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SmartTier Feature Guide for Block

OceanStor V5 Series V500R007

This document is applicable to OceanStor 5110 V5, 5300 V5, 5500 V5, 5600 V5, 5800 V5, 6800 V5, 18500 V5, and 18800 V5. This document describes the working principle and application scenarios of the SmartTier (for block) feature. It also explains how to configure and manage the feature.
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Viewing SmartTier Information

Viewing SmartTier Information

This operation enables you to view basic information of the SmartTier.


At least a storage pool has been created and the storage pool has at least two storage tiers.


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose Provisioning > Resource Performance Tuning > SmartTier.
  3. View the SmartTier information. Table 3-4 describes related parameters.

    Table 3-4 SmartTier parameters




    Storage Pool Name

    Name of a storage pool that requires dynamic data migration.




    ID of a storage pool that requires dynamic data migration.



    Migration Status

    Data migration status of a storage pool.



    Migration Triggering Mode

    Mode of triggering data relocation among storage tiers in a storage pool. The value can be Manual or Periodical.

    • Manual: You must manually trigger the data relocation among storage tiers. The data relocation process is transparent to application servers. Manual data relocation can be performed anytime.
    • Periodical: You must specify the start time and duration of data relocation for the storage system to perform data relocation automatically at the specified time. This reduces the management cost and complexity. The data relocation process is transparent to application servers. Automatic data relocation is performed only at the specified time.



    To Be Moved Up

    Amount of highest available data at the lower performance tier.


    20.000 MB

    To Be Moved Down

    Amount of data to be migrated from a storage layer to a lower-performance storage layer.


    20.000 MB

    Estimated Duration

    Estimated time required for data migration of a storage pool


    16 hours 57 minutes

Updated: 2019-07-11

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