Changing SR Properties

The Properties dialog box allows you modify the details of your SR and manage them effectively by organizing the resources using folders, tags, custom fields, etc. It also allows you to configure alerts when the storage throughput exceeds specific limits.

To view the details of a storage repository, select a server or pool in the Resources pane and then click on the Storage tab. Information about the local and shared storage repositories, including the name, description, storage type, usage, and size of the SR will be displayed. Select an SR from the list and click Properties.


The General tab allows you to change the name and description of the SR, and manage its folder and tags:

  • To change the name of the SR, enter a new name in the Name box.
  • To change its description, enter new text in the Description box.
  • To place the SR in a folder or to move it to a different folder, click Change in the Folder box and select a folder. See Using folders for more information about using folders.
  • To tag and untag the SR and to create and delete tags, see Using tags.

Custom Fields

Custom fields allow you to define or modify any additional information about the SR. This tab helps you to search and effectively organize your storage repositories. See Using custom fields for information about assigning custom fields to your managed resources.


The Alerts tab allows you to configure alerts when the total read and write storage throughput activity on a Physical Block Device (PBD) exceeds the specified limit. Select the Generate storage throughput alerts check box and set the storage throughput and time threshold that triggers the alert.


Physical Block Devices (PBD) represent the interface between a specific XenServer host and an attached SR. When the total read/write SR throughput activity on a PBD exceeds the threshold you have specified, alerts will be generated on the host connected to the PBD. Unlike other host alerts, this must be configured on the relevant SR.

Changing SR Properties