How to manage LVM with GUI in CentOS
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There was built-in graphical LVM manager in CentOS, the system-config-lvm. But it was removed in distro CentOS 7+ for some faults of itself. Of course it is useful for some case, user can install it from source library or download other GUI tools from the network.
At present, there are some another GUI LVM tools from 3rd party, such as GParted and KVPM available. Users can download the corresponding installation package from the network to use.
Not only are the features of these tools limited, but crucially, they only run in native GUI environments. For mini Server or cloud server without native GUI module, the above softwares cannot be used.
This is ths stage forVisual LVM Remote.
The Visual LVM Remote is a GUI LVM manager developed based on Http protocol. It can work on any Linux system that supports LVM.
At the same time, because its front end is based on Http protocol, so it naturally supports remote management, coupled with advanced features designed for storage administrators, can be said to be the most suitable for storage administrators GUI LVM manager.
First you need to download the Visual LVM Remote, and then unzip the downloaded ZIP file.
Go to the visual-lvm-remote directory and run the command 'visual-lvm-install.sh install' to install Visual LVM Remote.
Follow the prompts to set up the installation directory, working port, login password, and whether you need to run automatically after system boot.
install Visual LVM Remote
If you want to start the Visual LVM Remote manually, execute 'vlvmstart start' on the command line.
After starting the Visual LVM Remote, runing browser on local xWindows environment or any platrom that can connect to current machine, and enter the address and the port in the address bar.
Login to Visual LVM Remote
Login with password set-up during installation
Visual LVM Remote main frame
The Visual LVM Remote has exactly the same interface and operation as Visual LVM Standard, so we won't mention it in this article. Please refer to the Visual LVM Standard user guide if necessary.
Note the Visual LVM Remote has added settings to change passwords and run ports.
Change login password of Visual LVM Remote
Change port of Visual LVM Remote
User need to re-open page with new port & login for using Visual LVM Remote after port changed.
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