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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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Batch Creating Hosts

Batch Creating Hosts

This operation enables you to batch create virtual hosts for storage devices.


  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 > Batch Create.

    The Batch Create Host dialog box is displayed.

  4. Set basic information about the host.

    Table 3-14 describes related parameters.

    Table 3-14 Host parameters





    Name of the 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 the host




    Operating system of the 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.



    Device Location

    Location of the host




    Number of hosts to be created

    [Value range]

    1 to 500

    • A maximum of 500 hosts can be created at a time.
    • When creating multiple hosts, the system automatically appends a number to host names for distinction. You can manually append numbers to host names.

  5. Click OK.

    The Danger dialog box is displayed.

  6. Click the check box next to the statement I have read and understand the consequences associated with performing this operation.
  7. Click OK.

    The Execution Result dialog box is displayed, indicating that the operation succeeded.

  8. Click Close. You have finished batch creating hosts.
Updated: 2019-07-11

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