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12.6. NFS-based Storage Pools

This procedure covers creating a storage pool with a NFS mount point in virt-manager.

12.6.1. Creating an NFS-based Storage Pool with virt-manager

  1. Open the host physical machine's storage tab

    Open the Storage tab in the Host Details window.
    1. Open virt-manager.
    2. Select a host physical machine from the main virt-manager window. Click Edit menu and select Connection Details.
      Connection details

      Figure 12.24. Connection details

    3. Click on the Storage tab.
      Storage tab

      Figure 12.25. Storage tab

  2. Create a new pool (part 1)

    Press the + button (the add pool button). The Add a New Storage Pool wizard appears.
    Add an NFS name and type

    Figure 12.26. Add an NFS name and type

    Choose a name for the storage pool and press Forward to continue.
  3. Create a new pool (part 2)

    Enter the target path for the device, the host name and the NFS share path. Set the Format option to NFS or auto (to detect the type). The target path must be identical on all host physical machines for migration.
    Enter the host name or IP address of the NFS server. This example uses server1.example.com.
    Enter the NFS path. This example uses /nfstrial.
    Create an NFS storage pool

    Figure 12.27. Create an NFS storage pool

    Press Finish to create the new storage pool.