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Eucalyptus includes optional, subscription only support for integrating enterprise-grade SAN (Storage Area Network) hardware devices into a Eucalyptus cloud.
SAN support extends the functionality of the Eucalyptus Storage Controller (SC) to provide a high performance data conduit between VMs running in Eucalyptus and attached SAN devices. Eucalyptus dynamically manages SAN storage without the need for the administrator to manually allocate and de-allocate storage, manage snapshots or set up data connections.
Eucalyptus with SAN support allows you to:
To use Eucalyptus with supported SAN storage, you must decide whether administrative access can be provided to Eucalyptus to control the SAN. If this is possible in your environment, Eucalyptus can automatically and dynamically manage SAN storage.
Eucalyptus supports these SAN devices: