How to Setup LINSTOR in OpenStack

This post will walk through the installation and setup procedures for deploying LINSTOR for a persistent, replicated, and high-performance source of block storage within DevStack version of OpenStack running on an Ubuntu host. We will refer to this Ubuntu host as the LINSTOR Controller. This setup also requires at least one additional Ubuntu node handling […]

Why you should use LINSTOR in OpenStack

With the LINSTOR volume driver for OpenStack, Linux storage created in OpenStack Cinder can be easily provisioned, managed and seamlessly replicated across a large Linux cluster. LINSTOR is an open-source storage orchestrator designed to deliver easy-to-use software-defined storage in Linux environments. LINSTOR uses LINBIT’s DRBD to replicate block data with minimal overhead and CPU load. […]

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 […]

How to Setup LINSTOR with OpenNebula

This post will guide you through the setup of the LINSTOR – OpenNebula Addon. After completing it, you will be able to easily live-migrate virtual machines between OpenNebula nodes, and additionally, have data redundancy. Setup Linstor with OpenNebula This post assumes that you already have OpenNebula installed and running on all of your nodes. At […]

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

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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. […]

Highly available LINSTOR Controller with Pacemaker

Part of the design of LINSTOR is that if the central LINSTOR Controller goes down, all the storage still remains up and accessible. This should allow ample time to repair the downed system hosting the LINSTOR Controller. Still, in the majority of cases, it is preferred to run the LINSTOR Controller in a container within […]

How to migrate manually created resources to LINSTOR

In many cases, existing DRBD resources that were created manually some time in the past can be migrated, so that LINSTOR can be used to manage those resources afterwards. While resources managed by LINSTOR can coexist with resources that were created manually, it can often make sense to migrate such existing resources. When resources are […]

LINBIT USA Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

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LINBIT US is celebrating a decade of service and growth. 10 years ago, we started our journey with you from a newly established office in the pacific northwest. In that time, we have moved into new offices, grown our team 4 times in size, built some really great software, and most importantly, met, collaborated with, […]