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asked 2011-05-01 22:01:41 -0500

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I just setup my first OpenStack Swift with 4 nodes however I would like to know if it possible to create an ISCSI target on swift.

Then I will be able to setup my hypervisor to access the storage via ISCSI.

If it is possible please could someone send me a description on how to do it.

Thanks in advance,

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answered 2011-05-03 05:26:04 -0500


Swift isn't a block storage device so you can't just attach lun/volume or the like via iscsi. Swift is an object/blob storage system (think Rackspace CloudFiles or Amazon S3).

You can interface with it using things like python api, or Cyberduck or the "st" command line tool that ships with swift. You could also use something like but keep in mind that it's still just a fuse app on top of the ReST interface so its not nearly as performant as an iscsi target nor as full featured as a real posix filesystem.


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