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can cinder be used as an independent storage as a service?

asked 2013-07-25 03:02:44 -0500

pragya jain gravatar image

updated 2013-08-26 00:12:59 -0500

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In general, cinder volumes are to be attached with nova instances and provide persistent storage. My question is: can we use cinder volumes without creating any nova instance? and can we attach cinder volumes with our personal PC?

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answered 2013-08-15 00:26:20 -0500

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Not really, there's an awful lot of additional plumbing that's involved and while you could hack together some code to do what you suggest (bypass keystone/security, and talk directly to the client to create and get IQN's etc) I'm not sure it would be worth it.

That being said Cinder is a BlockStorageAsAService project and there has been interest in having it used by other cloud projects that this sort of investment and extra code might be worthwhile.

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thanx for the answer it is not worth to attach cinder volume with our personal PC, but, can we use cinder volume with any other cloud?

pragya jain gravatar imagepragya jain ( 2013-08-17 04:46:37 -0500 )edit

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