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

Option

Description

Add

Add a volume to the Mirage system.

Edit

Edit volume parameters.

Remove

Remove a volume from the Mirage system.

Block

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.

Important:

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

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

Mount a volume to the Mirage system.

Unmount

Unmount a volume to the Mirage system.