Using virt-manager, adding 2 drives to KVM.

asked 2017-08-21 06:35:51 -0500

johntate gravatar image

updated 2017-08-21 08:26:55 -0500

I have and virt-manager installed, but I can do a bit of virsh also. I want to add 2 physical SATA disks to my system without creating a raid. I want the RAID on the virtual machine so I can install Gentoo. This is so I can experiment with btrfs (butter filesystem to me) for the reasons of developing temporal database capabilities.

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What's the problem? You can add those drives to the VM as separate VirtIO disks. And then you can create RAID with Gentoo on them.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2017-08-25 16:00:31 -0500 )edit

It's weird, doesn't seem to have the option. Might I have to install an extra package after the 26 alpha? I went alpha for once is all.

johntate gravatar imagejohntate ( 2017-08-29 02:55:37 -0500 )edit

I don't think so. Do you know where to look? Open virt-manager, then open the virtual machine (don't need to turn it on), then select the second button to open VM configuration. Then you can add new hardware to the VM.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2017-08-29 16:25:27 -0500 )edit