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Re: Integrating GlusterFS with OpenStack


Hi Shehjar,

Nova's block device volume service currently has support for several backends and is made in an abstract way so that adding support for Gluster should be a reasonably simple implementation.

There is a new project called Lunr being developed that aims to separate the volume code from Nova and have it be implemented as its own stand alone service.

There was also some conversations around using Gluster as a ring backend for OpenStack's object storage system named Swift.

In short, I think there are quite a few places that Gluster can provide value to the OpenStack ecosystem.


On Jun 3, 2011, at 12:34 AM, Shehjar Tikoo wrote:

> Hi All
> We're aiming to integrate Gluster with Openstack in a way that allows GlusterFS to be used as the storage for application volumes as well as VMs. I am interested in hearing your ideas on how such an integration can be performed. Being the openstack experts, could you please share some issues I should be considering, the problems I may run into or anything else you think I should know.
> Thanks
> -Shehjar
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