Defining volumes

After you define storage pools, you need to break the storage pools into discrete areas of storage, which are called volumes. Each blade server can access one or more of these volumes.

Volumes are typically defined as either data volumes, which are used to store application date, or boot volumes, which are used to store the operating system image. For each volume, you need to determine the following characteristics:
  • The size (in GBs)
  • The blade server or servers that will have access to the volume
  • Any applications on the blade servers that need access to the volume

After defining this information, you can use the SAS RAID controller module configuration worksheet to record your decisions.