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Just to clarify, you are using a commercially available version from citrix? I know that the Xen Hypervisor with a proper dom0 can support fake raid. I have not tried it yet myself, but I think it might just work by default in the same way you would configure the array for the dom0 operating system.
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Just to clarify, you are using a commercially available version from citrix? I know that the Xen Hypervisor with a proper dom0 can support fake raid. I have not tried it yet myself, but I think it might just work by default in the same way you would configure the array for the dom0 operating system.

I'm using Xen 6.0 from Citrix.

I have read a very good guide on how to get softRAID to work in a Linux dom0, which I may end up doing if I can't get a card.

But I want to go hardware if I can for the increased performance and in my opinion better redundancy.
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Ok, I've "solved" this issue.

What I was trying to do, that many may not have understood was have the Xen host and storage in 1 box.

However, I decided in the end to just do it properly and use 2 machines.

I've built an OpenFiler box out of an old Pentium 4 machine, put all my drives in it, built a software RAID1 and configured it as an iSCSI target for Xen.

I then configured my Xen server to use the newly created OpenFiler LUN as a storage repository. The I just had to move all my VM's onto it and everything is working.
    
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