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Re: [Xen-users] XCP 1.0, Guest access to local device.

  • To: ramus56 <ramus56@xxxxxxxx>
  • From: Dustin Marquess <dmarquess@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 11:26:25 -0700
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>From what I can tell, XCP doesn't normally offer this functionality,
although I was able to do exactly that using a USB drive, as XCP seems
to treat removable drives differently.

Can somebody confirm that this isn't supported?  It seems like it
should be possible with some SM hackery, since it works for removable!


On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 2:50 PM, ramus56 <ramus56@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm looking to expose a(several) drive "/dev/sda" that is physically to the
> XCP host to a pv guest running locally.
> I know this would tie the VM, which lives in a remote SR, to this specific
> XCP host that this local disk.
> I'm not looking to create a VHD file on this local drive and use it as a
> disk in the VM.
> I'm looking to expose entire physical disks to the guest to run ZFS RAID
> operations on them.
> Before XCP I would add a line like this to the guest config file  to expose
> a local drive.
> disk = [ 'phy:/dev/vg0/filesrversystem,xvda1,w', 'phy:/dev/sda,xvda2,w' ]
> or
> xm block-attach myhost phy://dev/sda /dev/xvdc w
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