[Sheepdog] Openstack: is sheepdog support limited to volumes?

MORITA Kazutaka morita.kazutaka at lab.ntt.co.jp
Tue Jul 5 20:34:29 CEST 2011

At Mon, 4 Jul 2011 18:38:16 +0200,
Giuseppe Civitella wrote:
> Hi all,
> IFAIK libvirt and qemu both support the creation of virtual machines
> which have boot disk stored on a sheepdog cluster.
> I've beek checking openstack's wiki for sheepdog's related information.
> I've found a configuration example:
> http://docs.openstack.org/cactus/openstack-compute/admin/content/sample-nova-configuration-files.html
> and this blueprint page:
> http://wiki.openstack.org/SheepdogSupport
> Both pages are just about volumes management.
> It seems it's not possible to boot a vm on a nova-compute node while
> storing it's disk on a sheepdog cluster: am I wrong?

Currently, OpenStack virtual machines cannot boot from Sheepdog
volumes.  The work is still on going, and will be supported in the
next release, Diablo.  What you can do with the current version is
attaching/detaching Sheepdog volumes to the OpenStack virtual



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