Distributed Config Management

When you are managing large clusters, keeping the configuration of every system up to date can be quite a challenge: new nodes are joining the cluster, old nodes need to be replaced, vPools are created and removed, ... . In Eugene and earlier versions we relied on simple config files which were located on each node. It should not come as a surprise that in large clusters it proved to be a challenge to keep the config files in sync. Sometime a clusterwide config parameter was updated while one of the nodes was…Read more …

Storage across datacenters

Wim Provoost, Product Manager of Open vStorage, gave a vBrownBag TechTalk at the OpenStack Summit in Austin about OpenStack storage across datacenters. In this talk he discusses the problems encountered by the Open vStorage team and solutions they applied to build a scalable, block storage cluster across 5 datacenters in the US.Read more …

I like to move it, move it

The vibe at the Open vStorage office is these days best explained by a song of the early nineties: I like to move it, move it ~ Reel 2 Reel While the summer time is in most companies a more quiet time, the Open vStorage office is buzzing like a beehive. Allow me to give you a short overview of what is happening: We are moving into our new, larger and stylish offices. The address remains the same but we are moving into a completely remodeled floor of the Idola business center. Next…Read more …

Open vStorage 1.0.3 Beta

We couldn't wait until the end of April before pushing out our next release. That is why the Open vStorage Team decided to release today (April 17 2014) a small version with following set of features: Remove a vPool through the GUI: in version 1.0.2 it was already possible to create a vPool and extend the vPool across Hosts through the GUI. To make the whole vPool management process complete and more user friendly, we have added the option to remove a vPool from a Host. This is of course only possible in…Read more …