Import storage configuration settings

You can import the storage configuration from one storage array to other storage arrays. This batch operation saves time when you need to configure multiple arrays in the network.

Before you begin

About this task

Imported settings include configured volumes (thick and non-repository volumes only), volume groups, pools, and hot spare drive assignments.

Procedure

  1. From the Manage page, click Import Settings.
    The Import Settings wizard opens.
  2. In the Select Settings dialog, select Storage configuration and then click Next.
    A dialog box opens for selecting the source array.
  3. In the Select Source dialog, select the array with the settings you want to import, and then click Next.
  4. In the Select Targets dialog, select one or more arrays to receive the new settings.
    Note: Storage arrays with firmware below 8.50 are not available for selection. In addition, an array does not appear in this dialog if Unified Manager cannot communicate with that array (for example, if it is offline or if it has certificate, password, or networking problems).
  5. Click Finish.
    The Operations page displays the results of the import operation. If the operation fails, you can click on its row to see more information.

Result

The target storage arrays are now configured with the same storage configuration as the source array.