I have a legend DELL PE2950 (2 * quad core with 32 gb) on which I am trying out xcp-ng. I have 3 SATA drives in them
I used one of the 1 tb drive during the USB installation (The other 2 drives i want to install freenas on CXP and use them) . Installation went through alright.
During the installation I used the default selection for storage.
Please let me know what am i missing.
My storage drive does not show up. This is where I installed XCP-NG server.
You have to add the new hard disk manualy.
Here is a very small tutorial, from the people of Help Linux HelpLinux.
Remember XCP-ng is a fork of XenServer. For searching documentation or help is very usefull.
I installed on 4 host XCP-ng and didn’t had to do anything extra in the main hard disk. In the main hard disk i have VMs running in this momment. Sorry for the misunderstood.
Tom show how to install XCP-ng. Maybe you missed a step on the installation. The installation are in the first 15 minutes.
I’ve never used XCP-NG itself, but I use Citrix XenServer a ton at work, but I think most of it is very similar.
Based on your screenshot, it looks like you never assigned storage for VMs during install. For a standard install, You choose a storage volume for the OS (XCP-NG) and then another volume(s) for VM storage for local drives. Of course you can add iSCSI and NFS paths after the install is done. By default, any extra space on the OS volume is unavailable for VM storage/use. You can create some local volumes via the command line if you want, but out of the box, that space is not available.
I usually assign about 200 gb (probably still overkill) for the OS, and the remainder of my storage on each server for VM use/storage. Due to our use case, we have all VMs on local storage.
They are different volumes. So for instance I usually have 4 physical disks in which I create 2 virtual volumes on the Dell PERC, one volume is for OS, the other for VMs. The installer essentially sees two different “drives”
Had the same issue during a recent install of XCP-NG 8.1. The installer only creates enough partitions to install the XCP-NG software. You have to manually login to your server and add another partition to your 1TB drive to use it for local storage. In my case, I had to add a 7th partition that filled up the remaining space on my SSD. Here is what I had to do:
fdisk /dev/sda (create new partition that fills the remaining part of the SSD)
mkdir -p /var/opt/xen/Local_SR
mount /dev/sda7 /var/opt/xen/Local_SR
xe sr-create name-label=Local_SR type=SR device-config:location=/var/opt/xen/Local_SR device-config:legacy_mode=true content-type=sr
Try that and let me know if it works. I did the above for the ISO repository but changed the above commands to work with storage repository (SR).
I formatted all the disks to with single partition using kali live and re-installed 8.1. This time i selected ext instead of LVM during installation. The installation allocated local SR automatically after the OS allocation.
Well here’s and update I orderd a 4 port Network card for this server, I got it today my case is a little cramp so I moved to video card from slot one to PCI slot two, I also switched videos card from a Radeon HD 5670 to a HD 7750…
I put the Network card into the first PCI slot. I reinstalled and to my suprize I now have a local storage !!!
Conflict maybe not sure… but some Thing was preventing it …