[PVE-User] feature request - automatically add all iSCSI targets which were discovered

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Tue Oct 27 10:25:47 CET 2009

> > Besides, AFAIK both VMWare and XEN assumes a similar setup? Or can
> they effectively handle one target per guest?
> VMware, Xen (or Proxmox VE, for that matter) etc. just expect a block
> device.

I was talking about VMWare ESX server and Citrix Xen Server.

> How it is "delivered" to them (one iSCSI target with several LUNs,
> several iSCSI targets etc.) does little difference in the end.
> >> Or you just want to use single targets on bare-metal hardware?
> >
> > Sorry, I do not understand what you mean?
> You have a SAN device, with LVM.
> Logical volumes are exported as iSCSI targets.
> In your network, you have Xen, VMware, being slowly replaced by Proxmox
> VE. You also have normal, non-virtualized servers using iSCSI targets.
> How do you plan the resources on the SAN device?
> - one big logical volume for Proxmox VE (and you manage it separately
> on
> Proxmox server as LVM),
> - one big logical volume for VMware (and you manage it separately on
> VMware servers - this won't work),
> - one big logical volume for Xen,
> - several small logical volumes for normal servers (as additional data
> storage or for diskless booting)?
> Now you "virtualized" some normal servers - how do you move their
> storage to the big Proxmox LUN? Problematic.

Sorry, I do not see the problem. Your point is that you can't resize an lun with iet?

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