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VMware express configuration overview

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The VMware express method for installing your storage array and accessing SANtricity System Manager is appropriate for setting up a standalone VMware host to an E-Series storage system. It is designed to get the storage system up and running as quickly as possible with minimal decision points.

Procedure overview

The express method includes the following steps, which are also outlined in the VMware workflow.

  1. Set up one of the following communication environments:

  2. Create logical volumes on the storage array.

  3. Make the volumes available to the data host.

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