Masters and extra’s

While working on integrating Open vStorage with an OpenStack distribution, we received questions from their engineering team about how Open vStorage should be set up and which services should be running on the different nodes. Within an Open vStorage cluster not all nodes are equal. You have master nodes and extra nodes. You need at least 3 master nodes but in large environments you can promote nodes which are configured as extra to become master. Let’s see what the difference is between master and extra nodes and which services should be configured where.…Read more …

Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 6

Today we released Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 6. Like the alpha 4 this is a bugfix release. Bugs that were fixed as part of alpha 6: If required, Open vStorage updates the Cinder driver to be compatible with the installed Open vStorage version. Various issue where the ALBA proxy might get stuck. Issue where the ALBA proxy fails to add fragments to the fragment cache. Arakoon cluster remains masterless in some cases. Various issues with the updater. Remove vPool leaves MDS files. An xml file visible through FUSE isn't accessible but it is…Read more …