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OpenStack: Cinder volume creation takes an abnormal length of time

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Applies to

  • OpenStack Cinder
  • ONTAP

Issue

Cinder volume creation takes overly long  to complete.  Examples of long cinder volume create times are:

  • An "empty" Cinder volume (one not based on an image), could take 60+ seconds to create
  • A Cinder volume based on a small cirros image, takes 7-8+ minutes to create
    • This is even with image-volume cache enabled and the Cinder driver pulling from cache

 

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