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A library that will provide a vendor agnostic open source storage application programming interface (API) that will allow management of storage arrays (Storage Area Networks).


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Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • Last updated: (DATE)
  • Percentage of completion: 15%

Detailed Description

Today system administrators utilizing open source solutions have no way to programmatically manage their storage hardware in a vendor neutral way. This libraries main goal is to provide this needed functionality. For full scope of the library please visit:

Benefit to Fedora

This library will allow fedora users the ability to manage their storage arrays programmatically. To allocate/de-allocate/re-size/snapshot/map logical units to host initiators.


This is a new isolated library that only needs to complete its own functionality for completion.

How To Test

Automated library testing will be completed with the use of a simple storage array simulator plug-in. Complete tests for each of the included plug-ins will require vended hardware which may not be available for testing. Plug-ins that are not included with the project will require independent testing by plug-in author .

User Experience

Initial user experience will be limited to a basic scriptable command line interface and library to perform management tasks. In the future additional libraries and applications will benefit from the library which will greatly improve the users experience.


None, all external dependencies are available.

Contingency Plan

None necessary as this is a new feature.


Release Notes

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