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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 Hosts in Batches

Creating Hosts in Batches

You can create hosts in batches for a storage system.


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

    The Batch Create Host dialog box is displayed.

  4. Set basic information for hosts.

    Table 4-19 describes related parameters.

    Table 4-19 Host parameters





    Name of a host.

    [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.




    Operating system used by a host.

    [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, select Windows Server 2012.
    • If the application type is FusionCompute, you are advised to select Linux.


    VMware ESX

    Device Location

    Location of a host.




    Number of hosts created in batches.


    A maximum of 500 hosts can be created at a time.

    [Value range]

    1 to 500



    Manually specify the suffix

    When you create multiple hosts, the system automatically appends a suffix number to each host name for host distinction. If you want to specify the suffix by yourself, select this parameter.



    Start Number

    This parameter is valid after Manually specify the suffix is selected. From the configured start number, the system incrementally appends a suffix number to the name of each host for host distinction.

    [Value range]

    0 to (10000 – Number of hosts to be created)


    If you want to create 300 hosts, the value range of the start number is 0 to 9700.

  5. Confirm the host creation.


    GUIs may vary with product versions and models. The actual GUIs prevail.

    1. Click OK.

      The security alert dialog box is displayed.

    2. Confirm the information in the dialog box and select I have read and understand the consequences associated with performing this operation.
    3. Click OK.

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

    4. Click Close.

Updated: 2019-08-30

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