Official Title: OpenStack Block Storage Cinder
PTL: Sean McGinnis <sean d0t mcginnis at gmail d0t com>
To implement services and libraries to provide on demand, self-service access to Block Storage resources. Provide Software Defined Block Storage via abstraction and automation on top of various traditional backend block storage devices.
Cinder is a Block Storage service for OpenStack. It's designed to present storage resources to end users that can be consumed by the OpenStack Compute Project (Nova). This is done through the use of either a reference implementation (LVM) or plugin drivers for other storage. The short description of Cinder is that it virtualizes pools of block storage devices and provides end users with a self service API to request and consume those resources without requiring any knowledge of where their storage is actually deployed or on what type of device.
See current members.
Getting in Touch
We use the email@example.com mailing list for discussions using subjects with the prefix "[cinder]". We also hang out on IRC in #openstack-cinder on freenode. IRC logs are available in: http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/#openstack-cinder/
Core Volume Drivers
For a list of the core drivers in each OpenStack release and the volume operations they support, see https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/CinderSupportMatrix
For any new features, significant code changes, new drivers, or major bug fixes, please add a release note along with your patch. See the Reno Documentation for details on how to generate new release notes.
How To Contribute A Driver
How To Contribute A New Feature
The cinder.conf.sample is no longer maintained and tested in the source tree. Currently you can obtain a copy by running the command 'tox -e genconfig' in a cloned version of the Cinder project and then look in etc/cinder/ for the cinder.conf.sample file.
The newly generated file will have all options in the Cinder project, driver options included.
For more information about the generation of the file, please see: Cinder Sample Configuration Devref