Attaching an external device like USB Disk

asked 2013-04-09 06:15:45 -0600

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Is there a way to attach an external device like USB disk to an Instance?

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answered 2013-04-10 18:24:27 -0600

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It looks like the feature to attach USB was merged and there is a request to update the documentation lp:1106421, so it should be possible to use disks on the USB bus with the OpenStack Image service.

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answered 2013-04-09 18:46:54 -0600

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updated 2013-04-10 12:52:17 -0600

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I don't know the answer, but I remember in the most recent release (Grizzly) this area getting additional attention as support for cdrom was added. Nova has a blockdevicemapping flag. Maybe you are lucky and USB is also already supported.

I see there is a blueprint and design to make this more flexible on the OpenStack wiki.

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