November 6-8, 2017

Event Details

Providing Containerized Cinder Services to Baremetal Kubernetes Clusters

Kubernetes deployments running on OpenStack clusters require a full OpenStack: Keystone, Nova, and Cinder services.

This talk presents a more pervasive and simplified deployment architecture by integrating Containerized standalone Cinder services with baremetal Kubernetes. Cinder services offer many storage features that are still missing in Kubernetes. Cinder is supported by many storage vendors, with over 70 storage drivers in its repository. A Containerized standalone Cinder service makes these features and extensive storage products available to Kubernetes cluster.

Key to this architecture is a Kubernetes volume provisioner that provisions Cinder volumes and transparently converts Cinder volumes to Kubernetes supported storage types, such as iSCSI, Fibre Channel, NFS, or Ceph RBD.

Based on the these technologies, the new architecture enables enterprise customers to deploy Container services in a dedicated cluster and consume advanced storage features.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees are expected to learn

  • Start and configure a Containerized standalone Cinder service to manage storage assets
  • Kubernetes persistent volume provisioner that provisions Cinder volume and transparently converts the Volume to a Kubernetes supported volume type.
  • Start a Pod on Kubernetes to consume the persistent volumes that are provisioned by the Cinder volume provisioner.
Tuesday, November 7, 1:50pm-2:30pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Principal Software Engineer
A passionate system software developer, Huamin Chen contributes to open source projects spanning from A to Z: Apache BigTop, Ceph, fio, Gluster, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Tachyon, and ZFS. Huamin Chen is currently employed by Red Hat. Follow him at FULL PROFILE
NetApp, Principal Engineer
John Griffith, Principal Software Engineer at SolidFire now a part of NetApp, helped to create the Cinder project in OpenStack.  His primary responsibilities over the last several years have been as a technical contributor to OpenStack.  He served as Technical Lead for the Block Storage Project since it's beginning through the Juno release, and has also held elected seats on the... FULL PROFILE