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On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 11:20 PM dangerzone ar <dangerzonen at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Team, May I know if anyone has deployed Huawei oceanstor SAN storage
> during overcloud deployment?
>

Hi,

Your use of the term "overcloud" suggests you are using TripleO. My
response assumes that is true, and you should probably ignore my response
if you're not using TripleO.

I have not deployed TripleO with a Huawei SAN for the cinder backend, but
it should be possible.


> (i) Do you need a specific driver to define or download in order to deploy
> it?
>

See [1] for many details related to deploying the Huawei cinder driver.

[1]
https://docs.openstack.org/cinder/rocky/configuration/block-storage/drivers/huawei-storage-driver.html


> (ii) Can I deploy separately SAN storage after overcloud deployment, I
> mean after a month of openstack deployment i want to add SAN storage to my
> infrastructure. Is it possible?
>

The short answer is yes. TripleO has the ability to deploy additional
cinder storage backends via what's known as a stack (i.e. the overcloud)
update. The initial overcloud deployment can be done using another cinder
backend X, and later you can add a Huawei backend so the overcloud has two
backends (X + Huawei).


> (iii)  Please advise me how to deploy Huawei oceanstor SAN storage.
>
>
TripleO does not have specific support for deploying a Huawei SAN, but you
can still deploy one by following [2]. That doc describes the technique for
how to deploy the Huawei SAN as a "custom" block storage device. The
document provides an example for deploying two NetApp backends, but the
concept will be the same for you to deploy a single Huawei backend. The key
will be crafting the TripleO environment file to configure the Huawei
settings described in [1].

[2]
https://docs.openstack.org/project-deploy-guide/tripleo-docs/latest/features/cinder_custom_backend.html

One additional thing to note is that I see the Huawei driver requires
access to an XML file that contains additional configuration settings.
You'll need to get this file onto the overcloud node(s) where the
cinder-volume service runs. And if your overcloud services run in
containers (as modern TripleO releases do), then you'll need to provide a
way for the containerized cinder-volume service to have access to the XML
file. Fortunately this can be achieved using a TripleO parameter by
including something like this in one of the overcloud deployment's env file:

parameter_defaults:
  CinderVolumeOptVolumes:
    -
/etc/cinder/cinder_huawei_conf.xml:/etc/cinder/cinder_huawei_conf.xml:ro

That will allow the /etc/cinder/cinder_huawei_conf.xml file installed on
the overcloud host to be visible to the cinder-volume service running
inside a container.

Alan


> Please advise further. Thank you
>
>
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