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Cinder

Official Title: OpenStack Block Storage Cinder

PTL: Sean McGinnis <sean d0t mcginnis at gmail d0t com>

Mission Statement:
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.

Description

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.

Core Team

See current members.

Project Meetings

See Meetings/Cinder.

Getting in Touch

We use the openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org 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/

Related projects

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

Contributing Code

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

See How to contribute a driver

How To Contribute A New Feature

See How to contribute a new feature

Sample cinder.conf

The cinder.conf.sample is no longer maintained and tested in the source tree.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

Resources

Review Links