Create a Storage Pool

NOTE: You can view the list of storage pools on the Data Storage page.
  • You must have at least one unassigned array to put into the new storage pool.
  • You can also create a new storage pool when adding an array to a group.

You cannot change the default storage pool, but you can add additional storage pools and you can move volumes between the pools.

A pool confines data to a subset of the arrays in a group. Data of resident volumes is striped and automatically rebalanced across all members of a pool. Pools dictate physical locality and striping characteristics. Think of a pool as a logical container that includes one or more member arrays in which volumes reside. A member array and all of its expansion shelves can only be part of one pool.

  1. From ManageData Storage, and select the Group view at the top of the facets panel.
  2. Click Group ActionsCreate Pool.
    NOTE: This option requires having at least one array that is not yet assigned to a pool.
  3. In the Create Pool dialog box, type the name for the new storage pool.
  4. Select all arrays to include in the new pool.
  5. Click OK.
    The new storage pool now appears in the list of pools.