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Error in XenServer iSCSI SR Creation (SR is not available)

I have a XenServer 6.2 with a Debian 7.5 VM which i use as iSCSI target. I have my target reachable by portal but i would make a Storage Repository available in my XenServer pool. Unfortunately, ...
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Install xenserver on iscsi target

Is is know that Xen Server is based on CentOS, and it is fact that CentOS can be installed on an ISCSI target flawlessly, but I wanted to install Xen server on an ISCSI target I couldn't find a way. ...
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Diskless XenServer 6.2

I'm a bit suspicious since I cannot find relevant recent information on this. I am wanting to boot a diskless XenServer version 6.2 (the server... not the installer). I have an Intel Pro 1000 ET ...
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How to use iSCSI MPIO to increase bandwidth with XenServer?

I've a FreeNAS Server with four network interfaces. The iSCSI traffic goes through two of those interfaces, and each interface has one IP address in a different subnet. As example: igb0: ...
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VDI size limited to 2TB in Citrix XenServer 6.2

I would like to know if it's possible to create a VDI greater than 2TB with Citrix XenServer using LVM over iSCSI. This limitation is not viable in a virtualized repository server. There's any ...
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XenServer 6.1 Reports Wrong Storage Amount in XenCenter

We're using XenServer 6.1 Advanced on three blades in a pool. I'm in the process of moving storage from an old SAN to a new SAN using Storage XenMotion. So far, so good! I discovered though, on a LUN ...
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iSCSI Storage with Broadcom BCM5709 Offload in XenServer 6.2

I'm in a process of migration from ESXi to XenServer. But we can't add our iSCSI Storage via Hardware HBA in XenServer 6.2. I've tried to manually load bnx2i and cnic modules via modprobe but it has ...
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SAN Performance Slow

I have an iSCSI HP P2000 loaded with 12 x 300gb DP SAS drives. This is connected to 2 DL385 servers with 64gb RAM running XenServer. The SAN network is multipathed via 2 gigabit switches (4 x copper ...
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Failure connecting to Dell MD3200i from XenServer 6.2 pool

This question also asked at Citrix Forums http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=332289 I have a MD3200i that is currently working fine with my Xen5.6 pool, but I cannot get a connection to ...
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XenServer/Center: Shared SRs for hosts not in same pool?

I would like to use the same SRs on XenServer hosts that are not able to be part of the same pool (because of not having the exact same cpu feature set, if I understand it correctly) in order to share ...
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mixing single path and multipath SR's in a Xenserver pool

Has anyone attempted to run a single path iSCSI SR alongside a multipath iSCSI SR in a Xenserver 5.6 pool? We're migrating from an old SAN to a new one and I want the new one to use multipathing. ...
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Linux filesystem of VM becomes crash or read-only at Citrix XenServer

I read some answers related to this problems. Will the OS crash if the system partition can't be access for a short period? But I cannot solve this problem. When using ISCSI as Storage Repository ...
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DFS File Storage and XenServer VMs on iSCSI Target with Two, Cross-Country locations

I am planning on deploying a NAS/iSCSI target cluster of two Dell NX3100 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2. Here are some of the environment details currently: I have two office locations on ...
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How can I mount a XenServer VHD from an iSCSI SR in Ubuntu?

I need to get files from a Linux VM that was hosted on an iSCSI volume attached to a XenServer host, but I no longer have any XS hosts around (they've all been converted to VMware). I've already ...
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Mapping VDIs directly to software iSCSI LUNs in XenServer

I read in the XenServer Administrator's Guide in section 4.1.6.2 that you can map raw LUNs to VDIs if you're using a NetApp or EqualLogic SAN. Is it possible to do the same with Software iSCSI SANs ...
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Booting XenServer 5.6 from iSCSI

I would like to setup a diskless XenServer 5.6 FP 1 machine that boots from an iSCSI target. I think installation onto an iSCSI should be pretty easy: start the installer, open up a shell, use ...
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SAS HBA and P2000 SAS controllers speed

I have HP SC08Ge HBAs and P2000 G3 solution (RAID6, 8+2 spare disks) working on XenServer 5.6.0 . What seems to be strange, is the speed - 35MB/s maximum in one VM (Squeeze). Is it normal or I have to ...
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How to backup XenServer VMs on a FreeNAS iSCSI extent

I currently have a FreeNAS server with three 500GB drives setup in a RAIDZ array. It's currently used to serve an iSCSI extent to my Citrix XenServer Pool. When I created the extent I gave it the ...
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XenServer questions

my minimalistic configuration is composed of 1 storage + 2 XenServer in a pool. My questions: 1) Will HA work in this configuration? 2) What is better for HA, connection with the storage by iSCSI or ...
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iSCSI storage questions

We are thinking about getting HP StorageWorks P2000 G3 iSCSI, but I would be very glad, if someone could respond to some of my questions. We would like to have two XenServer hosts connected with iscsi ...
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Citrix XenServer iSCSI shared disk?

I am running Citrix XenServer Essentials 5.5, with VMs stored on an EqualLogic iSCSI shelf, using XenServer's StorageLink. I would like to create a "virtual disk" that can be attached to multiple ...
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Server 2008 R2 - multiple iscsi software initiators cause volumes to lose persistence

I've set up a test environment with server 2008 R2 (virtualized on xenserver) for a server that will use many iscsi volumes (>80) attached in production. in testing, we ran across an issue where ...
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Running OpenFiler inside XenServer to provide Storage to other Xen instances

I'm setting up a Testbed to run some tests on Xen, since I would like to use live migration I was thinking about using iSCSI as a storage, but I only got 2 machines for my quick setup. So my idea is ...
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iSCSI, failover and XenServer

I have an iSCSI fail over implementation setup so if one of my storage units fails the other takes over immediately (it also runs the NFS shares). When fail over occurs, volumes are exported, the IP ...
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Xen Live Migration Across Network Storage

If you have two network storage boxes (iSCSI specifically) can you livemigrate (either with Xen or XenServer) across the storage units or does it just have to be done when the VM's are paused/shutdown ...
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Thecus/QNAP NAS for Virtualization iSCSI?

I'm looking for a low-cost NAS/SAN/iSCSI target shelf to host VM's in a production real-world environment. Will the Thecus N8800 or the QNAP TS-809U provide sufficient enough performance to host ...