Abiquo 5.0

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This page summarizes storage features available in Abiquo and using different storage types.

The information on this page applies to private cloud only

Hypervisor Datastores

HypervisorDatastoreNotesAllows non-persistent
user Hard Disks
ESXi
  • VMFS
  • NFS with RDM
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Hyper-V
  • local disk
  • SMB mounted disk
  • CSV
  • Do not use C:\
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KVM
  • local disk
  • Do not use /

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Oracle
  • NFS required
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XenServer
  • LVM, EXT3, NFS, iSCSI, HBA

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Abiquo detects datastore disk changes

Abiquo periodically checks hypervisors for changes in virtual machines, including CPU, RAM and datastore disks.  You can set an abiquo.property to control the frequency of these checks (abiquo.vsm.vmsyncfrequency.<PLUGIN> see Abiquo Configuration Properties#vsm). If a virtual machine datastore disk is resized, Abiquo updates the size registered in Abiquo. If Abiquo detects a change in the datastore used for the virtual machine primary disk, it updates the value in Abiquo and publishes the following tracer: 

  • Datastore of virtual machine '{VIRTUAL_MACHINE_NAME}' has been changed from '{OLD_VALUE}' to '{NEW_VALUE}'.

Abiquo support for storage moves and motion is described in the tables for each hypervisor.

iSCSI Storage Volumes

In Abiquo all iSCSI storage is persistent, i.e. changes persist after the virtual machine is undeployed. NFS storage is also persistent.

Datastore Hard Disks

Datastore Hard Disks are not persistent. When the user undeploys a virtual machine with disks on the hypervisor datastore, these disks will be destroyed.

Storage Features

Storage type

 

/ Storage features

iSCSI
integrated

iSCSI
generic
 
iSCSI
API
 
NFS

Hypervisor
datastore
storage
 
Storage typevolumesvolumesvolumesvolumeshard disks
Supported storage
  • NetApp
  • LVM
  • Nexenta 
All iSCSI All NFSSee Private cloud providers
Persistent(tick)(tick)(tick)

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(error) Not available on Hyper-V

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Persistent virtual machines(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)
System disk resize(tick)(tick)  

 

Notes:

  • ESXi only supports resize of thin provisioned disks on SCSI controllers

Hypervisor Storage Features

See Private cloud providers

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