Volumes

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Volumes Node

A left click on ‘Volumes’ node displays all the mounted volumes, including the StorSimple volumes, local volumes, and any other third-party volumes discovered through the iSCSI initiator.

 

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The StorSimple Volumes are defined by:

 

  • Name– is the drive letter assigned to each of the discovered volumes.
     
  • Appliance – will be defined for all StorSimple appliances connected to MMC UI host and refers to the IP address of the StorSimple appliance (for one of the data ports as configured via the Setup Wizard).

 

  • Appliance Volume Name – is the volume name defined in the StorSimple web UI for that particular volume.

 

  • Access Path(s)– is the drive letter or mount point by which the volume is accessible on the host.

 

  • Offline – describes whether the given volume is connected to the network or not. This field is set through the web UI on the appliance under ‘General’ tab when configuring the Volumes. On the MMC UI, this field should typically never be true.

 

  • Volume Serial Number (VSN) – is a number assigned to the volumes. This number is typically determined by the date on the current computer when the volume was formatted. This feature is helpful in ascertaining if a volume is present or not, and to detect if the given volume was exchanged for another one.

 

 Note: All StorSimple volumes are auto discovered once you are connected through iSCSI to the StorSimple appliance.  If the volumes do not appear, click the ‘Refresh’ link in the Actions Pane.

 

This page also discusses the following functions associated with the 'Volumes' node -

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Deleting a Volume

The user can delete a volume from the Volumes container, which deletes it from the Web UI.  The user is presented with a Confirmation dialog to proceed with the deletion. Clicking on Accept will now delete the selected volume.   

 

 Note: A volume can only be deleted if it is not a part of any volume group.

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Rescan or Refresh a Volume

You can right-click on Volumes and choose to refresh the volume list or rescan for new volumes. Choosing this option will synch up with the appliance. The same can be achieved through re-launching the MMC Snap-in.  A right-click on a selected volume will allow you to refresh the list of volumes displayed when the 'Volume' node is selected.

 

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