configuring NFS shares using horizon

asked 2014-01-08 19:46:34 -0500

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updated 2014-01-10 14:46:08 -0500

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If I want to add NFS shares to openstack I am following the documentation

How does one decide how much size the shares should be and will it be shared amoung all the computes or will it be 1 per compute etc.

Also is there a plan to have this config via horizon?

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answered 2014-01-11 07:08:58 -0500

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In order to use the Cinder NFS driver, you have to have one or more NFS shares created outside of OpenStack. The size of your shares is totally up to you. If you decide that you only have, for example, 10gb of available space to use as an NFS share, then that's completely acceptable. You will just be limited to 10gb of block storage in your cloud.

Your compute nodes will mount the NFS shares on an as-needed basis (when an instance on that compute node requests an NFS-based block storage volume) and create a qcow2-based file that will act as a virtual hard drive.

I don't think this configuration will ever be available through Horizon since configuring NFS is outside the scope of OpenStack (meaning, you could be using a NetApp-based NFS server or a simple Linux NFS server -- there's a wide variety of options, all independent from OpenStack).

Please let me know if you need anything clarified.

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