Openfiler virtual appliance (x64) for Xenserver 5.6


I'm doing some research on low-cost SAN options for an impending small business installation and I have been taking a look at Openfiler.

I have a IBM x3650 with 3 x 146GB SAS HDs running Raid 0.

I have installed Xenserver 5.6.

I have downloaded the Openfiler (x64) v2.3 Xen appliance (.xva) and imported this into my Xenserver.

After a bit of messing about with NIC configs I have what I believe is a functioning network.

The Openfiler has 2 NICS defined:

Network 2 - a physical NIC to the outside world so that I can use the web interface from my laptop.

SAN - an internal network which I intend to use for iSCSI for other VMs I intend to install on my Xenserver.

I have added a 300GB disk to the Openfiler VM in XenCenter for storage of VMs.

When I use the Openfiler Web Management to create Partition on this 300GB storage it is showing /dev/xvdc as 300GB in size, but when I try to create a partition no matter what value I enter for end sector it always creates a partition that is 10GB in size.

 Before partition creation
 After partition creation

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3D2KAuthor Commented:

I've just tried to create a second partition and it hasn't worked, just left the original 10GB partition.

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3D2KAuthor Commented:
Decided not to use Openfiler, so I'm abandoning this question.
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