RE: Doubt on LOCAL DISK requirement for installing CloudStack on ESXI 4.1 computing nodes.
CloudStack doesn't work at a low enough level to be bothered about how the hosts or management get their 'local' storage. As long as the hypervisor or management server run normally.
ESXi 4.1 is extremely old though, and I can imagine that you may have a number of compatibility issues using it with CloudStack.
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From: Jose Manuel Mora Tavarez <jose.mora@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 20 June 2018 22:35
Subject: Doubt on LOCAL DISK requirement for installing CloudStack on ESXI 4.1 computing nodes.
We are planning to transform our small academic LabDataCenter (IBM Bladecenter S, with 3 HS22 servers and ESXI 4.1 hypervisor without DAS (they boot from a FC connected IBM DS3400 RAID unit) to a CloudStack service. It because, we will augment the memory and HD capacities. Well, our doubt is that the official requirements for MANAGEMENT and HYPERVISOR nodes demand 250 and 36 GB in LOCAL DISKS but we boot the Blade servers from the FC connected RAID unit. Can it (to enable HYPERVISOR nodes without local disks) be possible? Thanks for comments!
UAA LABDC TECHNICAL TEAM / MEXICO