How to Create Storage Classifications in VMM


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

You can use the following procedure to create storage classifications in 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.

    System_CAPS_ICON_note.jpg Note

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

    GOLDStorage pool based on solid-state drives (SSDs) that delivers high performance for I/O intensive applications
    SILVERFibre Channel Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage (RAID 5)
    BRONZEiSCSI Serial ATA (SATA) storage (RAID 5)

Configuring Storage in VMM