[SOLVED] How do I store VMs and Containers on a ZFS raid 1

jidland12

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I recently just added a second server to become my new main server. I have 2x 500gb SSDs in a ZFS raid1 created in the installer (ssds each plug directly into mobo sata). How do I enable storage of VMs and Containers on my drives as I only have the two SSDs for proxmox to access.

The only additional configuration that I have done is having the server join a cluster.

My proxmox view https://imgur.com/2RyNfBD

The local-lvm was created automatically and has access to store VMs but has a size of 0B

if I go to create an LVM volume the only option I get is to add a new disk (those disks will be given to TrueNAS)

When I try to create a VM i get "TASK ERROR: unable to create VM 110 - no such volume group 'pve'"

Any help will be appreciated thanks.
 
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Dunuin

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When you are using ZFS you don't use LVM. These are two independen types of storages. After installing proxmox on a ZFS mirror you should got a pool "rpool". This is where your root filesystem and VMs are stored on.
 

jidland12

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When you are using ZFS you don't use LVM. These are two independen types of storages. After installing proxmox on a ZFS mirror you should got a pool "rpool". This is where your root filesystem and VMs are stored on.
I do see that but how do I create VMs to be stored in that location? my only option when selecting the location to store the VMs is the local-lvm. Maybe I'm missing something obvious but I can not figure it out
 

jidland12

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Figured out a solution that is just so obvious I didn't think about. Went into storage under datacenter and edited local storage to accept all the storage needs I needed.
 

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