- Storage system inventory
You can view summaries of storage systems configured in your UCP Advisor environment and manage storage system resources.
- Provisioning a datastore
You can provision a new Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastore to create a logical container of your virtual machines. 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 hosts 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.
- Attaching a datastore
You can attach an existing datastore to one or more new hosts inside a cluster or datacenter.
- Detaching a datastore
You can detach a datastore from one or more hosts. After a datastore is detached from a host, it is no longer available to that host.
- Remounting a datastore
After a datastore has been detached from all hosts, it will not be visible in the Attach Datastore wizard. To make this datastore available in the Attach Datastore wizard, you must remount the datastore.
- 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.