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Huawei Driver

Huawei NAS Driver is a plugin based the OpenStack manila service. The
Huawei NAS Driver can be used to provide functions such as the share and
snapshot for virtual machines(instances) in OpenStack. Huawei NAS Driver
enables the OceanStor V3 series V300R002 storage system to provide only
network filesystems for OpenStack.


  • The OceanStor V3 series V300R002 storage system.
  • The following licenses should be activated on V3 for File:
    • CIFS
    • NFS
    • HyperSnap License (for snapshot)

Supported Operations

The following operations is supported on V3 storage:

  • Create CIFS/NFS Share
  • Delete CIFS/NFS Share
  • Allow CIFS/NFS Share access
    • IP and USER access types are supported for NFS(ro/rw).
    • Only USER access type is supported for CIFS(ro/rw).
  • Deny CIFS/NFS Share access
  • Create snapshot
  • Delete snapshot
  • Manage CIFS/NFS share
  • Support pools in one backend
  • Extend share
  • Shrink share
  • Support multi RestURLs(<RestURL>)
  • Support multi-tenancy
  • Ensure share
  • Create share from snapshot
  • Support QoS

Pre-Configurations on Huawei

1. Create a driver configuration file. The driver configuration file
name must be the same as the manila_huawei_conf_file item in the
manila_conf configuration file.

2. Configure Product. Product indicates the storage system type. For
the OceanStor V3 series V300R002 storage systems, the driver
configuration file is as follows:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
  • Product is a type of a storage
    product. Set it to V3.
  • LogicalPortIP is an IP address of the
    logical port.
  • Port is a port name list of bond port
    or ETH port, used to create vlan and logical port. Multi Ports can be
    configured in <Port>(separated by “;”). If <Port> is not
    configured, then will choose an online port on the array.
  • RestURL is an access address of the
    REST interface. Multi RestURLs can be configured in
    <RestURL>(separated by “;”). When one of the RestURL failed to
    connect, driver will retry another automatically.
  • UserName is a user name of an
  • UserPassword is a password of an
  • StoragePool is a name of a storage
    pool to be used.
  • SectorSize is the size of the disk
    blocks, optional value can be “4”, “8”, “16”, “32” or “64”, and the
    units is KB. If “sectorsize” is configured in both share_type and xml
    file, the value of sectorsize in the share_type will be used. If
    “sectorsize” is configured in neither share_type nor xml file, huawei
    storage backends will provide a default value(64) when creating a new
  • WaitInterval is the interval time of
    querying the file system status.
  • Timeout is the timeout period for
    waiting command execution of a device to complete.
  • NFSClientIP is the backend IP in
    admin network to use for mounting NFS share.
  • CIFSClientUserName is the backend
    user name in admin network to use for mounting CIFS share.
  • CIFSClientUserPassword is the backend
    password in admin network to use for mounting CIFS share.

Backend Configuration

Modify the manila.conf manila
configuration file and add share_driver and manila_huawei_conf_file
items. Example for configuring a storage system:

  • share_driver =
  • manila_huawei_conf_file =
  • driver_handles_share_servers = True
    or False


– If driver_handles_share_servers is
True, the driver will choose a port in <Port> to create vlan and
logical port for each tenant network. And the share type with the DHSS
extra spec should be set to True when creating shares. – If driver_handles_share_servers is False, then
will use the IP in <LogicalPortIP>. Also the share type with the
DHSS extra spec should be set to False when creating shares.

Restart of manila-share service is needed for the configuration
changes to take effect.

Share Types

When creating a share, a share type can be specified to determine
where and how the share will be created. If a share type is not
specified, the default_share_type set in
the manila configuration file is used.

Manila requires that the share type includes the driver_handles_share_servers extra-spec. This
ensures that the share will be created on a backend that supports the
requested driver_handles_share_servers (share networks) capability. For
the Huawei driver, this must be set to False.

To create a share on a backend with a specific type of disks, include
the huawei_disk_type extra-spec in the
share type. Valid values for this extra-spec are ‘ssd’, ‘sas’, ‘nl_sas’
or ‘mix’. This share will be created on a backend with a matching disk

Another common manila extra-spec used to determine where a share is
created is share_backend_name. When this
extra-spec is defined in the share type, the share will be created on a
backend with a matching share_backend_name.

Manila “share types” may contain qualified extra-specs, -extra-specs
that have significance for the backend driver and the CapabilityFilter.
This commit makes the Huawei driver report the following boolean

  • capabilities:dedupe
  • capabilities:compression
  • capabilities:thin_provisioning
  • capabilities:huawei_smartcache
    • huawei_smartcache:cachename
  • capabilities:huawei_smartpartition
    • huawei_smartpartition:partitionname
  • capabilities:qos
    • qos:maxIOPS
    • qos:minIOPS
    • qos:minbandwidth
    • qos:maxbandwidth
    • qos:latency
    • qos:iotype
  • capabilities:huawei_sectorsize

The scheduler will choose a host that supports the needed capability
when the CapabilityFilter is used and a share type uses one or more of
the following extra-specs:

  • capabilities:dedupe='<is> True’ or ‘<is> False’
  • capabilities:compression='<is> True’ or ‘<is>
  • capabilities:thin_provisioning='<is> True’ or ‘<is>
  • capabilities:huawei_smartcache='<is> True’ or ‘<is>

    • huawei_smartcache:cachename=test_cache_name
  • capabilities:huawei_smartpartition='<is> True’ or ‘<is>

    • huawei_smartpartition:partitionname=test_partition_name
  • capabilities:qos='<is> True’ or ‘<is> False’
    • qos:maxIOPS=100
    • qos:minIOPS=10
    • qos:maxbandwidth=100
    • qos:minbandwidth=10
    • qos:latency=10
    • qos:iotype=0
  • capabilities:huawei_sectorsize='<is> True’ or ‘<is>

    • huawei_sectorsize:sectorsize=4
  • huawei_disk_type=’ssd’ or ‘sas’ or ‘nl_sas’ or ‘mix’

thin_provisioning will be reported as
[True, False] for Huawei backends.

dedupe will be reported as [True,
False] for Huawei backends.

compression will be reported as [True,
False] for Huawei backends.

huawei_smartcache will be reported as
[True, False] for Huawei backends. Adds SSDs into a high-speed cache
pool and divides the pool into multiple cache partitions to cache
hotspot data in random and small read I/Os.

huawei_smartpartition will be reported
as [True, False] for Huawei backends. Add share to the smartpartition
named ‘test_partition_name’. Allocates cache resources based on service
characteristics, ensuring the quality of critical services.

qos will be reported as True for
backends that use QoS (Quality of Service) specification.

huawei_sectorsize will be reported as
[True, False] for Huawei backends.

huawei_disk_type will be reported as
“ssd”, “sas”, “nl_sas” or “mix” for Huawei backends.


The Huawei driver has the following restrictions:

  • IP and USER access types are supported for NFS.
  • Only LDAP domain is supported for NFS.
  • Only USER access type is supported for CIFS.
  • Only AD domain is supported for CIFS.

The manila.share.drivers.huawei.huawei_nas Module