Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#7538 closed defect (worksforme)

Problem with shareable disks created using VBoxManage createhd

Reported by: joeyjoe Owned by:
Component: virtual disk Version: VirtualBox 3.2.8
Keywords: sharable disk shared disk Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


I created a shareable disk in this manner:

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>VBoxManage createhd --filename C:\Users\owner\.VirtualBox\HardDisks\asm20.vmdk --size 1000 --format VMDK --variant fixed --type shareable

0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100% Disk image created. UUID: c8f9976a-6ce0-49c0-ac2d-e96a33bc2f5e

After sharing it between two vm's intended for use with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), only one vm can start at a time. The other gets:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine rac2. Locking of attached media failed. Result Code: VBOX_E_INVALID_OBJECT_STATE (0x80BB0007) Component: Machine Interface: IMachine {6d9212cb-a5c0-48b7-bbc1-3fa2ba2ee6d2}

Has anyone successfully used shareable disks for Oracle RAC with the "--type sharable" option?

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Klaus Espenlaub, 13 years ago

It's a misunderstanding apparently - it works if you specify --register as well. The "type" is only used if you register it at the same time.

The GUI cannot register images as shared, you can only change this for already registered images via the command line, e.g. with VBoxManage modifyhd /path/to/image --type shared.

There are "RAC using VirtualBox" tutorials out there:

Not particularly hard to find actually...

comment:2 by Klaus Espenlaub, 13 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed
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