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Xen Virtualization by Prabhakar Chaganti

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Chapter 6. Storage

We need some kind of storage for saving the new virtual machines that we create. With Xen, there is an option to use a wide variety of storage solutions for the guest domains—from normal disk storage to logical volume managed storage and network storage. This chapter will show you how to use each of these storage technologies while creating new virtual machines. We will also discuss a few of the advanced storage options available for use with Xen.

  • File storage
  • Network File System (NFS) storage
  • Logical Volume Managed (LVM) storage

Files

Simple files can be used as virtual block devices containing Xen domains. This is the quickest way to get started using Xen. We used them in Chapter 3when we were setting up various operating systems ...

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