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From Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkow...@solidfire.com>
Subject Re: VMware and NFS
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:05:20 GMT
Have you tried manually downloading it (outside of CloudStack) to see if
that works?


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Michael Phillips
<mphilli7823@hotmail.com>wrote:

> Any idea why the default centos5.3 template would be "stuck" downloading
> at 88%??
> The secondary storage where it is getting downloaded to has 44GB of free
> space.
>
> > Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:34:18 -0700
> > Subject: Re: VMware and NFS
> > From: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
> >
> > I believe I had trouble with that in my development environment about 10
> or
> > so months ago. I think it turned out to be a permissions issue. Perhaps I
> > didn't have my username in the sudoers file or something. My thinking is
> > the management server is supposed to create /mnt/sec for you.
> >
> > I wonder which NFS share it maps /mnt/sec to if you have multiple NFS
> > secondary storages?
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Mike Tutkowski <
> > mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks for the clarification.
> > >
> > > I was pretty confident an ESX host creates an NFS datastore (with a
> UUID
> > > for a name) that maps to the NFS share. This is similar to how a
> XenServer
> > > host creates an NFS storage repository that maps to the NFS share.
> > >
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Michael Phillips <
> mphilli7823@hotmail.com
> > > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Actually I am pretty sure that is what it does....So I changed like
> 4-5
> > >> things "my mistake", then I noticed a datastore with a "GUID" looking
> name
> > >> popped up on my hosts. This datastore was mapped to my NFS share.
> Once that
> > >> showed up CS started creating the system VMs. So I am trying to back
> track
> > >> and see what setting made it kick in...Stay tuned...
> > >> > Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:40:13 -0700
> > >> > Subject: Re: VMware and NFS
> > >> > From: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > >> > To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
> > >> >
> > >> > So, just curious here, but why wouldn't the ESX(i) host simply be
> able
> > >> to
> > >> > create an NFS datastore that points to the NFS share on the
> secondary
> > >> > storage location directly?
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 10:31 PM, Nitin Mehta <
> Nitin.Mehta@citrix.com
> > >> >wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> > > For XS that¹s not required as its pushed into XS directly.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > I also think secondary storage is mounted for Vmware on MS to
> copy the
> > >> > > system vm template to Primary storage.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > On 20/02/14 9:13 PM, "Mike Tutkowski" <
> mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com>
> > >> > > wrote:
> > >> > >
> > >> > > >So, just to be sure I have this correct, the management server
> mounts
> > >> > > >secondary storage regardless of hypervisor type due to
> systemvm.iso.
> > >> Is
> > >> > > >that correct?
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >Thanks
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Sateesh Chodapuneedi <
> > >> > > >sateesh.chodapuneedi@citrix.com> wrote:
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >> > -----Original Message-----
> > >> > > >> > From: Mike Tutkowski [mailto:mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com]
> > >> > > >> > Sent: 21 February 2014 09:54
> > >> > > >> > To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
> > >> > > >> > Subject: Re: VMware and NFS
> > >> > > >> >
> > >> > > >> > Yes, the hypervisor does need to mount the NFS
share, but I
> seem
> > >> to
> > >> > > >> remember there being something unusual about VMware
in that the
> > >> > > >> > management server needed to be able to mount the
NFS share,
> as
> > >> well.
> > >> > > >>
> > >> > > >> Yeah, management server mount secondary storage.
> > >> > > >> Reason behind this is CS does patching of system vms
by
> injecting
> > >> > > >> systemvm.iso into system vm. In this process, management
server
> > >> mounts
> > >> > > >> secondary storage and copies systemvm.iso image into
secondary
> > >> storage
> > >> > > >> inside "systemvm" folder. Later that would be mounted
by
> system vm.
> > >> > > >>During
> > >> > > >> system vm startup there is a script "cloud-early-config"
which
> > >> installs
> > >> > > >>the
> > >> > > >> content of mounted iso inside the system vm.
> > >> > > >>
> > >> > > >> Hope that clarifies.
> > >> > > >>
> > >> > > >> Regards,
> > >> > > >> Sateesh
> > >> > > >>
> > >> > > >> >
> > >> > > >> >
> > >> > > >> > On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Michael Phillips
> > >> > > >> > <mphilli7823@hotmail.com>wrote:
> > >> > > >> >
> > >> > > >> > > Interesting as I do see errors in the mgmt
log in regards
> to
> > >> > > >> > > /mnt/sec...however if I am understanding the
architecture
> > >> correctly
> > >> > > >> > > isn't it the hypervisor that needs access
to the secondary
> > >> storage?
> > >> > > >> > > The mgmt server only needs to access secondary
storage to
> be
> > >> able to
> > >> > > >> > > seed the templates right?
> > >> > > >> > >
> > >> > > >> > >
> > >> > > >> > >
> > >> > > >> > > > Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:43:32 -0700
> > >> > > >> > > > Subject: Re: VMware and NFS
> > >> > > >> > > > From: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > >> > > >> > > > To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
> > >> > > >> > > >
> > >> > > >> > > > I may be remembering this incorrectly,
but for VMware
> > >> doesn't the
> > >> > > >> > > > management server have to be able to
mount the secondary
> > >> storage
> > >> > > >>NFS
> > >> > > >> > > share
> > >> > > >> > > > to /mnt/sec?
> > >> > > >> > > >
> > >> > > >> > > >
> > >> > > >> > > > On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 7:39 PM, Nitin
Mehta
> > >> > > >> > > > <Nitin.Mehta@citrix.com>
> > >> > > >> > > wrote:
> > >> > > >> > > >
> > >> > > >> > > > > Couple of questions.
> > >> > > >> > > > > Did you seed the system vm template
onto the sec.
> storage
> > >> ? And
> > >> > > >> > > > > can you mount that template location
in sec. storage on
> > >> your
> > >> > > >> > > > > management server
> > >> > > >> > > ?
> > >> > > >> > > > >
> > >> > > >> > > > > On 20/02/14 6:32 PM, "Michael Phillips"
> > >> > > >><mphilli7823@hotmail.com>
> > >> > > >> > > wrote:
> > >> > > >> > > > >
> > >> > > >> > > > > >Hey dev guys, I just recently
got CS up and running
> with
> > >> > > >>vmware.
> > >> > > >> > > However
> > >> > > >> > > > > >I am running into an issue where
it seems my esxi
> hosts
> > >> are not
> > >> > > >> > > mounting
> > >> > > >> > > > > >the  secondary NFS storage.
> > >> > > >> > > > > >NFS is working as I can mount
to it from other linux
> > >> boxes,
> > >> > > >>and I
> > >> > > >> > > > > >can mount a NFS datastore from
the hypervisors. In my
> log
> > >> I see
> > >> > > >> > > > > >the
> > >> > > >> > > following
> > >> > > >> > > > > >few errors:
> > >> > > >> > > > > >"Unable to create mount point
for
> > >> > > >> > > > > >nfs://172.16.25.85/export/secondary
> > >> > > >> > > ",
> > >> > > >> > > > > >"Secondary storage mount point:
/mnt/sec", "in
> directory
> > >> > > >> > > > > >"/mnt/sec/template/tmpl/1/8"):
java.io.IOException:
> > >> error=2, No
> > >> > > >> > > > > >such
> > >> > > >> > > file
> > >> > > >> > > > > >or directory"
> > >> > > >> > > > > >Adding secondary storage seemed
straight forward and I
> > >> even was
> > >> > > >> > > > > >able
> > >> > > >> > > to
> > >> > > >> > > > > >make it work using XEN as the
hypervisor, so the
> problem
> > >> > > >> > > > > >definitely
> > >> > > >> > > seems
> > >> > > >> > > > > >to be esxi...
> > >> > > >> > > > > >Any tricks to making esxi work
with cloudstack and
> NFS?
> > >> > > >> > > > > >Thanks in advance for any help!
> > >> > > >> > > > >
> > >> > > >> > > > >
> > >> > > >> > > >
> > >> > > >> > > >
> > >> > > >> > > > --
> > >> > > >> > > > *Mike Tutkowski*
> > >> > > >> > > > *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire
Inc.*
> > >> > > >> > > > e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > >> > > >> > > > o: 303.746.7302
> > >> > > >> > > > Advancing the way the world uses the
> > >> > > >> > > > cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play
> >
> > >> > > >> > > > *(tm)*
> > >> > > >> > >
> > >> > > >> >
> > >> > > >> >
> > >> > > >> >
> > >> > > >> >
> > >> > > >> > --
> > >> > > >> > *Mike Tutkowski*
> > >> > > >> > *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
> > >> > > >> > e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > >> > > >> > o: 303.746.7302
> > >> > > >> > Advancing the way the world uses the
> > >> > > >> > cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
> > >> > > >> > *(tm)*
> > >> > > >>
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >--
> > >> > > >*Mike Tutkowski*
> > >> > > >*Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
> > >> > > >e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > >> > > >o: 303.746.7302
> > >> > > >Advancing the way the world uses the
> > >> > > >cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
> > >> > > >*(tm)*
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > --
> > >> > *Mike Tutkowski*
> > >> > *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
> > >> > e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > >> > o: 303.746.7302
> > >> > Advancing the way the world uses the
> > >> > cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
> > >> > *(tm)*
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > *Mike Tutkowski*
> > > *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
> > > e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > > o: 303.746.7302
> > > Advancing the way the world uses the cloud<
> http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
> > > *(tm)*
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > *Mike Tutkowski*
> > *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
> > e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > o: 303.746.7302
> > Advancing the way the world uses the
> > cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
> > *(tm)*
>
>



-- 
*Mike Tutkowski*
*Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
o: 303.746.7302
Advancing the way the world uses the
cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
*(tm)*

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