3.1. Discovering a file server

This example uses a file server storage type (an NFS share). Replace the IP address for that of your own file server.

To discover a file server:

  1. Click the Storage tab.

  2. Select Discover File Server Discover File Server icon from the toolbar.

    This figure shows the Discover File Server icon in the Storage tab.
  3. The Discover a File Server wizard is displayed. Enter the IP address for your file server, and a name for it, then click Next.

    This figure shows the first step of the Discover a File Server wizard.
  4. Assign one or more Oracle VM Servers to perform any required administration on the file server. Click Next.

    This figure shows the Add Admin Servers step of the Discover a File Servers wizard.
  5. If any file systems on the file server contain existing virtual machine resources they are listed on this step of the wizard. Select the corresponding check box and choose an Oracle VM Server from the Server drop down list to discover the content of the selected file systems. This allows Oracle VM Manager to add the existing resources to the system. Click Finish to complete the file server discovery.

    This figure shows the Select File Systems step of the Discover a File Server wizard.

    At the end of the file server discovery a refresh operation is triggered to make sure all file systems available on the file server appear in Oracle VM Manager. When the operation is complete, the available file systems are displayed in the management pane when you select the file server.

    You can change the name of the file systems by selecting the file system in the table and clicking Edit File System Edit Files System icon in the management pane toolbar.

    This figure shows the Storage tab with the File Servers folder selected and the File Systems perspective displayed, which lists the file systems which have been discovered.