ExtremeWireless (WiNG)

  • 1.  VX9000 on AWS can't add secondary storage

    Posted 02-08-2018 16:08
    Hi,
    Trying to add secondary storage for VX9000 instance on AWS, but it fails:
    VX-AWS#service database use-secondary-storage ************************************ WARNING ************************************* ** Execution of this command will configure this device to store the database ** ** files on a secondary drive. This device will reload after execution. ** ** NOTE: Current database files will be erased. ** ************************************************************************************ Are you sure you want to proceed? (y/n): y % Error: No available secondary block device: xvda
    [/code]The problem is that there is indeed a secondary block storage device attached to the instance, but it shows as sdb in the AWS console.

    Is there a way to tell the VX to used sdb and not xvda ?

    Thanks!


  • 2.  RE: VX9000 on AWS can't add secondary storage

    Posted 02-08-2018 20:15
    Can you tell us the VX900 firmware version?


  • 3.  RE: VX9000 on AWS can't add secondary storage

    Posted 02-08-2018 20:26
    Firmware version is: 5.8.6.8-002R


  • 4.  RE: VX9000 on AWS can't add secondary storage

    Posted 02-08-2018 20:26
    Hey Andrew,

    Long story short - secondary storage is not supported on AWS as there is a different approach to virtual disks.
    This is also reason why you have to "convert" the virtual machine. On ESXi it obviously works



    Taken from guide WiNG 5 Installation Guide: VX 9000 – Amazon EC2 Cloud



    Regards,
    Ondrej


  • 5.  RE: VX9000 on AWS can't add secondary storage

    Posted 02-08-2018 20:26
    Thanks Ondrej. I had seen that note, does it mean you can add secondary storage before exporting from ESXi and it will work when it is imported into EC2?


  • 6.  RE: VX9000 on AWS can't add secondary storage

    Posted 02-08-2018 20:26
    Good point, it might work but I do not have resources (AWS) to test it...

    Regards,
    Ondrej


  • 7.  RE: VX9000 on AWS can't add secondary storage

    Posted 09-29-2021 05:05

    Hi, 

    Is there any document about “WiNG 7 Installation Guide: VX 9000 – Amazon EC2 Cloud”?

     

    Thanks