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 IBM XIV and DS8000 volume driver

The IBM Storage Driver for OpenStack is a Block Storage driver that supports IBM XIV and IBM DS8000 storage systems over Fiber channel and iSCSI.

Set the following in your cinder.conf, and use the following options to configure it.

volume_driver = cinder.volume.drivers.xiv_ds8k.XIVDS8KDriver

Table 1.15. Description of IBM XIV and DS8000 volume driver configuration options
Configuration option = Default value Description
san_clustername = (StrOpt) Cluster name to use for creating volumes
san_ip = (StrOpt) IP address of SAN controller
san_login = admin (StrOpt) Username for SAN controller
san_password = (StrOpt) Password for SAN controller
xiv_chap = disabled (StrOpt) CHAP authentication mode, effective only for iscsi (disabled|enabled)
xiv_ds8k_connection_type = iscsi (StrOpt) Connection type to the IBM Storage Array (fibre_channel|iscsi)
xiv_ds8k_proxy = xiv_ds8k_openstack.nova_proxy.XIVDS8KNovaProxy (StrOpt) Proxy driver that connects to the IBM Storage Array

For full documentation refer to IBM's online documentation available at

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