Adding an OpenStorage device

Follow these steps to add an intelligent disk device as an OpenStorage device.

See About OpenStorage devices.

To add an OpenStorage device

  1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.

  2. In the task pane, under Device Tasks, click Configure devices assistant.

  3. On the Configure Devices Assistant dialog box, under Deduplication Option, click OpenStorage.

  4. If the OpenStorage Configuration dialog box appears, click Add OpenStorage.

    This step does not apply if this is the first OpenStorage device. The OpenStorage Configuration dialog box appears only if an OpenStorage device already exists.

  5. Complete the options on the General tab.

    See General OpenStorage device options.

  6. Complete the options on the Advanced tab.

    See Advanced OpenStorage device options.

  7. On the Sharing tab, select each media server that you want to use with this OpenStorage device.

    The Sharing tab appears only if you have the Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option or the SAN Shared Storage Option installed. You must also have more than one media server.

  8. Click OK.

  9. Restart the Backup Exec services on the media servers that you selected in step 7.

    See Starting and stopping Backup Exec services.

Adding an OpenStorage device