Add a Cinder volume driver to support CORAID storage and AoE (ATA over Ethernet) protocol

Registered by Yacine Kheddache on 2013-01-29

A volume driver will be provided to support CORAID hardware storage appliances and AoE (using software initiator released under GPL).

The following operations will be supported :
--Volume Creation
--Volume Deletion
--Volume Attach
--Volume Detach
--Snapshot Creation
--Snapshot Deletion
--Create Volume from Snapshot
-- Volume Stats

Volumes types and EtherCloud automation features will be added to provide a fully automated provisioning workflow and a scale-out SAN :
http://www.coraid.com/products/management_automation

This initiator is supported on all Linux initiators (released under GPL), ATA over Ethernet (AoE) Linux driver for all 3.x and 2.6 kernels is available here :
http://support.coraid.com/support/linux/
and
ftp://ftp.alyseo.com/pub/partners/Coraid/Drivers/Linux/

The driver will only work when operating on EtherCloud ESM, VSX and SRX (Coraid hardware) :
http://www.coraid.com/products/scale_out_san

REM :
Linux software targets (vblade, kvblade, ggaoed...) are not supported.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
John Griffith
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Alyseo
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Jean-Baptiste RANSY
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for grizzly
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon 2013.1
Started by
Yacine Kheddache on 2013-01-29
Completed by
Yacine Kheddache on 2013-02-15

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Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:bp/coraid-volume-driver,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/21540
    Adding support for Coraid AoE SANs Appliances.

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