[Sheepdog] Current OpenStack compatibility for sheepdog?

MORITA Kazutaka morita.kazutaka at lab.ntt.co.jp
Wed Nov 2 14:05:50 CET 2011

At Wed, 2 Nov 2011 12:27:08 -0000,
Matthew Law wrote:
> What is the current status of sheepdog with regard to using it for
> bootable VM storage in openstack?  I remember work was being proposed on
> this but has it been done?

Yes, it has been done.  IIUC, you can boot VMs from Sheepdog volumes
with EC2 API.  I'm not sure OpenStack API supports booting from

> Looking at the documentation online, I think perhaps Sheepdog has a lot
> more features now than are widely publicised.  Can I volunteer to update
> some documentation to put this right? :-)  Perhaps a new walkthrough of
> sheepdog's features is in order?

Great!  Currently, AFAIK, no one is working on that.  It would be
really helpful. :)



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