About the Storage Provisioning Option
The Storage Provisioning Option (SPO) lets you configure, manage, and monitor storage arrays that are attached to the Backup Exec server.
If you use a Dell DL Appliance, do not use this appendix. See the Dell™ PowerVault™ DL Backup to Disk Appliance and the Symantec Backup Exec Storage Provisioning Option documentation that Dell provides with the appliance.
Table: Features of the Storage Provisioning Option
Discovery of new storage arrays, physical disks, and virtual disks
Backup Exec can discover new storage arrays, physical disks, and the virtual disks that you add to a storage array. If you create virtual disks by using storage array vendor tools or the Microsoft Storage Manager for SANs utility, Backup Exec also detects those virtual disks.
A wizard to help you configure a storage array for use with Backup Exec
Backup Exec provides the Configure Storage Wizard to help you configure virtual disks on a storage array. The virtual disks are added to the Any virtual disk storage device pool. Backup Exec then uses the virtual disks in the device pool as destination devices for jobs.
Trend analysis of disk space usage
Backup Exec collects statistical information to predict the amount of disk space that is required on the storage arrays. Alerts are sent if the available disk space does not meet the predicted amount of disk space that is needed.
See About storage trending for disk storage and virtual disks.
Alerts for low disk space
Backup Exec sends an alert when available disk space reaches each of three thresholds that you set for a virtual disk.
See Requirements for the Storage Provisioning Option.
See About using the Configure Storage Wizard with the Storage Provisioning Option.