Disk Expansion

Use this section to discover new disks that were added to your filer (physical or virtual). If you have a physical filer, go to the License Manager section and activate the disk license or licenses before you proceed.

In the Disk Expansion section, the table lists all of the discovered and provisioned disks is shown.

A status line above the table indicates whether the status of all the disks is OK.

To discover and provision disks:

  1. Discover New. If you have installed an SSD expansion pack for your physical filer, or new disks have been added to your VM filer deployment, click this button to initiate a discovery.

When discovery is complete, the filers that have been discovered but not provisioned are shown as READY in the State column.

If you have a physical filer, it will also periodically check for new SSDs.

  2. Configure New. Initiate the configuration process. Review the drive configuration and make any needed changes.

If needed, click Unconfigure New to unconfigure a disk that has never been placed into use. Unconfigure cannot be used with disks that have been provisioned and added to the filer.

  3. Provision. Put the new drives into service. You cannot undo this process, so make sure that the configuration is correct.

When provisioning is complete, verify that the disks are now in the ONLINE state and ready for use.