[libvirt] [virt-tools-list] XenAPI remote storage - target path

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Tue Mar 23 12:22:24 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 05:57:57PM +0000, Sharadha Prabhakar (3P) wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to write a Remote Storage driver for XenAPI.

For XAPI (used in XenServer and XCP), or for the old XenAPI used in the traditional Xen/xend? 

-- Pasi

> I see that target-path is used for both storage pools and volumes.
> In the case of XenAPI remote storage, the storage is not mounted on the
> local host where libvirt is running. Storage is maintained in a remote location only.
> In this case how do I specify target-path and how do I go about creating
> a VM with storage using libvirt APIs with virsh and virt-manager. 
> Virt-manager expects me to give an absolute path for target-path. But In my case
> I don't have an absolute path. 
> Can I have a target path like this for a particular storage volume
> "/storage pool uuid/storage-vol uuid"? This will help me identify which storage pool is
> Libvirt talking about and which volume in it. Using this information I can fetch data from
> The remote location and give it back to libvirt. Is this approach
> ok or does libvirt support my specific remote storage case in some way. Could someone
> clarify please?

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