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 dynamic detach.
The presentation for the demo with screen shots, sample commands, and code snippets is here:
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