Sys::Virt::StoragePool(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Sys::Virt::StoragePool(3)

Sys::Virt::StoragePool - Represent & manage a libvirt storage pool

The "Sys::Virt::StoragePool" module represents a storage pool managed by libvirt. There are a variety of storage pool implementations for LVM, Local directories/filesystems, network filesystems, disk partitioning, iSCSI, and SCSI.

Returns a 16 byte long string containing the raw globally unique identifier (UUID) for the storage pool.
Returns a printable string representation of the raw UUID, in the format 'XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX'.
Returns a string with a locally unique name of the storage pool
$pool->is_active()
Returns a true value if the storage pool is currently running
$pool->is_persistent()
Returns a true value if the storage pool has a persistent configuration file defined
Returns an XML document containing a complete description of the storage pool's configuration
$pool->create()
Start a storage pool whose configuration was previously defined using the "define_storage_pool" method in Sys::Virt.
$pool->undefine()
Remove the configuration associated with a storage pool previously defined with the "define_storage pool" method in Sys::Virt. If the storage pool is running, you probably want to use the "destroy" method instead.
$pool->destroy()
Immediately stop the storage pool.
$flag = $pool->get_autostart();
Return a true value if the storage pool is configured to automatically start upon boot. Return false, otherwise
$pool->set_autostart($flag)
Set the state of the autostart flag, which determines whether the storage pool will automatically start upon boot of the host OS
$pool->refresh([$flags]);
Refresh the storage pool state. Typically this will rescan the list of storage volumes. The $flags parameter is currently unused and if omitted defaults to zero.
$pool->build([$flags]);
Construct the storage pool if it does not exist. As an example, for a disk based storage pool this would ensure a partition table exists. The $flags parameter allows control over the build operation and if omitted defaults to zero.
$pool->delete([$flags]);
Delete the storage pool. The $flags parameter allows the data to be optionally wiped during delete and if omitted defaults to zero.
$info = $pool->get_info()
Retrieve information about the current storage pool state. The returned hash reference has the following keys
The current status of the storage pool. See constants later.
The total logical size of the storage pool
The current physical allocation of the storage pool
The available space for creation of new volumes. This may be less than the difference between capacity & allocation if there are sizing / metadata constraints for volumes
Return the number of running volumes in this storage pool. The value can be used as the "maxnames" parameter to "list_storage_vol_names".
Return a list of all volume names in this storage pool. The names can be used with the "get_volume_by_name" method.
Return a list of all volumes in the storage pool. The elements in the returned list are instances of the Sys::Virt::StorageVol class. This method requires O(n) RPC calls, so the "list_all_volumes" method is recommended as a more efficient alternative.
Return a list of all storage volumes associated with this pool. The elements in the returned list are instances of the Sys::Virt::StorageVol class. The $flags parameter can be used to filter the list of return storage volumes.
Return the volume with a name of $name. The returned object is an instance of the Sys::Virt::StorageVol class.
Create a new volume based on the XML description passed into the $xml parameter. The returned object is an instance of the Sys::Virt::StorageVol class. If the optional "clonevol" is provided, data will be copied from that source volume
Create a new volume based on the XML description passed into the $xml parameter. The returned object is an instance of the Sys::Virt::StorageVol class. The new volume will be populated with data from the specified clone source volume.

The following sets of constants may be useful in dealing with some of the methods in this package

STORAGE POOL DEFINE

The following constants can be used to control the behaviour of storage pool define operations

Validate the XML document against the XML schema

POOL STATES

The following constants are useful for interpreting the "state" key value in the hash returned by "get_info"

The storage pool is not currently active
The storage pool is still being constructed and is not ready for use yet.
The storage pool is running and can be queried for volumes
The storage pool is running, but its operation is degraded due to a failure.
The storage pool is not currently accessible

DELETION MODES

Delete the pool without any attempt to scrub data
Fill the allocated storage with zeros when deleting

BUILD MODES

Construct a new storage pool from constituent bits
Resize an existing built storage pool preserving data where appropriate
Repair an existing storage pool operating in degraded mode
Do not overwrite existing storage pool data
Overwrite existing storage pool data

CREATE MODES

When creating a storage pool it can be built at the same time. The following values are therefore close to their BUILD counterparts.

Just create the storage pool without building it.
When creating new storage pool also perform pool build without any flags.
Create the pool and perform pool build using the BUILD_OVERWRITE flag. This is mutually exclusive to CREATE_WITH_BUILD_NO_OVERWRITE.
Create the pool and perform pool build using the BUILD_NO_OVERWRITE flag. This is mutually exclusive to CREATE_WITH_BUILD_OVERWRITE.

XML DOCUMENTS

The following constants are useful when requesting XML for storage pools

Return XML describing the inactive state of the storage pool.

The following constants are used to filter object lists

Include storage pools which are active
Include storage pools which are inactive
Include storage pools which are marked for autostart
Include storage pools which are not marked for autostart
Include storage pools which are persistent
Include storage pools which are transient
Include directory storage pools
Include disk storage pools
Include filesystem storage pools
Include iSCSI storage pools
Include LVM storage pools
Include multipath storage pools
Include network filesystem storage pools
Include RBD storage pools
Include SCSI storage pools
Include sheepdog storage pools
Include gluster storage pools
Include ZFS storage pools
Include VStorage storage pools
Include direct iSCSI pools

EVENT ID CONSTANTS

Storage pool lifecycle events
Storage pool volume refresh events

LIFECYCLE CHANGE EVENTS

The following constants allow storage pool lifecycle change events to be interpreted. The events contain both a state change, and a reason though the reason is currently unused.

Indicates that a persistent configuration has been defined for the storage pool
The storage pool has started running
The storage pool has stopped running
The persistent configuration has gone away
The underlying storage has been built
The underlying storage has been released

Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>

Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Red Hat Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Daniel P. Berrange

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2021-12-21 perl v5.34.0