[PVE-User] Unable to provision a virtual machine on local storage by cloning a template from a shared storage

Ntrs Ntrs ntrsboy at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 20:05:03 CEST 2019


We have 2 nodes (Prox1 and Prox2) in a cluster. Each node has local-lvm LVM for KVM guests and shared NFS mount for templates available on both nodes. 

Prox1 storage: 
 - Local LVM 
 - shared NFS mount 

Prox2 storage: 
 - Local LVM 
 - shared NFS mount 

The templates are located on Prox1 on the NFS storage.  When cloning a template from Prox1 to Prox2 the only option for 'Target storage' is the shared NFS storage, which is a deal-breaker for us. 

Is it possible to clone a template from one node to another if the destination storage is not shared (i.e. not available on the source node)? Are we doing something wrong?

In our case we want to clone a template from Prox 1 stored on the shared NFS mount to Prox 2 on the local LVM. This is required in order to use commercially available billing software that lists the templates from a single common location (the shared NFS mount) on the order form and provisions the KVM virtual server on the first available node on it’s local LVM storage.



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