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This page introduces the shared file system service for OpenStack -- Manila. Manila derived from the Cinder project and provides a canonical storage provisioning control plane in OpenStack for shared or distributed file systems similarly to the way Cinder provides such a canonical control plane for block storage.

The design and implementation of Manila provide extensibility for multiple backends (to support vendor or file system specific nuances / capabilities) but is sufficiently abstract to accommodate any of a variety of shared or distributed file system types.

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File-based storage continues to be a thriving market. Diverse applications, from server virtualization to relational or distributed databases to collaborative content creation, can leverage the performance, scalability and simplicity of management associated with file-based systems, and the large ecosystem of supporting software products.

While manila was designed to provide self-service provisioning and access control of file-shares to compute instances in multi-tenant OpenStack clouds, since it serves up storage over the network it can provide file-share infrastructure for clients running in other clouds or for bare-metal, VM hosts or containerized workloads.



Source code https://opendev.org/openstack/manila
Bug tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/manila
Feature tracker https://blueprints.launchpad.net/manila
Documentation https://docs.openstack.org/manila/latest/

Python Manila Client

Source code https://opendev.org/openstack/python-manilaclient
Bug tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/python-manilaclient
Feature tracker https://blueprints.launchpad.net/python-manilaclient
Documentation https://docs.openstack.org/python-manilaclient/latest/

Manila UI Plugin

Source code https://opendev.org/openstack/manila-ui
Bug tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/manila-ui
Feature tracker https://blueprints.launchpad.net/manila-ui
Documentation https://docs.openstack.org/manila-ui/latest/


Current Manila Core Team members
Current Python Manilaclient Core Team members
Current Manila Tempest Plugin Core Team members
Current Manila UI Core Team members

Launchpad Bug Supervisors

Cross Project Liaisons (CPLs)

Role Person IRC Nick
Project Team Lead Carlos Eduardo da Silva carloss
Core Reviewers Goutham Pacha Ravi gouthamr
Douglas Viroel dviroel
Thomas Bechtold toabctl
Tom Barron tbarron
Victoria Martinez de la Cruz vkmc
Maari Tamm maaritamm
Vida Haririan vhari
Liron Kuchlani lkuchlan
Bug Czar Vida Haririan vhari

† - Core Reviewer(s) in openstack/python-manilaclient

‡ - Core Reviewer(s) in openstack/manila-tempest-plugin


Project Agenda & Meetings


Project Etherpads


Design & Use Cases

The following wiki documents are design specifications. They should not be treated as documentation. Since the Newton release, design specifications are hosted here

Known issues

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Manila/Manila Devstack Script

Manila/Setting up Manila Network Plugins

Outreachy Applicants Guide