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SnapCenter Software 5.0

Determine resource availability for Windows file systems

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Resources are the LUNs and similar components in your file system that are maintained by the plug-ins you have installed. You can add those resources to resource groups so that you can perform data protection jobs on multiple resources, but first you must identify which resources you have available. Discovering available resources also verifies that the plug-in installation was completed successfully.

Before you begin
  • You must have already completed tasks such as installing SnapCenter Server, adding hosts, creating storage virtual machine (SVM) connections, and adding credentials.

  • If files reside on VMware RDM LUNs or VMDKs, you must deploy the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere and register the plug-in with SnapCenter. For more information, see SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere documentation.

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.

  2. In the Resources page, select File Systems from the list.

  3. Select the host to filter the list of resources, and then click Refresh Resources.

    The newly added, renamed, or deleted file systems are updated to the SnapCenter Server inventory.

    Important You must refresh the resources if the databases are renamed outside of SnapCenter.