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asked 2018-02-18 08:52:36 -0500

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To setup something like Oracle RAC or Linux HA or Sun Cluster, we need storage that is shared between 2 VMs or compute instances. Is this possible in openstack environment and if yes, then how, pls share.

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answered 2018-02-26 08:23:42 -0500

Multi-attach is available as of Queens. See this presentation:

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Nice information

Radhakrishnan Rk gravatar imageRadhakrishnan Rk ( 2018-02-26 08:46:53 -0500 )edit


Now that it is 2 years since Queens was released, I hope that multi-attach is matured and is commonly used. Can anybody share their views or first hand info?


pcos gravatar imagepcos ( 2020-05-23 09:59:00 -0500 )edit

My first-hand info is that it works. Since Train, I believe, it's supported in Horizon as well.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2020-05-23 18:30:14 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-02-26 06:23:14 -0500

Radhakrishnan Rk gravatar image

updated 2018-02-26 06:25:52 -0500

You can prefer Manila service. It provides you a durable file share for your application which requires shared storage.

This feature is currently unsupported in Cinder:

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answered 2018-02-26 03:01:45 -0500

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Till date Nova doesn't allow multi-attach. It was in the specs for Mitaka

Also see this

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