- Storage device inventory
You can manage storage systems configured in your UCP Advisor environment.
- Provisioning a datastore
You can provision a new Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastore to create a logical container of your virtual machines. You can create, expand, mount, unmount, and delete datastores. When creating a datastore,
UCP Advisor automatically creates an associated LU that must be removed when a datastore is deleted.
- Expanding a datastore
You can expand a datastore to increase the allocated capacity.
- Mounting and unmounting a datastore
You can specify the ESXi host(s) on which to mount or unmount a datastore.
- Deleting a datastore
You can delete a datastore to remove it from an ESXi host or cluster.
- Creating a parity group
You can create parity groups for a set of physical drives that configure RAID in a storage system. A logical storage area extracted from a parity group is used as an LDEV (basic volume) that is used for allocation to hosts.
- Deleting a parity group
You can delete parity groups when they are no longer needed.
- 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 storage pool
You can create a storage pool with associated parity groups.
- Expanding a storage pool
You can expand a storage pool and increase its capacity.
- Deleting a storage pool
You can delete storage pools from a storage system.
- Reviewing storage ports
You can display ports and their current status when managing storage systems.
- Creating a host group
You can create host groups for an ESXi host.
- Presenting a logical unit to a host group
You can present a logical unit to a host group.
- Unpresenting a logical unit from a host group
You can unpresent a logical unit from a host group.
- Presenting a LUN to a VMware ESXi host
You can present a logical unit to an ESXi host and storage host group.
- Unpresenting a LUN from a VMware ESXi host
You can unpresent a logical unit so that it is no longer visible to a VMware ESXi host or other host groups.
- Adding a WWN to a host group
You can add a WWN to an existing host group.
- Removing a WWN from a host group
You can remove a host from an existing host group.
- Deleting a host group
You can delete a host group when it is no longer required.
- Reviewing resource groups
You can review a list of resource groups for a selected storage system. A resource group is a collection of resources that are grouped by one or more system resource types that include storage system, parity groups, pools, LDEV IDs, and storage ports.