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Citrix XEN, Novell Cluster Services and shared Storage

Does anyone have experience with Citrix XEN and Novell Cluster Services in relation to"shared storage"? Can not share storage in Citrix between 2 or more VMs for the cluster partition. Not a feature.
Any suggestions ? Separate phys. Server with NFS ?

Thanks Heiko
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Re: Citrix XEN, Novell Cluster Services and shared Storage

hschoene;2266242 wrote:
Does anyone have experience with Citrix XEN and Novell Cluster Services in relation to"shared storage"? Can not share storage in Citrix between 2 or more VMs for the cluster partition. Not a feature.
Any suggestions ? Separate phys. Server with NFS ?

Thanks Heiko


This is the only thing I could find:

https://www.citrix.com/ready/en/novell/oes2

Which version of XENserver are you on? The Free one or the paid one? I vaguely recall that if you wanted shared storage with XENserver you had to use the paid version and it only worked on a limited number of devices, but that was a while ago.
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Re: Citrix XEN, Novell Cluster Services and shared Storage

Hi,

we have Citrix-Enterprise-Servers, Vers. 6.1.
I found now that, but it doesn't work: Attach Virtual Disks - Citrix eDocs.

I have open a Thread in a citrix-forum: Citrix Forums : Share Storage between VMs ...

Thank you.
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Re: Citrix XEN, Novell Cluster Services and shared Storage

hschoene;2266423 wrote:
Hi,

we have Citrix-Enterprise-Servers, Vers. 6.1.
I found now that, but it doesn't work: Attach Virtual Disks - Citrix eDocs.

I have open a Thread in a citrix-forum: Citrix Forums : Share Storage between VMs ...

Thank you.


I see the post, and I think they're wrong (either the docs, or what they're telling you). It's clear to me, that the DOCS clearly state you can have RW access.
I see the last person that posted indicated you should use CIFS or NFS to create a RO disk. I'm pretty sure that's wrong and that it should be a RW disk.

What is your storage on?

Meaning:

Do you just have a standalone server with DAS (direct attached storage) running the XENserver?

Or are you attached to some sort of SAN/NAS?
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Re: Citrix XEN, Novell Cluster Services and shared Storage

kjhurni;2266482 wrote:
I see the post, and I think they're wrong (either the docs, or what they're telling you). It's clear to me, that the DOCS clearly state you can have RW access.
I see the last person that posted indicated you should use CIFS or NFS to create a RO disk. I'm pretty sure that's wrong and that it should be a RW disk.

What is your storage on?

Meaning:

Do you just have a standalone server with DAS (direct attached storage) running the XENserver?

Or are you attached to some sort of SAN/NAS?


Shared Storage for small XenServer Pools | Citrix Blogs

That may help. I think I tried using the OpenFiler option a while back. A little odd/hokey. Ideally (as the blog mentions) using a real SAN/NAS (I think you can even do it with iSCSI) is the best approach.
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