Managing VMAX storage systems

Creating thin pools

With the VMAX Adapter, ESI only supports provisioning disks from thin pools. Before creating, provisioning, and managing disks in ESI, you must create the thin pools with other EMC tools, such as the EMC Solutions Enabler SYMCLI or Unisphere for VMAX.

Creating and connecting disks

The VMAX Adapter enables you to use ESI to create disks for a VMAX host or cluster. You can change the drive letter and the path after the disk is created. To provision a LUN for a VMAX host or cluster, the VMAX system must be either locally connected to the host or to the cluster member nodes.

Adding hosts provides instructions for creating and connecting VMAX host disks with ESI.



Related links


 ESI Symmetrix VMAX Adapter overview

 ESI overview

 Adding VMAX storage systems

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