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Re: [Xen-API] How to use iSCSI disk with Xenserver VM

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 2:31 AM, Bob Ball <bob.ball@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You can create an SR using the undocumented and unsupported "iscsi" type and set the device config target and targetIQN values - this will set up a single VDI which is a raw lun.

Thanks Bob but I'm looking for a generic way in which I would be storing the LUN info in VM properties other-config (MRW)  or if possible in VBD other config such that whenever VM tries to boot, the hook will login on iSCSI target and pass the device.  I think this needs be handled by blktap rather than XAPI or SMAPI, what you say ?
Attach that VDI to a guest and it should be what you're looking for?

Trying to automate it.



From: xen-api-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [xen-api-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] on behalf of Rushikesh Jadhav [2rushikeshj@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 14 August 2013 16:07
To: xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Xen-API] How to use iSCSI disk with Xenserver VM

Hello All,

Since normal Xen supports iSCSI lun as device for xvda, I would like to know its possibility with Xenserver.

What are the possible ways may be hacky to get it working ? 

Since XAPI can now support Ceph as custom drive, how hard it would be to use same for iSCSI ?  

From Xenserver POV, I undestood that Ceph is acting as a SR but I'm expecting to pass iSCSI lun as raw block device to VM.


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