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Dell PowerStore Configuring Volumes

Volumes and applications

You can specify how a volume is used by associating an application with it when you create the volume. You can also modify existing volumes to specify an application for them.

When you create a volume, you must specify the Category and the Application that is associated with that volume.

You can click the column icon to display the Application column on the Storage page in PowerStore Manager. This column shows which application, if any, that a volume is associated with.

NOTE:You can bypass the Category and Application requirements by creating the volume using REST API. You can also modify a volume through REST API. For more information, see PowerStore REST API Reference Guide.

If the Category drop-down menu does not include the type of application that you want to associate with the volume, you can select Other. Selecting Other prompts a blank field to appear under Application; you can type the name of the application there. The maximum number of characters is 32.

NOTE:Volumes created in PowerStore before PowerStoreOS version 5.2 do not have application types that are associated with them. You can add application types to these pre-5.2 volumes or leave them as is.

Volume groups

You can see the application type that is associated with each volume in the Volumes list, Volume Groups list, and the Host list.

Nondisruptive upgrades

Volumes created in PowerStore before PowerStoreOS version 5.2 do not have application types that are associated with them. You can add application types to these pre-5.2 volumes or leave them as is.

Clones

Clones inherit the Category and the Application types of their source volumes.

Snapshots

Snapshots do not inherit the Category and the Application types of their source volumes.


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