Method used to configure a proper sector size for disk partition in Windows


You can configure a proper sector size for disk partition in Windows as follows:
During disk partitioning, configure the sector size based on the logical disk size, to prevent disks' read and write performance deterioration due to long time of formatting disks. The sector size is defined as the cluster size. Choose Computer > Manager > Disk Management > Format and go to the cluster configuration page. When various file systems are created on a variety of disks, the cluster sizes of disks are also different.

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Disk partition size required for installation an OS
The size of the partition for installing the OS must be less than 2 TB. If the size of a partition for OS installation is greater than 2 TB, convert the partition into the GPT format or reduce the partition size.

Method used to configure the iSCSI initiator in Windows
You can configure the iSCSI initiator in Windows as follows: Perform basic iSCSI configurations as follows: 1. Check whether the Microsoft iSCSI service has been started. If the iSCSI service has not been started, set the service to automatically start. 2. Open the iSCSI initiator configuration tool. Choose Start > Control Panel and double-click the iSCSI Initiator icon. 3. (Optional) Change the initiator name. On the General tab page, click Change... and modify Initiator node name. The node name must be unique. Note: When the service is running properly, do not modify the node name. Otherwise, services will be interrupted. 4. Add targets. Under Target Portal of the Discovery tab page, click Add. In the Add Target Portal dialog box that is displayed, configure Target IP and the port number. The port number of iSCSI is 3260 by default. 5. On the Targets tab page, click Refresh. You can see all targets. Select all targets in the inactive status and click Logon. Select the first item. 6. On the Computer Management page, choose Storage > Disk management. You can view the LUNs on the disk array. Configure Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) as follows: 1. On the disk array, configure the CHAP name and password of the initiator. 2. In the Log On to Target dialog box, click Advanced... and configure the CHAP user name and password.

Methods used to set the grain size
A command is used to set the grain size. In the create lun command, set the value of the Grain_size parameter to specify the grain size.

Method used to query the relationship between storage LUNs and disks on the Windows host
Method used to query the relationship between storage LUNs and disks on the Windows host: This method is applicable only to the scenario where one storage array is mounted on the host. For the scenario where two storage arrays are mounted on the host, contact Huawei technical support. 1. Right-click My Computer and choose Management from the shortcut menu. 2. Choose Disk Management from the navigation bar on the left, right-click a disk, and choose Property. 3. On the property page, you can obtain the host LUN ID and corresponding driver letters. 4. Obtain the host LUN ID from the array mapping. Check whether it is the same as that obtained on the host.

Whether the USG6000 hard disk supports partition
The USG6000 hard disk does not support partition.

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