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From Hari Kannan <hari.kan...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: Question about Zone-wide Primary Storage (4.2 Feature)
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:16:30 GMT
Minor correction - This feature is being considered for VMware also..

-----Original Message-----
From: Ahmad Emneina [mailto:aemneina@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:03 PM
To: Mike Tutkowski
Cc: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org; Edison Su
Subject: Re: Question about Zone-wide Primary Storage (4.2 Feature)

exactly, as root volumes AND data disks. another user ask/story being, doing this over a dedicated
storage network.


On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> wrote:

> When you say, "expose luns to vm's," do you mean attach disks based on 
> iSCSI targets to VMs?  I can see that as a possible use case for 
> zone-wide iSCSI Primary Storage.
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 3:57 PM, Ahmad Emneina <aemneina@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> i've seen the request to expose luns to vm's which would more or less 
>> be zone wide primary storage. as far as it being something people 
>> would do in  real life is another question.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 2:02 PM, Mike Tutkowski < 
>> mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>> > Well, I'm trying to think if it would be beneficial for my use 
>> > case.  :)
>> >
>> > So, it looks like I'll be presenting at a CloudStack Meetup in CA 
>> > on
>> April
>> > 3rd.  I was hoping to get my plug-in done a week or so before then 
>> > and
>> then
>> > show people how to build one.  Any chance you might have a little 
>> > time
>> to
>> > respond back to that e-mail I sent a couple days about about
>> implementing
>> > plug-in methods?  Any help with that is greatly appreciated!  :)
>> >
>> > Thanks!!
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 2:56 PM, Edison Su <Edison.su@citrix.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Xenserver and vmware doesn't support zone wide primary storage,
>> > currently,
>> > > this feature is only for NFS/Ceph in KVM. And I think it should 
>> > > be
>> useful
>> > > for your storage box? I am thinking per data volume per LUN for
>> > xenserver.
>> > > ****
>> > >
>> > > ** **
>> > >
>> > > *From:* Mike Tutkowski [mailto:mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com]
>> > > *Sent:* Thursday, March 07, 2013 1:47 PM
>> > > *To:* cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> > > *Cc:* Edison Su
>> > > *Subject:* Question about Zone-wide Primary Storage (4.2 
>> > > Feature)****
>> > >
>> > > ** **
>> > >
>> > > Hi,****
>> > >
>> > > ** **
>> > >
>> > > It looks like in 4.2 we can assign Primary Storage to be not only 
>> > > for
>> a
>> > > single Cluster, but Zone-wide (or specific to a Host).****
>> > >
>> > > ** **
>> > >
>> > > I'm wondering how Zone-wide Primary Storage works for iSCSI.****
>> > >
>> > > ** **
>> > >
>> > > For example, in 4.1 when you create a Primary Storage based on 
>> > > iSCSI
>> and
>> > > specify, say, a XenServer Cluster, CloudStack creates a Shared 
>> > > Storage Repository for that Cluster based on the iSCSI 
>> > > target.****
>> > >
>> > > ** **
>> > >
>> > > How will this work with Zone-wide iSCSI-based Primary Storage?  
>> > > If you have, say, two XenServer Clusters, which one will 
>> > > CloudStack create
>> the
>> > > Shared Storage Repository on?  What if one Cluster is VMware and
>> another
>> > is
>> > > XenServer, etc.?****
>> > >
>> > > ** **
>> > >
>> > > Thanks!
>> > > ****
>> > >
>> > > ** **
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > *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>
>> > > *(tm)*****
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > *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>
>> > *(tm)*
>> >
>>
>
>
>
> --
> *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>
> *(tm)*
>

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