[PVE-User] Installations Feedback

Laurent Piguet laurent.piguet at eks.com
Thu May 8 08:45:07 CEST 2008

I would second the RAID request (which implies some form of 
autodetection), or more simply ask: is software RAID supported 
somehow in the current version(my first test was on a single disk machine)?

If not "out of the box", is it possible/reasonable to perform a 
"standard" install, then migrate to RAID1 (for example). What would 
the steps be?

Our typical setup involves dual disk RAID1 configs, but I guess other configs


At  2008-05-08 08:33, ijez wrote:
>Just try PVE on the Dell PowerEdge 2950 with 6 HDD ( 2x80GB, 4x1TB 
>), Quad Core Processor, 8GB RAM, on the installation, PVE ask me to 
>select the HDD to install and I select the first HDD then the 
>installations start smoothly. Congratulations for the simple 
>installations step :)
>Now the problem, I'm not familiar with Debian, but in CentOS, at 
>installations time, it will automatically select all the HDD, create 
>the /boot partition with 100M space on the first HDD, do LVM 
>partition on all available HDD it's detect ( with swap, /, and /home 
>partitions ). It is possible for PVE to do automatic partition 
>layout with all available HDD select?
>So now, to workaround my problem, I would like to ask how could I 
>add another 5 HDD ( if possible, setup RAID 1 ) into the fresh PVE 
>installations ( I can see debian is detecting all the HDD on boot)? 
>I would like to used it as a space for my openvz container.
>I don't know if this is the right channel, but I would like to 
>request a features that allow user to setup software RAID on 
>installations time.
>Thanks in advances for the very promising product.
>Thanks and Regards,

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