Not seeing all Storage on VM Creation


New Member
Nov 10, 2019
I have an issue when I'm trying to create a VM. I get to the general tab and then I go to the OS tab and I look at the storage and it only shows 83 out of 93 gigabytes available. I have 1.7 terabytes available in /sdb1. I can also see the /sdb1 terabytes available in the volume group I created. I am at a loss. This is the only second time I've ever set up my own VM on this and my server after I had some disk erorrs. I see the storage there, but can't use it.
so you mean the storage selector below "Use CD/DVD disc image file (iso)"?
I see the storage there, but can't use it.
What does "can't use" exactly mean? Is there any error message, is it impossible to select the storage, ...?

What is the output of the following:
cat /etc/pve/storage.cfg
pveversion -v
and which one is the storage in question?

These to images show that I have the storage to to use for the VM. When I lick on storage it gives me local and only 90 some gig to creat the VM on.

-----Local -Games (PVE0) 1.78TBs
-----Local (PVE) 93.99 gbs
-----Local-LVM 337.85 gbs

Above is what my view is below my Datacenter.

There is no error I cannot save to any other storage than Local (PVE)





proxmox-ve: 6.0-2 (running kernel: 5.0.15-1-pve)
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libqb0: 1.0.5-1
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zfsutils-linux: 0.8.1-pve1

Sorry for the long post. Just trying to learn and hopefully help you understand the problem.
The storage selector in question is only for choosing the ISO image for the VM used during installation. Here only storages with content 'iso' will appear and you can select from ISO images placed in that storage (in this case /var/lib/vz/template/iso).
The virtual disk for the VM is configured in a later step, namely in the tab 'Hard Disk'. There all storages with content 'images' should appear.


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