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Array Management Window Help
Storage arrays
Storage concepts tutorial
What steps do I take to configure my storage array?
Using the storage management software
Storage array environment
How do I allocate my capacity?
Tips and examples for allocating capacity
Configuring your storage array
Planning your storage array configuration
Storage array password protection
Changing or setting an administrator password or a monitor password for your storage array
Entering an administrator password or a monitor password for your storage array
View options
Viewing a storage array profile
Viewing storage array capacity
Viewing storage array logical components and associated physical components
Viewing the storage array mappings
Viewing the physical associations
Viewing storage array connections
Viewing operations in progress
Viewing battery backup information
Locate options
Locating a storage array
Configuration options
Using the Automatic Configuration Wizard
Automatic Configuration Wizard: Introduction
Automatic Configuration Wizard: Choose configuration
Automatic Configuration Wizard: Create your own configuration
Automatic Configuration Wizard: Preview
Saving a storage array configuration
Loading a storage array configuration
Premium feature options
Using a trial version of a premium feature
Enabling premium features
Disabling premium features
Viewing premium features
Obtaining a feature key file
Enabling the features pack
What happens when the storage array reboots?
Recovery Guru
Recovering from storage array problems
Recovery Guru procedures reference
Performance Monitor
Learn about Performance Monitor
Interpreting Performance Monitor data
Real-time graphical Performance Monitor
Viewing real-time graphical Performance Monitor data
Customizing the Performance Monitor dashboard
Specifying performance metrics
Real-time textual Performance Monitor
Viewing real-time textual Performance Monitor
Saving real-time textual performance data
Background Performance Monitor
Starting and stopping background Performance Monitor
Viewing information about the current background Performance Monitor session
Viewing current background Performance Monitor data
Saving the current background Performance Monitor data
Viewing saved background Performance Monitor data
What are invalid objects in the Performance Monitor?
Change options
Renaming a storage array
Changing or setting an administrator password or a monitor password for your storage array
Changing the cache settings of the storage array
Changing the default host type of a storage array
Changing the failover alert delay
Changing the tray ID
Setting the tray components
Changing the tray order in the physical pane
Changing the battery settings
Resetting the battery age
Smart battery settings
Setting the storage array controller clocks
When should I synchronize my controller clocks?
Powering on or powering off
Stopping host I/O
Powering off the storage array
Powering on the storage array
Host mappings
Define options
Defining a host group
Defining a host
Using the Define Host Wizard
Define Host Wizard: Introduction
Define Host Wizard: Specify host port identifiers
Define Host Wizard: Specify host type
Define Host Wizard: Preview
Define Host Wizard: Host group question
Define Host Wizard: Specify host group
Using the Storage Partitioning Wizard
Storage Partitioning Wizard: Introduction
Storage Partitioning Wizard: Select host group or host
Storage Partitioning Wizard: Maximum storage partitions used
Storage Partitioning Wizard: Select volume/LUNs
Storage partitioning tutorial
Defining additional mappings
Change options
Changing a mapping
Changing the host operating system on an individual host port
Moving a host from one host group to another host group
Removing a host, a host group, or a mapping
Renaming a host group or a host
Removing an access volume mapping
Restricted mappings
Host port identifiers
Adding a host port identifier
Editing a host port identifier
Removing a host port identifier
Replacing a host port identifier
Disk pools
Learn about disk pools and disk pool volumes
Creating a disk pool (not automatically)
Automatic disk pool configuration
Adding unassigned drives to a disk pool
Removing drives (capacity) from a disk pool
Is there a limit on the number of drives I can remove?
Deleting a disk pool
Locating a disk pool
Renaming a disk pool
Changing the controller ownership of a disk pool
Configuring the preservation capacity of a disk pool
Configuring the alert notifications for a disk pool
Changing the modification priority of a disk pool
Secure disk pools
Why would I want to manually configure a disk pool?
What does the mixed indication mean in the details?
Why would I want to reserve free capacity?
What types of volumes will be created?
Why aren't all unassigned drives listed?
Consequences of changing the Quality of Service attributes of a disk pool
Why are remaining capacity alerts important?
Volume groups
Locating a volume group
Using the Create Volume Group Wizard
Create Volume Group Wizard: Introduction
Create Volume Group Wizard: Volume group name & drive selection
Create Volume Group Wizard: RAID level and capacity
Create Volume Group Wizard: Manual drive selection
Choosing an appropriate drive type
Change options
Changing the controller ownership of a volume group or a volume
Changing the RAID level of a volume group
Adding free capacity to a volume group
Deleting a volume group
Renaming a volume group
Secure volume groups
Viewing the volume group properties
Clearing a volume group
Migrating volume groups
Exporting a volume group
Importing a volume group
Learn about volume group migration
When should I force a volume group into an importable state?
Volumes
Learn about volumes
Thin volumes
Comparison of types of volumes
Creating a volume from a volume group
Creating a standard volume from a disk pool
Creating a thin volume from a disk pool
Creating a repository volume from a volume group
Creating a repository volume from a disk pool
What is the difference between the physical capacity and the virtual capacity of a thin volume?
How are the physical capacity candidates ranked?
Tips on choosing a physical capacity candidate
Tips on storage provisioning
Change options
Changing the volume modification priority
Changing the volume cache settings
Changing the segment size of a volume
Changing the media scan settings
Changing the I/O type
Changing the repository settings of a thin volume
Viewing and saving the repository expansion history of a thin volume
Learn about increasing the capacity of a volume
Increasing the capacity of a volume in a volume group
Increasing the capacity of a volume in a disk pool
Increasing the physical capacity of a thin volume
Increase volume capacity: Additional instructions
Increase volume capacity: Additional instructions for Linux ReiserFS file systems
Increase volume capacity: Additional instructions for Linux ext2 and ext3 file systems
Increase volume capacity: Additional instructions for Windows OS Dynamic Disks
Disabling Data Assurance
Deleting volumes
Deleting volumes
Recovering from a volume deletion failure
Deleting a missing volume
Why can I not delete a volume?
Maximum capacity of a volume
Renaming a volume
Viewing standard volume properties
Controllers
Upgrading firmware for your controllers
Upgrading the controller firmware
Upgrading the controller firmware or NVSRAM packages
Upgrading the controller firmware and the NVSRAM (activate now or later)
Downloading the NVSRAM
Activating the controller firmware and the NVSRAM
Change options
Changing the preferred loop ID of a host port
Changing the network configuration settings of a controller
Viewing the controller properties
Viewing the status of the controller tray components
Viewing the status of the drive tray components
Controller ownership
I/O data path protection
What is Automatic Load Balancing?
Drives
Upgrading firmware for your drives
Understanding drive firmware
About online drive firmware updates
About parallel drive firmware updates
Characteristics of online and parallel drive firmware downloads
Steps to upgrade the drive firmware
Viewing the progress of the drive firmware download
Why is my firmware download progressing so slowly?
Where can I view the status of a drive undergoing reconstruction?
What is tray loss protection?
What is drawer loss protection?
Locate options
Locating a drive
Locating a drive tray
Locating drive trays on a drive channel
Hot spare drives
Assigning hot spare drives automatically
Assigning hot spare drives manually
Unassigning hot spare drives
Reviewing hot spare drive coverage
Secure-capable drives
Drive Security
Creating a security key
Changing a security key
Saving a security key
Validating a security key
Importing a security key to unlock secure drives
Importing a security key
Erasing secure-enabled drives
Viewing drive properties
Reviving a drive
Failing a drive
Replacing drives
Replacing drives
When should I replace a drive?
Why do I have a missing drive?
Network settings
Network configuration settings
Which do I choose--DHCP or manual configuration?
What is a DHCP server?
How do I configure my DHCP server?
Why do I need to change the controller network configuration?
Where do I get the network configuration?
Configuring a DNS server
Configuring an NTP server
What are ICMP PING responses?
When should I refresh the port configuration or the iSNS server from the DHCP server?
What do I do after I configure the Ethernet management ports?
Setting advanced network configuration
Setting the speed of the Ethernet ports
iSCSI settings
iSCSI sessions
What information can I view for this iSCSI session?
Why would I want to end an iSCSI session?
iSCSI login parameters
Renaming a remote initiator user label
ISCSI target authentication
Changing the initiator authentication settings
iSCSI authentication methods
When should I use multiple authentication types simultaneously?
iSCSI mutual authentication
Where can I find the initiator permissions?
iSCSI authentication methods
Mutual authentication
Relationship between iSCSI alias and CHAP user names
iSCSI target identification
Why can I not change the iSCSI target name?
Why should I define an alias?
Hints for defining a meaningful alias
iSCSI target discovery
Which discovery methods are automatically supported?
Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)
What happens when I use an iSNS server?
Un-named discovery session
Configuring advanced IP settings
Virtual Local Area Network (Virtual LAN or VLAN)
Ethernet priority
Configuring advanced iSCSI host port settings
How is the iSCSI network listening port different from the iSNS listening port?
Jumbo frames
TCP listening port
iSCSI statistics
What are the iSCSI statistics packages?
MAC transmit and MAC receive statistics
Ethernet TCP/IP statistics
iSCSI target statistics and local initiator statistics
DCBX operational state statistics
LLDP TLV statistics
DCBX TLV statistics
What is the difference between raw statistics and baseline statistics?
Setting up the iSER network protocol over InfiniBand
Step 1: Configure the iSER target identification and authentication settings
When should I use multiple authentication types simultaneously?
Step 2: Configure the IP address and port combination for the IB HIC
TCP listening port
Step 3: Run iSCSI target discovery on the host
Step 4: Connect to storage array from host
Step 5: Map iSER hosts to volumes
iSER statistics
What are the iSER statistics packages?
ISCSI target statistics
IB interface statistics
Viewing and saving iSER statistics
What is the difference between raw statistics and baseline statistics?
Copy services
Snapshot images
About snapshot operations
What is a snapshot image?
What is a snapshot group and why do I need it?
What is a consistency group?
What is a snapshot volume and when does it need a repository?
Why do I need a repository for every member of the consistency group?
Why do I need a repository for every member of the consistency group snapshot volume?
How are repository candidates ranked?
How do I use the auto-choose utility?
About creating snapshot image schedules
About snapshot image rollbacks
Managing snapshot image operations
Creating a snapshot image
Canceling a pending snapshot image
Deleting a snapshot image
Managing snapshot image schedules
Creating a schedule
Editing a schedule
Performing rollback operations
Starting a rollback for a snapshot image
Resuming a snapshot image rollback
Canceling a snapshot image rollback
Viewing the progress of a rollback operation
Changing the snapshot rollback priority
Managing snapshot group operations
Creating a snapshot group
Creating the snapshot group repository (manually)
Changing the settings of a snapshot group
Renaming a snapshot group
Deleting a snapshot group
Viewing associated physical components of an individual repository volume
Managing snapshot volume operations
Creating a snapshot volume of a snapshot image
Creating a snapshot volume repository (manually)
Changing the settings of a snapshot volume
Converting a snapshot volume to read-write
Disabling a snapshot volume or consistency group snapshot volume
Re-creating a snapshot volume or consistency group snapshot volume
Renaming a snapshot volume or consistency group snapshot volume
Deleting a snapshot volume or consistency group snapshot volume
Viewing associated physical components of an individual repository volume
Managing consistency group operations
Creating a consistency group
Creating a consistency group repository (manually)
Creating a consistency group snapshot image
Renaming a consistency group
Deleting a consistency group
Canceling a pending snapshot image
Changing the settings of a consistency group
Adding a member volume to a consistency group
Removing a member volume from a consistency group
Viewing associated physical components of an individual repository volume
Managing consistency group snapshot volume operations
Creating a consistency group snapshot volume
Creating a consistency group snapshot volume repository (manually)
Disabling a snapshot volume or consistency group snapshot volume
Re-creating a snapshot volume or consistency group snapshot volume
Renaming a snapshot volume or consistency group snapshot volume
Deleting a snapshot volume or consistency group snapshot volume
Viewing associated physical components of an individual repository volume
Managing overall repository operations
Changing the modification priority of an overall repository volume
Changing the media scan setting of an overall repository volume
Changing the pre-read redundancy check setting of an overall repository volume
Increasing the capacity of an overall repository
Decreasing the capacity of the overall repository
Managing revive operations
Performing a revive operation
Volume copies
Learn about offline and online volume copy
Understanding the Create Copy Wizard
Using the Create Copy Wizard to create an offline copy
Using the Create Copy Wizard to create an online copy
Using the Copy Manager
Changing the copy priority
Re-copying a volume
Removing copy pairs
Stopping a volume copy
Setting the target volume read-only attribute
Target volume permissions for offline and online copy operations
How do I use unconfigured capacity for the snapshot repository volume?
Volume Copy and Data Assurance restrictions
Viewing volume copy properties
Asynchronous mirroring
About asynchronous mirroring
How does asynchronous mirroring differ from synchronous mirroring?
Features of asynchronous mirroring
Requirements for using asynchronous mirroring
Notes on using asynchronous mirroring
Operational differences when using thin volumes for asynchronous mirroring
What you need to know about asynchronous mirroring
What is an asynchronous mirror group?
What is an asynchronous mirrored pair and a mirror repository?
Activating and deactivating mirroring
Activating the mirroring features
Deactivating one or both mirroring features
Deactivating asynchronous mirroring
Creating an asynchronous mirror group
What steps do I need to complete before I can create an asynchronous mirror group?
Which synchronization method should I choose for asynchronous mirroring?
Creating an asynchronous mirrored pair
Selecting the primary volume and repository for an asynchronous mirrored pair
Completing an asynchronous mirrored pair
Creating the mirror repository (manually)
Why can I not see all of my volumes in the table?
Why can I not see all of my disk pools and volume groups?
Removing an asynchronous mirrored pair from an asynchronous mirror group
Managing asynchronous mirror groups
Renaming an asynchronous mirror group
Deleting an asynchronous mirror group
Changing the role of an asynchronous mirror group
Forcing the role change for an asynchronous mirror group
Canceling a pending role change
Changing the synchronization settings for an asynchronous mirror group
Testing the communication link between asynchronous mirror groups
Viewing the asynchronous mirroring port connections
Suspending and resuming asynchronous mirror groups
Suspending an asynchronous mirror group
Resuming an asynchronous mirror group
Synchronous mirroring
About synchronous mirroring
Performance considerations for synchronous mirroring
Activating the Synchronous Mirroring feature
Activate Synchronous Mirroring Wizard: Introduction
Activate Synchronous Mirroring Wizard: Create volume group
Activate Synchronous Mirroring Wizard: Preview
Deactivating synchronous mirroring
Creating the synchronous mirroring relationship
Create Synchronous Mirroring Wizard: Introduction
Create Synchronous Mirroring Wizard: Select storage array
Create Synchronous Mirroring Wizard: Select secondary volume
Create Synchronous Mirroring Wizard: Set write mode
Create Synchronous Mirroring Wizard: Select synchronization settings
Create Synchronous Mirroring Wizard: Select primary volume
Monitoring the synchronous mirroring status
Suspending a mirrored pair
Resuming a mirrored pair
Viewing mirror repository volume properties
Changing the synchronous mirroring options
Changing a secondary mirror volume to a primary volume
Forcing a secondary volume to change to a primary volume
Changing a primary mirror volume to a secondary volume
Forcing a primary volume to change to a secondary volume
Changing the synchronous mirroring synchronization settings
Changing the write mode
Testing communications
Removing the mirror relationship between two volumes
SSD cache
Learn about SSD cache
Creating SSD cache
SSD cache and Drive Security
Learn about SSD cache performance modeling tool
Tips on interpreting and saving SSD cache statistics
Tips on interpreting results of the SSD cache performance modeling tool
Why aren't all unassigned drives listed?
Advanced
Maintenance options
Upgrading firmware for your controllers
Upgrading the controller firmware
Upgrading the controller firmware or NVSRAM packages
Upgrading the controller firmware and the NVSRAM (activate now or later)
Downloading the NVSRAM
Activating the controller firmware and the NVSRAM
Upgrading firmware for your drives
Understanding drive firmware
About online drive firmware updates
About parallel drive firmware updates
Steps to upgrade the drive firmware
Why is my firmware download progressing so slowly?
Viewing the progress of the drive firmware download
Upgrading firmware for your ESM
Monitoring the status of the download
Understanding the possible firmware download errors
Downloading the tray configuration settings
Downloading the drive and ATA translator firmware
Using the Download Drive and ATA Translator Firmware Wizard
Using the Download Drive and ATA Translator Firmware Wizard: Introduction
Using the Download Drive and ATA Translator Firmware Wizard: Add packages
Using the Download Drive and ATA Translator Firmware Wizard: Select devices
Using the Download Drive and ATA Translator Firmware Wizard: Download progress
Tips for updating your drive and ATA translator firmware
Firmware inventory
Viewing the software and firmware inventory
Using persistent reservations
Enabling a pre-read redundancy check
Updating the JRE used by SANtricity
Troubleshooting options
Viewing and saving the error details
Collecting support data manually
Collecting the drive data
About using the Event Log viewer
Viewing the Event Log
Displaying events
Saving the selected events to a file
Clearing the events
Interpreting the event summary data
Interpreting the event details
Resolving the critical events
Viewing the drive channel status
Capturing the state information
Running the controller diagnostics
Running the read link status diagnostics
Cache backup device diagnostics
Placing a controller in the online status
About controllers in the In Service mode
Placing a controller into the In Service mode
Retrieving trace buffers
Running configuration database diagnostics
Running the cable diagnostics
Controller health image
Retrieving a controller health image
Collecting I/O path statistics
Recovery options
Initializing a drive
Initializing a volume
Initializing a thin volume
Initializing a thin volume with the same physical capacity
Initializing a thin volume with a different physical capacity
Initializing a thin volume and moving it to a different disk pool
What does initializing a thin volume do?
Initializing a volume group
Placing volumes online
Resetting a storage array configuration
Resetting a controller
Placing a controller online and offline
Placing a controller into or out of Service mode
Clearing Recovery Mode
Enabling data transfer
Redistributing the volumes
Failing a drive
Reconstructing a drive
Defragmenting a volume group
Checking data redundancy
Viewing the unreadable sectors log
Recovering from an unresponsive storage array condition
Starting or restarting the host-agent software on the Windows OS
Starting or restarting the host-agent software on the UNIX (Linux) OS
Replacing drives
Replacing drives
When should I replace a drive?
Why do I have a missing drive?
Preparing for removal
Essential terms to know
Asynchronous mirrored pair
Asynchronous mirror group
Asynchronous mirroring
Consistency group
Disk pool
Free capacity
Host
Host bus adapter HBA
Host group
Hot spare drive
In-band management
iSCSI initiator
Logical unit number (LUN)
Mapping
Out-of-band management
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
Repository
Snapshot group
Snapshot image
Snapshot volume
SSD cache
Storage array
Storage partition
Thin volume
Unconfigured capacity
Volume
Volume group
Frequently asked questions
What happens when I import a volume group?
What are learn cycles?
What are the volume I/O characteristics?
What if my system has only one controller?
What is preferred ownership?
What RAID level is best for my storage configuration?
Which resynchronization method should I choose?
Which data am I collecting in a customer support bundle?
What is a volume group, a disk pool, a volume, and a hot spare drive?
What is tray loss protection?
What is drawer loss protection?
What is a write consistency group?
Which write mode should I use?
What preparation tasks are required?
Why would I use storage partitions?
How do I match a host port identifier to a host?
What is a host group?
Should I save the host definition to a script?
Where can I find more information about drive channels?
Where can I find information about internal ports?
What are the Enterprise Management Window, the Array Management Window, and System Manager?
What is auto-negotiate?
What is the difference between IPv4 and IPv6?
What IPv6 address notations are acceptable?
What are in-band and out-of-band management connections?
Why would I replace a host adapter port?
What are port speed and duplex mode?
What is IPv6 stateless address auto-configuration?
How do I create CHAP secrets?
What do I do after I automatically configure host access?
What do I do after I manually configure host access?
What do I do after the automatic configuration has started?
How do I configure a storage array?
What if alerts are disabled?
What is an unresponsive storage array?
Why would I want to remove individual management connections?
What is Data Assurance protection?
Changing the tray ID
What if the tray ID number I want to use is already taken?
What is an expansion tray?
Why would I change the tray ID?
Resetting the age of the battery
How will I know when my battery is reaching expiration?
Should I reset my battery age?
What happens if I do not replace my battery?
Pre-read redundancy check settings
Enabling pre-read redundancy check
Redistributing volumes
When should I delete a volume?
When should I stop I/O?
Why would I want to redistribute my volumes?
What data am I retrieving during a controller health image?
Learn more about
Learn about storage arrays
Learn about storage management software
Learn about the Array Management Window
Learn about using the Summary tab
Learn about using the Performance tab
Learn about using the Storage & Copy Services tab
Learn about using the Host Mappings tab
Learn about using the Hardware tab
Learn about using the AMW setup tab
Learn about using the Array Management Window online help
Keyboard accessibility
Learn about configuring a storage array
Learn about unresponsive device conditions
Data protection strategies
RAID levels and data protection
Cache memory settings
Using hot spare drives for data protection
Learn about the background media scan process
Target Port Group Support
Learn about the failover alert delay
Storage array password protection
Entering an administrator password or a monitor password for your storage array
Learn about creating volumes
Steps involved in creating a volume
Learn about creating volumes and volume groups
Learn about increasing the capacity of a volume
Learn about defragmenting a volume group
Learn about storage partitioning
Learn about creating storage partitions
Learn about defining storage partition topology
Learn about granting volume access to hosts and host groups
Learn about mapping
Manually configure a mapping
Storage partitioning
What if a host or host group is not listed?
What is a host group and why would I want to create one?
Learn about maintaining a storage array
Problem notification
Learn about the read link status diagnostics
Learn about the controller diagnostics
About using the Event Log viewer
Learn about using the Recovery Guru
Learn about missing volumes
Learn about volume group migration
Learn about tuning storage array performance
Learn about volume copy and performance
Interpreting Performance Monitor data
Learn about cache settings and performance
Controller ownership and performance
Segment size and performance
RAID levels and performance
Volume modification priority and performance
Learn about firmware
Learn about the controller firmware
Understanding drive firmware
Learn about the Nonvolatile Static Random Access Memory (NVSRAM)
Learn about Drive Security
Learn about read/write accessibility
Learn about the security key identifiers
Learn about Data Assurance
Solid State Disks
Learn about InfiniBand
Learn about using the unreadable sectors log