ViPR 2.1 - Add Stand-alone ScaleIO Storage to ViPR

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This article provides ViPR system administrators the ViPR support requirements, and prerequisite information to prepare stand-alone ScaleIO storage systems for ViPR integration, and the steps to add the storage to ViPR.

This article also describes how the storage is discovered, and registered after it is added to ViPR.

This article is part of a series

You can add storage to ViPR at anytime. If, however, you are setting up the virtual data center for the first time, complete the steps described in Step by Step: Setup a ViPR Virtual Data Center.

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Stand-alone ScaleIO support and preconfiguration requirements

Your stand-alone ScaleIO should meet the following system requirements and be configured as follows before adding the storage to ViPR.

For supported versions, see the EMC ViPR Support Matrix on the EMC Community Network (

Preconfiguration requirements
  • Protection domains are defined.
  • All storage pools are defined.

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Add Stand-alone ScaleIO Storage to ViPR

Before you begin

  • Only System Administrators can add storage systems to ViPR.

The following steps describe how to add stand-alone ScaleIO storage to ViPR using the ViPR UI. To use the REST API to add stand-alone ScaleIO storage to ViPR see the Add Stand-alone ScaleIO Storage to ViPR Using the ViPR REST API article.


  1. Select Physical Assets > Storage Provider.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Select the storage provider type ScaleIO.
  4. Enter the storage provider Name.
  5. Enter the IP address of the primary MDM in Host.
  6. Leave the default or enter the port used to SSH into the primary MDM host.
  7. Enter user credentials with the ScaleIO. Storage system administrator privileges are required.
  8. Click Save.
    • The ScaleIO is displayed in the Storage Provider page.
    • Storage systems, created from discovered protection domains in the ScaleIO, are displayed in the Storage Systems page.
    • A green check box in the status row indicates that the storage system has been successfully discovered.
    • ViPR automatically creates storage ports, hosts, host initiators, and a network for the ScaleIO. These can not be edited. Understanding the ViPR Block Service Powered by ScaleIO provides additional information on how ViPR uses the ScaleIO components to create the required ViPR objects.
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