What are the steps required to connect a windows 2008 server host to see a LUN on a EMC CX3 intelligent storage array? Then how do I create a NFTS file system on the device?
My host and storage array are both connected to a fibre channel switch.
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1. Storage to host zoning
2. Host registration in Navisphere
3. RAID Group and LUN creation
4. Storage group creation and allocation
On support.emc.com go to the Support by Product. Search/Select the CX3 model (CX3 Ultrascale Series).
Here you can find a lot of information about the CX3.
The below link will take you to the customized installation documentation site - here you can select your host, connection type and array to build an installation document.
I've also attached a general host installation document.
The question about creating a NFTS file system, the CX3 is a block device - it presents LUNs (disks as seen in Windows). These are raw devices - no format. On the disks in Windows you would format and create a file system.
If the CX3 that you have is actually a Celerra (which is a File device), then the installation steps above would be completely different. If you do have a Celerra then you can post you question in the Celerra forum:
Thanks for that, the second link is interesting but doesnt really provide enough detail that i need. Would you know the steps in general to get a windows 2008 server to see a 100GB LUN?
load multipathing software (PowerPath), if using native MPIO proceed to step 1
1) zoning (establishes logical connectivity between host and array)
2) host registration (either by installing navisphere agent on the host or manually registering host WWN inside of Navisphere, Connectivity Status)
3) create storage group
4) create LUN
5) add host (from step 2), add LUN to storage group.
6) reboot Windows host
7) if not using PowerPath, configure MPIO
Could someone look over my steps and confirm they are correct or let me know what steps/details im missing. The idea is I should show the steps to get a host to connect to a LUN on an EMC CX4 and then create a NTFS file system.
Here are my steps:
hmm wait, i think I dont need that step actually. Thought because the windows 2008 is on a esx host. Ok ill take that out. anything else?