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SANtricity 11.8

Pools and volume groups overview

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You can create logical storage capacity from a subset of unassigned drives in your storage array. This logical capacity can take the form of either a pool or a volume group, depending on the needs of your environment.

What are pools and volume groups?

A pool is a set of logically grouped drives. A volume group is a container for volumes with shared characteristics. You can use either a pool or volume group to create volumes accessible to a host.

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How do you create pools?

You can allow System Manager to create pools automatically when it detects unassigned capacity in a storage array. Alternatively, when automatic creation cannot determine the best configuration, you can create pools manually from Storage  Pools & Volume Groups.

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How do you create volume groups?

You can create volume groups from Storage  Pools & Volume Groups.

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