External Storage Array Management API

Registered by Tony Asleson on 2012-05-16

[Slides](http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2012/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2012-lpc-fs-storage-array-management-asleson.odp)

The ability to manage external storage arrays and exploit the advanced features they provide in a programmatic way is an important capability for Linux. However, achieving storage array API nirvana isn't an easy thing to do with numerous obstacles in its path (e.g. licensing, terminology, features).

In this session I would like to give a brief introduction to the libStorageMgmt project I am working on, discuss the difficulties it has encountered, and have an open discussion on how it can best work with other storage management components.

Topic Lead: Tony Asleson
Tony has a long and varied history of working in the storage industry and Linux. When he isn't sitting in front of his computer screen or spending time with his familiy, he can be found rock climbing and touring the back roads of MN on two wheels. He is currently a member of the Red Hat kernel storage team and lives in Rochester, MN.

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Not started
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Ric Wheeler
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None
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Needs approval
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New
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