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What Does "Rescan Physical Disks" in OVM Manager GUI Actually Do (Doc ID 2218202.1)

Last updated on JUNE 09, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.2.1 to 3.4.4 [Release OVM32 to OVM34]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64

Purpose

 This note does its best to explain what OVM Server is doing when you click "Rescan Physical Disks" from Manager GUI's "Server and VMs" tab and to address below concerns:

 Do I need to put OVM server into maintenance mode to perform this operation?

 Is there any impact to any running VMs on this server?

 

Scope

This note is specifically for Oracle VM x86_64 platform.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 1. storage_plugin_discover(...)/discover()
 2. refresh()
 3. discover_hardware
 4. discover_physical_luns
 5. storage_plugin_list(...)/list()
 Summary
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