File system over iSCSI

omegared77

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What's the best solution to get a filesystem accepting qcow disk files, and snapshots when using a storage via iSCSI ?

The basic solution is LVM, but it's not possible to have snapshots neither qcow.
 
hmm - you can create a filesystem on a iSCSI Lun and export it via NFS (however the NFS server then is a new single point of failure) - maybe the SAN can do NFS as well?

depending on your iSCSI target - ZFS over iSCSI might be an option (if your iSCSI target is a Linux server or OpenSolaris or FreeBSD)

I hope that helps
 
The SAN is a HP MSA, so unfortunately no NFS...
The Proxmox nodes are connected to the iSCSI, but presented as a volume.

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Then, the basic solution is to create a volume group and LVMs for the VMs disks, but won't allow QCOW and snapshots as it's block

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I come from the VMware world, where you get the LUNs, and then create DS based on VMFS.
So ZFS over iSCSI would be the closer equivalent ?
 
What's the best solution to get a filesystem accepting qcow disk files, and snapshots when using a storage via iSCSI ?

The basic solution is LVM, but it's not possible to have snapshots neither qcow.
Hello!

I have same problem. Did you find solution?
 
I have a ready-made solution. I spent 3 weeks creating it and wrote detailed instructions.

If someone needs it, write here, I will translate it into English and send it.

I don't post it right away, because I need several hours to translate the instructions, perhaps this is no longer relevant to anyone.
 
I don't post it right away, because I need several hours to translate the instructions, perhaps this is no longer relevant to anyone.
Hard to say, since there is no scope provided. may be a good idea to post an abstract (summary) of your solution... as for translation- you can always just dump it to google translate at first.
 

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