Making Primary Storage in CloudStack Highly Available by Using LINSTOR

Members of the LINBIT® team just returned from the CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria. CEO Philipp Reisner and solutions architect Yusuf Yildiz both gave presentations about integrating LINSTOR® with CloudStack.

The Benefits of Using LINSTOR in CloudStack

By using LINSTOR, you can have highly available CloudStack primary storage for your virtual machine (VM) virtual disks, because the back-end storage will be replicated by DRBD®. You will also bring to your CloudStack primary storage other benefits that come with LINSTOR. These benefits include:

  • Snapshots
  • Backup shipping
  • Self-healing
  • QoS control
  • Monitoring
  • And more…

What CloudStackers Need to Know About LINSTOR/DRBD

The Best Storage Solution For CloudStack: LINSTOR

A CloudStack Chapter in the LINSTOR User’s Guide

We added a chapter to the LINSTOR User’s Guide that describes how you can install and use the LINSTOR CloudStack plug-in for KVM hypervisors. The chapter includes instructions for creating a sample LINSTOR and CloudStack deployment to get you quickly into a test environment.

A Video Tutorial for Integrating LINSTOR with CloudStack

LINBIT developer Rene Peinthor also made a video that overviews installing the LINSTOR CloudStack plug-in.

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Michael Troutman

Michael Troutman

Michael Troutman has an extensive background working in systems administration, networking, and technical support, and has worked with Linux since the early 2000s. Michael's interest in writing goes back to an avid reading filled childhood. Somewhere he still has the rejection letter from a publisher for a choose-your-own-adventure style novella, set in the world of a then popular science fiction role-playing game, cowritten with his grandmother (a romance novelist and travel writer) when at the tender age of 10. In the spirit of the open source community in which LINBIT thrives, Michael works as a Documentation Specialist to help LINBIT document its software and its many uses so that it may be widely understood and used.

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