Creating shared folders

To create one or more shared folders for file storage systems:

  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 file systems), select File View from the Switch View list box in the center pane.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Create Shared Folder.

    The Create Shared Folder wizard appears.

  4. Select a file storage pool and then click Next.

  5. In the Shared Folder Setting page, set details for the shared folder or folders and then click Next.



    Shared Folder Count

    Number of shared folders to create

    Sequence Number

    The first number to append to the name for the first folder

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


    Name of the shared folder or folders


    Path to the shared folder or folders


    Size and unit of measurement for each folder

    Service Node

    Service node for the folder or folders

    Provision Type

    Select eitherThick or Thin

    Stop provisioning new shared folders when error occurs

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

  1. In the Review Input Parameters page, review the storage pool and shared folder 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 shared folder, an error message appears along with options to resume or roll back the process. After you resolve the error, 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 shared folder or folders appear in Shared Folders.


Related links


 Creating shared folder pools

 ESI overview

 Viewing shared folders

 Home window

 Viewing shared folder pools


 Deleting shared folders


 Deleting shared folder pools


 Adding storage systems


 Removing storage systems