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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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Creating a Host Group

Creating a Host Group

To allow hosts to use LUNs, you must add hosts into host groups. Then, establish mapping views between the LUN groups and host groups. By doing so, the hosts in the host groups can use the LUNs in the LUN groups. A host group can contain one or multiple hosts.


  • Hosts in a host group can run different operating systems.
  • A host group can include a maximum of 64 hosts.
  • A host can be added to a maximum of 64 host groups.
  • Super administrators, administrators, SAN resource administrators, and vStore administrators can create a host group.


  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 Group.
    • vStore user: In the vStore view, choose Provisioning > Host > Host Group.

  3. Click Create.

    The Create Host Group dialog box is displayed.

  4. Set parameters of the host group. Table 3-15 describes related parameters.

    Table 3-15 Host group parameters





    Name of a host group

    [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 group



  5. Select the hosts you want to add to the host group.

    1. In the Available Hosts area, select one or multiple hosts based on your service requirements.

      If hosts to be added into the host group belong to different clusters, data access conflicts may occur, resulting in data loss. Before this operation, you are advised to install cluster software to manage hosts.


      By default, the Show only the hosts that do not belong to any host group check box in the bottom left corner of the dialog box is selected to facilitate host locating.

    2. Click to add the hosts to the Selected Hosts area.

  6. Confirm the creation of the host group.

    1. Click OK.
      • If multiple hosts have been selected to add to a host group, a security alert dialog box is displayed. Confirm the information and click OK. The Execution Result dialog box is displayed, indicating that the operation succeeded.
      • If only one host has been selected to add to a host group, the Execution Result dialog box is displayed, indicating that the operation succeeded.
    2. Click Close.

Updated: 2019-07-11

Document ID: EDOC1000181478

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