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Subject RE: CS Administration Question
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:31:37 GMT
This makes sense, so really it comes down to where (at what level and
access) you want to do the work.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Marcus Sorensen []
>Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:23 AM
>Subject: Re: CS Administration Question
>Kelcey is talking about growing the volume that the VM has, which can be
>done via resizeVolume API call, or adding a new Data disk to the VM as he
>CloudStack is supposed to track the size available and size used of storage
>pools, but I'm not sure how robust this is or which storage types are
>supported. In general you should just be able to expand the volume and
>make it known to the host, and then cloudstack will see it when it polls
for the
>pool status.
>On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Clayton Weise <> wrote:
>> In our experience with both XenServer and KVM by increasing the size of
>the underlying system CS automatically noticed and updated itself.  I know
>this is a bit different with regard to what you're doing since you're
>about individual volumes and I'm referring to primary storage repositories.
>But in the past we have increased a primary storage repo by several TB and
>shortly after the hypervisor noticed the change CS updated itself to
reflect the
>new size of the primary storage repo.  This was true with sharedMountPoint
>on KVM as well as LVMoISCSI on XenServer.  I would imagine it would react
>a similar fashion to VMFS and VMware.
>> -Clayton
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mike Tutkowski []
>> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:37 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: CS Administration Question
>> Hi,
>> Can someone give me an idea what a CS Admin might do when a volume
>> begins to reach its capacity?  For example, let's say we start with a
>> 100 GB iSCSI volume.  We create a storage repo for it in XenServer or
>> a datastore for it in VMware.  When we're getting close to the 100 GB
>> capacity, does he go into the SAN and extend the volume, then make the
>> hypervisor aware of the extended size?  Is there anything he can do in
>> CS?  Perhaps he creates a new iSCSI volume, then new Primary Storage
>> in CS (tagging it the same as the other PS based on our 100 GB iSCSI
>> Thanks!
>> --
>> *Mike Tutkowski*
>> *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
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