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From "Kirk Kosinski (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CLOUDSTACK-4712) Add support for multiple local primary storage devices on KVM and XenServer
Date Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:57:51 GMT
Kirk Kosinski created CLOUDSTACK-4712:

             Summary: Add support for multiple local primary storage devices on KVM and XenServer
                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-4712
             Project: CloudStack
          Issue Type: Improvement
      Security Level: Public (Anyone can view this level - this is the default.)
          Components: Hypervisor Controller, KVM, Storage Controller, XenServer
    Affects Versions: 4.1.1
            Reporter: Kirk Kosinski

If a host has multiple local storage devices, or if a local storage device is added to a host
after it is added to CloudStack, the only way to add it as primary storage in CloudStack is
to use the PreSetup option for XenServer or SharedMountPoint for KVM. 

One big problem with the workaround on XenServer (and probably on KVM) is that the storage
allocator assumes that if a primary storage has the "PreSetup" pool_type (storage_pool table),
it must be shared storage. This are multiple problems caused by this, at least:

1. Even with = false, system VMs will be deployed to the local
SR added as PreSetup.
2. Compute and disk offerings with storage type = local will not deploy to the local SR added
as PreSetup.

Due to the above disadvantages and others, and since XenServer and KVM hosts support multiple
local storage devices, CloudStack should be able to support such a configuration. There should
be a way to add local primary storage besides using the PreSetup and SharedMountPoint options,
or if these are used, CloudStack should detect if it is local storage and set the correct

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