Not Planned Virtual Machine Storage Scaling

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    The Filetransfer Appliance will have the ability to automatically recognize virtual disks that are added to the virtual machine, mount them, format them, and begin using them for additional file storage without any interaction from the user or Administraor of the device. The VMware administrator will be able to simply add an additional disk (or disks)of a size they specify, login to the Filetransfer Appliance administrative web interface and reboot the device. Upon rebooting, the Filetransfer Appliance will recognize the additional disk(s), mount it, format it, and make it available for additional storage. The disk(s) will not show up in any user or Administrator account for any kind of configuration or management. The additional storage will be entirely managed by the system and any storage indicator on the web interface will be updated to show the total amount of space, across all disks, that are available for file storage. This feature is almost necessary. Not everyone is a *nix admin, nor does everyone feel comfortable with manually mounting and formatting additional disks in BSD; or resizing the primary disk and expanding the partition.
     
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    Johan Allard
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    We have to assume that not everyone is using virtual systems, and even if they are could attach the wrong disk to the appliance. Automatically formatting without warning would be very intrusive and something that spells trouble. Also, we can't easily stripe data across disks. With the new implementation to increase disk size from the F2 menu on the boot console, this is likely as easy and automated as this is going to get.

    October 22, 2012, 18:33
     

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