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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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Working Principle

Working Principle

SmartMulti-Tenant enables a storage system to provide different vStores with shared storage resources and to separate vStore access and management.


  • Virtual Store (vStore)

    A virtual storage system

  • System view

    A super administrator allocates and manages global resources of a storage system through this view.

  • vStore view

    A super administrator and a vStore user allocate and manage storage resources of vStores through this view.

  • Preset default role

    The system presets default roles for a system administrator and a vStore user.

  • Self-defined role

    A system administrator defines the user role of the system or vStore based on the scenarios.

Resource Allocation

A storage system can be divided into multiple virtual storage zones, called vStores. A storage system can consist of multiple vStores that share storage pools. The system administrator and vStore user allocate block storage resources to each vStore. LUN resources created under each vStore can be mapped to upper-layer application servers for use.

Figure 1-2 shows the allocation principles of SmartMulti-Tenant resources.

Figure 1-2 Allocation principles of SmartMulti-Tenant resources

User Management

User management is defined by permissions and roles. Users with different roles have different access control permissions.

Permission management

Permissions include preset permissions and self-defined permissions.

The permissions include read-only and read-write.

Permissions are divided into the following types:

  • Permissions that can only be configured for system roles
  • Permissions that can only be configured for vStore group roles
  • Permissions that can be configured for both system and vStore group roles
  • Permissions that can be configured for neither system nor vStore group roles

Role management

Roles include preset default ones and self-defined ones.

Table 1-2 shows all preset default roles. Three default roles are preset for vStore groups. Self-defined roles are created by the super administrator based on service requirements.

Table 1-2 Preset default roles



Super administrator

System group


System group

Security administrator

System group

SAN resource administrator

System group

NAS resource administrator

System group

Data protection administrator

System group

Network administrator

System group

Backup administrator

System group

vStore administrator

vStore group

vStore data protection administrator

vStore group

vStore protocol administrator

vStore group

Updated: 2019-07-11

Document ID: EDOC1000181478

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