The import of the remote storage device is performed through the Import Remote Storage wizard under the ThinkSystem System Manager. The Remote Storage Import feature allows data from a remote storage device to be moved to the local DE Series array.

Before You Begin

A remote storage volume device can be started using the Import Remote Storage wizard in ThinkSystem System Manager. The wizard prompts you for the IP address(es) and the iSCSI IQN of the remote storage system as well as the LUN number for the remote storage device. This information is then sent to the controller firmware to initiate the import.

  1. From the ThinkSystem System Manager, click Storage.

    The Storage screen is displayed.

  2. Click Remote Storage.

    The Remote Storage screen is displayed.

  3. Click Import Remote Storage.

    The Import Storage dialog is displayed.

  4. Under the Name field, enter the name for the remote storage device.

  5. Under the iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN) field, enter the IQN for the remote storage device.

  6. Under the IP Address field, enter the IP address for the remote storage device.

  7. Under the Port field, enter the port number for the remote storage device.

    By default, the port number is configured to 3260.
  8. If needed, click +Add another IP address to include an additional IP address for the remote storage device.

  9. Click Next.

    The Select Remote Volume screen is displayed.

  10. Under the LUN field, select the desired source LUN for the remote storage device.

  11. Click Next.

    The Configure Target dialog is displayed.

  12. Select the desired destination for the remote volume.

  13. If needed, change the import priority for the remote volume under the Import Priority field.

  14. Under the Confirm Target Volume Selection dialog box, type Continue and click Continue.

  15. Click Next.

    The Review dialog box is displayed.

  16. From the Review screen, verify the specified remote storage device, target, and import settings are accurate.

  17. Click Finish to complete the creation of the remote storage.

    An Import Remote Storage dialog stating the remote storage import has been initiated is displayed.

  18. If needed, click Yes under the Import Remote Storage dialog to create another remote storage import.

  19. Click No to exit the Import Remote Storage dialog.