Entries by Roland Kammerer

Containerize Everything with LINSTOR

LINBIT and its Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution LINSTOR has provided integration with Linux containers for quite some time. These range from a Docker volume plugin, to a Flexvolume plugin, and recently, a CSI plugin for Kubernetes. While we always provided excellent integration to the container world, most of our software itself was not available as […]

High Level Resource API – The simplicity of creating replicated volumes

In this blog post, we present one of our recent extensions to the LINSTOR ecosystem: A high-level, user-friendly Python API that allows simple DRBD resource management via LINSTOR. Background: So far LINSTOR components communicated by the following means: Via Protocol Buffers, or via the Python API that is used in the linstor command line client. Protocol […]

How to setup LINSTOR on Proxmox VE

In this technical blog post, we show you how to integrate DRBD volumes in Proxmox VE via a storage plugin developed by LINBIT. The advantages of using DRBD include a configurable number of data replicas (e.g., 3 copies in a 5 node cluster), access to the data on every node and therefore very fast VM […]

Persistent and Replicated Docker Volumes with DRBD9 and DRBD Manage

drbdmanage has been replaced by LINSTOR. You find more information about LINSTOR: https://www.linbit.com/en/products-and-services/linstor/   Thank you and have a fun read!     Nowadays, Docker has support for plugins; for LINBIT, volume plugins are certainly the most interesting feature. Volume plugins open the way for storing content residing in usual Docker volumes on DRBD backed […]

Having Fun with the DRBD Manage Control Volume

DRBDmanage has been replaced by LINSTOR ! To find out more about LINSTOR, check out the following blog articles: Cluster-wide management of replicated storage with LINSTOR The Technology inside LINSTOR (Part 1) The Technology inside LINSTOR (Part 2) How to setup LINSTOR on Proxmox VE Thank you and have a good read!   As you might […]