The appliance's local storage is a Layer Repository where the appliance creates, composites, and stores Layers and Layered Images. You can see how much disk space is used in the System module of the Management Appliance.
Log into the Management Console and select System > Manage Appliance.
In the Services table, the Local Storage for the Layering Service shows how much space is used and how much is free.
You can add storage space to an existing local storage disk as follows.
When you install the appliance, it comes equipped with an additional 200 GB data disk that is used as a Layer Repository. You can expand the appliance's local storage by adding another disk to it.
Log into your management console.
Select System > Manage Appliance.
Select Expand Storage.
The Disk Selection tab is displayed of disks that are attached to the system and are not part of the layer repository.
Select the check box for each disk that you want to use to expand the layer repository.
If a check box is grayed out and a yellow icon with an ! (exclamation point) is displayed, it means that the attached disk is not eligible for use (for example, if the disk is not blank). Once the attached disk is blank and unpartitioned, you will be able to use it to expand the appliance's local storage.
On the Confirm and Complete tab, click Expand Storage.
When you enable User Layers on a Layered Image, the data and settings for each user are persisted between sessions.
When deploying with User Layers enabled, you must add storage locations for those Layers, rather than allowing user data to be saved on the appliance's main file share.
The main file share is used to:
When configuring storage locations:
To add a storage location:
Log into the management console.
Select System > Storage Locations.
Select Add Storage Location. A list is displayed of file shares, except for the appliance's main file share.
Select Add Storage Location, and enter a Name and Network Path for the new location.
On the User Layer Assignments tab, expand the directory tree and select the check box(es) for one or more groups to add to the new storage location.
On the Confirm and Complete tab, click Add Storage Location.
Once the Storage Locations are added, you must set security on the User Layer Folders.
Storage locations allow you to have more than one location specified for your User Layers. For each Storage Location (including the default location) you need to create a /Users subfolder and secure that location.
The security on each User Layer folder must be set to the following values by a domain administrator:
|Setting name||Value||Apply to|
|Creator Owner||Modify||Subfolders and Files only|
|Owner Rights||Modify||Subfolders and Files only|
Users or group:
||Selected Folder Only|
Selected Folder, Subfolders and Files
|Domain Admins, and selected Admin group||Full Control||Selected Folder, Subfolders and Files|
Log into the management console.
Select System > Storage Locations. The file shares displayed are the storage locations defined for User Layers. For example, say you've defined three Storage Locations so that you can more easily manage storage for Group1 and Group2 separate from everyone else in the organization:
Note: The appliance's main file share, which is used for storing OS, App, and Platform Layers, is not listed as a User Layer Storage Location.
Create a \Users subdirectory under each file share:
Apply the security settings listed above to each /Users subdirectory.