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Convirt2 Tutorials

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Storage

Q. How do I specify a storage location that can be used by all provisioning operations that occur in a Server Pool ?

A. ConVirt allows you to set a bunch of information associated with a Server Pool. This information takes precedence at the time of provisioning an new VM in the Server Pool. For using this feature to specify the central store,

From now on, when you provision using Template on to this Server Pool, the disks for the VM would get created at /mnt/shared/class_a_storage location.



Q. I want to use LVMs as disks for my VMs. How do I create new LVM partitions when I provision new VMs ?

A. With ConVirt, it is easy to use LVM partitions for the providing storage for new VMs. Lets take the Linux_CD_install Template that ships with ConVirt and tweak it to use LVMs instead of file based storage.



Q. How do I use iSCSI and AOE with ConVirt?

A.

For Ubuntu 8.10 (and maybe other distributives)

If there would be problems with ISCSI check that ISCSI is properly configured:

sudo iscsiadm -m discovery now substitute ISCSI-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS with IP address from above command: sudo iscsiadm -m discovery -t sendtargets -p ISCSI-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS sudo /etc/init.d/open-iscsi restart


Q. How do I create VM using debootstrap / xen-tools with ConVirt?

A.


Check out : http://www.convirture.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=1875

Many thanks to Bronto for providing this template.


Automation

Q. How do I send and email to a particular address when a provisioning operations is done ?

A.


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