How to manage LVM volumes on CentOS / RHEL 7 with System Storage Manager

Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is an extremely flexible disk management scheme, allowing you to create and resize logical disk volumes off of multiple physical hard drives with no downtime. However, its powerful features come with the price of somewhat steep learning curves, with more involved steps to set up LVM using multiple command line tools, […]
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How to use LVM in Linux

Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is a versatile disk management system that can easily be used in Linux or similar operating systems. Traditional partitions are created in fixed sizes, and resizing them is a tedious process. On the other hand, LVM creates and manages “logical” volumes off of physical hard disks, and provides administrators the flexibility […]
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How to change a XenServer’s local storage repository from LVM to EXT

By default, XenServer create LVM-type local storage repository (SR). The LVM-type local SR does not support VHD-formatted virtual hard disks, and hence may not be an ideal option when you are using XenServer along with OpenStack which requires access to individual VHD files for VM snapshot and migration. With EXT-type local SR, you can get […]
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How to create a Linux LVM partition

In Linux, Logical Volume Manager (LVM) manages physical disk drives by using the notion of “logical” volumes. A “volume” could be a partition or an entire disk drive. Among other things, LVM allows you to create one or more logical volumes out of one or more physical volumes, resize logical volumes on-the-fly, and move logical […]
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