How to Provision Storage Logical Units in VMM


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

You can use the following procedure to create logical units from storage pools that are managed by Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).


If you allocate a storage pool to a host group, you can also create and assign logical units directly from managed servers that are running Hyper-V in the host group. For more information, see How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host in VMM and How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host Cluster in VMM.

Before you begin this procedure, ensure that one or more storage pools are defined in VMM management. For more information, see Configuring Storage in VMM and How to Add and Classify SMI-S and SMP Storage Devices in VMM.

Account requirements To complete this procedure, you must be member of the Administrator user role or a member of the Delegated Administrator user role.

To create logical units

  1. Open the Fabric workspace.

  2. In the Fabric pane, click Storage.

  3. Right-click Classification and Pools, and then click Create Logical Unit.

  4. To create a logical unit, in the Create Logical Unit dialog box, do the following:

    1. In the Storage pool list, click the storage pool that you want to use.

    2. In the Name box, enter a name for the logical unit. Use only alphanumeric characters.

    3. Optionally, in the Description box, enter a description for the logical unit.

    4. In the Size (GB) box, enter the size of the logical unit, in gigabytes.

    5. When you are finished, click OK.

    To view the job status, open the Jobs workspace.

  5. To verify that the logical unit was created, follow these steps:

    1. In the Fabric workspace, expand Storage, and then click Classifications and Pools.

    2. On the Home tab, in the Show group, click Fabric Resources.

    3. In the Classifications, Storage Pools, and Logical Units pane, expand the storage classification for the pool where you created the logical unit, and then expand the storage pool.

    4. In the list of logical units, verify that the new logical unit appears.

You can now assign the logical unit to a host group. For more information, see How to Allocate Storage Logical Units to a Host Group in VMM.

See Also

Configuring Storage in VMM