Creating a storage container

You can create storage containers in the Element UI and discover them in vCenter. You must create at least one storage container to begin provisioning VVol-backed virtual machines.

Before you begin

You have enabled VVols functionality in the Element UI for the cluster.

Steps

  1. Select VVols > Storage Containers.
  2. Click the Create Storage Containers button.
  3. Enter storage container information in the Create a New Storage Container dialog box:
    1. Enter a name for the storage container.
    2. Configure initiator and target secrets for CHAP.
      Tip: Leave the CHAP Settings fields blank to automatically generate secrets.
    3. Click the Create Storage Container button.
  4. Verify that the new storage container appears in the list in the Storage Containers sub-tab.
    Note: Because a NetApp Element account ID is created automatically and assigned to the storage container, it is not necessary to manually create an account.