[PVE-User] Access disk space from multiple VMs. Is that possible?

José Román Bilbao jrbcast at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 13:06:14 CET 2012

I forgot to mention that we did this for the shake of simplicity on volumes
management nice GUI based on http). But it could also be done using the
Proxmox underlying Linux by sharing the partition using iSCSI or NFS. As
the other protocols you mention are file-based it should be ok to share the
same partition using different protocols through a VM as the underlying OS
is managing the "real" storage. At least this is my opinion...


El 24 de enero de 2012 12:58, Tom H. Lautenbacher <
mailinglists at tom.lautenbacher.biz> escribió:

> Hello Proxmox users,
> is it possible to have disk space on a Proxmox server that is accessible
> from multiple VMs?
> Here is an example of what I want to do:
> 1 Server, having a 8-disk-RAID6 on a 3ware 9650SE-8LPML controller. On
> this RAID volume lives Proxmox and:
> - "Diskspace A" with some terrabyte of diskspace
> - VM1: Samba Fileserver (not holding any own data but serving the data on
> "Diskspace A")
> - VM2: FTP Server (not holding any own data but serving the data on
> "Diskspace A")
> - VM3: HTTP Server (not holding any own data but serving the data on
> "Diskspace A")
> All three VMs should have full read/write access to "Diskspace A" and be
> able to access "Diskspace A" simultaneously without interfering each other.
> - Is this possible?
> - Are there any limitations?
> - is this a good thing to do
> - how would I do it?
> I am glad for any peace of information, help, hints, etc..
> Thank you
> Tom
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