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NAME

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

DESCRIPTION

       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.

METHODS

       my $uuid = $pool->get_uuid()
           Returns a 16 byte long string containing the raw globally unique identifier (UUID) for
           the storage pool.

       my $uuid = $pool->get_uuid_string()
           Returns a printable string representation of the raw UUID, in the format
           'XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX'.

       my $name = $pool->get_name()
           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

       my $xml = $pool->get_xml_description()
           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

           state
               The current status of the storage pool. See constants later.

           capacity
               The total logical size of the storage pool

           allocation
               The current physical allocation of the storage pool

           available
               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

       my $nnames = $pool->num_of_storage_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".

       my @volNames = $pool->list_storage_vol_names($maxnames)
           Return a list of all volume names in this storage pool. The names can be used with the
           "get_volume_by_name" method.

       my @vols = $pool->list_volumes()
           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.

       my @volumes = $pool->list_all_volumes($flags)
           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.

       my $vol = $pool->get_volume_by_name($name)
           Return the volume with a name of $name. The returned object is an instance of the
           Sys::Virt::StorageVol class.

       my $vol = $pool->create_volume($xml)
           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

       my $vol = $pool->clone_volume($xml, $clonevol);
           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.

CONSTANTS

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

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

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::STATE_INACTIVE
           The storage pool is not currently active

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::STATE_BUILDING
           The storage pool is still being constructed and is not ready for use yet.

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::STATE_RUNNING
           The storage pool is running and can be queried for volumes

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::STATE_DEGRADED
           The storage pool is running, but its operation is degraded due to a failure.

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::STATE_INACCESSIBLE
           The storage pool is not currently accessible

   DELETION MODES
       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::DELETE_NORMAL
           Delete the pool without any attempt to scrub data

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::DELETE_ZEROED
           Fill the allocated storage with zeros when deleting

   BUILD MODES
       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::BUILD_NEW
           Construct a new storage pool from constituent bits

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::BUILD_RESIZE
           Resize an existing built storage pool preserving data where appropriate

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::BUILD_REPAIR
           Repair an existing storage pool operating in degraded mode

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::BUILD_NO_OVERWRITE
           Do not overwrite existing storage pool data

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::BUILD_OVERWRITE
           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.

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::CREATE_NORMAL
           Just create the storage pool without building it.

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::CREATE_WITH_BUILD
           When creating new storage pool also perform pool build without any flags.

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::CREATE_WITH_BUILD_OVERWRITE
           Create the pool and perform pool build using the BUILD_OVERWRITE flag. This is
           mutually exclusive to CREATE_WITH_BUILD_NO_OVERWRITE.

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::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

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::XML_INACTIVE
           Return XML describing the inactive state of the storage pool.

LIST FILTERING

       The following constants are used to filter object lists

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_ACTIVE
           Include storage pools which are active

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_INACTIVE
           Include storage pools which are inactive

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_AUTOSTART
           Include storage pools which are marked for autostart

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_NO_AUTOSTART
           Include storage pools which are not marked for autostart

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_PERSISTENT
           Include storage pools which are persistent

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_TRANSIENT
           Include storage pools which are transient

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_DIR
           Include directory storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_DISK
           Include disk storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_FS
           Include filesystem storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_ISCSI
           Include iSCSI storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_LOGICAL
           Include LVM storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_MPATH
           Include multipath storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_NETFS
           Include network filesystem storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_RBD
           Include RBD storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_SCSI
           Include SCSI storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_SHEEPDOG
           Include sheepdog storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_GLUSTER
           Include gluster storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_ZFS
           Include ZFS storage pools

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::LIST_VSTORAGE
           Include VStorage storage pools

   EVENT ID CONSTANTS
       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::EVENT_ID_LIFECYCLE
           Storage pool lifecycle events

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::EVENT_ID_REFRESH
           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.

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::EVENT_DEFINED
           Indicates that a persistent configuration has been defined for the storage pool

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::EVENT_STARTED
           The storage pool has started running

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::EVENT_STOPPED
           The storage pool has stopped running

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::EVENT_UNDEFINED
           The persistent configuration has gone away

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::EVENT_CREATED
           The underlying storage has been built

       Sys::Virt::StoragePool::EVENT_DELETED
           The underlying storage has been released

AUTHORS

       Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>

COPYRIGHT

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

LICENSE

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       either the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation (either
       version 2 of the License, or at your option any later version), or, the Artistic License,
       as specified in the Perl README file.

SEE ALSO

       Sys::Virt, Sys::Virt::Error, "http://libvirt.org"