1.May 31, 2012 10:00 AM Eastern US
2.Asia Pacific Alternate Meeting May
31, 11:00 am Beijing time
3.Alex Amies: Storage Management in SCE
The demo illustrates the use of storage
availability areas and dynamic attach / detach features in an
end-to-end data back-up and verification scenario on SmartCloud
Enterprise with the command line tool and Java API.
A storage volume in SmartCloud
Enterprise is a virtualized block storage unit. It can be mounted to
a virtual machine as a storage device and formatted with a file
system to store data. Other terms sometimes used to refer to the same
concept in SCE are storage unit or just volume. Cloud users can use
storage availability areas to store data in different areas within
the same data center for the back-up purposes.
When creating a storage volume a
storage availability area can optionally be chosen for the volume to
be provisioned to. If no storage availability is chosen then one
will be assigned by the system. When cloning a storage volume it may
be cloned to a different data center.
A storage volume may be attached to a
virtual machine instance after creation using dynamic attach. This
is in contrast to static attach where a storage volume is attached to
a disk during the virtual machine creation time. The storage volume
may be detached without deleting the virtual machine instance using
The presentation for the demo with
screen shots, sample commands, and code snippets is here:
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