Cinder is a powerful Software Defined Storage (SDS) service that is an integral part of OpenStack. The real power from Cinder comes from its abstraction API that allows many storage solutions to work from the same API. Cinder's API works with both open source and commercial storage solutions, and Cinder has over 70 drivers to support a variety of back end storage . With Cinder as a Software Defined Storage solution a user can perform basic volume operations like create, attach, and snapshot, without knowing the details of the backend storage array.
Did you know you can use Cinder as a standalone service, without any other OpenStack services running? In this presentation we will cover how to deploy Cinder without the other OpenStack services and how you can create volumes and use them. Consumers can use Stand Alone Cinder for performing basic volume operations on Virtual Machines, Containers with a workflow using Docker or Kubernetes, or Bare Metal machines.
Attendess will learn:
- How to setup Cinder to stand alone, with no other OpenStack services running.
- How to configure standalone Cinder SDS for various storage backends.
- How to use Cinder to create, attach, and snapshot volumes.