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nova-lxd with ceph storage possible?

asked 2018-03-12 16:48:36 -0500

woltjert gravatar image


I am looking to deploy an openstack cluster using LXD for compute and Ceph for storage, and I was running into some doubt as to whether this was possible; and doubt that nova-lxd was mature enough for production. If anyone is running nova-lxd in production, or knows anything about it, please let me know. I've had a hard time finding good informational resources on the topic, specifically relating to LXD + Ceph; which is supposedly possible, but I haven't heard if it's possible in Openstack. If you otherwise know of a resource that could be helpful to me, I would appreciate hearing it.


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The documentation indicates that you can attach Ceph-based volumes to LXD instances.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2018-03-13 00:39:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-03-13 05:10:51 -0500


Also looking into that myself. Funny, just today, James Page (from Ubuntu) gave some input in Openstack mailing list regarding Nova, LXD and Ceph: ( Apparently, further and better documentation is coming soon.

We are using Openstack's nova-compute-lxd (although we have Ceph we're not using it yet for LXD) and so far so good.
I know that this isn't quite the answer to your question, however I thought it would be a valid input.

Cheers, Luís

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That is actually a correspondance I had with James in March. It seems like there are still some limits to nova-lxd, it is not ready for production with ceph, and currently live migration is only experimental. While it doesn't look like LXD is ready for us, it's worth keeping an eye on.

woltjert gravatar imagewoltjert ( 2018-04-25 08:27:53 -0500 )edit

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