Admin Guide 3. Storage: Nexenta
Abiquo Manages Nexenta with API
Abiquo now communicates directly with the Nexenta API. The Abiquo Nexenta storage agent was deprecated in v2.2.
You can download Nexenta from the Nexenta site. Follow the instructions in the Nexenta User Guide to install the base system, and then proceed with the configuration as explained below.
A new Abiquo Configuration Property named the abiquo.storagemanager.nexenta.blocksize was introduced in Abiquo 2.6.7 and Abiquo 3.0.1. If you do not set this property, the default block size of 8 KB will be used.
Abiquo supports Nexenta block sizes from 8 KB to 128 KB. Nexenta requires the block size to be a power of 2. The block size is only validated by Nexenta and it will accept values set with this property of 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128. Abiquo recommends that the block size should be at least 8 KB.
Log in to the Nexenta host using the root account. The admin account will not work in this step.
Run the following command to reconfigure the network:
When the network is configured, open the Nexenta console at https://<nexenta_url>:2000 and use the wizard to configure the abiquo volume. The following images show an example configuration of the Abiquo volume:
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You can set any volume name because Abiquo will retrieve the volume name from the Nexenta API.
The settings shown below should work for an initial installation.
Abiquo will access the Nexenta API on port TCP 2000. This connection is from the Abiquo Remote Services, which are either on the Monolithic Server or a separate Remote Services server.
In addition, the hypervisors and Abiquo V2V services will access the volumes on the storage host through port 3260.