Creating Datastores

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This article contains all steps on how to Create Datastores within 5nine Cloud Manager. With this article you will be able to complete creating a datastore for the following:

- Virtual Machine Storage

- ISO Library

- Template Library

- Backup Storage

Click here if you wish to see the full steps with screenshots 

 

Environment

  • 5nine Cloud Manager Edition

  • 5nine Cloud Manager Free Edition

 

Quick Steps

  • Step 1: In the Datastore tab, click Add Datastore

  • Step 2: "Name Datastore"

Define datastore name and description. The enabled "Shared" option allows this storage to be visible/available for all tenants. Otherwise only global users will be able to see it (in accordance with permissions as well)

  • Step 3 "Choose Datastore Type"

5nine Cloud Manager supports 3 types of storage's:

“Local” – specific for a host. Typically used for simple scenarios where virtual disks are placed directly on local machine.

“Network share” – can be used by multiple hosts. This type of storage allows to store virtual disks in a CIFS/SMB file server share.

“Cluster Shared Volume” – allows all cluster nodes work with the same storage.

  • Step 4 "Choose Content Type"

  • Step 5 "Select Hosts" Depending on your Datastore Type 

Local File System: Select the Hyper-V Host where storage will be placed

Network Share: Define the list of hosts that can have access to this storage

Cluster Shared Volume: Select the cluster where the storage will be placed

  • Step 6: "Set Path"

Local File System & Cluster Shared Volume: Click Browse and select required folder

Network Share: Set the path by entering network address

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Create Storage

  • Step 1: In the Datastore tab, click Add Datastore

  • Step 2: "Name Datastore"

Define datastore name and description. The enabled "Shared" option allows this storage to be visible/available for all tenants. Otherwise only global users will be able to see it (in accordance with permissions as well)

  • Step 3 "Choose Datastore Type"

5nine Cloud Manager supports 3 types of storage's:

“Local” – specific for a host. Typically used for simple scenarios where virtual disks are placed directly on local machine.

“Network share” – can be used by multiple hosts. This type of storage allows to store virtual disks in a CIFS/SMB file server share.

“Cluster Shared Volume” – allows all cluster nodes work with the same storage.

  • Step 4 "Choose Content Type"

  • Step 5 "Select Hosts"Depending on your Datastore Type in Step 3 

Local File System: Select the Hyper-V Host where storage will be placed

Network Share: Define the list of hosts that can have access to this storage

Cluster Shared Volume: Select the cluster where the storage will be placed

  

  • Step 6: "Set Path"

Local File System & Cluster Shared Volume: Click Browse and select required folder

Network Share: Set the path by entering network address

 

Congratulations you have just completed Creating Datastores using 5nine Cloud Manager!

Quick Tip: After the Datastore is created you can navigate through the storage contents. Also, for your convenience, there is the ability to perform operations on physical folders on the disk directly using the user interface – create, delete, rename and copy/move actions are available just like in standard file explorer.

 

 

 

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