Category: Storage

Primary Storage Details Tab

Location: on the Storage Detail page.
Access path: Storage tab on the menu bar, drill-down to individual primary (type) storage.

This pane presents both technical and practical information about your storage.

Status = success means promoted.

Available operations:

  • Delete the storage by clicking the Delete button.

Primary Storage Details Previous Backups

Location: on the Primary Storage Details page.
Access path: Storage tab on the menu bar, drill-down to individual primary storage, click the Backups tab.

This pane presents the backup history for the selected storage. Individual backups can be deleted using the operating system, e.g., Windows Explorer.

Available operations:

  • Scroll through the previous backups with the navigation controls provided in the footer.
  • Reorder the list by the values in a column by clicking the icon to the left of the column name.
  • Select a backup snapshot to restore by checking the check box and then clicking the Restore Backup Image button. Caution: restoring a backup image will overwrite the previous image.

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Primary Storage Details Backups Tab

Location: on the Primary Storage Details page.
Access path: Storage tab on the menu bar, drill-down to individual primary storage, click the Backups tab.

Storage can be protected using snapshot technology as can active virtual machines. These are not backups in the traditional sense, but recovery points to which storage may be recovered in the case of data corruption or loss. Caution: restoring a backup image will overwrite the previous image.

The snapshots are saved on the same storage. As the number of backups increases, so will the volume utilization.

In the example above, there is a daily backup scheduled for midnight.

Available operations:

  • Change the backup schedule by selecting a different day in the drop-down list box and/or a different time in that drop-down list box. Then click the Change Scheduled Backups button.
  • Stop the scheduled backups by clicking the Stop Scheduled Backups button. This will reset the status text to: “There are no scheduled backups.”
  • When there are no scheduled backups, you can start them by clicking the Add Scheduled Backups button. Then you set the backup schedule in the same way as if you were changing it, as described above.
  • Start an immediate backup by clicking the Backup Now button.
  • Restore the data from a backup snapshot on the Previous Backups pane.

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Edit iSCSI Storage Dialog Box

Location: on the Primary Storage Details page.
Access path: Storage tab on the menu bar, drill-down to an individual primary storage, click the pencil icon.

This assigns an iSCSI client to a primary storage. The Initiator Node Name is that of the client’s initiating server that will connect to the storage; adding the node name creates the connection. “Remove” kills the connection.

Available operations:

  • Initiate an iSCSI connection to the named storage by entering an initiator node name and clicking the Save button.
  • Remove the iSCSI connection to the named storage by checking the Remove checkbox and clicking the Save button.
  • If you do not want to save changes, close the dialog box by clicking the Cancel button or the X in the upper right corner.

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