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Configuring a Disk Network Storage Pool With Global Storage

You can configure a disk network storage pool with global storage from the CommCell Console.

Optionally, you can configure a disk network storage pool from the command line. For more information, see Creating Disk Network Storage Pool Using Command Line.

About this Task

The configuration wizard automatically creates the following entities as soon as the storage pool is configured:

  • Creates a disk library
  • Creates a mount path

In addition, if a client computer group is associated with the storage pool, all the MediaAgents in the client computer group is automatically shared across the mount paths available in the library, with Read access.

Gather Disk Storage Pool Data

Required Information

Details

Storage Pool Name

Name of the storage pool.

For example: storagepool-disk001

Storage

Name of an available disk library with which the storage pool should be associated.

Create Local

Click to create a disk library using a local path.

Create Network

Click to create a disk library using a network path.

Client Group

Client group associated with the storage pool. (optional)

Note: When a new MediaAgent is added to the client group, then it is automatically shared.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand to Storage Resources > Storage Pools.
  2. Right-click the Storage Pools and click Disk.
  3. The Create New Storage Pool Wizard opens. Follow the instructions in the wizard and use the data that was already gathered.

    In the Enable deduplication on Storage pool page, clear the Enable deduplication check box.

  4. Click Finish to create a disk network storage pool.

    The new storage pool appears under the Storage Pools node.

Result

After the configuration the following entities will be available in the CommCell Console:

  • A disk library will be created and displayed under the Storage node in the disk network storage pool node in the CommCell Console.
  • If a client group was selected, then all the MediaAgents in the client group are automatically shared across the mount paths available in the library, with Read access, using one of the following transport types:
    • For mount paths with a Network path, the MediaAgents are shared as a network path using the Regular transport type.
    • For mount paths with a Local path, the MediaAgents are shared using the Data Server-IP transport type.

What to Do Next

Last modified: 11/21/2019 9:19:34 PM