I'm trying to add a secondary local SR to XenServer but not having any success. The server has two RAID 10 arrays; the primary array was selected for VM storage in XenServer setup - it totals 272GB. The secondary array is 4TB in total but there's no option to add it to XenServer.
I tried using FDISK but it complained it was larger than 2.2TB and suggested using parted. So I used parted and followed http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/fdisk-unable-to-create-partition-greater-2tb.html but when I try using mkfs.ext3, it says:
[root@l1ps01xen ~]# mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1 mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006) mkfs.ext3: Device size reported to be zero. Invalid partition specified, or partition table wasn't reread after running fdisk, due to a modified partition being busy and in use. You may need to reboot to re-read your partition table. [root@l1ps01xen ~]#
I'm not booting to the 4TB SR, just using it to store VMs.
I would really appreciate any assistance in getting this SR added to XenServer. Thanks in advance.