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Initialize,attaching and mounting disk on SUSE Linux on A7 VM RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am a newbie to the Azure world and is my first day getting hands-on on it and have run into some issues.

    I have provisioned and logged in to an A7 instance provisioned with with SUSE (SLES 11) and am in the process of attaching additional storage to store my data. I have  successfully added 2 empty storage through the management portal and I can see it on the dash board/portal. Next I want to initialize and use the new storage on my Linux VM for which I am trying to follow the instructions from https://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-windows-attach-disk/#initializeinlinux. The second step itself (sudo grep SCSI /var/log/messages) gets no results once I am logged into the VM.

    Here is what I see on the VM dash board ( all details obfuscated)

    Disk                            Type    Host Cache    VHD
    xxxx-yyyy-0-201403202122180789    OS disk     Read/Write    http://somurl-2014-03-20.vhd.vhd
    xxxx-yyyy-0-201403202234220048    Data disk   None        http://somurl-0320-1.vhd   <<< Newly Added 500GB
    xxxx-yyyy-1-201403202235580997    Data disk    None        http://somurl-0320-2.vhd   <<< Newly Added 1TB


    How do I initialize and mount this on SUSE linux? Any help/hint appreciated.
    Friday, March 21, 2014 12:29 AM

Answers

  • Rather than doing the "sudo grep SCSI /var/log/messages" ( which does not have the required strings as mentioned in the URL) , or SLES its a better option to do a "fdisk -l" and look for the boot devices that are not partitioned/initialized. Once these disks are identified then one can continue with rest of the steps.

    I was on SLES 11.3.

    • Marked as answer by AnupNairAzure Friday, March 21, 2014 9:47 PM
    Friday, March 21, 2014 9:47 PM

All replies

  • Rather than doing the "sudo grep SCSI /var/log/messages" ( which does not have the required strings as mentioned in the URL) , or SLES its a better option to do a "fdisk -l" and look for the boot devices that are not partitioned/initialized. Once these disks are identified then one can continue with rest of the steps.

    I was on SLES 11.3.

    • Marked as answer by AnupNairAzure Friday, March 21, 2014 9:47 PM
    Friday, March 21, 2014 9:47 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your good sharing.

    Have a nice day.

    Regards.


    Vivian Wang

    Monday, March 24, 2014 8:56 AM