I am attempting to setup Oracle VM Manager in hopes of using it to setup Oracle Rac Templates. I have the install setup fine, and I am able to see my storage LUN presented from my NetApp Storage. But I am unable to create a Repository using this storage. I have created a filesystem on /dev/dm-0 and mounted it on /u01. I am not sure if this is the proper method or not. The disk device that was created when I connected to the iSCSI was /dev/sdb but I was unable to mount that for some reason. but I was able to mount /dev/dm-0.
I am able to see the LUN under the Storage Tab in Oracle VM Manager but I am unable to see this LUN when I try to create a repository. My LUN is listed as "shareable".
When I attempt to create a Repository, I choose "Physical Disk", the 1 and only server pool that i have creted populates the "Server Pool" field, but when I choose to browse to the available disks, its all blank and a search yields nothing. I am almost convinced that I am missing something on the local server side. Can someone please help me.
repos can not have a file system on them already. The repo creating process creates its own file system. The disk must be raw. The only exception is NFS paths. You do not see the disk available because you placed a filesystem on it.
But I couldn't see it before I placed a file system on it. I only placed a file system on it after I could not see it. So should I just create a new LUN and attach the physical server to that LUN and mount it? Then should I be able to see it as a Repository?
Present the LUN to the VM Server. Do a rescan of physical disks or reboot the server. You should now be able to see the LUN as being available to create a repo. If not, then you will need to check your multipath config. Do a multipath -ll and post the output.