|Definition||:||Xen Virtual Disk A (aka xvd*)|
|Category||:||Computing » Data Storage|
What does xvda mean?
xvd means Xen Virtual Disk on a Xen Server. /dev/xvd is the standard name for Xen virtual disk, by analogy with the hd* in IDE and sd* in SCSI. The first virutal disk is /dev/xvda, which can be partioned into /dev/xvda1 (just as /dev/sda1 is the first partition of the first SCSI or SCSI-like storage device). In short, treat xvda1 exactly as you would sda1 on a regular PC.