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Allocating storage resources to the host is done by creating a capacity pool and provisioning a volume. You can either map an existing volume, or create a new volume.

InfiniBox pools are virtual buckets for organizing storage workload. Every volume, snapshot, and clone resides in a pool. The storage administrator defines each pool’s physical capacity (portion of system physical capacity available for writes by the pool) and virtual capacity (soft limit on total size of all volumes in the pool). The storage administrator can update a pool’s physical and virtual capacity as well as move volumes between pools at any time.  Pool membership is purely metadata and does not affect data placement.

Creating a capacity pool on InfiniBox

Make sure there is a capacity pool available for you. This section provides brief instructions for creating a pool. More detailed explanation can be found on other InfiniBox publications. For example: Creating a pool.

Viewing the pool from the host

Go back to the Host PowerTools shell and type:

infinihost pool list

A list of the InfiniBox pools is displayed on screen:

System Pool Physical Capacity (GB) Virtual Capacity (GB) Volumes
ibox032 new 10000.00 10000.00 0
ibox032 i212 25000.00 25000.00 5
ibox032 i213 75000.00 75000.00 20
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