Setting Up the Storage
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Article Summary

You store the CTERA Edge Filer data on a volume, which is defined on a virtual array. For a V Series edge filer, CTERA recommends that the maximum storage is defined as a single disk when the CTERA Edge Filer is created.

During the initial setup of the CTERA Edge Filer an LVM array, array1, is created with a volume, vol1.

For a V Series edge filer, if required, you can extend an existing virtual disk, and then enlarge the volume. If you do require multiple disks, for example, when running the edge filer in ESXi, where the maximum disk size is 62TB, the additional disks can be added to the LVM-based array.

To setup storage:

  1. In the Configuration view, select Storage > Arrays or Storage > Volumes in the navigation pane and click Storage Setup Wizard.
    The Easy Storage Setup window is displayed.
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    In this example, the edge filer has 2 disks: VIRT2 and VIRT3. In this example, VIRT2 was the original disk and VIRT3 was added.
    Note

    Normally, a V Series edge filer requires one disk.

    After clicking Format and then Yes to confirm, the drive is formatted and all the data on the drive is erased.
    Warning

    Formatting erases all data on the drive.

  2. Click Next.
    If there are proposed actions, they are displayed. For example:
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  3. To continue with the proposed action, click Next.
  4. Click Finish in the Wizard Completed window.

If an action was proposed, the action is implemented.


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