Create SolidFire Data Store

You can create one SolidFire data store per cloud that will represent the space available at the SolidFire side.

To create a SolidFire data store:

  1. Go to your Control Panel Settings menu.
  2. Click the Data Stores icon.
  3. Click the Create Data Store link at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Follow the steps in the creation wizard:

    Step 1 of 3. Properties

    • Label - enter a data store label
    • IP address - specify an IP address to be used for managing the data store via CP (Inasmuch SolidFire data stores have two interfaces, you'll have to specify the IP address for the cluster admin later)
    • Data store type - select a solidfire data store type
    • Enabled - move the slider to the right to enable a data store. When disabled, OnApp will not allow new disks to be created automatically on that data store. This is useful to prevent an established data store from becoming too full. It also lets you prevent the automatic creation of root disks on 'special' data stores (high speed, etc).
    • Click Next.

    Step 2 of 3. Resources

    • Disk Capacity - set disk capacity in GB.
    • Local Compute resource - if required, you can also bind the data store with a local Compute resource. This is helpful if you wish that the data store and a Compute resource were located on the same physical server thus decreasing the time needed for a Compute resource-data store connection.
    • Data Store Zone - if required, you can also assign the data store to a data store zone. The drop-down menu lists all data store zones set up in the cloud (to add or edit data store zones, see Data Store Zones Settings).

    Step 3. Authentication Settings

    • Specify the cluster Admin settings:
      • iSCSI IP - iSCSI IP address
      • Username - specify username for cluster authorization
      • Password - specify password for cluster authorization
    • Specify the SolidFire Account settings:
      • Username - specify SolidFire account username
      • Initiator secret - specify iSCSI initiator secret (optional)
      • Target secret - specify iSCSI target secret (optional)

      Initator secret and target secret are optional parameters. They are created automatically for a newly created account. For the new account they will be taken from the SolidFire database.
      If you specify target and initiator secrets for an existing user, they will be overwritten.

  5. When you've finished configuring the store, click the Create Data Store button.