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Selecting the Appliance node will display the ‘Add’ option in the Actions Pane. Clicking on ‘Add’ will display the New Appliance Configuration dialog:

 

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Supply the IP address of the appliance (IP of one of the data ports as configured via Setup Wizard) and click on ‘Check’. This will verify whether or not the appliance is available. If the appliance is not available for any reason, then the user is notified and can cancel out of this dialog.

 

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If the appliance is available, proceed to ‘Accept’. The added appliance will show up in the Results Pane and type field shows as ‘Configured’.

When the appliance is added as described above, its associated volume groups and backups if any are also imported. Any policies that existed on the appliance are not imported. Only those volume groups are imported that have associated backup. The imported groups do not show up by default.

If you wish to see the imported volume groups and backups, access the context menu for the top-level 'local host' and choose the 'Toggle Imports display'. The imported volumes groups and associated backups will now be visible.

 

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The imported volume groups are easily distinguished (as opposed to the ones created in the MMC UI itself) in the UI as a suffix is added to each indicating the appliance from which they were imported.

 

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If you wish to hide the imported volume groups and backups, access the context menu for the top-level ‘local host’ and choose the ‘Toggle Imports Display’ again. You will be notified that the imported volume groups and backups are now hidden.

 

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The Scope Pane updates and the imported volume groups and backups are no longer visible.

 

Note.png Note: Volumes are not automatically created on import. If the user chooses to restore a volume or clone one from a backup run, then he needs to establish an iSCSI connection. The desired volume will then surface and can be mounted.

 

Note.png Note: When a Volume Group is imported; a check is made for associated volumes. If present, the volumes will be used and appear in the Volume Group (after being discovered via iSCSI, initialized and formatted). If empty, it is up to the user to configure it at their discretion.

 

Note.png Note: Policies are not imported when an appliance is added. All the policies must be created by the user on the host.

 

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