VMware storage backend to support storage policies

Registered by Arnaud Legendre on 2014-03-13

The VMware storage backend should be able to place the images based on storage policies.
Currently, it is only possible to select one datastore to place the images.
The deployer can provide a storage policy defined in vCenter server instead of specifying directly a datastore.

Among the subset of datastores matching the policy, the datastore with most free space and accessible will be selected.

If the policy provided is not found in VC or no matching datastore if found, the datastore specified in the configuration will be used.

SPBM should be used with vCenter server 5.5+.

More information about SPBM:
http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc%2FGUID-C8E919D0-9D80-4AE1-826B-D180632775F3.html

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Mark Washenberger
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Arnaud Legendre
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Arnaud Legendre
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Started
Milestone target:
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Started by
Arnaud Legendre on 2014-03-13

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Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:bp/storage-policies-vmware-store,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/73746
    SPBM support for VMware storage backend

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