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How to create Storage Pool in EMC UnityVSA Step by Step

Dell EMC UnityVSA lets you deploy Dell EMC Unity unified storage as a virtual storage appliance. Dell EMC UnityVSA is software-defined storage that runs on industry-standard hardware and VMware ESXi, which you supply. Deploy this virtual storage appliance when you’re looking for low acquisition cost and ultimate flexibility in unified storage.

Dell EMC UnityVSA is right for entry-level hardware consolidation, multi-tenant storage instances, remote offices, branch office (ROBO) environments, and IT staging and testing.

In this series of EMC UnityVSA we have deployed and configured the UnityVSA successfully. In this post we will see on How to create a storage pool in the EMC UnityVSA. As we have deployed the virtual appliance of UnityVSA first you need to add an additional HDD to the VM to used for storage pool.

Create Storage Pool Step by Step :

Step 1:
Login the EMC UnityVSA using browser.
Go to the Storage Section in Navigator Pane.
Choose Pools and click on Plus symbol to add new pool.

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Step 2:
Provide the Pool Name and Description.
Click Next.

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Step 3:
You will see the added HDD here.
Click on Pencil button to edit the Storage Tier options.
Choose the storage tier based on your requirement.
Click Next.

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Step 4:
Select the Tiers and click Next.

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Step 5:
Select the Virtual Drives and click Next.

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Step 6:
You can configure VMware VVols here.
If you don’t want to create then leave the box unchecked and click Next.

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Step 7:
Review the summary and selections.
Click Finish to create a storage pool.

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Step 8:
You can view the status of storage pool creation here.
Once it is completed. Click Close to exit the wizard.

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That’s it we have successfully created a Storage Pool. In this way you can also create a storage pool in your environment but before adding hdd and selecting the storage tier policy first check the requirements.

In the Next post we will see on How to create a LUN from the Storage Pool which we had created.

Checkout our Posts on EMC UnityVSA:

How to Deploy EMC UnityVSA Step by Step ?

How to Configure EMC UnityVSA Step by Step ?

How to add vCenter Server in EMC UnityVSA ?

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About Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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