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QNAP Enterprise-class ES NAS SMI-S Provider for System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Introducing SMI-S Provider

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) is an administrative tool for central management of networks, physical servers, virtual machines, and storage devices.  It is similar to Hyper-V Manager running in a virtualization environment but with more advanced features. In addition to management of Hyper-V server virtualization, SCVMM supports management of VMware ESXi hosts, enabling you to manage the resources in a complex virtualized environment with better efficiency.

In a large virtualized environment, there are usually many servers and storage devices interconnected using a variety of protocols to achieve high availability and data protection.  SCVMM allows you to centrally manage all virtualized workloads and expose storage resources to them. With SCVMM, you can model, deploy, and manage storage resources on the ES NAS with functions such as storage discovery, classification, provisioning, allocation, and decommissioning.

QNAP SMI-S Provider is a required module for SCVMM. It allows the communication between SCVMM and QNAP Turbo NAS by using a standard interface that is based on the Common Information Model (CIM) protocol. This article provides information about the SMI-S Provider for the ES NAS.

Architecture design

The SMI-S Provider follows an "embedded" provider model, where the Provider is installed on the iSCSI Target Server computer. The following diagram shows how the SMI-S Provider interacts with other components. The SMI-S Provider is WMI-based and manages the iSCSI Target Server by using the iSCSI Target WMI Provider.

Domain-wide architecture design with QNAP SMI-S Provider

The above diagram shows three servers, two Active Directory servers with redundancy for the SCVMM management server, and one server that is running as the QNAP SMI-S Provider Server. The SQL Server can be installed on either the SCVMM management server or the SMI Provider Server.

The following is the configuration for our demonstration:

Network Settings of Servers and VMs
Server Role IP Server Name Description
Domain Controller A 172.17.23.8 AD-A Active Directory Server
Domain Controller B 172.17.23.9 AD-B Active Directory Server
Hyper-V Host A 172.17.23.133 HV-A Hyper-V Host in a Hyper-V cluster
Data Network A1 8.8.1.50 HV-A Data port 1 of Hyper-V host A
Data Network A2 8.8.2.50 HV-A Data port 2 of Hyper-V host A
Hyper-V Host B 172.17.23.134 HV-B Hyper-V Host in a Hyper-V cluster
Data Network B1 8.8.1.60 HV-B Data port 1 of Hyper-V host B
Data Network B2 8.8.2.60 HV-B Data port 2 of Hyper-V host B
Hyper-V Host C 172.17.23.135 HV-C Hyper-V Host in a Hyper-V cluster
Data Network C1 8.8.1.70 HV-C Data port 1 of Hyper-V host C
Data Network C2 8.8.2.70 HV-C Data port 2 of Hyper-V host C
Hyper-V Host D 172.17.23.136 HV-D Hyper-V Host in a Hyper-V cluster
Data Network D1 8.8.1.80 HV-D Data port 1 of Hyper-V host D
Data Network D2 8.8.2.80 HV-D Data port 2 of Hyper-V host D
Hyper-V Cluster 172.17.23.137 Hyper-V Cluster Failover clustering of 4 Hyper-V hosts
SMI-S Provider 172.17.23.138 SMI-S Provider SMI-S Provider Server
SQL Server 172.17.23.138 SMI-S Provider SQL Server

ES NAS Network Settings
Setting Value Description
SCA Management IP address 172.17.22.14 IP address of Storage Controller A's management port
SCA Ethernet1 IP address 8.8.1.107 IP address of Storage Controller A's  data port 1
SCA Ethernet2 IP address 8.8.2.107 IP address of Storage Controller A's  data port 2
SCB Management IP address 172.17.22.126 IP address of Storage Controller B's management port
SCB Ethernet1 IP address 8.8.1.108 IP address of Storage Controller B's  data port 1
SCB Ethernet2 IP address 8.8.2.108 IP address of Storage Controller B's  data port 2
Storage pool owned by SCA Pool1 Storage pool with RAID60 configuration owned by Storage Controller A
iSCSI LUN   iSCSI LUN on Pool1

Preparation for the SMI-S Provider installation

For both VMM in System Center 2012 SP1 and R2, the QNAP SMI-S Provider must be installed and configured before the VMM can manage the ES NAS.

You can obtain the software QNAP SMI-S Provider from the product’s download page https://www.qnap.com/i/en/product_x_down/. Do not install the SMI-S Provider on the VMM management server. This configuration is not supported.

Before you begin installing the SMI-S Provider, verify the following prerequisites:

  • Download the QNAP SMI-S Provider from the product’s download page for related utilities https://www.qnap.com/i/en/product_x_down/product_down.php?II=218&cat_choose=4.
  • Install the SCVMM 2012 R2 server.
  • Install the Active Directory server.
  • Install the SQL server.
  • Install Hyper-V hosts.
  • Download the install Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) on the SCVMM server.
  • Download and install SQL Server Native Client 2012 on the SCVMM server.
  • Download the install SQL Server 2012 Command Line Utilities on the SCVMM server.
  • Reinitialize the QNAP NAS and connect it to your IP SAN.

Install SMI-S Provider server

Use the following procedure to install the QNAP SMI-S Provider.

1. Start the SMI-S Provider installer.

2. (Optional) Follow the installation wizard until you receive a prompt for user authentication. If left unchanged, all local administrator accounts on the Windows server will be able to control the SMI-S Provider through SCVMM. To limit the access to only one user, please specify the user account and password.

3. The SMI-S Provider is installed. Click "Finish".

Add the ES NAS to the QNAP SMI-S Provider

Use the following procedure to connect to the ES NAS from the SMI-Provider Manager.

1. The management console will be opened after installation. To add a NAS, simply click "Scan NAS". The console will scan for existing NAS devices on the network.

2. Double-click the NAS that you would like to add into the SMI-S Provider. You will be prompted to confirm the connection information and credentials. These credentials will be used for every operation from SCVMM.

Note: If your NAS did not show up in the list, you can manually add the device by entering its IP address and port number (8080).

3. You will be able to see the added NAS in the SMI-S Provider management console.

Install and configure the SCVMM Server

You can use the following procedure to install a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) management server. For detailed instructions, see How to Install a VMM Management Server on the Microsoft TechNet website.

To complete this procedure, you need, at a minimum, membership in the local Administrators group (or equivalent) on the computer that you are configuring.

1. Start the SCVMM 2012 R2 installer and follow the on-screen instructions to extract the SCVMM on your computer.

2. On the main setup page, click Install.

3. On the Select features to install page, select the VMM management server check box, and then click "Next".

Note:

  1. The VMM console is automatically installed when you install a VMM management server.
  2. If you are installing the SCVMM management server on a computer that is a member of a cluster, the wizard will ask whether you want to make the VMM management server highly available. For more information about installing a highly available VMM management server, see Installing a Highly Available VMM Management Server on the Microsoft TechNet website.

4. On the "Product registration information" page, provide the appropriate information, and then click "Next". If you do not enter a product key, VMM will be installed as an evaluation version that expires in 180 days after installation.

5. On the "Please read this license agreement" page, review the license agreement, select the "I have read understood, and agree with the terms of the license agreement" check box, and then click "Next".

6. On the Join the "Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)" page, choose the appropriate option, and then click "Next".

7. If the "Microsoft Update" page appears, select whether you want to use Microsoft Update, and then click "Next".

8. On the "Installation location" page, use the default path or type a different installation path for the VMM program files, and then click "Next".

9. The setup program checks the computer on which you are installing the VMM management server to ensure that the computer meets the appropriate hardware and software requirements. If the computer does not meet a prerequisite, a page that contains information about the prerequisite and how to resolve the issue appears. For information about hardware and software requirements for VMM, see System Requirements: VMM 2012 and VMM 2012 SP1 or see System Requirements for System Center 2012 R2 on the Microsoft TechNet website.

10. On the "Database configuration" page, specify the name of the computer that is running SQL Server. If you are installing the VMM management server on the same computer that is running SQL Server, then in the Server name box, either type the name of the computer or type "localhost". If the SQL Server is in a cluster, type the cluster name. Specify the port that you want to use to communicate with the computer that is running SQL Server. Do not do this unless all of the following conditions are true:

  • SQL Server is running on a remote computer.
  • The SQL Server Browser service is not started on that remote computer.
  • SQL Server is not using the default port of 1433.

Otherwise, leave the Port box empty.

11. Specify whether to create a new database or to use an existing database. If the account to which you are installing the VMM management server does not have the appropriate permissions to create a new SQL Server database, select the "Use the following credentials" check box, and then provide the user name and password of an account that has the appropriate permissions. Then click "Next".

12. On the "Configure service account and distributed key management" page, specify the account that the VMM service will use. Realize that you cannot change the identity of the VMM service account after installation. Under "Distributed Key Management", select whether to store encryption keys in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

13. On the "Port configuration" page, use the default port number for each feature or provide a unique port number that is appropriate in your environment, and then click "Next".

14. On the Library configuration page, select whether to create a new library share or to use an existing library share on the computer. After you specify a library share, click "Next".

Note: The default library share that VMM creates is named MSSCVMMLibrary, and the folder is located at %SYSTEMDRIVE%\ProgramData\Virtual Machine Manager Library Files. ProgramData is a hidden folder, and you cannot remove it.

After the VMM management server is installed, you can add library shares and library servers by using the VMM console or by using the VMM command shell.

15. On the "Installation summary" page, review your selections. After you click Install, the Installing features page appears and displays the installation progress.

16. On the "Setup completed successfully" page, click "Close" to finish the installation.

Start SCVMM and connect it to a Hyper-V Host

Use the following procedure to create a Hyper-V host cluster from the VMM console in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). For detailed instructions, see How to Add Trusted Hyper-V Hosts and Host Clusters in VMM on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Note: When you add a trusted host, you must specify account credentials for an account that has administrative rights on the computers that you want to add. You can enter a user name and password or specify a Run As account. If you want to use a Run As account, you can create the Run As account before you begin this procedure, or you can create it during the procedure. For more information about Run As accounts, see How to Create a Run As Account in VMM.

1. Choose the login method to log into the SCVMM.

2. Open the "Fabric" workspace. In the "Fabric" pane, click "Servers". On the "Home" tab, in the "Add" group, click "Add Resources", and then click "Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters". The Add Resource Wizard starts.

3. On the "Resource location" page, click "Windows Server computers in a trusted Active Directory domain", and then click "Next".

4. On the "Credentials" page, enter the credentials for a domain account that has administrative permissions on all hosts that you want to add, and then click "Next".

Note: If you configured the VMM service to use a domain account when you installed the SCVMM management server, don't use the same domain account to add the hosts. You can specify an existing Run As account or manually enter user credentials in the format domain_name\user_name. If you do not already have a Run As account, click Browse, and then in the "Select a Run As Account" dialog box, click Create Run As Account.

5. On the "Discovery scope" page, do either of the following, and then click "Next":

  • Click Specify Windows Server computers by names. In the Computer names box, enter the computers that you want to add, with each computer name or IP address on a new line. If you are adding a Hyper-V host cluster, you can either specify the cluster name or IP address, or specify the name or IP address of any cluster node.
  • Click Specify an Active Directory query to search for Windows Server computers. Then, enter an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) query in the Type your AD query box, or click Generate an AD query to create the query.

6. On the "Target resources" page, select the check box next to each computer that you want to add, and then click "Next". If you specified a cluster name or cluster node in step 6, select the check box next to the cluster name. If the Hyper-V role is not enabled on a selected server, you receive a message that VMM will install the Hyper-V role and restart the server. Click "OK" to continue.

7. On the "Host settings" page, do the following:

  • In the “Host group” list, click the host group to which you want to assign the host or host cluster. For example, click the host group Seattle\Tier0_SEA.
  • If the host is already associated with a different SCVMM management server, select the “Reassociate this host with this VMM environment” check box.
  • If you are adding a stand-alone host, in the “Add the following path” box, enter the path on the host where you want to store the files for virtual machines that are deployed on the host, and then click “Add”. Repeat this step if you want to add more than one path. Note the following behavior:
    • If you leave the box empty, the default path of SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V is used. Be aware that it is a best practice not to add default paths that are on the same drive as the operating system files.
    • If you specify a path that does not already exist, the path is created automatically.

8. On the "Summary" page, confirm the settings, and then click "Finish".

9. To verify that the host or host cluster was successfully added, in the "Fabric" pane, expand the host group where you added the host or host cluster, click the host or host cluster. Then, in the "Hosts" pane, verify that the host status is "OK".

Configure the ES NAS

Before you can create the shared block storage (i.e. logical unit number) on the SCVMM, you need to create a storage pool on the ES NAS.

Create a storage pool

Follow these steps to create a new storage pool:

  1. Go to "Storage Manager" > "STORAGE" > "Storage Space".
  2. Click "Create" > "New Storage Pool".
  3. Specify the pool name, choose the controller that the pool belongs to and select the enclosure unit, hard disk drive(s), RAID type, and then click "Next".
  4. Review the pool creation summary and click “Create”.
  5. Please note that all data on the selected hard disk drive(s) will be erased. Click "OK" if you are certain about this.
    A new storage pool will be created.

Connect to the SMI-S Provider server and configure storage in SCVMM

After adding hosts and creating a storage pool on the ES NAS, you can connect to the SMI-S Provider and add an SMI-S storage device in SCVMM. Then you can allocate storage to hosts or clusters.

For more detailed instructions on adding and classifying SMI-S Storage Devices, see How to Add and Classify SMI-S and SMP Storage Devices in VMM on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Note: You can create a Run As account before or while you are running the Add Storage Devices Wizard to discover storage. The Run As account must have permissions to access the SMI-S Provider. You can create a Run As account in the Settings workspace. For more information about Run As accounts, see How to Create a Run As Account in VMM on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Use the following procedure to add block storage devices (e.g. the ES NAS).

1. Open the "Fabric" workspace. In the "Fabric" pane, click "Storage". On the "Home" tab, click "Add Resources", and then click "Storage Devices" to start the "Add Storage Devices" Wizard.

2. On the "Select Provider Type" page, select the "Add a storage device that is managed by an SMI-S Provider" check box to specify and discover a storage device or an array that is supported by the SMI-S protocol.

3. On the Specify Discovery Scope page, do the following:

In the Protocol list, select “SMI-S CIMXML” to specify the SMI-S CIMXML-based storage Provider (e.g. QNAP SMI-S Provider) that can be used to manage the storage devices.

In the Provider IP address or FQDN box, enter either the IP address or the FQDN of the SMI-S Provider server.

In the TCP/IP port box, enter the port number that is used to connect to the SMI-S Provider server (QNAP SMI-S Provider uses port 5988, which is the default port for Common Information Model (CIM) protocol). Please make sure that this port is not blocked by the Windows Server Firewall.

Next to the “Run As account” box, click “Browse”, and select a Run As account that can access the storage Provider. If you do not have an account, click “Browse”, and then in the “Select a Run As Account” dialog box, click “Create Run As Account”.

4. On the "Gather Information" page, VMM automatically tries to discover and import the storage device information.

5. If the discovery process succeeds, the discovered storage arrays, storage pools, manufacturer, model, and capacity of the ES NAS are listed on the page. When the process finishes, click "Next".

6. On the "Select Storage Devices" page, do the following for each storage pool that requires a classification:

Select the check box next to a storage pool that you want VMM to manage.

In the Classification column, select the storage classification that you want to assign. For instructions about how to create a new classification, see How to Create Storage Classifications in VMM on the Microsoft website. Then click “Next”.

7. On the "Summary" page, confirm the settings, and then click "Finish".

8. To verify the newly discovered storage information, in the "Fabric" workspace, on the "Home" tab, click "Fabric Resources". In the Fabric pane, expand the "Storage" node.

Allocate Storage Pools to a Host Group

After you discover, classify and provision storage as instructed in the previous section, you can provision the storage to a host group.

If you want to create logical units from a managed host, you must first allocate a storage pool to the host group where the host resides. For detailed instructions, see How to Allocate Storage Pools to a Host Group in VMM on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Use the following procedure to allocate one or more storage pools to a host group in SCVMM:

1. Open the "Fabric" workspace. In the "Fabric" pane, click "Storage". On the Home tab, click "Allocate Capacity".

2. The "Allocate Storage Capacity" dialog box opens. In the "Host groups" list, click the host group to which you want to allocate storage capacity. Total and available storage capacity information is displayed for the host group. The storage capacity information includes the total and available capacity for both local and remote storage, and total and available allocated storage. To allocate storage pools to the host group, click "Allocate Storage Pools" to open the Allocate Storage Pools dialog box.

3. Optionally, select the "Display as available only storage arrays that are visible to any host in the host group" check box.

4. For each storage pool that you want to add, under "Available storage pools", click a storage pool that you want to allocate to the host group, and then click "Add". When you are finished, click "OK".

5. To verify the newly added pool information, in the "Fabric" workspace, on the "Home" tab, click "Fabric Resources". In the Fabric pane, expand the "Storage" node and click "Classifications and Pools".

6. To rename the pool or modify its properties, right-click a pool (e.g. pool1) and click "Properties".

Provision Storage Logical Units in SCVMM

 After you allocate a storage pool to a host group, you can create logical units from Hyper-V servers in the host group that can access the storage array where the storage pool resides. For detailed instructions, see How to Provision Storage Logical Units in VMM on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Use the following procedure to create logical units from storage pools that are managed by SCVMM:

1. Open the "Fabric" workspace. In the "Fabric" pane, click "Storage". Right-click "Classification and Pools", select the desired pool on which the logical unit should be created, and then click "Create Logical Unit".

2. To create a logical unit, in the Create Logical Unit dialog box, do the following:

  • In the “Storage pool” list, click the storage pool that you want to use.
  • In the “Name” box, enter a name for the logical unit. Use only alphanumeric characters.
  • Optionally, in the “Description” box, enter a description for the logical unit.
  • In the Size (GB) box, enter the size of the logical unit, in gigabytes.

When you are finished, click OK.

3. To view the job status, open the "Jobs" workspace.

4. To verify that the logical unit was created, go to "Fabric" > "Storage" > "Classifications and "Pools". On the "Home" tab, in the "Show" group, click "Fabric Resources". Expand the storage classification for the pool where you created the logical unit, and then expand the storage pool. You should see the new logical unit.

Allocate Storage Logical Units to a Host Group in SCVMM

After Creating a Logical Unit in SCVMM, you can now assign the logical unit to a host group. For detailed instructions, see How to Allocate Storage Logical Units to a Host Group in VMM from the Microsoft TechNet website.

Use the following procedure to allocate storage logical units to a host group in the SCVMM.

1. Open the Fabric workspace. In the Fabric pane, click Storage. On the Home tab, click "Allocate Capacity" to open the Allocate Storage Capacity dialog box.

2. In the Host groups list, click the host group to which you want to allocate storage capacity. Total and available storage capacity information is displayed for the host group. This information includes the total and available capacity for both local and remote storage, and total and available allocated storage. To allocate logical units to the host group, click "Allocate Logical Units" to open the "Allocate Logical Units" dialog box. Optionally, select the "Display as available only storage arrays that are visible to any host in the host group" check box.

3. For each logical unit that you want to add, under Available logical units, click a logical unit that you want to allocate to the host group, and then click Add.

4. When you are finished, click OK. The logical unit should be listed under "Allocated logical unit".

Create an iSCSI session on a host

For more information on creating iSCSI sessions and the next section on assigning a logical to a host, please see How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host in VMM on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Use the following procedure to create an iSCSI session on a host:

1. On the target host, in the Services snap-in, make sure that the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service is started and set to Automatic.

2. In the VMM console, open the "Fabric" workspace. In the Fabric pane, expand "Servers", and then click "All Hosts". Right-click the host listed in the Hosts pane that you want to configure, and then click "Properties".

3. In the Host Name "Properties" dialog box, click the "Storage" tab. Under iSCSI Arrays, see if the storage array is already listed. If it is not, on the toolbar, next to "iSCSI Array", click "Add". The "Create New iSCSI Session" dialog box opens.

4. In the "Array" list, click the desired iSCSI storage array.

5. To create an iSCSI session with the default settings, click "Create session". To create an iSCSI session with customized settings, select the "Use advanced settings" check box, and then enter the following information:

  • Target portal: the IP address and port number for the connection to the storage array.
  • Target name:  the iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN) of the storage array.
  • Initiator IP: the IP address of the network card on the host that you want to use. The associated logical networks are also listed.

When you are finished, click "Create".

Assign an existing logical unit to a host

After you allocate storage logical units to a host group, you can configure storage on a Hyper-V host or a Hyper-V host cluster in SCVMM. For detailed instructions on allocating logical units to a host, see How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host in VMM on the Microsoft TechNet website. For more information on allocating logical units to a host cluster, refer to the Assign an existing logical unit to a host cluster section.

Use the following procedure to assign an existing logical unit to a host:

1. In the VMM console, open the "Fabric" workspace. In the Fabric pane, expand "Servers", and then click "All Hosts". Right-click the host listed in the Hosts pane that you want to configure, and then click "Properties".

2. In the Host Name Properties dialog box, click the "Storage" tab. To assign an existing logical unit to the host, click "Add Disk".

3. In the Logical unit list, click the logical unit that you want to assign to the host. Configure the format and mount point options, and then click OK to assign the logical unit to the host. Note that you if select "Force format even if a file system is found", any existing data on the volume will be overwritten.

4. To verify that the logical unit was assigned, view the information on the Storage tab in the Host Name Properties dialog box. The newly assigned logical unit appears under Disk. Click the new disk to view the disk details.

5. To perform further configuration of the disk, open Disk Management on the host. (To open Disk Management, click Start, type diskmgmt.msc in the search box, and then press ENTER.)The new disk appears in the list of disks as a basic disk. If you chose to format the disk, the disk is already formatted and online. You can right-click the disk to see the available options, such as Format and Change Drive Letter and Paths.

Assign an existing logical unit to a host cluster

After you allocate storage logical units to a host group, you can configure storage on a Hyper-V host or a Hyper-V host cluster in SCVMM. For detailed instructions on allocating logical units to a host, refer to the Assign an existing logical unit to a host section. For more information on allocating logical units to a host cluster, see How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host Cluster in VMM on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Use the following procedure to assign an existing logical unit to a host cluster:

1. Open the "Fabric" workspace. In the "Fabric" pane, expand "Servers", and then expand "All Hosts". Locate and then click the Hyper-V host cluster that you want to configure. On the "Host Cluster" tab, in the "Properties" group, click "Properties".

2. In the "Host Cluster Name" Properties dialog box, click the "Available Storage" tab. To assign available logical units to the host cluster, click "Add". Logical units that are available for assignment through VMM are listed.

3. To create a new logical unit, click "Create Logical Unit". The "Create Logical Unit" dialog box opens. In the "Storage pool" list, click a storage pool. Enter a name, description and size (in gigabytes) for the logical unit, and then click "OK"


Note: For the logical unit name, use only alphanumeric characters.

4. In the "Add Cluster Disk" dialog box, select the check box next to each logical unit that you want to add. For each logical unit, configure the partition style (MBR or GPT) and the file system (NTFS or Do not format), enter a volume label, and then select or clear the "Quick Format" check box.

5. In the "Host Cluster Name Properties" dialog box, click "OK" to commit the changes.

Convert available storage to shared storage (CSV)

Use the following procedure to convert available storage to shared storage (CSV):

1. Open the "Fabric" workspace. In the "Fabric" pane, expand "Servers", and then expand "All Hosts". Locate and then click the Hyper-V host cluster that you want to configure. On the "Host Cluster" tab, in the "Properties" group, click "Properties".

2. In the "Host Cluster Name Properties" dialog box, click the "Available Storage" tab. Select a volume that you want to convert to shared storage, and then click "Convert to CSV".

3. When you click "Convert to CSV", the logical unit disappears from the "Available Storage" tab. Then click "OK" to commit the changes.

4. Verify that the logical unit appears on the "Shared Volumes" tab.

Add shared storage (CSVs) to a Hyper-V host cluster

Use the following procedure to add shared storage (CSVs) to a Hyper-V host cluster:

1. Open the "Fabric" workspace. In the "Fabric" pane, expand "Servers", and then expand "All Hosts". Locate and then click the Hyper-V host cluster that you want to configure. On the "Host Cluster" tab, in the "Properties" group, click "Properties".

2. In the "Host Cluster Name" Properties dialog box, click the "Shared Volumes" tab, and then click" Add". Logical units that are available for assignment through VMM are listed.

3. To assign Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs) to the host cluster, follow these steps:

  • To create a new logical unit, click “Create Logical Unit”. The Create Logical Unit dialog box opens. In the “Storage pool” list, click a storage pool. Enter a name, description and size (in gigabytes) for the logical unit, and then click “OK”.
  • In the “Add Cluster Shared Volume” dialog box, select the check box next to each logical unit that you want to add.
  • For each logical unit, configure the partition style (MBR or GPT) and the file system (NTFS or Do not format), enter a volume label, and then select or clear the Quick Format check box.

When you are finished, click OK.

4. In the "Host Cluster Name" Properties dialog box, click "OK" to commit the changes.

5. Verify that the logical unit appears on the "Shared Volumes" tab.

References

Configuring Storage in VMM. Retrieved from Microsoft TechNet  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610600.aspx
How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host Cluster in VMM. Retrieved from Microsoft TechNet  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610692(v=sc.12).aspx
MS Christmas present: SMI-S Storage Provider for iSCSI Target Server. (December 26, 2012). Retrieved from http://www.hyper-v.nu/archives/hvredevoort/2012/12/ms-christmas-present-smi-s-storage-provider-for-iscsi-target-server/

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