[pve-devel] RFC : new storage model for nexenta san implementation

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Mon Feb 13 09:34:58 CET 2012


> So i'm working on a new nexenta storage model:
> 
> - 1 target - 1 lun mapping
> - login/logout to target when vm start/shutdown.  (so you have only the luns
> you really use on your hosts)
> - create/delete lun volume from nexenta (through nexenta json api), like a local
> drive :)
> - new conf file sample : virtio0 : nexenta:nexentavolumename,cache=off,...
> 
> 
> I currently have done 80% of the work (need some cleanup), only with change
> Storage.pm, with a new storage->{type), so it doesn't break current iscsi type.
> 
> I see that openstack use same implementation
> 
> http://wiki.openstack.org/NexentaVolumeDriver
> 
> 
> What do you think about it ?
> Do you think I can push it for proxmox2 release ? (I think I'll finish it in 1 week,
> maybe 2)

Well, I want some kind of plugin architecture for the storage library. Once we have that
we can include it without problems.

- Dietmar



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