Add Storage System

IP address or host name

Host name, IPv4 address, or IPv6 address of the storage system.

Data type:

A maximum of 255 alphanumeric characters, and the special characters hyphen (-), period (.), and underscore (_)

  • systemname
  • systemname.domainname
  • IPv4:
  • IPv6:


User name

User name with access to the storage system.


For HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems, a minimum user role of Edit is required for all domains of the storage system. The basic_edit role is not sufficient.


Password associated with the user name you are using to access the storage system.

Connect button

Click to connect to the storage system.

General (available after you connect to a storage system)


Name of the storage system.


Model of the storage system.

Serial number

Serial number of the storage system.

Storage domain (StoreServ only)

Select the storage system domain that contains the pool or pools you want to add. A pool is also known as a Common Provisioning Group (CPG).


The appliance discovers only the domains in which pools have been created. Use the storage system software to create storage pools in the domain.

Storage Pools (available after you select a storage domain) (StoreServ only)


Name of the storage pool

Drive type

Type of drives available in the storage pool. Can be FC (Fibre Channel), NL (Nearline), or SSD (solid-state drive).

Free space

Free space available in the storage pool


RAID level of the storage pool, can be RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, or RAID6

X icon

Deselect the check box to remove the storage pool association with the storage system on the appliance

Remove all button

Removes all storage pools from association with the storage system on the appliance

Storage System Ports (available after you select a storage domain) (3PAR StoreServ and HPE Nimble)


Port number


A label to identify the port


The protocol of the port. Can be FC for Fibre Channel or Ethernet

Expected SAN/Network

The SAN or network to which you want to connect the storage system port.

Actual SAN

The network to which the storage system port is connected.


The menu list displays the configured uplinks.

Port Group

The port group the storage port belongs to, otherwise, the default is Auto, which selects a port group automatically.

You can use port groups to specify a set of storage ports to be used when you attach a volume to a server profile.

You can create, select, and deselect port groups from this screen.

Partner Port

Port number of the partner port.


See Button functions for information about how buttons operate.