Duplicating the Server Template

When you are ready to duplicate the server template on other systems in your storage space, you can restore the controller(s) on those systems from the server template file.

Keep in mind that:

  • The server template file (default, ControllerConf.xml) is editable. For example, you may need to change the disk drive capacity or logical drive size to accommodate the differences on each machine.
  • Drives from the same vendor with slightly different capacities (147GB vs 150GB, for instance) are considered interchangeable. If the logical drive capacity changes as a result of the size difference, it is scaled accordingly. For example, if the new drives have 4% more capacity due to vendor or model changes, then all logical drives are increased in size by 4%.

To duplicate the server template on another system:

  1. In the Enterprise View, select a system, then select a controller on that system.
  2. On the ribbon, in the Controller group, click Restore Configuration.

    The Restore Configuration window opens.

  3. Click Browse, navigate the file system to your server template file, then click Open.
  4. Choose a Force option if the new controller does not support all of the features of the template controller, or if the drive capacity on the new system does not match the configuration in the server template file. The default is Force None. You can choose to:
    Option Description
    Force All To force deployment of all features
    Force Logical Drives To force deployment of just the logical drives
  5. To retain the slot information for enclosures, click Use Slot ID.
  6. Click Restore. maxView Storage Manager duplicates the controller configuration on the new controller.
  7. Repeat these steps for each controller on the server. Choose a different server template file in Step 3, as needed.

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