A volume is automatically initialized when it is first created. However, the Recovery Guru might advise that you manually initialize a volume to recover from certain failure conditions.

Use this option only under the guidance of technical support. You can select one or more volumes to initialize.

Before you begin
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When you initialize a volume, the volume keeps its WWN, host assignments, allocated capacity, and reserved capacity settings. It also keeps the same Data Assurance (DA) settings and security settings.

The following types of volumes cannot be initialized:

This procedure applies only to standard volumes created from pools or volume groups.

  1. From the Manage page, select the storage array that contains the volumes you want to initialize.

  2. Select Provisioning  Manage Volumes.

  3. Select any volume, and then select More  Initialize volumes.

    The Initialize Volumes dialog box appears. All volumes on the storage array appear in this dialog box.

  4. Select one or more volumes that you want to initialize and confirm that you want to perform the operation.


The system performs the following actions:

This operation can be lengthy and could affect system performance.