Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Wednesday 17 September 2008 16:39:20 Paras pradhan wrote: > Hi, > Has anybody installed windows virtual machine under xen using drbd disks? > > Any pointer or tip would be highly appreciated. > > > Thanks > Paras. There are (at least) two ways to allocate disk space to a VM under Xen. The easiest way is to use a file-backed VBD, in which case you can store the disk image on any file system, including one that lives on a DRBD device. Once you have DRBD running, you don't have to do anything special to do this. See sec 6.2 of the Xen user manual: http://tx.downloads.xensource.com/downloads/docs/user/#SECTION03320000000000000000 You export a physical device as a VBD, and that's no different for DRBD. It's been a while since I've done this, so I don't have a working config to paste here, but you should be able to use your drbd device just like any other block device. You'll probably notice a slight speed decrease in either case, unless you have slow disks and a fast network. It's noticeable, but it's not bad at all. -Dan