Chapter 1. Introduction

The OpenStack Shared File Systems service (manila) enables users to provision shared file systems that can be consumed by multiple compute instances.

This release supports the use of the NetApp unified driver (manila.share.drivers.netapp.common.NetAppDriver). This driver allows the Shared File System service to use NetApp storage controllers (running Data ONTAP) as a back end.

The recommended method for configuring a Shared File System back end is through the director. Doing so involves writing a custom environment file.

With this release, the director can now deploy the Shared File System with a NetApp back end on the overcloud. This document explains how to do so.