Managing Storage LUNs for Virtual Fibre Channel in VMM
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
For a host computer, VM, or computer service tier to access storage array resources, Logical Units (LUs) and associated Numbers (LUNs) must be created and then registered (unmasked) to the host, VM, or tier.
Creating storage LUNs
Use the following procedures to create a new logical unit (LUN) for a storage array.
To create a LUN
Open the Fabric workspace.
In the Fabrics pane, click Storage and then click Classifications and Pools.
Under Name, click the applicable storage device, and then on the Home tab, click Create Logical Unit.
In the Create Logical Unit dialog box, do the following:
In the Storage pool box, select a pool from the drop-down list.
In the Name box, enter a name.
In the Description box, enter a description.
In the Size box, enter a storage value in GB.
Click a radio button to create either a thin or fixed size logical unit.
When complete, click OK.
Registering storage LUNs
Use the following procedure to register (unmask) a LUN to one or more host HBA initiator ports.
To register a storage LUN
Open the VMs and Services workspace.
In the VMs and Services pane, right-click the applicable VM and then click Properties.
On the Properties page, click the Storage tab.
Click Add and then click Add Disk.
On the Create Logical Unit page, do the following:
Next to Storage pool, select a pool from the drop-down list.
In Name, enter a name for the LUN.
In Size, enter a storage size in GB.
When complete, click OK. The LUN is now registered (unmasked).