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How to Create Storage Classifications in VMM

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

You can use the following procedure to create storage classifications in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Storage classifications enable you to assign user-defined storage classifications to discovered storage pools, typically by quality of service (QoS). For example, you could assign a classification of GOLD to storage pools that have the highest performance and availability.

Account requirements   To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrator user role or a member of the Delegated Administrator user role.

To create storage classifications

  1. Open the Fabric workspace.

  2. In the Fabric pane, expand Storage, right-click Classification and Pools, and then click Create Classification.

  3. In the New Classification dialog box, enter a name and description for each classification that you want to create. Click Add to add each newly created classification.

    As an example, you can create the following classifications.

    noteNote
    This information is provided only as an example. Use classifications and descriptions that make sense for your environment.

     

    Name Description

    GOLD

    Storage pool based on solid-state drives (SSDs) that delivers high performance for I/O intensive applications

    SILVER

    Fibre Channel Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage (RAID 5)

    BRONZE

    iSCSI Serial ATA (SATA) storage (RAID 5)

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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