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combine storage of different systems on a network

asked 2015-02-04 10:38:20 -0500

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updated 2015-02-07 05:09:05 -0500

hi, i have 7 systems and i am currently trying to set up the openstack cloud ,following the opnstack documentation of the 3 node on a vmware. i want to implement a storage which uses the storage space of all the systems connected to make a single storage space.i.e theirs 500gb of harddisk on each system i want to create a space which by using 200gb of space from each system to make 1.4tb. it would be a great help if anyone could lead me to a right direction. i finished configuring the controller node and i am configuring the network node on these systems.

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Anyone plz... I posted this question a few days back. Expecting a answer.

warlord gravatar imagewarlord ( 2015-02-07 05:12:29 -0500 )edit

If you were not using vmware I might suggest a cluster filesystem solution like Gluster or Ceph, but I'm not sure what your choices are in a vmware environment.

larsks gravatar imagelarsks ( 2015-02-07 08:33:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-02-28 03:41:50 -0500

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i used swift and it works perfectly.

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be carefull, swift is used for object storage and not for block storage. So you won't be able to provision vm's with storage space. You can try installing ceph and create a pool on all the storage space. Or install cinder on every node but you will get a lot of fragmentation!

capsali gravatar imagecapsali ( 2015-03-03 06:18:33 -0500 )edit

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