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SmartMulti-Tenant Feature Guide for Block

OceanStor V5 Series V500R007

This document is applicable to OceanStor 5110 V5, 5110F V5, 5300 V5, 5300F V5, 5500 V5, 5500F V5, 5600 V5, 5600F V5, 5800 V5, 5800F V5, 6800 V5, 6800F V5, 18500 V5, 18500F V5, 18800 V5, and 18800F V5. This document describes the implementation principles and application scenarios of the SmartMulti-Tenant feature. Also, it explains how to configure and manage SmartMulti-Tenant.
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Manually Creating a Host

Manually Creating a Host

You can manually create a virtual host for a storage device.


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Go to the host page.

    The operation path varies with user types:

    • System user: Click vStore, select the desired vStore, and click Details to go to the vStore view. Choose Provisioning > Host > Host.
    • vStore user: In the vStore view, choose Provisioning > Host > Host.

  3. Choose Create > Manually Create.

    The Create Host Wizard dialog box is displayed.

  4. Set basic information for the host.

    Table 3-13 describes related parameters.

    Table 3-13 Host parameters





    Name of a host

    [Value range]

    • The name must be unique.
    • The name can contain only letters, digits, periods (.), underscores (_), and hyphens (-).
    • The name contains 1 to 31 characters.




    Description of a host




    Operating system used by a host


    The selected operating system must be the same type of host operating system that the storage system is connected to.

    [Value range]

    Possible values are Linux, Windows, Windows Server 2012, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, XenServer, Mac OS, VMware ESX, Oracle VM, and OpenVMS.

    • If the host runs the Windows operating system and you need to use the space reclaiming function of thin LUNs, you can only select Windows Server 2012.
    • If the application type is FusionCompute, you are advised to select Linux as the operating system.



    IP Address

    IP address of a host



    If the host is connected through iSCSI links, enter the real service IP address of the host for further management and search.

    Device Location

    Location of a host



  5. Click Next.
  6. Configure an initiator for the host.

    1. In the Available Initiators area, select Initiator Type based on your service needs.
    2. In the initiator list, select one or multiple initiators.
    3. Click to add the initiator to the Selected Initiators area.
    • If the initiator information has been configured on the application server, DeviceManager automatically scans the configured initiator and you do not need to create an initiator again. In this case, you need to change the owning vStore of the initiator in the system view to allocate initiators for specified vStores. For details, see Changing the Owning vStore of an Initiator. Do not add initiators of different application servers to the same host. If no initiator is available in the list, manually create an initiator in the vStore view. For details, see Creating an Initiator.
    • If the host operating system is HP-UX, create an initiator manually.
    • If the CHAP authentication is not enabled on the initiator, click Modify. In the Modify Initiator dialog box that is displayed, configure the CHAP authentication parameters.
    • If the CHAP authentication has been enabled on the initiator and you want to change the CHAP authentication password, click Modify. In the Modify Initiator dialog box that is displayed, change the CHAP authentication password. When you change the CHAP authentication password, you need to enter Old password to improve the storage system security instead of directly changing the password.
    • The CHAP authentication user name and password configured on the storage system must be the same as those configured on the application server. After changing the CHAP authentication password on the storage system, you need to use the new password to configure the CHAP authentication again on the application server.

  7. Confirm the host creation.

    1. Click Next.

      The Summary page is displayed.

    2. Click Finish to confirm the information of the host to be created.

      If you already added initiators for the host, execute c.The security alert dia.... If you do not add any initiator for the host, execute d.The Execution Result p....

    3. The security alert dialog box is displayed. Carefully read the content in the dialog box. Then select I have read and understand the consequences associated with performing this operation to confirm the information and click OK.
    4. The Execution Result dialog box is displayed, indicating that the operation succeeded. Click Close to finish creating a host.

Updated: 2019-07-11

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