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I hope you all enjoyed part 5 of my micro blog tutorial on how to "Create and Map LUN's on Hyper-V Hosts using SCVMM" .  In part 6 , i would demonstrate the steps to Create a LUN on the NetApp Storage and Allocate it from SCVMM 2012 R2.

 

SCVMM in integration with SMI-S has the ability to allocate and connect the LUN, which is created, on NetApp storage to the Hyper-V servers. For the below scenario i would be using System Manager for my storage provisioning activities, you can also use "PowerShell Toolkit" to create LUN's.

 

Launch the System Manager, connect to your desired storage server and create a new LUN (Thick or Thin Provisioned), select an existing volume, do not map it into any of the targets.

 

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Log in into SCVMM 2012 R2 console, navigate to Fabric > Servers, right-click a host group, select Properties. On the Storage page, click the NetApp SMI-S Provider, and then right-click rescan the SMI-S Provider, this step would result the SMI-S agent to rescan the storage and detect any changes.

 

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Navigate to Fabric, on a host group, select a Hyper-V host, right-click Properties, click Storage, and then click Allocate the Logical Units.

 

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As you can see the LUN created via System Manager gets listed below, select the LUN and click Add.

 

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Hence we can see that the LUN created manually on the NetApp storage can be used by the Hyper-V hosts’ member of the host group.

 

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog entry  and have found this information helpful.

 

In my next blog on Hyper-V Host storage management i would be talking about how we can  "Provisioning a CIFS Share for SMB 3.0 Environments (Windows Server 2012) using SMI-S - SCVMM integration "

 

Good Luck !

 

Thanks,

Vinith

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