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Basic Storage Service Configuration Guide for Block

OceanStor Dorado V3 Series V300R002

This document is applicable to OceanStor Dorado3000 V3, Dorado5000 V3, Dorado6000 V3, and Dorado18000 V3. It describes the basic storage services and explains how to configure and manage them.
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Configuring Basic Storage Services for VMware VVol

Configuring Basic Storage Services for VMware VVol

Virtual volume (VVol) is a new function in VMware ESXi 6.0. It can be used to provide and manage storage resources by VM. More operations on VMs are processed by storage systems, fully utilizing storage resources.


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Configuration Process

Figure 4-4 shows the process for configuring VVol.

Figure 4-4 Process for configuring VVol


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.


    For details about the following basic storage service configurations, refer to "Configuring Basic Storage Services" in this document.

  2. Create a disk domain.
  3. Create a storage pool.
  4. Create a PE LUN.
  5. Create a LUN group.
  6. Create a host.
  7. Create a host group.
  8. Optional: Create a port group.
  9. Create a mapping view.
  10. Configure the connectivity between the host and the storage system. For details, see the Huawei SAN Storage Host Connectivity Guide for VMware ESXi.
  11. Configure the VVol function by following instructions in the eSDK Storage VASA manual.


    To obtain the manual, log in to In the search field, enter eSDK Storage Plugins. Select the path that is automatically associated with this parameter. Go to the documentation page to download the Quick Guide (VASA2.0) of the required version.

    1. Install the VASA Provider.
    2. Register the storage system in eSDK and configure a storage container.
    3. Register VASA Provider in vCenter.

  12. Use a virtual datastore to create a VM.

    1. Log in to vSphere Web Client.
    2. In VM Storage Policies, configure data service rules.
    3. If the vCenter is newly built, you need to create a data center.
    4. In the vCenter, click Storage, right-click the vCenter data center, and choose Related Objects > Datastores > . Create a datastore whose type is VVOL.

    5. Right-click the vCenter data center, choose New Virtual Machine > New Virtual Machine, and select an appropriate VM storage policy and a VVol datastore to create a VM.

Follow-up Procedure

After creating a VM, you can find the following information on the storage system:

  • If the VM is powered off, the data VVol LUNs and configuration VVol LUN, are generated on the storage system. The number of data VVol LUNs is the same as that of the VM's data disks. The VVol LUN is a 4 GB thin volume.
  • If the VM is powered on, another memory VVol LUN is generated. It is a thick volume that has the same memory size as the VM.
Updated: 2019-07-17

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