Share networks

Share network is an entity that encapsulates interaction with the OpenStack Networking service. If the share driver that you selected runs in a mode requiring Networking service interaction, specify the share network when creating a new share network.

How to create share network

To list networks in a project, run:

$ openstack network list
+--------------+---------+--------------------+
| ID           | Name    | Subnets            |
+--------------+---------+--------------------+
| bee7411d-... | public  | 884a6564-0f11-...  |
|              |         | e6da81fa-5d5f-...  |
| 5ed5a854-... | private | 74dcfb5a-b4d7-...  |
|              |         | cc297be2-5213-...  |
+--------------+---------+--------------------+

A share network stores network information that share servers can use where shares are hosted. You can associate a share with a single share network. When you create or update a share, you can optionally specify the ID of a share network through which instances can access the share.

For more information about supported plug-ins for share networks, see Network plug-ins.

A share network has these attributes:

  • The IP block in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation from which to allocate the network.

  • The IP version of the network.

  • The network type, which is vlan, vxlan, gre, or flat.

If the network uses segmentation, a segmentation identifier. For example, VLAN, VXLAN, and GRE networks use segmentation.

To create a share network with private network and subnetwork, run:

$ manila share-network-create --neutron-net-id 5ed5a854-21dc-4ed3-870a-117b7064eb21 \
--neutron-subnet-id 74dcfb5a-b4d7-4855-86f5-a669729428dc --name my_share_net --description "My first share network"
+-------------------+--------------------------------------+
| Property          | Value                                |
+-------------------+--------------------------------------+
| name              | my_share_net                         |
| segmentation_id   | None                                 |
| created_at        | 2015-09-24T12:06:32.602174           |
| neutron_subnet_id | 74dcfb5a-b4d7-4855-86f5-a669729428dc |
| updated_at        | None                                 |
| network_type      | None                                 |
| neutron_net_id    | 5ed5a854-21dc-4ed3-870a-117b7064eb21 |
| ip_version        | None                                 |
| cidr              | None                                 |
| project_id        | 20787a7ba11946adad976463b57d8a2f     |
| id                | 5c3cbabb-f4da-465f-bc7f-fadbe047b85a |
| description       | My first share network               |
+-------------------+--------------------------------------+

The segmentation_id, cidr, ip_version, and network_type share network attributes are automatically set to the values determined by the network provider.

To check the network list, run:

$ manila share-network-list
+--------------------------------------+--------------+
| id                                   | name         |
+--------------------------------------+--------------+
| 5c3cbabb-f4da-465f-bc7f-fadbe047b85a | my_share_net |
+--------------------------------------+--------------+

If you configured the generic driver with driver_handles_share_servers = True (with the share servers) and already had previous operations in the Shared File Systems service, you can see manila_service_network in the neutron list of networks. This network was created by the generic driver for internal use.

$ openstack network list
+--------------+------------------------+--------------------+
| ID           | Name                   | Subnets            |
+--------------+------------------------+--------------------+
| 3b5a629a-e...| manila_service_network | 4f366100-50...     |
| bee7411d-... | public                 | 884a6564-0f11-...  |
|              |                        | e6da81fa-5d5f-...  |
| 5ed5a854-... | private                | 74dcfb5a-b4d7-...  |
|              |                        | cc297be2-5213-...  |
+--------------+------------------------+--------------------+

You also can see detailed information about the share network including network_type, and segmentation_id fields:

$ openstack network show manila_service_network
+---------------------------+--------------------------------------+
| Field                     | Value                                |
+---------------------------+--------------------------------------+
| admin_state_up            | UP                                   |
| availability_zone_hints   |                                      |
| availability_zones        | nova                                 |
| created_at                | 2016-12-13T09:31:30Z                 |
| description               |                                      |
| id                        | 3b5a629a-e7a1-46a3-afb2-ab666fb884bc |
| ipv4_address_scope        | None                                 |
| ipv6_address_scope        | None                                 |
| mtu                       | 1450                                 |
| name                      | manila_service_network               |
| port_security_enabled     | True                                 |
| project_id                | f6ac448a469b45e888050cf837b6e628     |
| provider:network_type     | vxlan                                |
| provider:physical_network | None                                 |
| provider:segmentation_id  | 73                                   |
| revision_number           | 7                                    |
| router:external           | Internal                             |
| shared                    | False                                |
| status                    | ACTIVE                               |
| subnets                   | 682e3329-60b0-440f-8749-83ef53dd8544 |
| tags                      | []                                   |
| updated_at                | 2016-12-13T09:31:36Z                 |
+---------------------------+--------------------------------------+

You also can add and remove the security services from the share network. For more detail, see Security services.