You can edit the settings for a volume group, including its name and RAID level.

Before you begin

If you are changing the RAID level to accommodate the performance needs of the applications that are accessing the volume group, be sure to meet the following prerequisites:

  1. From the Manage page, select the storage array with the volume group.

  2. Select Provisioning  Configure Pools and Volume Groups.

  3. Select the volume group that you want to edit, and then click View/Edit Settings.

    The Volume Group Settings dialog box appears.

  4. Select the Settings tab, and then edit the volume group settings as appropriate.

    Field Details
    Setting Description


    You can change the user-supplied name of the volume group. Specifying a name for a volume group is required.

    RAID level

    Select the new RAID level from the drop-down menu.

    • RAID 0 striping — Offers high performance but does not provide any data redundancy. If a single drive fails in the volume group, all the associated volumes fail, and all data is lost. A striping RAID group combines two or more drives into one large, logical drive.

    • RAID 1 mirroring — Offers high performance and the best data availability and is suitable for storing sensitive data on a corporate or personal level. Protects your data by automatically mirroring the contents of one drive to the second drive in the mirrored pair. It provides protection in the event of a single drive failure.

    • RAID 10 striping/mirroring — Provides a combination of RAID 0 (striping) and RAID 1 (mirroring) and is achieved when four or more drives are selected. RAID 10 is suitable for high volume transaction applications, such as a database, that require high performance and fault tolerance.

    • RAID 5 — Optimal for multi-user environments (such as database or file system storage) where typical I/O size is small and there is a high proportion of read activity.

    • RAID 6 — Optimal for environments requiring redundancy protection beyond RAID 5, but not requiring high write performance.
      RAID 3 can be assigned only to volume groups using the command line interface (CLI).
      When you change the RAID level, you cannot cancel this operation after it begins. During the change, your data remains available.

  5. Click Save.

A confirmation dialog box appears if capacity is reduced, volume redundancy is lost, or shelf/ drawer loss protection is lost as a result of the RAID level change. Select Yes to continue; otherwise click No.


If you change the RAID level for a volume group, the plugin changes the RAID levels of every volume that comprises the volume group. Performance might be slightly affected during the operation.