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From Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkow...@solidfire.com>
Subject Re: DevCloud Question
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:41:58 GMT
I can see if our test group has a XenCenter instance running...they likely
do (since those guys test our SAN against all sorts of configs).

I didn't actually kick a VM off, but I went through the process of doing so
and was able to select my iSCSI SR.


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Clayton Weise <cweise@iswest.net> wrote:

> Oh, and the 'xe' stuff aside you can just do basic iSCSI operations just
> as if it were a regular Cent/RHEL box with the open-iscsi tools.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clayton Weise [mailto:cweise@iswest.net]
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 2:25 PM
> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: RE: DevCloud Question
>
> OpenXenManager is spotty at best.  If you have the option available of a
> windows workstation then run XenCenter otherwise the xe commands are your
> best bet.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Tutkowski [mailto:mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 2:13 PM
> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: DevCloud Question
>
> Hi guys,
>
> Yeah, I'm trying to use OpenXenManager, but am seeing mixed results.
>  Sometimes it just crashes.
>
> It did seem to attach my iSCSI storage, though, but does not show it from
> the GUI (I can see it in Xen directly).
>
> Weird
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Clayton Weise <cweise@iswest.net> wrote:
>
> > Sebastien, he's trying to attach to an iSCSI LUN which is different.  If
> > available, XenCenter is the easiest way to do it otherwise it _can_ be
> done
> > through the xe commands but it's a bit more involved.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sebastien Goasguen [mailto:runseb@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 12:42 PM
> > To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: DevCloud Question
> >
> > Mike, I am out of my comfort zone here, but I believe you need to define
> a
> > storage repository on your xen host:
> >
> > In devcloud Rohit did it like this:
> >
> > xe sr-create host-uuid=$hostuuid name-label=local-storage shared=false
> > type=file device-config:location=/opt/storage/primary
> >
> >
> > -sebastien
> >
> > On Jan 28, 2013, at 7:16 PM, Mike Tutkowski <
> mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Cool...so, as far as you know, David, if I have an iSCSI target that
> > seems
> > > to be working (I can access it from the iSCSI initiator on my Mac OS X
> > > box), I should be able to add a Primary Storage type in CS (for a
> cluster
> > > using Xen + XAPI) that leverages that iSCSI target?
> > >
> > > That is what I'm currently having trouble with as CS throws an
> exception.
> > >
> > > I plan to try to hook up the iSCSI target directly to Xen next and then
> > use
> > > the PreSetup option in CS to see if that works.
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM, David Nalley <david@gnsa.us> wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM, Mike Tutkowski
> > >> <mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com> wrote:
> > >>> Thanks David
> > >>>
> > >>> So, is XAPI the way CloudStack communicates to Xen?  I'm just coming
> up
> > >> to
> > >>> speed on Xen, by the way.
> > >>>
> > >>> Also, when you say, "is essentially XenServer in the eyes of
> > CloudStack,"
> > >>> what does that mean?  The two (Xen + XAPI or XenServer) are looked
at
> > as
> > >> if
> > >>> they are the same?
> > >>
> > >> XenServer, other features notwithstanding - is essentially Xen + XAPI
> > >> atop a Linux distribution. While there are other important pieces, the
> > >> piece that CloudStack interacts with is XAPI, so it assumes if it is
> > >> interacting with XAPI that it is interacting with XenServer. (as it
> > >> does with XCP, and in this case with Xen + XAPI on Ubuntu)
> > >>
> > >> --David
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > *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>
*™*

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