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How to Create Storage Classifications in VMM


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

You can use the following procedure to create storage classifications in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Storage classifications enable you to assign user-defined storage classifications to discovered storage pools, typically by quality of service (QoS). For example, you could assign a classification of GOLD to storage pools that have the highest performance and availability.

Account requirements To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrator user role or a member of the Delegated Administrator user role.

To create storage classifications

  1. Open the Fabric workspace.

  2. In the Fabric pane, expand Storage, right-click Classification and Pools, and then click Create Classification.

  3. In the New Classification dialog box, enter a name and description for each classification that you want to create. Click Add to add each newly created classification.

    As an example, you can create the following classifications.


    This information is provided only as an example. Use classifications and descriptions that make sense for your environment.

    Name Description
    GOLD Storage pool based on solid-state drives (SSDs) that delivers high performance for I/O intensive applications
    SILVER Fibre Channel Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage (RAID 5)
    BRONZE iSCSI Serial ATA (SATA) storage (RAID 5)

See Also

Configuring Storage in VMM