Now that we have our Openstack Storage services installed, we can configure our extra disk, which will form our object storage. As OpenStack Storage is designed to be highly scalable and highly redundant, it is usually installed across multiple nodes. Our test environment will consist of only one node, but OpenStack Storage still expects multiple destinations on our storage to replicate its data to, so we need to configure this appropriately for our test setup.
We will end up with four directories on our OpenStack Storage server specified as
/srv/4, which point to directories on our new disk. The result is an OpenStack Storage setup that looks like it has four other OpenStack Storage nodes to replicate ...