[lustre-discuss] Openstack Manila + Lustre?

Matt Rásó-Barnett matt at rasobarnett.com
Wed Nov 21 12:59:15 PST 2018

Hi Andrew,

Have you seen these previous LUG presentations by a couple of sites 
using a number of newer Lustre features and LNET routing to provide 
multi-tenant, private Lustre sub-directory mounts into Openstack 

Wellcome Sanger Institute:


ETH Zurich:

It's not quite the same approach as what you linked to, and don't touch 
on the Manila aspect, but the aims I think are broadly similar.

It would be really interesting if Manila could be wrangled into spinning 
up and down the necessary VLANs and virtual LNET routers on-demand in 
some manner to make this approach at multi-tenancy more self-service.

This concept is something we are interested in following in Cambridge 
but we haven't started work on trying this yet - so like you I'd be very 
interested in any more stories of places trying this.


On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 07:06:14PM +1100, Andrew Elwell wrote:
>Hi All,
>Is there anyone on list exporting Lustre filesystems to (private)
>cloud services - possibly via Manila?
>I can see https://www.openstack.org/assets/science/CrossroadofCloudandHPC-Print.pdf
>and Simon's talk from LUG2016
>which seems to be pretty much what I'm after.
>Does anyone else have updated notes / success / horror stories they'd
>be willing to share?
>Many thanks
>(no prizes for guessing who's been asked to look at integrating our
>HPC storage with cloud...)
>lustre-discuss mailing list
>lustre-discuss at lists.lustre.org

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