RobMokkink
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trail version sanmelody max virtual volume

I have got the qla2200F/66 HBa's working ok.

Except for sanmelody, i can't seen to create larger vitual volumes as 1000mb.

Is this a limitation?

It's really annoying

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conradsia
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Short answer: no the limitation in san melody is not 1TB. I think it may be 2TB.

I have no issues and you shouldn't have a problem creating virtual volumes with datacore's san melody greater than 1000mb. If you use network managed volumes, nmv's, the default is 2TB so it is definitely not a limit of the datacore sw.

How are you trying to create the virtual volumes? Are you using the storage pools or just creating virtual volumes from the disk partitions.

mcwill
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You don't say which version of sanmelody you are using, however part of the license is a limitation on how much disk space it would serve up. This used to be specified as a "spindle count" but is actually mapped to disk space...

Each spindle in your license allows for up to 500GB in your virtual volume.

A Virtual Volume of...

100GB consumes 1 spindle

500GB consumes 1 spindle

550GB consumes 2 spindles

1.5TB consumes 3 spindles

SanMelody Lite licenses have a spindle count of 4, therefore if you were using this version and had already created a 750GB virtual volume you would only be permitted to create up to 1TB for the second.

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RobMokkink
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I do have a trial version of sanmelody:

SANmelody2.0PSP2

I can create a storage pool, but cannot assign raw disk etc.

When i create a nvm of 2048mb and assign raw disk of 40gb i ge the error:

Failed to assign RAW disk.

Error: Out of Storage Limit License

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christianZ
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When i create a nvm of 2048mb and assign raw disk of

40gb i ge the error:

When I create a new storage pool the size is first 0 MB - then I assign a new raw disk to it - the size increases now.

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RobMokkink
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i am reinstalling sanmelody on an new install right now.

I requested a new trail.

Let see what happens now

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RobMokkink
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no still the same problems, i hav ea trail version with NVM, but no luck.

Virtual volumes no larger than 1000MB.

I will contact sanmelody

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RobMokkink
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@Conrad

I am creating virtual volumes from disk partitions.

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mcwill
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Are these basic disk partitions? I don't think SanMelody supports dynamic partitions.

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RobMokkink
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yes it are basic partitions.

I suspect it's a trail version license issue.

I am out of options. I verified the install multiple times

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mcwill
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If you right-click the server entry on the mmc and select properties it will give details on your license, eg how many spindles used.

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RobMokkink
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it says trail license offcource.

license details:

Datacore sanmelody 2.0.2

Datacore NVM

CPUs: 1

SCSI Targets: 4

FC Target: Yes

One strange thing, when i go to the Disk tab in storage server properties:

Disk0 size 0

Disk1 size 0

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christianZ
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it says trail license offcource.

license details:

Datacore sanmelody 2.0.2

Datacore NVM

CPUs: 1

SCSI Targets: 4

FC Target: Yes

Spindles ??

One strange thing, when i go to the Disk tab in

storage server properties:

Disk0 size 0

Disk1 size 0

My disks are size 0 too.

Just tried it too - expand virtual volume from 120 GB to 1200 GB - w/o problem (have trial licence too).

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RobMokkink
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i doesn't say spindles.

I can't find spindles anywhere.

The sanmelody server is an old workstation with 2* 80 gb ide disks

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christianZ
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In "General/ License Details" I can see "Spindles: 16"

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RobMokkink
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Strange that i don't have it.

What could be the problem.

Or are you running another version?

I have only a trail version.

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RobMokkink
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I see lun distribution is on byy default.

I connected the FC cables in cross mode.

When i create small virtual volumes and map them to the vmware host, i can use them.

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christianZ
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Well I'm running iscsi and the disks for sanmelody (5 disks) haven't any partition created. As I wrote this is a trial too.

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RobMokkink
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i am not using iSCSI but FC.

Do you have lun distribution turned on?

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christianZ
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Where can I see that config ?

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