7.1 Creating a storage repository on a file server

  1. Find the file system you want to use to create the storage repository with the list command, for example:

    OVM> list FileSystem
      id:66a61958-e61a-44fe-b0e0-9dd64abef7e3  name:nfs on 10.172.76.125:/mnt/vol1/poolfs03
      id:0004fb0000050000b85745f78b0c4b61  name:fs on 350014ee2568cc0cf
      id:4ebb1575-e611-4662-87b9-a84b40ce3db7  name:nfs on 10.172.76.125:/mnt/vol1/poolfs04
      id:858d98c5-3d8b-460e-9160-3415cbdda738  name:nfs on 10.172.76.125:/mnt/vol1/poolfs01
      id:0dea4818-20e6-4d3a-958b-b12cf91588b5  name:nfs on 10.172.76.125:/mnt/vol1/poolfs02
      id:35b4f1c6-182b-4ea5-9746-51393f3b515c  name:nfs on 10.172.76.125:/mnt/vol2/repo03
      id:aeb6143d-0a96-4845-9690-740bbf1e225e  name:nfs on 10.172.76.125:/mnt/vol1/repo01
      id:05e8536f-8d9c-4d7c-bbb2-29b3ffafe011  name:nfs on 10.172.76.125:/mnt/vol2/repo02
      id:0004fb00000500006a46a8dbd2461939  name:MyServerPool_cluster_heartbeat
      id:0004fb00000500000809e28f4fab56b1  name:fs on 350014ee20137ee44
    OVM> 

    Then, refresh the file system you intend to use for the storage repository. To refresh the file system, use the syntax:

    refresh { AccessGroup | Assembly | FileServer | FileSystem | PhysicalDisk | Repository | Server | StorageArray | VirtualAppliance } instance

    For example:

    OVM> refresh FileSystem name="nfs on 10.172.76.125://mnt//vol1//repo01"

    For more information on the syntax and usage, see Section A.142, “refresh” .

  2. Create the storage repository. Use the syntax:

    create Repository [ sharePath=value ] name=value [ description=value ] on FileSystem instance

    For example:

    OVM> create Repository name=MyRepository on FileSystem \
      name="nfs on 10.172.76.125://mnt//vol2//repo01"

    For more information on the syntax and usage, see Section A.42, “create Repository” .

  3. To grant access to the storage repository to a server pool, you must present the repository. To present the storage repository to server pool, use the syntax:

    add ServerPool instance to { AccessGroup | Repository } instance

    For example:

    OVM> add ServerPool name=MyServerPool to Repository name=MyRepository

    For more information on the syntax and usage, see Section A.12, “add ServerPool” .

  4. Finally, refresh the storage repository using the syntax:

    refresh { AccessGroup | Assembly | FileServer | FileSystem | PhysicalDisk | Repository | Server | StorageArray | VirtualAppliance } instance

    For example:

    OVM> refresh Repository name=MyRepository

    For more information on the syntax and usage, see Section A.142, “refresh” .