Thursday, April 18 • 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Cinder FC SAN Zone/Access Control Manager

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Fibre Channel (FC) block storage support was added in Grizzly release (cinder/fibre-channel-block-storage blueprint).

Currently, there is no support for automated SAN zoning and requires FC SANs to be either pre-zoned or open zoned.

We propose to:

- Add support for FC SAN Zone/Access Control management feature - allowing automated zone lifecycle management in the attach/detach entry points of volume manager (when fabric zoning is enabled).
- Introduce FibreChannelZoneManager plug-in interface API for automated zone lifecycle management - enables SAN vendors to add support for pluggable implementations.

Use Cases

- Defaults and capabilities - support for FC SAN configuration settings (e.g. zoning mode, zoning capabilities etc.)
- Add active zone interface to add the specified zone to the active zone set
- Remove active zone interface to remove the specified zone from the active zone set
- Support for provisioning and enumerating SAN/Fabric contexts

In a future OpenStack release, this can be extended as a general SAN access control mechanism to support both iSCSI and FC.

The goal of this session is to discuss the mechanisms for automated zone lifecyle management in OpenStack/Cinder.

(Session proposed by Varma Bhupatiraju)

Thursday April 18, 2013 3:20pm - 4:00pm

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