Add Storage Dialog Box

Location: on the Storage landing page.
Access path: in the Storages pane, click the Add Primary Storage button.

Adding primary storage is in two parts. The first part identifies the storage to Recovery Console, the second part uses your operating system (directions are for Windows) to online the disk and partition it. The first part uses the “Add Storage” dialog box below.

The Initiator Node Name is obtained from the iSCSI Initiator:

  1. In Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, then iSCSI Initiator to open the “iSCSI Initiator Properties” dialog box.
  2. On the Configuration tab, copy the Initiator Name to the Clipboard, paste it into the Initiator Node Name on the “Add Storage” dialog box.
  3. Complete adding the storage by clicking the Save button.

The second part, which is outside of Recovery Console and is done with the vSphere Configuration tool, begins with the “iSCSI Initiator Properties” dialog box and ends with Disk Management.

  1. On the “iSCSI Initiator Properties” dialog box, on the Discovery tab, click the Discover Portal button to open the “Discover Target Portal” dialog box.
  2. Ithe IP Address text box, enter the SAN Host name from the Primary Storage Details, Details tab (this is the same as appeared on the “Add Storage” dialog box), click the OK button.
  3. On the Targets tab, the new SAN Host will be listed as a discovered target. Select it and click the Connect button.
  4. In the Start, Run text box enter “diskmgmt.msc” and press the Enter button to open the Disk Management application window. The new primary storage should appear in the list of volumes.
  5. Right-click the new primary storage volume’s name to open its context menu, click Online.
  6. When the volume is online, right-click its name to open the context menu, click Add Simple Partition, then follow the wizard.

Now you are ready to use the storage.

See also:

  • Storage: Storages (List)
  • About: Types of Storage