Enable LVM ephemeral storage¶
Consider this section as part of Deploy an OpenStack cluster.
This section instructs you on how to configure LVM as back end for the VM disks and ephemeral storage.
You can use flexible
size units throughout bare metal host profiles.
For example, you can now use either
sizeGiB: 0.1 or
when specifying a device size.
Mirantis recommends using only one parameter name type and units throughout
the configuration files. If both
size are used,
sizeGiB is ignored during deployment and the suffix is adjusted
accordingly. For example,
1.5Gi will be serialized as
1536Mi. The size
without units is counted in bytes. For example,
size: 120 means 120 bytes.
All data will be wiped during cluster deployment on devices
defined directly or indirectly in the
fileSystems list of
BareMetalHostProfile. For example:
A raw device partition with a file system on it
A device partition in a volume group with a logical volume that has a file system on it
An mdadm RAID device with a file system on it
An LVM RAID device with a file system on it
wipe field is always considered
true for these devices.
false value is ignored.
Therefore, to prevent data loss, move the necessary data from these file systems to another server beforehand, if required.
Usage of more than one nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) drive per node may cause update issues and is therefore not supported.
To enable LVM ephemeral storage:
spec:volumeGroupssection, add the following configuration for the OpenStack compute nodes:
spec: devices: - device: byName: /dev/nvme0n1 minSize: 30Gi wipe: true partitions: - name: lvm_nova_vol size: 0 wipe: true volumeGroups: - devices: - partition: lvm_nova_vol name: nova-vol logicalVolumes: - name: nova-fake vg: nova-vol size: 100Mi fileSystems: - fileSystem: ext4 logicalVolume: nova-fake mountPoint: /nova-fake
Due to a limitation, it is not possible to create volume groups without logical volumes and formatted partitions. Therefore, set the
For details about
BareMetalHostProfile, see Mirantis Container Cloud Operations Guide: Create a custom bare metal host profile.
OpenStackDeploymentCR to deploy OpenStack with LVM ephemeral storage. For example:
spec: features: nova: images: backend: lvm lvm: volume_group: "nova-vol"
Optional. Enable encryption for the LVM ephemeral storage by adding the following metadata in the
spec: features: nova: images: encryption: enabled: true cipher: "aes-xts-plain64" key_size: 256
Both live and cold migrations are not supported for such instances.