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ETERNUS DX for OpenStack cloud solution

ETERNUS DX for OpenStack cloud solution

January 14, 2015

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX series 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 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 DX60 S3
ETERNUS DX100 S3 / DX200 S3
ETERNUS DX500 S3 / DX600 S3
ETERNUS DX410 S2 / DX440 S2
OpenStack Software Havana (2013.2.x)
Icehouse (2014.1.x)
Supported Functions - Create/Delete Volume
- Create/Delete Snapshot
- Attach/Detach Volume
- Create Volume from Snapshot (*Note 1)
- Clone Volume (*Note 1)
- Copy Image to Volume
- Copy Volume to Image
- Extend Volume
Interfaces Fibre Channel, iSCSI
Supported Driver Cinder Volume Driver
Driver for FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS ETERNUS OpenStack VolumeDriver download

*Note 1: This function is supported by the ETERNUS DX S3 series and the ETERNUS DX200F All Flash Array only.

Proven Operating Environment for OpenStack Configuration

1 OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
OpenStack Software Package Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0
Interface Fibre Channel, iSCSI
2 OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
OpenStack Software Package RDO Havana
Interface Fibre Channel, iSCSI
3 OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
OpenStack Software Package RDO Icehouse
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.