Adding a storage system in Ops Center Administrator

Ops Center High Availability User Guide

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Onboarding a storage system is the process of associating it with Ops Center Administrator. After the storage system is onboarded, manage it from the Ops Center Administrator dashboard.

To add a storage system without an SVP, you can specify either of the GUM IP addresses.

Ops Center Administrator requires access to all resources groups on the storage system so that the workflows function correctly. Verify that the service processor (SVP) user name used to onboard a storage system in Ops Center Administrator has access to all custom resource groups and meta resource groups.

The user must be a member of the Administration Users Group.

  1. On the Ops Center Administrator dashboard, click Storage Systems on the left pane.
  2. Click the plus sign (+) to add a storage system.
  3. Enter values for the following parameters on the Onboard Storage System page.
    • IP Address For a storage system with an SVP, enter the IP address of the external service processor for the storage system you want to discover.
    • User name and password Log in as a user that has administrator privileges on this storage system. For example, you can log in as the user maintenance.
  4. Click Submit.

The Jobs tab is updated with the job called Create Storage System. If multiple storage systems are being added, there will be a job for each one.

Wait a while for the storage system to be added. Refresh the Jobs tab to verify that storage system is onboarded.

The dashboard shows the displayed number of storage systems has been incremented by one. Additionally, when you click Storage Systems, you are redirected to the storage system inventory where you can see the newly added storage system.

When a storage system is onboarded, Ops Center Administrator goes through an initialization process where it gathers the information about the current configuration of the storage system. During this time you will see that the ports, volumes, pools, and parity groups in the storage system are "Not accessible". Once the initialization is complete, you can see the port, pool, volume, and parity group information in the storage system details.

Note: If operations are performed outside of Ops Center Administrator, it takes time to update in Ops Center Administrator (approximately 20 minutes, depending on cache refresh).
  1. In the parity group inventory for the storage system, create parity groups to convert the raw disk capacity into usable capacity.
  2. From the settings menu, access the tier definitions before creating pools.