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The cinder snap

This repository contains the source code for the cinder snap.

Cinder provides on demand, self-service access to software defined block storage resources on top of various traditional backend block storage devices.

Installing this snap

The cinder snap can be installed directly from the snap store:

sudo snap install --edge cinder

The cinder snap is working towards publication across tracks for OpenStack releases. The edge channel for each track will contain the tip of the OpenStack project's master branch, with the beta, candidate and release channels being reserved for released versions. These three channels will be used to drive the CI process for validation of snap updates. This should result in an experience such as:

sudo snap install --channel=ocata/stable cinder
sudo snap install --channel=pike/edge cinder

This snap can make use of the Linux SCSI target user-space daemon running on the host operating system when using the LVM backend. To do this, the tgt package must be installed:

sudo apt install tgt

Configuring cinder

The cinder snap gets its default configuration from the following $SNAP and $SNAP_COMMON locations:

└── cinder
    ├── cinder.conf
    └── ...

├── cinder
│   └── cinder.conf.d
│       └── cinder-snap.conf
├── nginx
│   ├── snap
│   │   ├── nginx.conf
│   │   └── sites-enabled
│   │       └── cinder.conf
└── uwsgi
    └── snap
        └── cinder-api.ini

The cinder applications can be configured in a few ways. The directory structure can be modified to override config as follows:

The cinder snap supports configuration updates via its $SNAP_COMMON writable area. The default cinder configuration can be overridden as follows:

├── cinder
│   ├── cinder.conf.d
│   │   ├── cinder-snap.conf
│   │   ├── database.conf
│   │   ├── keystone.conf
│   │   ├── lvm.conf
│   │   └── rabbitmq.conf
│   └── cinder.conf
├── nginx
│   ├── snap
│   │   ├── nginx.conf
│   │   └── sites-enabled
│   │       └── cinder.conf
│   ├── nginx.conf
│   ├── sites-enabled
│   │   └── cinder.conf
└── uwsgi
    ├── snap
    │   └── cinder-api.ini
    └── cinder-api.ini

The cinder configuration can be overridden or augmented by writing configuration snippets to files in the cinder.conf.d directory.

Alternatively, cinder configuration can be overridden by adding a full cinder.conf file to the cinder/ directory. If overriding in this way, you'll need to either point this config file at additional config files located in $SNAP, or add those to $SNAP_COMMON as well.

The cinder nginx configuration can be overridden by adding an nginx/nginx.conf and new site config files to the nginx/sites-enabled directory. In this case the nginx/nginx.conf file would include that sites-enabled directory. If nginx/nginx.conf exists, nginx/snap/nginx.conf will no longer be used.

The cinder uwsgi configuration can be overridden similarly by adding a uwsgi/cinder.ini file. If uwsgi/cinder.ini exists, uwsgi/snap/cinder.ini will no longer be used.

Logging cinder

The services for the cinder snap will log to its $SNAP_COMMON writable area: /var/snap/cinder/common/log.

Restarting cinder services

To restart all cinder services:

sudo systemctl restart snap.cinder.*

or an individual service can be restarted by dropping the wildcard and specifying the full service name.

Building the cinder snap

Simply clone this repository and then install and run snapcraft:

git clone
sudo apt install snapcraft
cd snap-cinder


Please report any bugs related to this snap at: Launchpad.

Alternatively you can find the OpenStack Snap team in #openstack-snaps on Freenode IRC.