The Cinder Library is an interfacing library that doesn’t have any storage driver and expects Cinder drivers to be properly installed in the system to run properly.
For Red Hat distributions the recommendation is to use RPMs to install the Cinder drivers instead of using pip. If we don’t have access to the Red Hat OpenStack Platform packages we can use the RDO community packages.
On CentOS, the Extras repository provides the RPM that enables the OpenStack repository. Extras is enabled by default on CentOS 7, so you can simply install the RPM to set up the OpenStack repository:
# yum install -y centos-release-openstack-pike # yum-config-manager --enable openstack-pike # yum update -y # yum install -y openstack-cinder
On RHEL and Fedora, you’ll need to download and install the RDO repository RPM to set up the OpenStack repository:
# yum install -y https://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/openstack/openstack-pike/rdo-release-pike-1.noarch.rpm # yum-config-manager --enable openstack-pike # sudo yum update -y # yum install -y openstack-cinder
To install Cinder Library we’ll use PyPI, so we’ll make sure to have the pip command available:
# yum install -y python-pip # pip install cinderlib
This is the preferred method to install Cinder Library, as it will always install the most recent stable release.
If we don’t have a packaged version or if we want to use a virtual environment we can install the drivers from source:
$ virtualenv cinder $ source cinder/bin/activate $ pip install git+https://github.com/openstack/cinder.git@stable/pike
The sources for Cinder Library can be downloaded from the Github repo to use the latest version of the library.
You can either clone the public repository:
$ git clone git://github.com/akrog/cinderlib
Or download the tarball:
$ curl -OL https://github.com/akrog/cinderlib/tarball/master
Once you have a copy of the source, you can install it with:
# python setup.py install