snapshot behavior for VmWare vSphere has changed a while ago.
>>> CloudStack now uses native VmWare snapshot ability and longer puts it on
>>> Secondary Store.
>>>
>>> So reading this, sort of puzzled me. Maybe explain a work flow as to
>>> before and after scenario.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> ilya
>>>
>>> On 3/27/15 8:41 AM, Seif Eddine Jemli wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>
>>>> I am Seif Eddine Jemli, a final year student in a french computer
>>>> science
>>>> engineering college (ENSEIRB-MATMECA).
>>>>
>>>> For GSOC 2015, I'm interested in looking at the JIRA Ticket
>>>> *CLOUDSTACK-8341* : *Enabling snapshots to be taken on primary storage
>>>> for
>>>> the ESXi hypervisor using managed storage*
>>>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-8341
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> My full proposal can be found on Google Melange at:
>>>> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/proposal/public/google/
>>>> gsoc2015/sjemli/5717271485874176
>>>>
>>>> I am relying on your advices and suggestions!
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Seif
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> *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>*™*
>
>


-- 
*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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