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Chapter 15. Install the Shared File System Service (Technology Preview)

OpenStack’s Shared File System service provides the means to easily provision shared file systems that can be consumed by multiple instances. These shared file systems are provisioned from pre-existing back end resources.


The OpenStack Shared File System service is available in this release as a Technology Preview, and therefore is not fully supported by Red Hat. It should only be used for testing, and should not be deployed in a production environment. For more information about Technology Preview features, see Scope of Coverage Details.

15.1. Shared File System Service Back End Requirements

The OpenStack Shared File System service allows you to create shared file systems on demand. However, the back end resources for the shares must already exist. This chapter describes how to deploy the service with NetApp's unified manila driver (manila.share.drivers.netapp.common.NetAppDriver).