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SmartCache Feature Guide

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 storage systems. It describes the implementation principles and application scenarios of the SmartCache feature. Also, it explains how to configure and manage SmartCache.
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Adding an SSD to a SmartCache Pool

Adding an SSD to a SmartCache Pool

This operation enables you to add free SSDs to a SmartCache pool to significantly increase SmartCache pool capacity, storing more hotspot data.


  • The license for SmartCache has been imported.
  • Make sure that there are free SSDs in the storage system when adding SSDs to SmartCache pools. The storage system allows you to add SSDs authenticated by the vendor to SmartCache pools.


SmartCache, an intelligent cache feature, is used to manage intelligent cache resources. It enables users to add or remove SSDs based on site requirements. The relationship between SSDs and SmartCache pool is as follows:

  • One SmartCache pool is configured for each controller of the storage system. You are advised to configure the same number and capacity of disks for the two SmartCache pools in the same engine.
  • Adding SSDs to a SmartCache pool neither interrupts services nor compromises system performance.
    • SSDs to be added to a SmartCache pool must be free disks.
    • See section "Software Specifications" in the product description of the corresponding product model to gain the information about the capacity of the SSD that the system allows to add. Assume that the maximum SmartCache pool capacity of a single controller is 1000 GB and the capacity of a single SSD is 300 GB:
      1. If SSDs are added to the SmartCache pool for the first time, a maximum of four disks with a total capacity of 1200 GB can be added. The 1000 GB is used by the SmartCache pool. The rest 200 GB cannot be used for any purpose.
      2. If 600 GB SSDs have been added to the current SmartCache pool, a maximum of two disks with a total capacity of 600 GB can be added. The 400 GB is used by the SmartCache pool. The rest 200 GB cannot be used for any purpose.


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose Provisioning > Resource Performance Tuning > SmartCache > SmartCache Pool.
  3. Go to the Add SSD dialog box.

    1. In the upper part of the left function pane, select the SmartCache pool to which you want to add an SSD.
    2. Click Add SSD.

      The Add SSD dialog box is displayed.


    Alternatively, you can right-click the SmartCache pool and choose Add SSD.

  4. Select the SSD that you want to add.

    In the Available SSDs list, select the SSD that you want to add to the SmartCache pool and click to add the SSD to the Selected SSDs list.

  5. Confirm that you want to add the SSD.

    1. Click OK.

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

    2. Click Close.

Updated: 2019-07-11

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