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  Managing VMAX This chapter contains the following sections: ã  Summary of Steps, page 1 ã  VMAX Management, page 2 ã  Thin Pools, page 2 ã  Data Devices, page 3 ã  Thin Devices, page 4 ã  Meta Devices, page 6 ã  Initiator Groups, page 7 ã  Storage Groups, page 8 ã  Port Groups, page 10 ã  Masking Views, page 11 Summary of Steps Step 1  Add the EMC VMAX account(s).After adding your account, you have a populated inventory for all reports, including drill-down reports for maskingviews, thin pools, initiator groups, port groups, storage groups, and devices. Step 2  Manage the needed pools, groups, devices and views:a) Create the thin pools. b) Create all devices: data devices, thin devices, and meta devices.c) Create the initiator groups.d) Create the storage groups.e) Create the port groups.f) Associate FAST policies with the storage groups.g) Add devices to the storage groups. Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 4.0 OL-30146-021  h) Create the masking views. VMAX Management In a Cisco UCS Director EMC VMAX account you manage the following pools, groups, devices, and views: ã  Thin pools  —  Create/delete, expand, bind/unbind, and view details ã  Devices  —  data devices, thin devices, and meta devices ã  Initiator groups  —  Create/delete, rename, add/remove initiator, replace initiator, set override flags, andview details ã  Storage groups  —  Create/delete, rename, add/remove device, associate/disassociate FAST policy, andview details ã  Port groups  —  Create/delete, rename, add/remove port, and view details ã  Masking views  —  Create/delete, rename, and view details Thin Pools A new thin pool requires a unique name.Click buttons on the  Thin Pools  tab for the following actions: DescriptionButton Name Create a thin pool. Create Expand a thin pool. Expand Bind a thin pool. Bind Unbind a thin pool. Unbind View detailed reports on a thin pool. View Details Delete a thin pool. Delete  Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 4.02OL-30146-02 Managing VMAXVMAX Management  Creating A Thin Pool An EMC VMAX thin pool is a collection of data devices that provide storage capacity for thin devices. Step 1  Click   Physical  and choose  Storage . Step 2  On the  Storage  pane, choose the VMAX data center. Step 3  Click the  Systems  tab. Step 4  In the  Systems  list, choose the Data Center. Step 5  Click   View Details . Step 6  Click the  Thin Pools  tab. Step 7  Click   Create . Step 8  In the  Create Thin Pool  dialog box, enter a name in the  Thin Pool Name  field. Step 9  Click   Submit . Data Devices A Symmetrix device is either a data device or a thin device.The  Data Devices  tab provides the following actions: DescriptionButton Name Create a data device. Create Delete a data device. Delete View detailed reports on a data device. View Details Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 4.0 OL-30146-023Managing VMAXCreating A Thin Pool  Creating a Data Device Step 1  Click   Physical  and choose  Storage . Step 2  On the  Storage  pane, choose the VMAX system. Step 3  Click the  Systems  tab. Step 4  In the  Systems  list, choose the Data Center. Step 5  Click   View Details . Step 6  Click the  Data Devices  tab. Step 7  Click   Create . Step 8  In the  Create Data Device  dialog box, complete the following fields: Step 9DescriptionName The data device count. Device Count  fieldThe capacity, in gigabytes. Capacity (GB)  fieldChoose the  Emulation  type for the data device. Emulation  drop-down listChoose the  Configuration  for the data device. Configuration  fieldThe disk group name. Disk Group  field Step 10  Click   Submit .  What to Do Next You can select a device and click   View Details  to see the drill-down report. Thin Devices A Symmetrix device is either a thin device or a data device.The maximum size of a VMAX thin device (TDEV) is ~240 GB.If you want to create a TDEV greater than this size, combine TDEVs to form a meta device. Each TDEVcan be part of only one meta device. Note The  Thin Devices  tab provides the following actions:  Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 4.04OL-30146-02 Managing VMAXCreating a Data Device
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