The OpenStack Reference Architecture outlines the configuration of SolidFire storage in an OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environment to demonstrate basic interoperability, and to validate SolidFire Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities. The document explores key findings from SolidFire testing with OpenStack software. It examines OpenStack infrastructure components and design, and how to install and configure OpenStack software.
The OpenStack Reference Architecture document assumes that a SolidFire storage solution has been installed and configured with network access to the OpenStack compute and service hosts. It also assumes the reader has an architectural understanding of OpenStack and has reviewed related content in the OpenStack documentation.