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From Marcus Sorensen <shadow...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Making use of a 4.2 storage plug-in from the GUI or API
Date Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:16:55 GMT
Cluster wide is good for storage that requires some sort of organization
path the host level, for example, mounted file systems that rely on cluster
locking, like OCFS, GFS, cluster LVM, where hosts that aren't in a cluster
can't make use of the storage. Xen's SR's are sort of like this as well,
actually almost identical to cluster LVM where it carves volumes out of a
pool or lun, leveraging locking mechanisms in the xen cluster. Cluster wide
is also good for topologies that are simply laid out in a way that makes
sense for it, for example if you had a 10g switch dedicated to a particular
cluster, with NFS services over it.

It boils down to whether every host in the zone can access/make use of the
storage or whether only certain hosts can.
On Mar 8, 2013 6:04 PM, "Mike Tutkowski" <mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com>
wrote:

> Hey Edison,
>
> It is entirely possible that Zone wide for my plug-in would make sense.
>  I'm trying to understand what restrictions, if any, are in place if it is
> Zone wide versus Cluster wide.
>
> In my case, the plug-in I'm developing will be creating an iSCSI target
> (volume/LUN) (nothing NFS related) and if that is best to make available at
> a Zone level, that is totally fine with me.
>
> What would you suggest for my situation?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 5:35 PM, Edison Su <Edison.su@citrix.com> wrote:
>
> > That API will be easy to be added, and yes, I’ll add it next week.****
> >
> > In the last email, I just give zone-wide primary storage as an example,
> > and I thought your storage box will be zone-wide? As you can see,
> > createstoragepoolcmd api is quite flexible, it can be used for
> > zone-wide/cluster storage, so do the storage plugin.****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > *From:* Mike Tutkowski [mailto:mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com]
> > *Sent:* Friday, March 08, 2013 4:09 PM
> > *To:* Edison Su
> > *Cc:* cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > *Subject:* Re: Making use of a 4.2 storage plug-in from the GUI or
> API****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > OK, cool - thanks for the info, Edison.****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > When you say, "One API is missing," does that mean you're still working
> on
> > implementing that functionality?****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > Also, it sounds like these plug-ins are associated with Zone-wide Primary
> > Storage.  I thought Zone-wide Primary Storage wasn't available for all
> > hypervisors?****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > This is from a different e-mail you sent out:
> >
> > "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."****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > I'm not sure how my plug-in would work with XenServer, VMware, etc. if it
> > has to be Zone-wide.****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > Can you clarify this for me?****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > Thanks!****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM, Edison Su <Edison.su@citrix.com>
> wrote:***
> > *
> >
> > One API is missing, liststorageproviderscmd, which will list all the
> > storage providers registered in the mgt server. ****
> >
> > When adding a zone wide storage pool on the UI, the UI will have a
> > drop-down list to show all the primary storage providers. Then user will
> > choose one of them, and select some other parameters for the storage user
> > wants to add. At the end, UI will call, createstoragepoolcmd, with
> > provider=the-storage-provider-uuid-returned from liststoageprovidercmd,
> > scope=zone, and other input parameters. Mgt server will then call
> > corresponding storage provider based on provider uuid, to register the
> > storage into cloudstack.****
> >
> >  ****
> >
> > *From:* Mike Tutkowski [mailto:mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com]
> > *Sent:* Friday, March 08, 2013 2:46 PM
> > *To:* cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > *Cc:* Edison Su
> > *Subject:* Making use of a 4.2 storage plug-in from the GUI or API****
> >
> >  ****
> >
> > Hi,****
> >
> >  ****
> >
> > As you may remember, I'm leveraging Edison's new (4.2) storage plug-in
> > framework to build what is probably the first such plug-in for
> CloudStack.
> > ****
> >
> >  ****
> >
> > I was wondering, does anyone know how to make the system aware of the
> > plug-in?  I believe once the plug-in is ready (i.e. usable) that the
> intent
> > is to be able to select it when creating Primary Storage (instead of
> having
> > to select a pre-existent iSCSI target).****
> >
> >  ****
> >
> > I'm curious how to get this working (i.e. select my plug-in) in the GUI
> > and via the API.****
> >
> >  ****
> >
> > 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>
> > *™*****
> >
> >
> >
> > ****
> >
> > ** **
> >
> > --
> > *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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