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Abiquo 2.6

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To manage a datacenter's external storage, go to the Infrastructure View by clicking the Image Removed Image Added button at the top of the main screen, select the datacenter in the list, and click the Image Removed Image Added button to view the Datacenter detail. Click the Storage tab to manage the external storage infrastructure.

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Add, Edit and Delete Persistent Storage Devices

The first step in working with persistent storage is to create a Storage Device. A storage device provides access to the storage technology so you can configure the Management and Service networks that the cloud nodes will use to access it. You can manage storage devices with the buttons located in the lower left corner of the storage screen, beneath the storage devices list.

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Add a storage device.

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Remove a storage device.

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Edit the selected storage device.

Click the Image Removed Image Added button, select Storage Device, and complete this form:

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Create a Generic iSCSI Storage Device

Click Image RemovedImage Added and complete the form to create a storage device, selecting GENERIC_iSCSI storage technology:

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Storage Pools

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Add storage pools.

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Remove storage pools.

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Update storage pool information.

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Edit the selected storage pool.

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To add Storage Pools to your infrastructure, click the Image Removed Image Added, and select the option "storage pool" from the drop-down list.

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To modify a Storage Pool, select it and click the Image Removed Image Added button to open the Edit form. You cannot modify the name of the Storage Pool because it is already defined. You can change the tier of all types of storage. You can also set the usable percentage of a pool, as well a the maximum number of volumes in the pool.

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To remove a storage pool, first remove all of the volumes within it. Then select the pool in the list and click the Image Removed Image Added button to remove it.

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The Tiers tab contains the default tiers in Abiquo. You cannot add or remove Tiers, but you can change the tier name and enable/disable the required tiers. Select a Tier and click the Image Removed Image Added button to edit it.

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GUI Managing Storage Service Levels
GUI Managing Storage Service Levels

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To add a pre-existing generic iSCSI volume, open your datacenter and generic iSCSI storage device. Then click the Image Removed Image Added button below the Volume list and complete the form. Note that many storage systems will automatically generate a LUN of 0 by default.

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