How to Create a Local Storage Repository for XenServer



Find your hard drive and or partition.

cat /proc/partitions

The above command should give you a list of all the HDD’s and partitions on the system.

Find the UUID of the disk with the following command

ll /dev/disk/by-id

Find the UUID of your XenServer.

xe host-list

Create the storage repository.

 xe sr-create content-type=user device-config:device=/dev/disk/by-id/"Disk UUID" host-uuid="Host UUID" name-label=”Local Storage 2” shared=false type=lvm

example:

[root@XenServer ~]# cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

3 0 22378 loop0
6 0 285474816 sda   <--- Main HHD is is here, shows total size of disk
8 1 4193297 sda1 
8 2 4193297 sda2       
8 3 244085167 sda3  <--- This is the partition we need
252 0 4096 dm-0
252 1 105070592 dm-1
253 0 104857600 tda
253 1 4363264 tdb
[root@XenServer ~]# ll /dev/disk/by-id/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Oct 13 20:38 scsi-56234c232c92f371217ce8549f51e0nf1 -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Oct 13 20:38 scsi-56234c232c92f371217ce8549f51e0ff1-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Oct 13 20:38 scsi-56234c232c92f371217ce8549f51e0ff1-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Oct 13 20:38 scsi-56234c232c92f371217ce8549f51e0ff1-part3 -> ../../sda3   <-- This is the UUID for the partition
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Oct 13 20:38 usb-Dell_Virtual_CDROM_1028_123456 -> ../../sr1
[root@XenServer ~]# xe host-list
uuid ( RO)                : dce4e7fe-8342-bd11-12c8-83caac124a4b   <--- UUID for XenServer
          name-label ( RW): XenServer001
    name-description ( RW): Default install of XenServer

[root@XenServer ~]# xe sr-create content-type=user device-config:device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-56234c232c92f371217ce8549f51e0ff1-part3 host-uuid=dce4e7fe-8342-bd11-12c8-83caac124a4b name-label="Local Storage" shared=false type=lvm

 

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