Configure cinder to use NetApp [closed]

asked 2015-01-21 09:14:39 -0600

TheFueley gravatar image

I have a 2-node setup (compute/network & controller). I'm currently using the default cinder setup with the compute node acting as the cinder volume host. I'm trying to change it to connect to a NetApp SAN. I'm confused on which node I should make the cinder.conf changes in. Do I change the compute (current cinder volume host) node's cinder.conf? What happens to the current locally configured volume service after?

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answered 2015-01-21 12:34:13 -0600

bob-callaway gravatar image

If you don't want to have the LVM driver on the compute nodes, you can simply stop running the cinder service on those nodes. The NetApp driver would typically run within the cinder-volume process on the controller nodes, so you'd want to edit the cinder.conf on the controller nodes.

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Thank you. I did configure it on the controller. My issue now is something different. I'm having trouble with CHAP authentication to my SAN. At least I have the cinder-volume right now. Thank you!

TheFueley gravatar imageTheFueley ( 2015-01-23 14:18:59 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-01-21 10:30:45 -0600

mrbriancollins gravatar image

You change whatever mapping you need. Reference the configuration guide for the information you need. Don't be afraid of the manual, it is the most amount of reading for the least amount of work that you will invest. (

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Thank you. I didn't have trouble following the config guides. I just didn't clearly see in them which node I should have been configuring as they both (controller and compute) have an /etc/cinder/cinder.conf file.

TheFueley gravatar imageTheFueley ( 2015-01-23 14:18:08 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-01-23 14:21:41 -0600

TheFueley gravatar image

So you configure the cinder.conf file on the controller. My setup now has an LVM volume store on the compute node and the SAN (iSCSI) volume store is configured on the controller. To be clear, I configured the netapp driver on the controller and restarted the openstack-cinder-volume service. Good to go.

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