Volumes are block storage devices that you attach to instances to enable persistent storage.

Before you begin

Upload an image for the volume. See Managing Images for the Image Service.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.
  2. Select the project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.
  3. Select Project > Compute > Volumes.

    The Volume & Snapshots page lists the volumes currently configured that are available to the current user.

  4. Click Create Volume.
  5. Create the volume.

    Option

    Description

    Volume Name

    Enter a name for the new volume.

    Description

    (Optional) Enter a description for the new volume.

    Type

    Leave blank.

    Size

    Enter the size of the volume.

  6. Specify the volume source.

    Option

    Description

    No source, empty volume

    Creates an empty volume. An empty volume does not contain a file system or a partition table.

    Snapshot

    Creates a volume from a snapshot. If you choose this option, the Use snapshot as a source field appears. Select the snapshot from the list. The options to use a snapshot or a volume as the source for a volume appear only if snapshots or volumes exist.

    Image

    Select this option to create a volume from an image. If you choose this option, the Use image as a source field appears. Select the image from the list.

    Availability Zone

    Select the Availability Zone from the list. By default, this value is set to the availability zone specified by the cloud provider, for example, us-west or apac-south. The default can also be nova.

    Volume

    Creates a volume from an existing volume. If you choose this option, the Use volume as a source field appears. You can select the volume from the list. The options to use a snapshot or a volume as the source for a volume appear only if snapshots or volumes exist.

  7. Click Create Volume at the bottom of the page.

    The Volume & Snapshots page appears again, showing the new volume in the table.