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Status Future consideration
Workspace PowerVM VIOS
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 15, 2021

VIOS needs to support NFS mounted ISOs in Media Library

We store all our ISO files on storage servers which we then NFS mount from Novalink to enable LPARs to access the ISO file. However, in VIOS, ISO files mounted via NFS in the MediaLibrary directory do not show up in the Media list:

VMLibrary contains a single .iso file mounted via NFS:

bash-4.4# mount | grep VMLibrary
/dev/VMLibrary /var/vio/VMLibrary jfs2 Jan 27 14:52 rw,log=INLINE
10.70.0.139 /storage/pool0/463aad9423a44e918290519928218460/112 /var/vio/VMLibrary nfs3 Jun 22 14:39
bash-4.4# pwd
/var/vio/VMLibrary
bash-4.4# ls
B_GROUP1_01_IBM_i_RS-91ed7260-8f51-0139-abfc-63778455b4a3.iso

Media list:
$ lsrep
Size(mb) Free(mb) Parent Pool Parent Size Parent Free
1439788 1439788 rootvg 1088512 851968
(note there is no .iso files)

We need to use NFS to mount ISO files in the Media Library in VIOS without having to copy the ISO file from the storage server to the VIOS Media Library.
We have terabytes of ISO files on storage servers which our customers need access to and dozens of VIOS's.
It is a non-scalable solution to copy terabytes of ISOs to each one of our VIOS instances and keep the VIOS instances in sync with each other so that each ISO is always on each one.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Aug 11, 2021

    Note that we specifically need Read Only access to the NFS mounted ISOs.

  • Guest
    Aug 11, 2021

    Note that we specifically need Read Only access to the NFS mounted ISOs.