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Managing storage pools

Actions can be performed on a storage pool, storage block, or storage controller. The actions available vary depending on the storage pool's state.

Storage controller actions

To perform an action on a specific storage controller, either open the Hardware page in the Ignite management console and click "..." beside the storage controller, or click on the storage controller and click Actions. storage_controller_actions.PNGstorage_controller_actions2.PNG

Connect to console

  • Cloudistics will create a secure VNC connection to the selected controller and open the console in a new window.

Restart storage controller service

  • The Cloudistics storage controller service will be restarted. While it is restarting, instances may become unresponsive.

 

Storage block actions

To perform an action on a specific storage block, open the Hardware page in the Ignite management console and click "..." beside the storage block. storage_block_actions.PNG

Power Off

  1. Select Power off from the drop-down menu.
  2. Review the list of application instances that will be affected when the storage pool is powered off. Select shut down or force shut down for each instance.
  3. Click continue.

Restart

  1. Select Restart from the drop-down menu.
  2. Review the list of application instances that will be affected when the storage pool is restarted. Select shut down or force shut down for each instance.
  3. Click Continue.

Power On

  • Select Power on from the drop-down menu. The storage pool will immediately power on.

Renaming a storage block

  1. Select Rename from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter a new name for the storage block.
    • Note: The new name must be unique across all storage blocks in your Cloudistics environment.
  3. Click Update.

Reset manager password

The manager password is used to log into the storage controllers via VNC console or SSH.

  1. Select Reset manager password from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter a new password.
  3. Click Reset password.

The updated password is pushed to the physical storage. Hardware passwords are not stored in Cloudistics.

Remove from the storage pool

  1. Select Remove from the storage pool from the drop-down menu.
    • Note: A storage block can only be removed from a storage pool if all application instances using the storage pool are deleted.
  2. Click Remove from the storage pool.

 

Storage pool actions

To perform an action on a specific storage pool, click the storage pool in the left-hand column of the Ignite management console to open the Storage Pool Overview page, and then click Actions. storage_pool_actions.PNG

Renaming a storage pool

  1. Select Rename from the Actions drop-down menu.
  2. Enter a new name for the storage pool.
    • Note: The new name must be unique across all storage pools in your Cloudistics environment.
  3. Click Update.

Add storage blocks

  1. Select Add storage blocks from the Actions drop-down menu.
  2. Select the storage block you want to add to the storage pool. A storage block can only belong to one storage pool.
  3. Click Add storage block.

Connect to a migration zone

  1. Select Connect to migration zone from the Actions drop-down menu.
  2. Select the migration zone you want to connect to the storage pool.
  3. Click Connect migration zone.

Delete a storage pool

  1. Select Delete storage pool from the Actions drop-down menu.
    • Note: A storage pool can only be deleted if all application instances using the storage pool are deleted
  2. Click Delete Storage Pool.

Disconnect from a migration zone

  1. On the Storage Pool Overview page, click the Resources & Connectivity tab.
  2. Click Disconnect beside the migration zone. disconnect_storage_pool_from_mz.PNG
  3. Review the list of application instances that will be affected when the storage pool is restarted. Select shut down or force shut down for each instance. These instances cannot be started again until the storage pool is re-connected to the migration zone, or the instances are re-configured to run in a migration zone to which the storage pool is connected.
  4. Click Continue.

 

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