Application provisioning settings

When setting up the basic template for a database, server, or virtual desktop, you must provide details to System Manager. This section describes the fields in each basic template. Only the fields that are required for the specific application you are provisioning are displayed.

Database Details

You enter the following information to provision the database applications:

Database Name
Mandatory: The name of the database you are configuring; this string is used as a prefix when provisioning storage for each database.
Database Size
Mandatory: The size of the database, in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
Log Size
Mandatory: The size of the database log in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
Tempdb Size

Mandatory: The size of the tempdb database in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.

Number of Server Cores (on the SQL server)
Indicates the number of CPU cores on the databases server in increments of 2.
Span HA Controller Nodes
Specifies if storage objects should be created across a high-availability pair of nodes.

The following fields apply only when you are provisioning a SAP HANA database:

Active SAP HANA Nodes
The number of active SAP HANA nodes. The maximum number of nodes is 16.
Memory Size per HANA Node
The memory size of a single SAP HANA node.
Data Disk Size per HANA Node
The data disk size for each node.
Note: If set to 0, the memory size field above is used to calculate the size of the data area.

SQL Server Account Details

You enter the following information to provide full control access to the SQL server accounts:
Note: The installation account is granted SeSecurityPrivilege.
SQL Server Installation Account
Optional: The domain user account used for the new SQL server installations. Enter in the format domain\user.
SQL Server Service Account
Mandatory: This is an existing domain account, specify as domain\user.
SQL Server Agent Service Account

Optional: This is this domain account if SQL server agent service is configured, specify in the format domain\user.

Virtual Desktop Details

You enter the following information to provision storage for virtual desktop infrastructure over NAS:

Select Hypervisor
The hypervisor used for these volumes; the hypervisor determines the correct datastore protocol. The options are VMware, Hyper-V, or XenServer/KVM.
Desktop Persistence
Determines if the desktop is persistent or nonpersistent. Selecting the desktop persistence sets the default values for the volume such as Snapshot schedules and post-process deduplication policies. Inline efficiencies are enabled by default for all volumes.
Note: These policies can be modified manually after provisioning.
Datastore Prefix
The value entered is used to generate the names of the datastores and, if applicable, the export policy name or share name.
Number of Desktops
This number is used to determine the number of volumes created.
Note: This is not used to provision the virtual machines.
Desktop Size
This is used to determine the size of the volumes which should be provisioned in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
Average Desktop Size (used for the SAN Virtual Desktop)
This is used to determine the thin-provisioned size of each volume in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.

Initiator Details

You enter the following information to set up the initiator:

Initiator Group
You can select an existing group or create a new group.
Initiator Group Name
The name of the new initiator group.
Initiators
This is a comma-separated list of the initiators (WWPN or IQN) in the initiator group.

The following fields apply only to SAP HANA provisioning:

Initiator OS Type
This is the operating system type of the new initiator group.
FCP Portset
The FCP portset that the initiator group is bound to.

Host Access Configuration

You enter the following information to configure the host access to the volumes:

Volume Export Configuration
Select the export policy to apply to the volumes during creation. The options are:
  • Allow All

    This option implies that an export rule is created which permits read-write access to any clients.

  • Create Custom Policy

    This option allows you to specify a list of host IP addresses to receive read-write access.

Note: You can modify the volume export policy later using System Manager workflows.
Host IP Addresses
This is a comma-separated list of IP addresses.
Note: For NFS-based systems, a new export policy is created using the datastore prefix and a rule is created in it to give access to the list of IP.

Application Details

When the application is added, you can view the configuration settings in the Overview tab of the Application Details window. Other details such as NFS or CIFS Access and Permissions are displayed depending on the type of application that was set up.

Type
This is the type of general application, database, or virtual infrastructure that was created.
SVM
The name of the server virtual machine that the application was created on.
Size
The total size of the volume.
Available
The amount of space currently available in the volume.
Protection
The type of data protection configured.
You can expand the Components and Volumes panes for details of the space and IOPs performance.
Note: The used size displayed in the Components pane is different than the used size displayed in the CLI.