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Add and Claim Storage on Production SRN in VMWare

Updated by Anshul Arora on Jan 11, 2018
Article Code: dr87

Article Overview

This article explains how to attach storage on a single SRN in VMWare. 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.

Requirements

  1. Access to the Production SRN in VMWare
  2. Access to the SafeHaven Cluster

Assumptions

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 CenturyLink Cloud

  1. Login to VMWare Vcenter. Confirm the Storage requirements for the Production Server (in this case Windows). Right click the VM, and click Edit Settings 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. In the Navigation Tree, right click the SRN you want to add storage to, and click Edit Settings.

  3. Click Add, and select Hard Disk. click Next

  4. Select Create a new virtual disk, and click Next

  5. Enter the disk size, select Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed, then select Store with the virtual machine. Click Next.

  6. Keep the default Virtual Device Node, that is SCSI(0:1). Click Next.

  7. Click Finish, then click Ok on the main edit settings window. This successfully adds a hard disk to the SRN..

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 for CenturyLink Cloud 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