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From Nitin Mehta <Nitin.Me...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: VMware and NFS
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:31:35 GMT
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)*


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