How to increase repository capacity in the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (Doc ID 1938558.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2017

Applies to:

Private Cloud Appliance - Version 1.0.1 and later
Private Cloud Appliance X5-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Linux x86-64
Oracle's Private Cloud Appliance ships with an internal ZFS storage appliance intended as a "system disk" for the entire appliance, This includes a default Oracle VM repository named Rack1-Repository and sized at 300GB.. This note shows how to add additional space by enlarging the repository's iSCSI LUN, or by creating a repository on an NFS mountpoint available on the internal ZFS appliance.

This can be used to provide up to 8TB of repository capacity. It is important to leave residual disk capacity for other functions. If the PCA multi-tenant feature will be used, then disk capacity must be kept available for each tenant group's repository and pool file systems.

For best scale and performance, the recommendation is to use external storage such as an InfiniBand connected ZS3 appliance or Fibre Channel connected FS1.

Goal

 This note shows how to expand repository capacity in the Private Cloud Appliance (PCA)  beyond the default repository allocation.

Solution

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