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Basic Storage Service Configuration Guide for Block

OceanStor V5 Series V500R007

This document is applicable to OceanStor 5110 V5, 5300 V5, 5500 V5, 5600 V5, 5800 V5, 6800 V5, 5300F V5, 5500F V5, 5600F V5, 5800F V5, 6800F V5, 18500 V5, 18800 V5, 18500F V5, and 18800F V5. It describes the basic storage services and explains how to configure and manage them.
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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 and establish mapping views between the LUN groups and host groups. A host group can contain one or more hosts.


  • Hosts in a host group can run different operating systems.
  • For details about the related specifications, see "Software Specifications" in the product description specific to your product model and version.


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose Provisioning > Host > Host Group.
  3. Click Create.

    The Create Host Group dialog box is displayed.

  4. Set parameters of the host group.

    Table 4-20 describes related parameters.
    Table 4-20 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 must contain 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 more hosts based on service requirements.

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


    By default, Shows only the hosts that do not belong to any host group at the lower left corner of the dialog box is selected to facilitate host locating.

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

  6. Confirm the creation of the host group.

    1. Click OK.

      The Caution dialog box is displayed.


      The Execution Result dialog box is displayed if only one host is selected.

    2. Click OK.

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

    3. Click Close.

Updated: 2019-08-30

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