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From Kevin Kluge <>
Subject RE: Cloudstack Supporting Xenserver StorageLink storage pool
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2012 23:27:43 GMT
All of the EqualLogic deployments I'm aware of export iSCSI LUNs to CloudStack and add the
primary storage as type iSCSI in CloudStack.   There's a wide variety of storage used in production
with CloudStack, but EqualLogic is one of the more popular options.  I haven't heard of anyone
using StorageLink.

With XenServer people use local disk, iSCSI, NFS, and Fiber Channel (via PreSetup).   iSCSI
and NFS are the popular choices.   

The challenge we have seen with XenServer and iSCSI is admin debugging in the case of issues.
 Many people don't know or understand the volume commands needed in this environment, so if
something goes wrong the debugging process can be tedious (as compared to NFS, where you can
manage VHD files with ls,cp,etc).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lucas Hughes []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:07 PM
> To:; cloudstack-
> Subject: Re: Cloudstack Supporting Xenserver StorageLink storage pool
> On 06/20/2012 05:13 PM, Lucas Hughes wrote:
> > My enviroment that I am testing with has Equallogic San's that are
> > connecting to our XenServer 6.0 pool. I have setup a pre-setup storage
> > pool in Cloudstack that on the XenServer side uses the Citrix
> > StorageLink driver. We are getting issues with creating vm's that have
> > their root volume set to use the presetup storage tag.
> >
> > It seems that the common error is that storage repository type cslg
> > (Citrix Storage Link Gateway) is not supported. I am wondering if this
> > is issue with Cloudstack not supporting storagelink drivers or weird
> > Xenserver issue. Any feedback is welcome and I am curious to hear from
> > anyone else using Xenserver and equallogic san's with cloudstack how
> > things are working for them.
> >
> >
> Another question regarding Cloudstack and storage types. Xenserver has
> many different types of supported storage manage objects. From my earlier
> email I see that cslg is not supported. I was wondering if anyone here has a
> list of storage mange objects that are in Xen that Cloudstack supports.
> --
> Lucas Hughes
> Cloud Engineer
> Ecommerce Inc

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