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2014-06-18
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How to resize the export folder on the VDI-in-a-Box virtual appliance to allow distribution of Golden Images larger than 66 Gigabytes.

Summary

This article describes how to resize the export folder on the VDI-in-a-Box virtual appliance to allow distribution of Golden Images larger than 66 Gigabytes.

Requirements

VDI-in-a-Box 5.0 or higher running on XenServer or ESX

Background

There is no size limit for a VDI-in-a-Box Golden Image. However, when running VDI-in-a-Box on XenServer and ESX, the VDI-in-a-Box virtual appliance is only configured to export images up to 66 Gigabytes. The folder that handles the packing and shipping of Golden Images must be resized in order to process Golden Images larger than 66 Gigabytes.

Procedure

  1. Stop vdiManager by shutting down the Virtual appliance on the hypervisor.
  2. Delete the export drive (66 GB) from vdiManager virtual machine using hypervisor management console.

For XenServer

    1. Open XenCenter
    2. Select the vdiManader_Xen_*Version* appliance
    3. Click on the Storage tab
    4. Delete the partition in Position 1 labeled EXPORT
      Note
      : Ensure this disk has a capacity of 66 GB.

For ESX

    1. Open vSphere Client
    2. Right-click on the vdiManager_ESX_*Version* appliance
    3. Click on Edit Settings
    4. On the Hardware tab, click on Hard disk 2, then click Remove
    5. On the right, choose Remove from virtual machine and delete files from disk and then click OK.
      Note
      : Ensure this disk has a capacity of 66 GB.
  1. Be careful which drive is being deleted. If first drive (8GB) is removed, the vdiManager must be reinstalled.
  2. Attach a new drive to vdiManager Virtual Machine with desired size. The best practice is to use a size of the largest intended Golden Image and add 15% (Multiply the Golden Image size in GB by 1.15)

For XenServer

    1. Open XenCenter
    2. Select the vdiManader_Xen_*Version* appliance
    3. Click on the Storage tab
    4. Click Add…
    5. Enter EXPORT for the Name and Description.
    6. Enter the desired size in GB for the new export drive.
    7. Choose the location for the new export drive.
    8. Click Add

For ESX

    1. Open vSphere Client
    2. Right-click on the vdiManager_ESX_*Version* appliance
    3. Click on Edit Settings
    4. On the Hardware tab, click Add…
    5. Select Hard Disk then click Next
    6. Choose Create a new virtual disk and click Next
    7. Under Capacity, enter the desired size in GB for the new export drive.
    8. Choose Thin Provision under Disk Provisioning and Store with the virtual machine under Location. Click Next
    9. For Advanced Options, leave the default settings and click Next
    10. Review the summary and then click Finish.
  1. Start vdiManager Virtual Appliance and login to it through SSH (that is by using PuTTY). Use user “kvm” and the default password is “kaviza123”
  2. Stop the vdiManager service by using the command tc_stop.
  3. Run a resizing script by running following command:
    sudo /home/kvm/kvm/install/bin/resizeexport.sh
  4. Start the vdiManager service by using the command tc_start.

Note: These steps must be performed on each vdiManager in the grid and any new vdiManagers added to the grid. If this manual process is not run on vdiManagers that are added to the grid, those servers will not be able to properly distribute images.


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