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Intel® Modular Server Storage Management Pack FAQ

What is the Intel® Storage Management Pack?
The Intel Storage Management Pack (formerly LUN Copier) allows the creation of a local copy of a data LUN, and the creation of a new OS LUN (which can be assigned to a new compute module as with the boot LUN), by copying an existing LUN which already has an OS installed in it.

What are the benefits of an Intel® Modular Server Storage Management Pack?

  • Copying an existing virtual drive can be used as a local backup solution (on the Intel® Modular Server only)
  • Makes OS provisioning and deployment easier and faster
  • Can be used for non-production environment testing
  • Off-line and On-Line RAID morphing

What is off-line RAID morphing?
Copying a virtual drive from one RAID level to another, when the Intel® Compute Module assigned to this virtual drive is switched off.

What is on-line RAID morphing?
Copying a virtual drive from one RAID level to another, when the Intel® Compute Module assigned to this virtual drive is switched on.

What are the requirements for using the Intel® Modular Server Storage Management Pack?

How long does LUN copying take?
This depends on the size and content of the virtual drive being copied. Copying the LUN runs as a background task and will only have a limited amount of system resources available for this task. Copying a LUN during productive time of the system may have a performance impact. If users wish to copy more than one LUN: the first copy will start, and then all further copy processes will be queued up and start when the previous one is finished.

What do I need to do to activate my Intel® Modular Server Storage Management Pack feature?

  • Contact your reseller to purchase a paper pack ID. Product code MFSLUNCOPY MM#903085.
  • Obtain the mid plane serial number of the Intel Modular Server on which the feature should be activated.
  • See How do I activate features on the Intel® Modular Server? to find the midplane serial number and steps for license key activation.

Is the Defragment option only available with the Intel® Modular Server Storage Management Pack activated?
Yes, this option is only available as part of the Intel Modular Server Storage Management Pack.

Operating System:

OS Independent

This applies to:

Intel® Modular Server System MFSYS25
Intel® Modular Server System MFSYS25V2
Intel® Modular Server System MFSYS35

Solution ID: CS-030986
Last Modified: 08-Nov-2012
Date Created: 19-Oct-2009
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