Serial Numbers

Serial numbers are generated in pools of 128 to 46656 elements. By default, the appliance has 46,000 serial numbers.

Screen component

Description

Enable Virtual

(Edit screen)

By default, virtual addresses and identifiers are enabled so server profiles will be configured with virtual addresses and identifiers.

Type

Generated or Custom

  • Generated is assigned during appliance setup. Serial numbers are prefixed with VCG.
  • For Custom, you define the starting and ending addresses. Serial numbers are prefixed with VCU.

There can be more than one of each type of pool; multiple autogenerated and custom pools.

Enabled

If you enable one or more virtual addresses or identifiers, a newly created server profile will be able to use them. When you disable virtual addresses, server profiles can only use physical addresses and identifiers.

Start

Starting address in the pool. When you enable virtual addresses or identifiers, the predefined range is selected. The predefined range is large and randomly generated to prevent conflicts between profiles created in different realms.

You can only assign a serial number with the prefix of VCU in order to prevent collisions with VCM and VCEM-defined ranges.

Example:
  • VCU97JK000 – VCU97JK35R is a range of 4096 serial numbers.
End

Ending identifier in the pool

Count

Total number of identifiers in the pool

Allocated

Number of identifiers in use

Available

Number of available identifiers remaining

Remove

Click X to remove that pool of identifiers and make them unavailable.

Add auto-generated

button

Generates a pool of 46656 identifiers. Button is available only when editing.

Add custom range

button

Generates a user-supplied pool of identifiers. Button is available only when editing.

Buttons

See Button functions for information about how buttons operate.

See also