Mirage provides multiple storage volume support to help manage volume congestion.

Each storage volume can contain base layers, app layers, and CVDs. CVDs are assigned to a storage volume when they are created. The storage volumes must be shared by the servers where network-attached storage (NAS) permissions must be in place.

You can perform various actions with storage volumes in the Mirage Web management.

Table 1. Working with Storage Volumes




Add a volume to the Mirage system.


Edit volume parameters.


Remove a volume from the Mirage system.


Block a storage volume to prevent it from being used when new CVDs or base layers are created. Blocking a storage volume is useful when the volume reaches a volume capacity threshold or to stop populating it with new CVDs or base layers. Blocking a volume does not affect access or updates to existing CVDs and base layers on the volume.


You cannot move a CVD or base layer to a blocked volume. You can move a CVD or base layer from a blocked volume.


Unblock a volume that is currently blocked. After you unblock a volume, you can add new CVDs and base layers, and you can update existing data.


Mount a volume to the Mirage system.


Unmount a volume to the Mirage system.