System Storage Manager; A single tool to manage your storage

Registered by LPC Submitter on 2012-05-17

In more sophisticated enterprise storage environments, management with Device Mapper (dm), Logical Volume Manager (LVM), or Multiple Devices (md) is becoming increasingly more difficult. With file systems added to the mix, the number of tools needed to configure and manage storage has grown so large that it is simply not user friendly. With so many options for a system administrator to consider, the opportunity for errors and problems is large.

The btrfs administration tools have shown us that storage management can be simplified, and we are working to bring that ease of use to Linux storage in general.

I would like to introduce the new easy to use command line interface to manage your storage using various technologies like lvm, btrfs, crypt and more. System Storage Manager is currently under development with lots of features already available and more to come. I will discuss those features and problems we are facing when getting the project ready. I will also describe the scope of this project as well as where we see it in the future and of course gather useful feedback from the audience.

Topic Lead: Lukas Czerner (<email address hidden>)
Lukas is one of the core ext4 developers employed by Red Hat, Inc located in Czech Republic. He has been involved in performance evaluation of Linux discard support and was examining of alternative approaches which led to establishing the interface for filesystem batched discard support aka FITRIM as well as implementation for Ext4/3 filesystems. He is actively working on improvements of ext4 file system, its user space utilities. He is currently is working on simplification of constructing and administrating heterogeneous storage using various technologies like dm, md file systems and brtfs which resulted in System Storage Manager tool.

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