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Accessing Heat-provisioned Cinder volumes

asked 2014-10-10 22:30:08 -0500

larsks gravatar image

The documentation for heat suggests using the /dev/disk/by-id/virtio-<VolumeID> link to access Cinder-provisioned volumes, but I have run into a number of problems with this process. I have a cinder volume available:

$ cinder list
|                  ID                  | Status |                     ...
| 495ad1c1-cc6f-4e81-97aa-4d6a8f982844 | in-use | kube-kube_minions-sm...

On a Fedora 20 system (kernel3.16.3), I have a cloud-init script looking for:


But inside that directory is actually:

virtio-495ad1c1-cc6f-4e81-9 -> ../../vdb

Note that the filename has been truncated such that it does not contain the full volume id. This appears to be a fundamental problem; the name is truncated in /sys/class/block/vdb/serial:

# cat /sys/class/block/vdb/serial 

I can obviously work around this by having my cloud-init script truncate the volume id, but is this working for anyone else?

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That seems like what I remember as the expected behaviour (but not very nice IMO).

asalkeld gravatar imageasalkeld ( 2014-11-23 21:41:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-02-12 20:03:39 -0500

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I'll also point you to some RHT docs;)

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