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Add and Claim Storage on Production SRN in a Manual Site

Updated by Anshul Arora on Feb 06, 2018
Article Code: dr66

Article Overview

This article explains how to attach storage on a single SRN in DCC Foundation. After the SRN has been registered with the SafeHaven Console, the next step is to attach storage to it before creating Protection Groups.

NOTE: For ease of management and troubleshooting it is recommended that the user creates one Storage Pool per Protection Group.


  1. Access to the Production SRN in DCC-Foundation.
  2. Access to the SafeHaven Cluster


This article assumes that the user has already registered the SRN within the SafeHaven Console and wants to add storage to the SRN before creating Protection Groups.

Add storage to the Production SRN in DCC Foundation

  1. Login to DCC portal. Confirm the Storage requirements for the Production Server (in this case Windows). Click the production VM, and go to Hardware tab to see the total provisioned storage. Based on the Production Server O.S. Type and Storage Requirements, calculate the amount of storage that needs to be added.

  2. Click the SRN you want to add storage to, and go to Hardware tab.

  3. Click Add. Enter the amount of storage. click Ok

  4. This successfully adds a hard disk to the SRN.

Add storage to the Production SRN in Hyper-V

  1. Right click the SRN VM, and click Settings.
  2. Click on SCSI Controller on the left, select Hard Drive and click Add.
  3. Select Virtual hard disk, and click New.
  4. At the first page of the wizard, click Next.
  5. For disk format, select VHDX. Click Next.
  6. Select Fixed size for best IO performance.
  7. Enter a Name and the Location where the disk will be stored. Click Next.
  8. Enter the Size of the disk. Please refer to Storage Requirements KB article to calculate the amount of storage needed on the SRN. Click Next.
  9. Click Finish.

NOTE: There is no need to allocate storage for the SRN on AWS. Depending on the size of your Protection Group, SafeHaven will automatically create the EBS volumes to meet the requirements.

Claim storage pool on Production SRN

  1. Once the storage has been attached to the SRN, the next step is to login to the SafeHaven Console.

  2. Go to the Navigation Tree and select the Production SRN. In the Properties Panel select Claim Storage Pool.
    NOTE: If you don't see a device listed click on Rescan in order to force a rescan of the SCSI bus on the SRN.

  3. If this is the first storage device you are claiming, then select the Storage Device you want to claim and select Create a New Storage Pool for the Device. Fill in the Storage Pool Name and click Claim.

  4. Depending on the protection group architecture, the user can claim another disk following a similar procedure and can either Create a new Storage Pool or Add to an existing Storage Pool.

Video Tutorial

For Windows Protection Group, Next Step is to Create Windows Protection Group, Install LRA and Start Replication

For Linux Protection Group, Next Step is to Create Linux Protection Group