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On 3.2.1 I have local repositories using full local un-partitioned disks.
On our first physical dev ovm host, I did a single server this way with a dedicated small ssd boot drive and did the first repository on a dedicated single hard disk (neither were mirrored). I then later added a larger internal SSD as a repository for DB VMs & then lastly added an external USB 3.0 HDD to backup up VMs to (since all my disks in my dev machine were not mirrored).
On our PoC 3.2.1 HA cluster I used a shared ZFS filesystem over a storage network to host NFS repositories (1GB NICs on OVM hosts & bonded GB NICs on NFS/ZFS server). Performance was OK for the mid-tier VMs but the DB performance was lacking so I put local SSDs for them (not HA for that DB VMs but super high performance)...
Not sure what is wrong with your config as I assume 3.2.2 still supports local storage like 3.2.1 does...
If you do the setups correctly and it doesn't work I suspect it may be the way your storage card is presenting the local storage as separate "virtual disks" that aren't emulating a real UN-paritioned disk properly...
Edit: Try going through the tutorial on setting up the disk and the Server Pool step by step. You should be able to get to in the upper right hand corner by clicking "help > getting started". I would start with the following URL on your OVM Manager server and read all the steps. It has been awhile since I setup a local repository & I remember it being a little counter-intuitive (especially the first time). On 3.2.1, if you search on the word "local" you should get 22+ hits (some are not helpful)... I would go though them all starting with the first two hits.
These links may not work for you but in my OVM Manager they are as follows:
Using Local Storage:
Managing Storage Repositories:
Edited by: user11391721 on Apr 17, 2013 12:27 PM: Added search parameter and the URLs that I would start with...
Very cool !
I think that making sure that HA/cluster box was unchecked for local storage was on the links I sent.
I remember seeing it when reviewing them to send to you...
Glad that Oracle is including some decent tutorial documentation with the product and cool that it is all local when you install.