Entries by Charity Prater

Request Your Highly Availability NFS Ansible Playbook!

LINBIT wants to make your testing of our software easy! We’ve started creating Ansible playbooks that automate the deployment of our most commonly clustered software stacks. The HA NFS playbook will automate the deployment of a HA NFS Cluster, using DRBD9 for replicated storage and Pacemaker as the cluster resource manager; quicker than you can […]

It’s Official. LINSTOR Volume Driver is Now a Part of OpenStack Cinder.

It’s Official. LINSTOR volume driver is now part of OpenStack. With this code merge, LINSTOR volume driver is now officially part of OpenStack and brings a new level of software-defined-storage (SDS) service to Cinder, the OpenStack’s volume service.  While the next OpenStack release named ‘Stein’ won’t be out until April, the latest LINSTOR driver is […]

Minimize Downtime During Maintenance

System maintenance, whether planned or in response to failure, is a necessary part of managing infrastructure. Everyone hopes for the former, rather than the latter. We do our system maintenance quarterly here at LINBIT in hopes that the latter is avoided. These maintenance windows are where we install hardware and software updates, test failovers, and […]

CSI Plugin for LINSTOR Complete

This CSI plug-in allows for the use of LINSTOR volumes on Container Orchestrators that implement CSI, such as Kubernetes. Preliminary work on the CSI plugin for LINSTOR is now complete and is capable of operating as an independent driver. CSI is a project by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation which aims to serve as an […]

LINBIT SDS Adds Disaster Recovery and Support for Kubernetes

LINBIT SDS (Linux SDS) will showcase cloud-native enterprise storage management at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Seattle Beaverton, OR, Dec. 3, 2018 – LINBIT enhances open source software-defined storage (SDS) by providing disaster recovery (DR) replication for critical data. LINBIT SDS is an enterprise-class storage management solution designed for cloud and container storage workloads. To simplify […]

Demo of Extending LINSTOR-Managed DRBD Volume to a DR Node

In this video Matt Kereczman from LINBIT combines components of LINBIT SDS and LINBIT to demonstrate extending an existing LINSTOR managed DRBD volume to a disaster recovery node, located in a geographically-separated datacenter via LINSTOR and DRBD proxy. Watch the video: He’s already created a LINSTOR cluster on four nodes: linstor-a, linstor-b, linstor-c and linstor-dr. […]