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ETERNUS AF/ETERNUS DX for OpenStack cloud solution

ETERNUS AF/ETERNUS DX for OpenStack cloud solution

January 31, 2020

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 AF150 S3
ETERNUS AF250 S3/S2/AF250
ETERNUS AF650 S3/S2/AF650
ETERNUS DX200F
ETERNUS DX60 S5/S4/S3
ETERNUS DX100 S5/S4/S3, DX200 S5/S4/S3
ETERNUS DX500 S5/S4/S3, DX600 S5/S4/S3
ETERNUS DX900 S5
ETERNUS DX8700 S3, DX8900 S4/S3
ETERNUS DX80 S2/DX90 S2
ETERNUS DX400 S2 series
ETERNUS DX8000 S2 series
OpenStack Software Queens
Rocky
Stein
Train
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
Get Volume Stats
Clone Volume
Copy Image to Volume
Copy Volume to Image
Extend Volume
Migrate Volume
Retype Volume
Manage/ Unmanage Volume
Manage / Unmanage Snapshot
Get Manageable Volume
Get Manageable Snapshot
Revert Snapshot to Volume
Failover Host
Multiattach
Interfaces Fibre Channel, iSCSI
Supported Driver Cinder Volume Driver

Proven Operating Environment for OpenStack Configuration

1 OS CentOS Linux release 7.7
OpenStack RDO Queens
Interface Fibre Channel, iSCSI
2 OS CentOS Linux release 7.7
OpenStack RDO Rockey
Interface Fibre Channel, iSCSI
3 OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 8.0
OpenStack RDO Stein
Interface Fibre Channel, iSCSI
4 OS CentOS Linux release 7.7
OpenStack RDO Train
Interface Fibre Channel, iSCSI

Extreme Networks for OpenStack

Extreme Networks introduced the Extreme VCS fabric plugin(ML2 plugin) in GitHub that interfaces with OpenStack's Networking to manage Extreme Networks' physical switches, including the ExtremeSwitching VDX series. VCS plugin enhances the attributes of Extreme VCS fabric technology by coupling its benefits, with the ease of provisioning provided by OpenStack.

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