Add or edit SAN volume

Adding or editing volumes via a server profile is supported for ProLiant server blades, but is not supported for ProLiant rack mount servers

The properties displayed depend on whether the volume is a new or existing volume.

Screen component

Description

General

Type
Existing volume

Selecting Existing volume allows you to select one of the available private or shared volumes.

New volume

Selecting New volume allows you to create a SAN storage volume.

Name

Unique name of the storage volume.

If adding an existing volume, a list is displayed of volumes that are managed by the storage system. You can search the list by entering any characters contained in the volume name.

Description (New volume)

Enter a description for the volume. (Optional)

Scope

Controls the initial assignment of the created resource to scopes.

Users with create permissions that are restricted by scope must assign resources to one or more restrictive scopes to be able to manage a resource.

Users with create permissions that are not restricted by scope are not required to assign resources to a scope to be able to manage a resource. Users with no scope restrictions can assign any resource to any scope.

Volume template

The volume template associated with the volume, if any.

Filter templates by defined connections

Select to filter the list to display only the volume templates that are accessible from the connections defined in the server profile or server profile template.

Storage pool

The storage pool in which to create the volume.

Filter pools by defined connections

Select to filter the list to display only the storage pools that are accessible from the connections defined in the server profile or server profile template.

Boot

Indicates whether the volume is set as the boot volume associated with bootable connections. For configurations where a copy of the boot volume is maintained (using a feature such as 3PAR Peer Persistence), two volumes can be selected for boot (Primary and Secondary).

You cannot make Shared volumes bootable. A bootable storage volume must be set as Private.

LUN

Identifier that enables a server host OS to identify a SAN storage volume as a distinct device.

See About attaching SAN volumes to a server profile

Volume Properties (New volumes)

Capacity

The capacity (size) for the volume.

Sharing

The sharing setting for the volume.

Private

The volume can be used by only one server profile. Can be used to boot from SAN.

Shared

The volume can be used by more than one server profile.

Permanent

Enables the volume to be set as permanent.

A permanent volume is not deleted when the server profile is deleted.

A nonpermanent volume is tied to the server profile and is deleted when the server profile is deleted.

Data protection level (StoreVirtual storage volumes)

The RAID protection level for the storage volume.

Advanced

Provisioning

The provisioning type of the volume.

Thin

Starts with a small set of block storage that expands to fill the volume as the space is consumed.

Full
The volume consumes the full capacity when you create it.
Enable deduplication

You can enable deduplication on volumes that are thin provisioned and meet the storage system requirements.

Enable compression

You can enable compression on volumes that are thin provisioned and meet the storage system requirements.

Snapshot storage pool (StoreServ storage pools)

The snapshot storage pool for the volume.

Filter snapshot pools by defined connections

Select to filter the list to display only the snapshot pools that are accessible from the connections defined in the server profile or server profile template.

Storage Paths

Connection ID

Connection ID of the storage path.

The ID corresponds to the ID in the Connections section of the server profile. Storage paths are added in connection ID order.

Network

SAN network to which the storage system port is connected.

Storage Targets

Fibre Channel port on the storage system that processes SCSI commands sent by the server initiator.

Storage targets are created automatically or you can select from available target ports.

Enabled

Enables or disables the storage path. For StoreVirtual storage volumes, you can only enable or disable all storage paths at once.

X icon

Clicking the X icon removes the storage path from the server profile.

Add storage path button

Opens the Add Storage Path dialog if a connection is available in the server profile.

You access the button from when editing a volume attachment. when editing a volume attachment.

Remove all button

Removes all storage paths from the server profile.

You access the button from when editing a volume attachment. when editing a volume attachment.