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From Diego Spinola Castro <spinolacas...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cloudstack Supporting Xenserver StorageLink storage pool
Date Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:46:27 GMT
Kevin, as far as i know , thin provisioning is only supported using
StorageLink.
I'm going to receive my equallogic box next week and i choose equallogic
for thin provisioning feature.

Any of you can setup a test environment  ?


Diego


2012/6/20 Kevin Kluge <Kevin.Kluge@citrix.com>

> All of the EqualLogic deployments I'm aware of export iSCSI LUNs to
> CloudStack and add the primary storage as type iSCSI in CloudStack.
> There's a wide variety of storage used in production with CloudStack, but
> EqualLogic is one of the more popular options.  I haven't heard of anyone
> using StorageLink.
>
> With XenServer people use local disk, iSCSI, NFS, and Fiber Channel (via
> PreSetup).   iSCSI and NFS are the popular choices.
>
> The challenge we have seen with XenServer and iSCSI is admin debugging in
> the case of issues.  Many people don't know or understand the volume
> commands needed in this environment, so if something goes wrong the
> debugging process can be tedious (as compared to NFS, where you can manage
> VHD files with ls,cp,etc).
>
> -kevin
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lucas Hughes [mailto:lucas.hughes@ecommerce.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:07 PM
> > To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org; cloudstack-
> > users@incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Cloudstack Supporting Xenserver StorageLink storage pool
> >
> > On 06/20/2012 05:13 PM, Lucas Hughes wrote:
> > > My enviroment that I am testing with has Equallogic San's that are
> > > connecting to our XenServer 6.0 pool. I have setup a pre-setup storage
> > > pool in Cloudstack that on the XenServer side uses the Citrix
> > > StorageLink driver. We are getting issues with creating vm's that have
> > > their root volume set to use the presetup storage tag.
> > >
> > > It seems that the common error is that storage repository type cslg
> > > (Citrix Storage Link Gateway) is not supported. I am wondering if this
> > > is issue with Cloudstack not supporting storagelink drivers or weird
> > > Xenserver issue. Any feedback is welcome and I am curious to hear from
> > > anyone else using Xenserver and equallogic san's with cloudstack how
> > > things are working for them.
> > >
> > >
> > Another question regarding Cloudstack and storage types. Xenserver has
> > many different types of supported storage manage objects. From my earlier
> > email I see that cslg is not supported. I was wondering if anyone here
> has a
> > list of storage mange objects that are in Xen that Cloudstack supports.
> >
> > --
> > Lucas Hughes
> > Cloud Engineer
> > Ecommerce Inc
>
>

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