Creating LUNs

To create one or more LUNs after a block-based storage system is added:

  1. In the left pane of the ESI window, select the storage system.

  2. For storage systems that support both block and file protocols, such as VNX and VNXe, select Block View from the Switch View list box in the center pane.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Create LUN.

The Create LUN wizard appears.

  1. Select a storage pool, and then click Next.

  2. In the New LUN page, set details for the new LUN or LUNs, and then click Next.



LUN Count

Number of LUNs to be created

Sequence Number

First number to append to the name for the first LUN

Note: For example, to create three LUNs with the appended numbers 15, 16, and 17, type 3 in the LUN Count field and type 15 in the Sequence Number field.


Name of the LUN or LUNs


Description of the LUN or LUNs


Size and unit of measurement for each LUN

Service Node

Storage processor that hosts the LUN or LUNs

Provision Type

Select either Thick or Thin

Stop provisioning new LUNs when error occurs

To stop creating new LUNs if an error occurs during the process

  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 LUN, 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 new LUN or LUNs appear in the LUNs list for the specific storage system.


Related links


 Expanding LUNs

 ESI overview

 Viewing LUNs

 Home window

 Deleting LUNs


 Viewing storage pools


 Viewing registered hosts


 Viewing masked LUNs


 Viewing storage groups


 Viewing service nodes


 Adding storage systems


 Removing storage systems