Disk configuration operations

You can execute following operations on OSD disk configurations:

Creating a disk configuration

To create a new disk configuration proceed as follows:

  1. Select OS Deployment > Your OSD Manager > Disk Configuration in the left window pane.
  2. Select Edit > Create Disk Configuration .
  3. Enter the necessary data for the parameters in the Create a New Disk window:

    Parameters

    Description

    Name

    A descriptive name of the object.

    Description

    This is a free text field into which you can enter any type of description and information that is pertinent to the new disk configuration.

    Size (GB)

    The size of the disk. It is only used to estimate if the partitions overall size is sensible. It has no impact on the real disk.

    Delete Disk Partitions

    Defines if any partitions that already exist on the target device are deleted. This option should be used with caution, as any data on the disk is lost irretrievably if selected.

    Partition Type

    The type of the partition if formatting the partition. Operating systems should be installed on primary partitions.

    Disk Number

    The physical disk number on the device, 0 indicating the first disk, 1 the second, etc.

    Status

    Before the disk configuration can be created it must be verified that all entered data is correct. To execute a check on the disk click Test next to the non-editable Status box. Be aware that the disk creation cannot be confirmed until the disk verification succeeded, that is, the status value OK is displayed.

    Notes

    This free text field can contain additional information concerning the selected object.

  4. Click OK to confirm the data for the new disk configuration.

The new disk configuration with the specified data is created.

Duplicating a disk configuration

To duplicate an existing disk configuration proceed as follows:

  1. Select OS Deployment > Your OSD Manager > Disk Configuration > Your Disk in the left window pane.
  2. Select Edit > Duplicate .
    The Edit Disk window appears.
  3. Enter a name for the new disk configuration.

    In CM two disk configurations with the same name cannot co-exist.

  4. Make any other required changes to the new disk configuration.
  5. Click OK to confirm the new disk configuration.

The new disk configuration was created under the main Disk Configurations node with the same assigned objects as the original.

Deleting a disk configuration

To delete a disk configuration proceed as follows:

  1. Select OS Deployment > Your OSD Manager > Disk Configuration > Your Disk in the left window pane.
  2. Select Edit > Delete .

The selected object will be deleted immediately.

Modifying a disk configuration

To modify the parameters of a defined disk configuration proceed as follows:

  1. Select OS Deployment > Your OSD Manager > Disk Configuration > Your Disk in the left window pane.
  2. Select Edit > Properties .
  3. Modify the necessary parameters in the Properties window:

    Parameters

    Description

    Name

    This column lists the name of the selected hard disk configuration.

    Description

    This field is a free text field and can contain some descriptive text or necessary information about the object.

    Size (GB)

    The type of the partition if formatting the partition. Operating systems should be installed on primary partitions.

    Delete Disk Partitions

    This parameter defines if any partitions that already exist on the target device are deleted, possible values are Yes and No. This option should be used with caution, because any data on the disk will be lost irretrievably if selected.

    Partition Type

    The type of the partition if formatting the partition. Operating systems should be installed on primary partitions.

    Disk Number

    The physical disk number on the device, 0 indicating the first disk, 1 the second, etc.

    Status

    Before the disk configuration can be modified it must be verified that all entered data is correct. To execute a check on the disk click Test next to the non-editable Status box. Be aware that the disk modification cannot be confirmed until the disk verification succeeded, that is, the status value OK is displayed.

    Notes

    This free text field can contain more information about the selected object.

  4. Click OK to confirm the modifications.

Your modifications of the parameters are saved and applied to the selected disk configuration.

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