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blueprint lvm-disk-images

Add ability to use LVM volumes for VM disks.

Implements LVM disks support for libvirt driver.

VM disks will be stored on LVM volumes in volume group
 specified by `libvirt_images_volume_group` option.
 Another option `libvirt_local_images_type` specify which storage
 type will be used. Supported values are `raw`, `lvm`, `qcow2`,
 `default`. If `libvirt_local_images_type` = `default`, usual
 logic with `use_cow_images` flag is used.
Boolean option `libvirt_sparse_logical_volumes` controls which type
 of logical volumes will be created (sparsed with virtualsize or
 usual logical volumes with full space allocation). Default value
 for this option is `False`.
Commit introduce three classes: `Raw`, `Qcow2` and `Lvm`. They contain
 image creation logic, that was stored in
 `LibvirtConnection._cache_image` and `libvirt_info` methods,
 that produce right `LibvirtGuestConfigDisk` configurations for
 libvirt. `Backend` class choose which image type to use.

Change-Id: I0d01cb7d2fd67de2565b8d45d34f7846ad4112c2
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frenzykryger committed May 16, 2012
1 parent 6555c5a commit e0540dfed1c1276106105aea8d5765356961ef3d
@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@ Asbjørn Sannes <>
Ben McGraw <>
Ben Swartzlander <>
Bilal Akhtar <>
Boris Filippov <>
Brad Hall <>
Brad McConnell <>
Brendan Maguire <>
@@ -188,4 +188,13 @@
# nova/virt/libvirt/

# nova/virt/libvirt/
filters.CommandFilter("/sbin/lvremove", "root"),

# nova/virt/libvirt/
filters.CommandFilter("/sbin/lvcreate", "root"),

# nova/virt/libvirt/
filters.CommandFilter("/sbin/vgs", "root")

@@ -0,0 +1,48 @@
# vim: tabstop=4 shiftwidth=4 softtabstop=4

# Copyright 2012 Grid Dynamics
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# not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain
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import os

from nova.virt.libvirt import config
from nova.virt.libvirt import imagebackend

class Backend(object):
def __init__(self, use_cow):

def image(self, instance, name, suffix='', image_type=''):
class FakeImage(imagebackend.Image):
def __init__(self, instance, name, suffix=''):
self.path = os.path.join(instance, name + suffix)

def create_image(self, prepare_template, base,
size, *args, **kwargs):

def cache(self, fn, fname, size=None, *args, **kwargs):

def libvirt_info(self, device_type):
info = config.LibvirtConfigGuestDisk()
info.source_type = 'file'
info.source_device = device_type
info.driver_format = 'raw'
info.source_path = self.path
return info

return FakeImage(instance, name, suffix)
@@ -50,6 +50,22 @@ def mkfs(fs, path):

def resize2fs(path):

def create_lvm_image(vg, lv, size, sparse=False):

def volume_group_free_space(vg):

def remove_logical_volumes(*paths):

def ensure_tree(path):

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