Admin Guide 3. Storage: NetApp
Abiquo supports NetApp storage in two different configurations:
Using the NetApp device directly with vfiler0 only means you can work directly with the NetApp. This gives access to the aggregates in vFiler0, which are automatically detected by Abiquo and assigned to Abiquo storage pools.
In the Abiquo scheduler, the free space of an aggregate is now calculated as:
A new Abiquo Configuration Property has been created:
The default value of this property is 0.05, meaning 5% of space will be kept free on the aggregate.
Note the available space is calculated first, then the Usable space and the Max volumes are calculated for the Abiquo storage pool.
Using multiple vFilers on NetApp storage. You can add each vFiler as a storage device with the following constraints:
Abiquo will detect the data volumes created in the vFiler by the Storage Administrator and assign each one to a separate Abiquo storage pool. Each storage pool can be assigned to tier (see Storage Pool Allocation ) . Abiquo will create virtual storage volumes as LUNs on the data volumes.
The following diagram shows the two NetApp configurations supported by Abiquo:
See also the VMware configuration and the How to set up a NetApp vFiler for Abiquo Storage Integration pages for further information.
The NetApp Authorization Credentials are now added in the GUI when you add the NetApp storage device. Abiquo supports one user and password per vFiler storage device. As of version 2.0, you cannot add the NetApp user and password to the abiquo.properties file.
Log in to the VMware Infrastructure Client
Follow the instructions in this order:
As shown in the above screenshot, the adapter should be enabled.
Click "Configure", then click OK.
If the adapter is not enabled, tick the checkbox to enable it.
Enter a name and alias or use the default ones.
This name is your ESX(i) host IQN.
To use multiple igroups, add the iSCSI Name to the abiquo.properties
Abiquo will access the NetApp API on port TCP 80. 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.