Configure Block Storage Settings

You can use a host as Cinder block storage. Data persists on a block storage even after the virtual machine instances are destroyed.

You can configure a host for Cinder block storage during the process of authorizing the host.

You can configure a host to integrate with Cinder.

You can integrate an authorized host with Cinder block storage by using drivers like SolidFire, LVM, NetApp, and QNAP.

If you wish to integrate an authorized host with Cinder by using LVM, you must first create a logical volume group named ‘cinder-volumes’ on the host.

To use a host for block storage, follow the steps given below.

  1. Log in to Clarity.
  2. Click Infrastructure in the left panel.
  3. Click the Hosts tab.
  4. Select the host and click Configure Host seen above the list of hosts.
  5. Click the Block Storage tab. Block Storage Settings
  6. Select the Yes check box for Make host a Cinder Block Storage Node.
  7. Enter the label or string to identify the host in Storage Backend Label.
  8. Select the Driver Type.
  9. Configure the other block storage parameters based on the driver type.
  10. Click Update Block Storage Details.

The host can now be used with Cinder for block storage.