Adding a single initiator to a volume access group

You can add an initiator to an existing volume access group.

About this task

When you add an initiator to a volume access group, the initiator has access to all volumes in that volume access group.
Tip: You can find the initiator for each volume by clicking the Actions icon and then selecting View Details for the volume in the active volumes list.

If you use initiator-based CHAP, you can add CHAP credentials for a single initiator in a volume access group, providing more security. This enables you to apply this option for volume access groups that already exist.

Steps

  1. Click Management > Access Groups.
  2. Click the Actions icon for the access group you want to edit.
  3. Click the Edit button.
  4. To add a Fibre Channel initiator to the volume access group, perform the following steps:
    1. Under Add Initiators, select an existing Fibre Channel initiator from the Unbound Fibre Channel Initiators list.
    2. Click Add FC Initiator.
    Note: You can create an initiator during this step if you click the Create Initiator link, enter an initiator name, and click Create. The system automatically adds the initiator to the Initiators list after you create it.
    A sample of the format is as follows:
    5f:47:ac:c0:5c:74:d4:02
  5. To add an iSCSI initiator to the volume access group, under Add Initiators, select an existing initiator from the Initiators list.
    Note: You can create an initiator during this step if you click the Create Initiator link, enter an initiator name, and click Create. The system automatically adds the initiator to the Initiators list after you create it.
    The accepted format of an initiator IQN is as follows: iqn.yyyy-mm, in which y and m are digits, followed by text which must only contain digits, lower-case alphabetic characters, a period (.), colon (:) or dash (-).
    A sample of the format is as follows:
    iqn.2010-01.com.solidfire:c2r9.fc0.2100000e1e09bb8b
    Tip: You can find the initiator IQN for each volume from the Management > Volumes Active Volumes page by clicking the Actions icon and then selecting View Details for the volume.
  6. Click Save Changes.