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Managing logical units

You can provision, expand, and delete logical units (LUs) and present them to VMware ESXi hosts from the Logical Units tab shown below.

Creating a logical unit

You can create a logical unit on the storage system that an ESXi server or virtual machine can use for I/O operations.

  1. On the Logical Units tab, click Create Logical Unit. The Create Logical Unit box appears where you can enter the relevant details.

  2. Specify the following:

    • Name: Enter the name of the LU for easy identification.
    • Storage Pool: Select a storage pool to create the LU.
    • Size: Specify the size of LU.
  3. Click Submit.

Expanding and deleting a logical unit

You can expand a logical unit to increase storage capacity that can be assigned to a host.

Procedure

  1. On the Logical Units tab, select a logical unit from the list.

  2. Click the Expand Logical Unit icon.

  3. Displays the following:

    • Name: Name of the logical unit.
    • Logical Unit ID: Specifies the logical unit ID.
    • Size: Enter the additional size for the logical unit.
  4. Click Submit.

    To delete a logical unit, select the logical unit in the listing, click on the Delete Logical Unit icon, then confirm the deletion.

Deleting a logical unit

You can delete a logical unit.

  1. On the Logical Units tab, select a logical unit for deletion.

  2. Click the Delete Logical Unit icon to mark the logical unit for deletion.

  3. Verify the selected logical unit for deletion, then click Yes.

Creating multiple logical units

You can create multiple logical units to create datastores on ESXi hosts.

  1. From the Actions menu, select LUN > Create Multiple LUNs.

  2. Select a storage system and storage pool.

  3. Specify the number of LUs, LU name prefix, initial LU number, and LU size.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Click Finish.

Deleting multiple logical units

You can remove selected logical units from all accessible hosts.

  1. From the Actions menu, select LUN > Delete Multiple LUNs.

  2. Select a storage system.

  3. Select the logical units to delete.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Verify the logical unit(s) details in the "Summary Information" page and click Finish.