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

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Tue Mar 23 12:58:53 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 02:22:24PM +0200, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> 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? 

Never mind, I was reading the virt-tools list before reading libvirt-list :)

-- 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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