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Mastering Citrix® XenServer® by Martez Reed

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XenServer® storage components

The primary Citrix XenServer storage components are Physical Block Device (PBD), Virtual Disk Images (VDIs), Virtual Block Device (VBD), and Storage Repository (SR) that provide the layer of abstraction. The following diagram displays how each of the pieces fits together to form the XenServer storage architecture:

XenServer® storage components

PBD

PBDs are connector objects that contain the mapping data of the connection between the XenServer host and storage target, such as an NFS share or an iSCSI Logical Unit Number (LUN). The PBD manages the connection with the local storage subsystem on the XenServer host to provide access to the local storage ...

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