How to Select a Method for Creating Logical Units in VMM
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager
You can use the following procedure to configure the preferred capacity allocation method for a managed storage array in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). This setting defines how new logical units are allocated when you rapid provision virtual machines by using SAN copy technology. You can either create new logical units by using snapshot capability or by using cloning capability.
|The storage array must support the selected allocation method, and have that functionality enabled on the array. Also, realize that this may require additional licensing from your storage vendor.|
To configure the allocation method for a storage array
Open the Fabric workspace.
In the Fabric pane, expand Storage, and then click Arrays.
On the Home tab, in the Show group, click Fabric Resources.
In the Arrays pane, right-click the array that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
In the Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
Under Storage array settings, click either of the following options, and then click OK:
Use snapshots (the default)
Clone logical units
- Use snapshots (the default)
ConceptsConfiguring Storage in VMM Overview
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