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How to Allocate Storage Logical Units to a Host Group in VMM

 

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 allocate storage logical units to a host group in the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) console. After you make the logical units available to a host group, if servers that are running Hyper-V are configured to access the storage, you can assign the logical units to servers that are running Hyper-V and host clusters that reside in the host group and any child host groups.

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You can also allocate logical units to a host group through the host group properties.

Before you begin this procedure, ensure that:

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 where the management scope includes the target host group.

To allocate logical units to a host group

  1. Open the Fabric workspace.

  2. In the Fabric pane, click Storage.

  3. On the Home tab, click Allocate Capacity to open the Allocate Storage Capacity dialog box.

  4. In the Host groups list, click the host group to which you want to allocate storage capacity.

    Total and available storage capacity information is displayed for the host group. This information includes the total and available capacity for both local and remote storage, and total and available allocated storage.

  5. To allocate logical units to the host group, click Allocate Logical Units to open the Allocate Logical Units dialog box.

  6. Optionally, select the Display as available only storage arrays that are visible to any host in the host group check box.

  7. For each logical unit that you want to add, under Available logical units, click a logical unit that you want to allocate to the host group, and then click Add.

  8. When you are finished, click OK.

After you have allocated logical units to a host group, you can assign logical units to servers that are running Hyper-V and host clusters in the host group that can access the storage array. For more information, see the topics How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host in VMM and How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host Cluster in VMM.

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