Chapter 2. Process Description

To configure the Dell EMC PS Series back ends, complete the following procedures:

  1. Define a single back end. To configure a single Dell device as a back end, edit the default environment file from the core heat template collection and include this file in the overcloud deployment. For more information, see Defining a single back end.
  2. Deploy the configured back end and invoke it through the director. For more information, see Deploying the Dell EMC PS Series back end.
  3. Testing the Dell EMC PS Series back end.
  4. Address any volume size discrepancies with Dell EqualLogic back ends. For more information, see Addressing volume size discrepancies with Dell EqualLogic back ends in the Dell EMC PS Series Back End Guide.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform includes the drivers that are required for all Dell devices supported by the Block Storage service. In addition, director also has the puppet manifests, environment files, and Orchestration (heat) templates that are necessary to integrate the device as a back end to the overcloud.