Oracle VM NFS Storage
If you been following my series of Blog Post on OVM you should by now have a working OVM Server and Manager. However, if you a new to this series you can catch-up using the links below:
- Oracle VM Server installation
- Oracle VM Manager installation
- Oracle VM Network configuration
- Oracle VM Storage configuration
- Oracle VM producing support diagnostics
Pure Storage FlashBlade
In this Blog post we will create our first OVM Repository for Oracle VM images using NFS storage.
Our first step is to create an NFS File System and export it to our OVM Server. In the example I am creating a 5TB file system on one of my lab Pure Storage FlashBlades with snapshots enabled and access limited to my OVM Server.
Oracle VM Manager File Server
Logon to your Oracle VM Manager and refresh your previously created NFS File Server to discover our newly created NFS export.
Click OK to confirm Refresh, our new file system should now be visible in Oracle VM Manager Storage tab.
An optional step now is to Right Click the file system, and select Edit to provide a more meaning full name and description. Once updated Right Click again and this time select Refresh.
Create Oracle VM Repository
Click on the Green Plus to create a new Repository, enter a Repository Name, default Network File Server, Description and click on the Magnifying Glass to select the Network File System previously added. Then click Next.
Select OVM Server and move it to Present to Server(s) and click Finish.
Oracle VM Server
If we now logon to the Oracle VM Server as root we can now see our newly created NFS mount point, and the Oracle VM created directory structure e.g.
In my next Blog I will create another Oracle VM repository for my planned Oracle VM VirtualMachine but this time using iSCSI block storage.
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