A.37 create FileSystem

Creates an OCFS2 file system on a physical disk on a file server.


create FileSystem physicalDisk=value name=value [ description=value ] on FileServer instance

Where instance is:

{ id=value | name=value }


This command creates an OCFS2 file system on a physical disk on a file server. When creating a file system on an NFS file server, you can use the file server itself to create the file system. When creating an OCFS2 file system on a LUN, you should use a local file server on an Oracle VM Server that has access to the LUN to create the file system. See Section 7.2, “To create a storage repository on a storage array” for an example.


The following table shows the available options for this command.




The name or ID of the physical disk on which to create the OCFS2 file system.


A name for the file system.


Optional description for the file system. value is a maximum of 4,000 characters.

{ id=value | name=value }

The instance of the object using either the id or name option, for example name=MyFileSystem.


Any create command only creates a single instance of an object, and therefore only accepts a single object instance as an attribute. Providing more than one object of the same attribute type as a parameter always results in the last attribute value taking precedence.


Example A.49 Creating an OCFS2 file system on physical disk on a file server

OVM> create FileSystem physicalDisk=0004fb0000180000e3c93dc542901b7a name=MyRepoFileSystem \
 on FileServer id=0004fb00000900007e1ce0c83b3f136f

Example A.50 Creating an OCFS2 file system on a LUN

OVM> create FileSystem name=MyRepoFileSystem physicalDisk="MyLUN1" on FileServer \
  name="Local FS MyServer1"

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