70-247 Series: Part 16
Configure the Fabric (27%)
Configure the storage fabric
Virtualised workloads required storage to meet capacity and performance requirements. VMM can recognise both local and remote storage. Local storage is disks directly attached to the hypervisor hardware. Remote storage is storage that is detached from the server and can be scaled by upgrading the storage hardware.
Virtual Machine Manager 2012 can be used to:
Alright, now for a few gotchas before we get started:
To work with storage, you will be working in the Fabric workspace
Expand the storage node, right click Classifications and Pools and select Create Classification
Create your classifications, these names should be non-technical, friendly names
This is what I ended up with:
Expand the storage node, right-click providers and select Add Storage Devices
Enter in the IP address (or the hostname) port, optional run as account and click next.
Note: Port 5988 is the non-SSL port
In the example below, you can see I am using Starwind's Free iSCSI SAN. The three selectable storage pools are different configurations within StarWind's iSCSI SAN SMI-S provider. By default:
All three reside on SSD so I have assigned them the Gold classification.
Select LUN creation method
Allocate storage to a host group