Proven Operating Environment for OpenStack Configuration

December 27, 2021

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
ModelsETERNUS AF150 S3
ETERNUS DX100 S5/S4/S3, DX200 S5/S4/S3
ETERNUS DX500 S5/S4/S3, DX600 S5/S4/S3
ETERNUS DX8700 S3, DX8900 S4/S3
OpenStack SoftwareWallaby
Supported pywbem releasePython3pywbem 1.x/0.11.0
Python2pywbem 0.7.0
Driver for FUJITSU Storage ETERNUSETERNUS OpenStack VolumeDriver download
Supported functionsCreate/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
Active/Active High Availability
InterfacesFibre Channel, iSCSI
Supported DriverCinder Volume Driver

Proven Operating Environment for OpenStack Configuration

1ETERNUS OpenStack VolumeDriver1.7.1t
OS/PythonRed Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 (Ootpa)/Ptyhon3.6
OpenStackRDO Train
InterfaceFibre Channel, iSCSI
2ETERNUS OpenStack VolumeDriver1.7.1t
OS/PythonRed Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 (Ootpa)/Ptyhon3.6
OpenStackRDO Ussuri/Victoria/Wallaby
InterfaceFibre Channel, iSCSI
3ETERNUS OpenStack VolumeDriver1.7.1t
OS/PythonCentOS Linux release 7.9/Ptyhon2.7
OpenStackRDO Train
InterfaceFibre 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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