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Powervault MDSM guide

Setup and Connection:

* Open PowerVault MDSM

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* Add new array manually - specify management IP addresses of each controller (default = 192.168.129.101 & 192.128.129.102). Give the array a name (eg: NFS01)

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* Once added, connect to array * Do not automatically configure array when prompted (select No)

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Creating Disk Group:

* Select “Storage & Copy Services” tab, then right click on “Total Unconfigured Capacity”, select “Create Disk Group” * Click Next, then give the Disk Group a name (eg: NFS_GROUP_01), then select Manual (Advanced), then Next.

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* Select correct RAID level from drop down (RAID 6 recommended), then select all but the last disk on left panel and add to right panel. (Last disk will be a hot spare)

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* Click “Calculate Capacity”, then Finish

Creating Virtual Disk:

* After completing last step, when prompted to create Virtual Disk, Select Yes. Otherwise right click on “Free Capacity” and select “Create Virtual Disk…”

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* In the capacity field, copy the amount from the “Free Capacity” shown above. * Name the VD, (eg: NFS_VD_01). Select “Map Later” from the drop down. Make sure “I/O Characteristics” is set to File system (typical). Click Finish

Creating Hot Spare:

* Select “Hardware” from top bar, then “Hot Spare Coverage…”, then select “View/Change current coverage”

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* Click the disk group you just created on the left panel, then “Assign…” * The last disk that we did not assign to the disk drop should be available and selected, click “Ok”. The Hot Spare Summary should read: “Standby: 1”

Host Mapping

Click on host mapping tab, right click on “Default Group” and select “Add Group”.

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Right click on the created group and select “Add host”.

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/var/www/wiki/data/pages/acelab/pv_setup.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/30 14:14 by smasoka