April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone

One Does Not Simply Use Multiple Backends in Cinder... You Have to Listen to Our Presentation First.

This presentation begins with a brief overview of Cinder’s history, its development in the OpenStack community, and then provides an introduction to its architecture.  This gives new users the pieces they need to understand the basics of using Cinder and its API.

With the basic background applied, we dive into more complex concepts like volume types and how they apply to multiple backends.  Once the user has an understanding of cinder environments with multiple backends we are able to introduce concepts like retyping and migration.

The presentation also includes demonstrations of how to most effectively leverage Cinder’s CLI and Horizon interfaces.  These interfaces are used to create and manage types, create volumes using those types and subsequently move the volumes between backends.

What can I expect to learn?

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to configure a devstack instance to leverage multiple storage backends and subsequently access those independent backends using volume_types. They should also have a general knowledge of Cinder and some of the pitfalls users encounter when interacting with volumes.

Tuesday, April 26, 2:00pm-2:40pm (7:00pm - 7:40pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Senior Upstream Developer Advocate
Kendall is a Senior Upstream Developer Advocate at the Open Infrastructure Foundation based in St. Paul, MN. She first started working on OpenStack during the Liberty release (2015) on a single service, but has since been involved in Release Management, the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, the First Contact SIG, various technical leadership roles and also onboarding activities like... FULL PROFILE
Lead Cloud Architect - Lenovo Cloud Technology Center
Jay worked for IBM between 2001 and 2017 on technologies such as Linux virtualization, supercomputing and storage.  Jay started working with OpenStack during the Grizzly release and has been focussed on Cinder since Havana.  As the Cinder Subject Matter Expert for IBM's Cloud Division, Jay served as the liason between the OpenStack Community and IBM's internal storage software... FULL PROFILE
Software Development Engineer
Sean is a SWDev at AWS where he works on the Botttlerocket container-OS project. He is a past member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors. He has served on the OpenStack Technical Committee (TC), was the Project Team Lead (PTL) for the Cinder block storage project and the Release Management team, and is currently a core reviewer in a number of OpenStack projects. FULL PROFILE