Enable or disable resource provisioning for new volumes

If you previously disabled the default feature for resource provisioning, you can go to Settings and re-enable it for any new SSD volume groups or pools that you create. You can also disable the setting again.

Before you begin

About this task

Resource provisioning is a feature available in the EF300 and EF600 storage arrays, which allows volumes to be put in use immediately with no background initialization process. By default, resource provisioning is enabled on systems where the drives support DULBE. You can disable that default setting from Storage > Pools & Volume Groups. If you want to re-enable resource provisioning again, you can do so by following the steps in this task. By re-enabling it, only newly created volume groups and pools are affected. Any existing volume groups and pools with resource provisioning enabled will remain unchanged.

Procedure

  1. Select Settings > System.
  2. Scroll down to Additional Settings, and then click Enable/Disable Resource-provisioned Volumes.
    The setting description indicates whether resource provisioning is currently enabled or disabled.
  3. In the dialog box, confirm the operation.

Result

Enabling or disabling resource provisioning affects only new SSD pools or volume groups that you create. Existing pools or volume groups remain unchanged.