Unity VSA Storage Pool Creation

Once you have deployed Unity VSA, as covered in the previous blog, you will need to create a storage pool if you want to serve out any storage.  I have listed the steps below.

Under the Storage Pool Section go to Pools. Select the + to start the “Create Pool Wizard”

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Name the Pool

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Assign a Tier to each Virtual Disk attached to the VSA. You have Extreme, Performance and Capacity.

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Select the Tiers you want in the Pool

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Select the Virtual Disk you want to add that are in the tiers you selected

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Specify if you want to create a VMware Capability Profile for the Pool. This is needed for VVOLS.

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Review

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The results of the pool creation will be displayed

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Summary of the Pool Created

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I will cover creating a NAS Server in my next post and then go into NFS creation and replication.