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From Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkow...@solidfire.com>
Subject Re: VMware and NFS
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:21:27 GMT
I use a mix of both of those approaches. Sometimes I use the built-in ones;
sometimes I upload my own.


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:18 PM, Michael Phillips
<mphilli7823@hotmail.com>wrote:

> Gotcha, thought about trying to upload my own template or iso to see how
> that worked..
>
> > Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:16:15 -0700
> > Subject: Re: VMware and NFS
> > From: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
> >
> > If you look in the vm_template table in the cloud DB, you should be able
> to
> > find a URL for that template.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Michael Phillips
> > <mphilli7823@hotmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > > How would you go about manually downloading it?
> > >
> > > > Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:05:20 -0700
> > > > Subject: Re: VMware and NFS
> > > > From: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > > > To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
> > > >
> > > > 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)*
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > *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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