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Can not attach older iSCSI lun to repository

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I am a current Virtual Iron user and have set up OVM to replace my aging system. I have everything set up on some new hardware and up to a point where I want to set up some VMs.
I have an older VM under Virtual Iron I am no longer using, so I thought this would be a good test subject.
I assigned both my OVM servers to the volume in my iSCSI san.
The SAN and volume show correctly within the storage tab.
I have rescanned for physical disks on each server and found the volume.
I can not create a VM just using the physical disk....I wants me to use a repository...
Ok, so I tried to create a repository using the existing volume that contains my server....no go...get this error

(10/16/2012 12:38:54:518 PM)
OVMAPI_B000E Storage plugin command [storage_plugin_createFileSystem] failed for storage server [0004fb0000090000df4ea0c58186307e] failed with [com.oracle.ovm.mgr.api.exception.FailedOperationException: OVMAPI_4010E Attempt to send command: dispatch to server: OVMS1 failed. OVMAPI_4004E Server Failed Command: dispatch https://?uname?:?pwd?@172.20.1.11:8899/api/2 storage_plugin_createFileSystem oracle.ocfs2.OCFS2.OCFS2Plugin 0004fb00000500003beb40ffab937285 /dev/mapper/36000eb346b4e2d99000000000000012e 0, Status: OSCPlugin.InvalidValueEx:'The backing device /dev/mapper/36000eb346b4e2d99000000000000012e is not allowed to contain partitions'
Tue Oct 16 12:38:54 CDT 2012
Tue Oct 16 12:38:54 CDT 2012] OVMAPI_4010E Attempt to send command: dispatch to server: OVMS1 failed. OVMAPI_4004E Server Failed Command: dispatch https://?uname?:?pwd?@172.20.1.11:8899/api/2 storage_plugin_createFileSystem oracle.ocfs2.OCFS2.OCFS2Plugin 0004fb00000500003beb40ffab937285 /dev/mapper/36000eb346b4e2d99000000000000012e 0, Status: org.apache.xmlrpc.XmlRpcException: OSCPlugin.InvalidValueEx:'The backing device /dev/mapper/36000eb346b4e2d99000000000000012e is not allowed to contain partitions'
Tue Oct 16 12:38:54 CDT 2012
Tue Oct 16 12:38:54 CDT 2012
Tue Oct 16 12:38:54 CDT 2012

Looks like it will not use the volume because something is on it.

In Virtual Iron, I could use a virtual storage (repository), local disks, or iSCSI luns for my VMs.
So how am I to use my older server within OVM?

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