Creating SCSI disks

Note: The SCSI disk option is not available for VMAX storage systems when provisioning storage to virtual machines.

To create one or more SCSI disks after adding a host:

  1. In the left pane of the ESI window, select the host.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Create Disk.

  3. The Create Disk wizard appears.

  4. Select SCSI Disk as the disk type, and then click Next.

  5. In the Storage System page, verify the information, and then click Next.

  6. In the Storage Pool page, select the storage pool, and then click Next.

  7. In the New LUN page appears, set the details for the new disk or disks, and then click Next.




Name of the disk or disks


Description for the disk or disks


Size and unit of measurement for each disk

Service Node

Storage processor that hosts the disk or disks

Provision Type

Select either Thick or Thin

  1. In the Disk Preparation Settings page, set the details for the disk or disks, and then click Next.



Partition Type

Type of partition to be created, either MBR (Master Boot Record) or GPT (GUID Partition Table)

Volume Size

Disk volume size in MB

File System

  • Partition Type of MBR: Either NTFS (New Technology File System) or FAT32 (File Allocation Table 32 bit)

  • Partition Type of GPT: NTFS, the only available choice

Allocation Unit Size

Size of the allocation unit measured in bytes

Volume Label

Label for the volume

Drive letter or mount path

Drive letter or a mount path for the disk or disks

  1. In the Review Input Parameters page, review the settings, and then click Next to confirm them.

  1. In the Progress page, click Next.

Note: Click More Information for more progress details. If a problem occurs while you are creating a disk, an error message appears along with options to resume or roll back the process. After the error is resolved, click Resume to resume the process. Click Rollback to revert to the previously executed step.

  1. In the Summary page, click Finish.

  2. The disk or disks appear in the list of Host Disks for the specific host and in the LUNs list under Storage Systems.


Related links


 Creating disks

 ESI overview

 Creating disks for virtual machines

 Home window

 Creating virtual disks


 Creating pass-through SCSI disks


 Viewing host disks


 Connecting disks


 Disconnecting disks


 Deleting disks


 Expanding disks