How a LUN Is Created for an iSCSI Subsystem

Introduction After you configure server connections, configure the iSCSI targets, and establish a logon session to the target, you can then use the Create LUN Wizard to create and optionally assign the LUN to a target. This topic explains the steps of the Create LUN Wizard. Creating a LUN by Using The Create LUN Wizard is used to create and assign LUNs for both iSCSI and Fibre the Create LUN Wizard Channel subsystems. Depending on the subsystem being configured, different options To create a...

Components of the FSRM Console

Installing FSRM automatically configures the File Server Resource Manager console, which is made available in the Administrative Tools folder. When you open File Server Resource Manager, three nodes are visible Quota Management, File Screening Management, and Storage Reports Management. The following sections describe each node in detail. Quota Management The Quota Management node is used to create quotas that place size limits on volumes and folders. Specifically, the Quota Management node...

What Is Virtual Disk Service

A set of application programming interfaces that provides a single interface for managing disks Uses two sets of providers to manage storage devices * Built-in VDS software providers Vendor-provided hardware providers Illegal for non-trainer use Virtual Disk Service For Windows 2000, each company that made storage devices (for example, hard disks, PCI RAID adapters, storage arrays) provided its own application for installing and managing that storage device. As a result, users had to run...

Guidelines for Configuring iSCSI Security

Configured from the Manage iSCSI Security dialog box Configured from the Manage iSCSI Security dialog box Illegal for non-trainer use Managing iSCSI Security There are several levels of iSCSI security that can be configured from within the Manage iSCSI Security dialog box. The basic level is based on the Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP). CHAP is a protocol that is used to authenticate the peer of a connection and is based on the peers sharing a secret (a security key that is...

Adding and Configuring Fibre Channel Server Connections

Configuring a Server with Fibre Channel Connections LUNs created on Fibre Channel storage subsystems are assigned directly to servers with Fibre Channel connections on the SAN. To configure the Fibre Channel connections, you need only to identify the server that will access the LUN and then select which ports on that server will be enabled for LUN access. The following section describes this process in more detail. You must complete three main tasks when configuring a server with Fibre Channel...

What Is Multipath IO

Multipathing is designed to provide failover through the use of redundant physical path components adapters, cables, and switches between the server and storage device. In the event that one or more of these components fails, applications can still access their data. Because consolidated resources are inherently at higher risk, implementation of multipathing is especially important when storage resources are consolidated on Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices or storage area networks. If a...

What Is a File Screen Template

Illegal for non-trainer use File Screen Templates To simplify the management of file screens, it is recommended that you base your file screens on file screen templates. A file screen template defines Which file groups to block. You can select which file groups to block in the file screen template. New file groups can also be created or modified from the File Screen Template Properties dialog box. The type of screening to perform. Two screening types can be configured in a File screen template...

What Is a Report Task

Reports can be scheduled by creating a Report Task Reports can be scheduled by creating a Report Task The volumes and folders to report on * How often to generate the reports Which file formats to save the reports in Illegal for non-trainer use Report Task Features To generate a set of reports on a regular schedule, you schedule a report task. The report task specifies The volumes and folders to report on. You can browse to include specific folders or volumes to generate reports on. Which...

Microsoft Certified Professional Program

Illegal for non-trainer use Introduction Microsoft Learning offers a variety of certification credentials for developers and IT professionals. The Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) program is the leading certification program for validating your experience and skills, keeping you competitive in today's changing business environment. Related certification This course is not directly related to any certification exams. MCP certifications The Microsoft Certified Professional program includes...

Exercise Modify an Existing Quota

Scenario After monitoring the soft quotas that you had previously configured, you discover that one of the subfolders within the Projects folder structure is starting to use up an excessive amount of storage space. You have decided to place a hard quota on the subfolder to control the amount of disk space that is consumed by the users assigned to this folder. Obtain general information about the quota details for each of the subfolders within the Projects folder structure. Modify the D Labs...

What Is Storage Manager for SANs

A component included with Windows Server 2003 R2 that provides the following functionality . Discovers both Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage arrays Can be used to create, delete, and expand LUNs Can be used to configure LUN options Allows for the allocation of LUNs to specific servers on the SAN Monitors LUN status and health Storage Manager for SANs (SMfS) is a component application that is provided in Windows Server 2003 R2. SMfS can be used to assist in storage resource provisioning and disk...

Practice Creating and Managing Quotas

I Create a new quota based on a quota template Illegal for non-trainer use Introduction In this practice, you will Create a new quota template. Create a new quota based on a quota template. Generate a quota notification. Instructions Ensure that the BER-DC1 and BER-SRV1 virtual machines are running and that all previous practices have been completed. Scenario You are the administrator for A. Datum Corporation. You need to understand the storage requirements of a shared folder named Projects....

Describe how to use the Dirquota commandline tool to create and manage quotas

This lesson describes the concepts related to quota management and how FSRM quotas differ from NTFS quotas. This lesson also explains various ways to create and manage quotas by using both the FSRM and the Dirquota command-line tool. Illegal for non-trainer use Introduction Quota management allows you to create quotas to limit the space allowed for a volume or folder and generate notifications when the quota limits are approached or exceeded. FSRM can define quota templates that can be easily...

How to Manage Quotas Using Dirquotaexe

Dirquota Quota Autoquota Template Admin List, add, modify, and delete quotas List, add, modify, and delete auto apply quotas List, add, modify, and delete quota templates Configure settings and perform administrative operations Illegal for non-trainer use Introduction Dirquota.exe is a Windows Server 2003 R2 command-line tool, installed with the File Server Resource Manager component, which can be used to manage most quota-related tasks. Using a command-line tool provides the ability to...

Practice Installing Storage Manager for SANs and iSCSI Software Initiator

Install Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator 2.0. Ensure that the BER-DC1 and BER-SRV1 virtual machines are running. Install Storage Manager for SANs In this task, you will install Storage Manager for SANs and then open the console to view an automatically discovered Fibre Channel subsystem. To save time, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 has already been installed on the virtual machines. 1. Log on to BER-SRV1 as Administrator with a password of Pa w0rd. 2. On the...

Example of a Basic Fibre Channel SAN Configuration

Illegal for non-trainer use Basic Fibre Channel SAN In a Fibre Channel SAN, each server contains an HBA that connects by means of a Fibre Configuration Channel switch to a disk controller on the storage array. HBAs, although they reside on the server, are also part of the storage network. They serve first to provide the interface between the server and the attached Fibre Channel network and second to provide I O processing, offloading most of the server processing required for transferring...

How to Generate Storage Reports Using Storreptexe

Storrept.exe is a command-line tool included in Windows Server 2003 R2 and installed with the File Server Resource Manager component that can be used to configure report parameters and generate storage reports on demand. You can also create report tasks and then use Schtasks.exe to schedule the tasks. Managing Storage Reports by Using Storrept.exe The following table provides the syntax and commands available for the Storrept.exe command-line tool

Common Challenges to Capacity Management

Capacity Management Issues

Capacity management refers to the process of planning, analyzing, sizing, and optimizing methods to satisfy an organization's never-ending increase in data storage demands. It is important to understand the challenges related to capacity management to help you become more proactive and responsive to business needs. Responding to capacity issues almost always results in an impact on efficiency, performance, and user satisfaction. Capacity management is also an attempt to control the misuse of...

What Is File Screening

Provides a flexible method to control the types of files that are saved on company servers The File Screening Management node allows you to Illegal for non-trainer use Introduction Many organizations face issues with network users storing unauthorized or personal data on corporate file servers. Not only does this waste valuable storage space, but it also increases the time for backup processes to take place and might open up the possibility of violating privacy or security compliance issues...

FSRM Quotas vs NTFS Disk Quotas

E-mail, custom reports, command execution, event logs Comparing FSRM Quota Management to NTFS Quotas The Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 operating systems support disk quotas, which are used to track and control disk usage on a per-user per-volume basis. The following table outlines the advantages of using the quota management tools in File Server Resource Manager compared to NTFS disk quotas

How to Manage File Screening Using Filescrnexe

Filescrn Filegroup Screen Exception Tempate Admin List, add, modify, and delete file groups List, add, modify, and delete file screens List, add, modify, and delete file screen exceptions List, add, modify, and delete file screen templates Configure settings and perform administrative operations Illegal for non-trainer use Introduction to Filescrn.exe is a command-line tool included in Windows Server 2003 R2 and installed Filescrn.exe with the File Server Resource Manager component that can be...