Create host manually

For hosts that cannot be automatically discovered, you can manually create a host. Creating a host is one of the steps required to let the storage array know which hosts are attached to it and to allow I/O access to the volumes.

About this task

Keep these guidelines in mind when you create a host:

Procedure

  1. Select Storage > Hosts.
  2. Click Create > Host.
    The Create Host dialog box appears.
  3. Select the settings for the host as appropriate.
  4. Click Create.

Result

After the host is successfully created, the system creates a default name for each host port configured for the host (user label).

The default alias is <Hostname_Port Number>. For example, the default alias for the first port created for host IPT is IPT_1.