Huawei driver

Huawei NAS driver is a plug-in based on the Shared File Systems service. The Huawei NAS driver can be used to provide functions such as the share and snapshot for virtual machines, or instances, in OpenStack. Huawei NAS driver enables the OceanStor V3 series V300R002 storage system to provide only network filesystems for OpenStack.


  • The OceanStor V3 series V300R002 storage system.

  • The following licenses should be activated on V3 for File: CIFS, NFS, HyperSnap License (for snapshot).

Supported shared filesystems and operations

The driver supports CIFS and NFS shares.

The following operations are supported:

  • Create a share.

  • Delete a share.

  • Allow share access.

    Note the following limitations:

    • Only IP access type is supported for NFS.

    • Only user access is supported for CIFS.

  • Deny share access.

  • Create a snapshot.

  • Delete a snapshot.

  • Support pools in one backend.

  • Extend a share.

  • Shrink a share.

  • Create a replica.

  • Delete a replica.

  • Promote a replica.

  • Update a replica state.

Pre-configurations on Huawei

  1. Create a driver configuration file. The driver configuration file name must be the same as the manila_huawei_conf_file item in the manila_conf configuration file.

  2. Configure the product. Product indicates the storage system type. For the OceanStor V3 series V300R002 storage systems, the driver configuration file is as follows:

    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>

    The options are:

    • Product is a type of storage product. Set it to V3.

    • LogicalPortIP is the IP address of the logical port.

    • RestURL is an access address of the REST interface. Multiple RestURLs can be configured in <RestURL>, separated by “;”. The driver will automatically retry another RestURL if one fails to connect.

    • UserName is the user name of an administrator.

    • UserPassword is the password of an administrator.

    • Thin_StoragePool is the name of a thin storage pool to be used.

    • Thick_StoragePool is the name of a thick storage pool to be used.

    • WaitInterval is the interval time of querying the file system status.

    • Timeout is the timeout period for waiting command execution of a device to complete.

Back end configuration

Modify the manila.conf Shared File Systems service configuration file and add share_driver and manila_huawei_conf_file items. Here is an example for configuring a storage system:

share_driver = manila.share.drivers.huawei.huawei_nas.HuaweiNasDriver
manila_huawei_conf_file = /etc/manila/manila_huawei_conf.xml
driver_handles_share_servers = False

Driver options

The following table contains the configuration options specific to the share driver.

Description of Huawei share driver configuration options

Configuration option = Default value



manila_huawei_conf_file = /etc/manila/manila_huawei_conf.xml

(String) The configuration file for the Manila Huawei driver.