2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 5:39 AM by Martin Brambley RSS

    local storage with 3.2.1

    Martin Brambley
      right finally bit the bullit and upgraded to 3 from 2 (2 was very friendly for home setups - but the latest vm templates were not able to run in it)

      how on earth do I use the internal disks???

      ive heard all the chatter about needing wholee unpartitioned disks and that what I have but I cannot seem to find them or use them for repos

      fdisk -l on the vmserver gives:

      [root@vmserver ~]# fdisk -l

      Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000203804160 bytes
      255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
      Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

      Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
      /dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
      /dev/sda2 14 4190 33551752+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
      /dev/sda3 4191 4712 4192965 83 Linux
      /dev/sda4 4713 121602 938910721 5 Extended
      /dev/sda5 4713 8696 31998976 82 Linux swap / Solaris
      /dev/sda6 8696 121602 906910720 83 Linux

      Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
      255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
      Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

      Disk /dev/sdc doesn't contain a valid partition table

      Disk /dev/sdb: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes
      255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182401 cylinders
      Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

      Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

      Disk /dev/sdd: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
      255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
      Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

      Disk /dev/sdd doesn't contain a valid partition table
      <<<



      i have installed on sda and as you can see sdb sdc & sdd are free unpartitioned whole disks that I want to use for my repos

      how do i do this - the doc says it can be done but when i try to create a repo you cannot choose local storage


      thanks
      Martin
        • 1. Re: local storage with 3.2.1
          Martin Brambley
          more info - this all looks fine doesnt it? so how come i cannot see any disks in the manager?



          [root@vmserver ~]# storage_discover --infoDumpType=disk_XML
          <SCSI>
          <Disk TYPE="LOCAL" WWID="SATA_WDC_WD10EADS-00_WD-WCAU46316944">
          <Transport>LOCAL</Transport>
          <Vendor>ATA</Vendor>
          <Product>WDC WD10EADS-00L</Product>
          <Rev>01.0</Rev>
          <Size units="bytes">1000204886016</Size>
          <ExplicitMPdevCnfg>True</ExplicitMPdevCnfg>
          <WWIDisGenerated>False</WWIDisGenerated>
          <Target></Target>
          <Multipath DeviceMap="/dev/dm-2">
          <Path Dev="sdd">
          <DevPath>/dev/sdd</DevPath>
          <Device>8:48</Device>
          <SCSIdeviceID>4:0:0:0</SCSIdeviceID>
          <Target></Target>
          <TargetIP></TargetIP>
          <TargetPort></TargetPort>
          <TargetIQN></TargetIQN>
          <TargetTPGT>-1</TargetTPGT>
          <Path_State>active</Path_State>
          <Check_State>ready</Check_State>
          </Path>
          </Multipath>
          </Disk>
          <Disk TYPE="LOCAL" WWID="SATA_WDC_WD15EARS-00_WD-WMAZA6728501">
          <Transport>LOCAL</Transport>
          <Vendor>ATA</Vendor>
          <Product>WDC WD15EARS-00M</Product>
          <Rev>51.0</Rev>
          <Size units="bytes">1500301910016</Size>
          <ExplicitMPdevCnfg>True</ExplicitMPdevCnfg>
          <WWIDisGenerated>False</WWIDisGenerated>
          <Target></Target>
          <Multipath DeviceMap="/dev/dm-1">
          <Path Dev="sdb">
          <DevPath>/dev/sdb</DevPath>
          <Device>8:16</Device>
          <SCSIdeviceID>1:0:0:0</SCSIdeviceID>
          <Target></Target>
          <TargetIP></TargetIP>
          <TargetPort></TargetPort>
          <TargetIQN></TargetIQN>
          <TargetTPGT>-1</TargetTPGT>
          <Path_State>active</Path_State>
          <Check_State>ready</Check_State>
          </Path>
          </Multipath>
          </Disk>
          <Disk TYPE="LOCAL" WWID="SATA_WDC_WD2001FASS-_WD-WMAUR0400603">
          <Transport>LOCAL</Transport>
          <Vendor>ATA</Vendor>
          <Product>WDC WD2001FASS-0</Product>
          <Rev>01.0</Rev>
          <Size units="bytes">2000398934016</Size>
          <ExplicitMPdevCnfg>True</ExplicitMPdevCnfg>
          <WWIDisGenerated>False</WWIDisGenerated>
          <Target></Target>
          <Multipath DeviceMap="/dev/dm-0">
          <Path Dev="sdc">
          <DevPath>/dev/sdc</DevPath>
          <Device>8:32</Device>
          <SCSIdeviceID>2:0:0:0</SCSIdeviceID>
          <Target></Target>
          <TargetIP></TargetIP>
          <TargetPort></TargetPort>
          <TargetIQN></TargetIQN>
          <TargetTPGT>-1</TargetTPGT>
          <Path_State>active</Path_State>
          <Check_State>ready</Check_State>
          </Path>
          </Multipath>
          </Disk>
          </SCSI>
          <DiskScanIssues>
          <Errors Num="0"><![CDATA[
          ]]></Errors>
          <Warnings Num="0"><![CDATA[
          ]]></Warnings>
          </DiskScanIssues>







          [root@vmserver ~]# multipath -ll
          Feb 10 02:48:27 | Could not open include file "/etc/blacklisted.wwids" mentioned in config file
          SATA_WDC_WD10EADS-00_WD-WCAU46316944 dm-2 ATA,WDC WD10EADS-00L
          size=932G features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw
          `-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active
          `- 4:0:0:0 sdd 8:48 active ready running
          SATA_WDC_WD15EARS-00_WD-WMAZA6728501 dm-1 ATA,WDC WD15EARS-00M
          size=1.4T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw
          `-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active
          `- 1:0:0:0 sdb 8:16 active ready running
          SATA_WDC_WD2001FASS-_WD-WMAUR0400603 dm-0 ATA,WDC WD2001FASS-0
          size=1.8T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw
          `-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active
          `- 2:0:0:0 sdc 8:32 active ready running
          [root@vmserver ~]#
          • 2. Re: local storage with 3.2.1
            Martin Brambley
            its amazing what a reboot can sort out....