Create a New Pool

Before you attempt to create a pool, ensure that the requirements identified in Pool requirements are satisfied for all the servers that are in the new pool.

To create a pool

  1. Open the New Pool dialog box by clicking New Pool on the Toolbar.
  2. Enter a name for the new pool and an optional description. The name is displayed in the Resources pane.
  3. Nominate the pool master by selecting a server from the Master list.
  4. Select more servers to place in the new pool from the Additional members list. All available managed servers are listed. If a server not listed, you can add it to the list by clicking Add New Server. If a managed server is not listed, it might be because it does not satisfy one or more of the pool join requirements listed in Pool requirements.
  5. Select Create Pool to create the pool and close the dialog box.

If the pool master already has a shared storage repository (SR), this repository becomes a shared SR for the pool. If the new pool master does not have any shared storage, you have to create a new shared SR for the pool. For more information, see Creating a New SR.

More pool configuration steps

To configure the new pool, use the property tabs:

  1. To add shared storage to the pool, see Creating a New SR.
  2. To add more servers to the pool, see Add a Server to a Pool.