General properties for storage arrays

Article:HOWTO23906  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-08-31  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23906
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General properties for storage arrays

General properties provide information on the name, status, and health for a storage array.

Table: General properties for storage arrays

Item

Description

Name

Displays the name that Backup Exec assigns to the storage array when you use the Storage Array Configuration Wizard. The name is ARRAYx, where x is a number that increments each time that you add a storage array.

See Renaming a virtual disk or storage array.

Status

Indicates the current status of the storage array.

Statuses are as follows:

  • Pause

    The storage array is temporarily stopped. You can pause a storage array to perform maintenance activities. Active jobs are not affected if they start before the storage array is paused.

    See Pausing storage devices.

  • Enable

    The storage array is available for use with Backup Exec. If the storage array is not enabled, it is available for use with other applications.

  • Online

    The storage array is available for use.

  • Offline

    Backup Exec cannot access the storage array. You can click this check box to try to bring the storage array online.

  • Failed

    Backup Exec cannot access the storage array.

Total capacity

Displays the expected amount of total raw capacity of all of the physical disks in the storage array.

If a storage array can read the total capacity, then it appears in this field. Otherwise, Backup Exec estimates the total capacity.

Used capacity

Displays the amount of raw capacity of all of the physical disks that are used in the storage array. Backup Exec calculates used capacity by subtracting available capacity from total capacity.

Configured capacity

Displays the expected amount of total raw capacity of all of the configured physical disks in the storage array.

Unconfigured capacity

Displays the expected amount of total raw capacity of all of the unconfigured physical disks in the storage array.

Hardware name

Displays the name that the storage array hardware or the vendor hardware provider assigns.

Hardware status

Indicates the hardware status.

The values for hardware status are as follows:

  • OK

    The storage array is online.

  • Offline

    The storage array and the virtual disks on the storage array are offline. Backup Exec cannot access them.

Refer to the vendor documentation and management software that are supplied with the storage array. After the storage array is brought online, the virtual disks are automatically brought online.

Hardware health

Indicates the hardware health.

Values for hardware health are as follows:

  • OK

    The storage array is online.

  • Warning

    The storage array may fail or produce errors, but it is currently operational. The storage array and the virtual disks on the storage array are offline. Backup Exec cannot access them.

  • Critical

    The storage array has failed. The storage array and the virtual disks on the storage array are offline. Backup Exec cannot access them.

Refer to the vendor documentation and management software that are supplied with the storage array. After the storage array is brought online, the virtual disks are automatically brought online.

Identification

Displays the information that the vendor provides to assist you with identification of the attached storage array hardware. Refer to the vendor documentation that is supplied with the storage array for information.


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