Configure storage on the host
Because a new LUN is offline and has no partition or file system when a Windows host first discovers it, you must bring the volume online and initialize it in Windows. Optionally, you can format the LUN with a file system.
You can initialize the disk as a basic disk with a GPT or MBR partition table. Typically, you format the LUN with a file system such as New Technology File System (NTFS).
A LUN discovered by the host.
From a Windows command prompt, enter the
View the list of available disks.
> list disk
Select the disk to bring online.
> select disk 1
Bring the disk online.
> online disk
Create a partition.
> create partition primary
In Windows Server 2008 and later, you are prompted immediately after creating the partition to format the disk and give it a name. Select Cancel on the prompt to continue using these instructions for formatting and naming the partition.
Assign a drive letter.
> assign letter=f
Format the disk.
> format FS=NTFS LABEL=”New Volume” QUICK
Exit the diskpart context.