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SANtricity 11.7
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Thin volume monitoring


You can monitor thin volumes for space and generate appropriate alerts to prevent out-of-capacity conditions.

Thin-provisioned environments can allocate more logical space than they have underlying physical storage. You can select Storage  Volumes  Thin Volume Monitoring tab to monitor how much growth your thin volumes have before they reach the allocated capacity maximum limit.

You can use the Thin Monitoring view to perform the following actions:

  • Define the limit that restricts the allocated capacity to which a thin volume can automatically expand.

  • Set the percentage point at which an alert (warning threshold exceeded) is sent to the Notifications area on the Home page when a thin volume is near the maximum allocated capacity limit.

To increase capacity for a thin volume, increase its reported capacity.


System Manager does not provide an option to create thin volumes. If you want to create thin volumes, use the Command Line Interface (CLI).


Thin volumes are not available on the EF600 or EF300 storage system.