In part 3 of my blog, i would demonstrate the steps which will help you to use SMI-S for your day to day Hyper-V hosts storage management activities, i would be continuing this series with a set of 6 micro blogs which covers all the scenarios on using SMI-S for Hyper-V storage management.
So lets start with the first one.
Connecting the Hyper-V hosts to the NetApp Storage using SMI-S
Now that the NetApp Storage has been added to the SMI-S provider, it can be directly managed from SCVMM 2012. The next step is to give access to the Hyper-V hosts to the storage array by creating a iSCSI Session on each Hyper-V host.
- Open SCVMM console, in the Fabric
- Select the first Hyper-V host in Servers > All Hosts
Right click on the host and select properties, In Storage, click “Add” then select “Add iSCSI Array”
The List of Storage added in the SMI-S Provider will be displayed, select the desired storage and click “Create”
Next you would see that the iSCSI array shows up , the Hyper-V host has now access to the NAS, and the Storage allocation and provisioning can be done through SCVMM.
Repeat this setting for each Hyper-V Host.
For more details about the iSCSI Session creation, you can refer to Microsoft’s documentation: How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host in VMM: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610696
I hope that you have enjoyed this blog entry and have found this information helpful.
In my next micro-blog on Hyper-V Host storage management i would be talking about the steps which need to be followed to "Allocate Storage Pool to Hyper-V Host Groups".
Good Luck !