Virtual Volumes

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From the VVols page, available from the side panel for a selected cluster, you can view information about virtual volumes and their associated storage containers, protocol endpoints, bindings, and hosts.

Learn about VVols-related tasks:

Virtual Volumes

The VVols > Virtual Volumes page for a selected cluster provides information about each active virtual volume on the cluster.

Heading Description

Volume ID

The ID of the underlying volume.

Snapshot ID

The ID of the underlying volume snapshot. The value is zero if the virtual volume does not represent a snapshot.

Parent Virtual Volume ID

The virtual volume ID of the parent virtual volume. If the ID is all zeros, the virtual volume is independent with no link to a parent.

Virtual Volume ID

The universal unique identifier of the virtual volume.

Name

The name assigned to the virtual volume.

Guest OS Type

Operating system associated with the virtual volume.

Type

The virtual volume type: Config, Data, Memory, Swap, or Other.

Access

The read/write permissions assigned to the virtual volume.

Size

The size of the virtual volume in gigabytes (GB) or gibibytes (GiB).

Used Capacity

Current used capacity of the volume:

  • Green = up to 80%

  • Yellow = above 80%

  • Red = above 95%

Snapshot

The number of associated snapshots. Select the number to link to the snapshot copy details.

Min IOPS

The minimum IOPS QoS setting of the virtual volume.

Max IOPS

The maximum IOPS QoS setting of the virtual volume.

Burst IOPS

The maximum burst QoS setting of the virtual volume.

VMW_VmID

Information in fields prefaced with "VMW_" are defined by VMware. See VMware documentation for descriptions.

Create Time

The time the virtual volume creation task was completed.

Actions

Select the vertical drop-down menu for more details on an individual virtual volume.

Storage Containers

On the VVols > Storage Containers page for a selected cluster, you can view the following information for all active storage containers on the cluster.

Heading Description

Account ID

The ID of the account associated with the storage container.

Name

The name of the storage container.

Status

The status of the storage container:

  • Active: The storage container is in use.

  • Locked: The storage container is locked.

PE Type

Indicates the protocol endpoint type (SCSI is the only available protocol for Element software).

Storage Container ID

The universal unique identifier (UUID) of the virtual volume storage container.

Active Virtual Volumes

The number of active virtual volumes associated with the storage container.

Protocol Endpoints

The VVols > Protocol Endpoints page of the selected cluster provides protocol endpoint information such as primary provider ID, secondary provider ID, and protocol endpoint ID.

Heading Description

Primary Provider ID

The ID of the primary protocol endpoint provider.

Secondary Provider ID

The ID of the secondary protocol endpoint provider.

Protocol Endpoint ID

The UUID of the protocol endpoint.

Protocol Endpoint State

The status of the protocol endpoint:

  • Active: The protocol endpoint is in use.

  • Start: The protocol endpoint is starting.

  • Failover: The protocol endpoint has failed over.

  • Reserved: The protocol endpoint is reserved.

Provider Type

The type of the protocol endpoint’s provider: Primary or Secondary.

SCSI NAA Device ID

The globally unique SCSI device identifier for the protocol endpoint in NAA IEEE Registered Extended Format.

Hosts

The VVols > Hosts page for a selected cluster provides information about VMware ESXi hosts that host virtual volumes.

Heading Description

Host ID

The UUID for the ESXi host that hosts virtual volumes and is known to the cluster.

Bindings

Binding IDs for all virtual volumes bound by the ESXi host.

ESX Cluster ID

The vSphere host cluster ID or vCenter GUID.

Initiator IQNs

Initiator IQNs for the virtual volume host.

SolidFire Protocol Endpoint IDs

The protocol endpoints that are currently visible to the ESXi host.

Bindings

The VVols > Bindings page for a selected cluster provides binding information about each virtual volume.

Heading Description

Host ID

The UUID for the ESXi host that hosts virtual volumes and is known to the cluster.

Protocol Endpoint ID

The UUID of the protocol endpoint.

Protocol Endpoint In Band ID

The SCSI NAA device ID of the protocol endpoint.

Protocol Endpoint Type

Indicates the protocol endpoint type (SCSI is the only available protocol for Element software).

VVol Binding ID

The binding UUID of the virtual volume.

VVol ID

The UUID of the virtual volume.

VVol Secondary ID

The secondary ID of the virtual volume that is a SCSI second level LUN ID.

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