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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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Manually Creating a Host

Manually Creating a Host

You can manually create a host for a storage system.


  1. Choose Provisioning > Host.
  2. Choose Create > Manually Create.

    The Create Host Wizard dialog box is displayed.

  3. Set basic information for the host.

    Table 4-18 describes the related parameters.

    Table 4-18 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.


    The operating system must be the same as that of the application server connected to the storage system.

    [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.


    VMware ESX

    IP Address

    IP address of a host.



    If the host is connected through iSCSI links, enter the service IP address of the host for further management and search.

    Device Location

    Location of a host.



  4. Click Next.
  5. Configure an initiator for the host.

    1. In the Available Initiators area, select Initiator Type based on your service needs.
    2. In the initiator list, select one or more initiators.
    3. Click to add the initiator to the Selected Initiators area.
    • If the initiator information has been configured on the application server, DeviceManager can automatically detect the configured initiator, and you do not need to create initiators manually. Do not add initiators on different application servers to a same host. Create an initiator if none is available in the list.
    • If the host operating system is HP-UX, create an initiator manually.
    • If you want to enable CHAP authentication, click Properties. In the Initiator Properties dialog box that is displayed, configure the CHAP authentication parameters.
    • If CHAP authentication has been enabled and you want to change the CHAP authentication password, click Properties. In the Initiator Properties dialog box that is displayed, change the CHAP authentication password. When you change the CHAP authentication password, you need to enter the old password.
    • The CHAP authentication user name and password configured on the storage system must be the same as those configured on the application server. After changing the CHAP authentication password on the storage system, you need to use the new password to configure CHAP authentication again on the application server.
    • You are advised not to map a LUN to the same host using different types of initiators.

  6. Confirm the host creation.

    1. Click Next.

      The Summary page is displayed.

    2. Click Finish to confirm the information of the host to be created.

      A security alert dialog box is displayed.

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

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

    5. Click Close.

Updated: 2019-07-17

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