Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 4

We released Open vStorage 2.2 Alpha 4 which contains following bugfixes: Update of the About section under Administration. Open vStorage Backend detail page hangs in some cases. Various bugfixes for the use case when adding a vPool with a vPool name which was previously used. Hardening the vPool removal. Fix daily scrubbing not running. No log output from the scrubber. Failing to create a vDisk from a snapshot tries to delete the snapshot. ALBA discovery starts spinning if network is not available. ASD is no longer used by the proxy even after it…Read more …

Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 3

Today we released Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 3. The only new features are on the Open vStorage Backend (ALBA) front: Metadata is now stored with a higher protection level. The protocol of the ASD is now more flexible in the light of future changes. Bugfixes: Make it mandatory to configure both read- and writecache during the ovs setup partitioner. During add_vpool on devstack, the cinder.conf is updated with notification_driver which is incorrectly set as "nova.openstack.common.notifier.rpc_notifier" for Juno. Added support for more physical disk configuration layouts. ClusterNotReachableException during vPool changes. Cannot extend vPool with…Read more …

vDisks, vMachines, vPools and Backends: how does it all fit together

With the latest version of Open vStorage, we released the option to use physical SATA disks as storage backend for Open vStorage. These disks can be inside the hypervisor host, hyper-converged, or in a storage server, an x86 server with SATA disks*. Together with this functionality we introduced some new terminology so we thought it would be a good idea to give an overview of how it all fits together. Let’s start from the bottom, the physical layer, and work up to the virtual layer. For the sake of simplicity we assume a…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 …