The Storage Provisioning Option provides the Storage Array Configuration Wizard to help you configure virtual disks in a storage array.
This wizard helps you configure the following:
Three or more unconfigured physical disks to use to create the virtual disks.
This group of physical disks is called the disk group. The Storage Provisioning Option uses a RAID 5 disk group, which requires at least three physical disks.
At least one unconfigured physical disk to use as a hot spare when virtual disk redundancy fails.
At least one virtual disk to create on the selected physical disks.
The amount of disk space that is available is divided evenly between the number of virtual disks that you specify. The file system that the media server uses may require that you create a minimum number of virtual disks.
When the wizard completes, it runs a utility job named Configure Storage Array. This utility job creates the virtual disks that you specified. Then, Backup Exec adds the virtual disks to a device pool named All Virtual Disks. You can submit jobs to the All Virtual Disks device pool, to the storage array, or to a specific virtual disk.
You can also use this wizard to add or change hot spares for the disk groups that are already configured.