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ETERNUS AF/ETERNUS DX for OpenStack cloud solution

ETERNUS AF/ETERNUS DX for OpenStack cloud solution

March 16, 2018

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS AF/ETERNUS DX supports OpenStack, an open source software for cloud computing. OpenStack is a cloud operating platform that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources in the datacenter environment, through a combination of hypervisors.

  • Fujitsu provides cloud offerings based on open standards to ensure interoperability and accelerate construction of cloud environments
  • Cloud enablement ensures users can scale server and storage resources when needed based on business demand. Administrators can also control and manage resources more efficiently, while reducing management workload
  • ETERNUS OpenStack Volume Driver has been developed for ETERNUS AF/ETERNUS DX systems, enabling users to manage storage resources via the following OpenStack services;
    • OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) - Provides a centrally managed service for the provision of storage resources
    • OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon) - Web based user interface for OpenStack services

Fujitsu's experience in supporting open source technology is reflected in our commitment to use OpenStack to deliver effective cloud solutions.

Environments Supported by OpenStack
Models ETERNUS AF250 S2/AF250
ETERNUS DX100 S4/S3, DX200 S4/S3
ETERNUS DX500 S4/S3, DX600 S4/S3
ETERNUS DX8700 S3, DX8900 S3
OpenStack Software Kilo
Supported pywbem release pywbem 0.7.0
Driver for FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS ETERNUS OpenStack VolumeDriver download
Supported functions Create/Delete Volume
Create/Delete Snapshot
Attach/Detach Volume
Create Volume from Snapshot
Clone Volume
Copy Image to Volume
Copy Volume to Image
Extend Volume
Migrate Volume
Retype Volume
Manage Volume
Unmanage Volume
Interfaces Fibre Channel, iSCSI
Supported Driver Cinder Volume Driver

Proven Operating Environment for OpenStack Configuration

1 OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
OpenStack RDO Kilo
Interface Fibre Channel, iSCSI
2 OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
OpenStack RDO Liberty
Interface Fibre Channel, iSCSI
3 OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
OpenStack RDO Mitaka (rdo-release-mitaka-3)
Interface Fibre Channel, iSCSI

Brocade Solution for OpenStack

Brocade introduced the Brocade VCS fabric plugin that interfaces with OpenStack's Networking to manage Brocade's physical switches, including the Brocade VDX series. Brocade VCS plugin enhances the attributes of Brocade VCS Fabric technology by coupling its benefits, with the ease of provisioning provided by OpenStack.