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Creating Storage

Note

This page is a quick-start guide for creating a storage resource from scratch. You can also add pre-configured storage resources in the PW Marketplace. For more information, please see Navigating the Marketplace.

Navigate to the Storage page and click + Add Storage.

Screenshot of the user clicking + Add Storage in the Storage page.

On the next page, you can choose which type of storage to create.

Screenshot of the Storage page immediately after clicking the + Add Storage button.

Select a storage type and enter a Storage Name.

The Short description, Tags, and Thumbnail are all optional descriptors. If you don’t upload a thumbnail image, the storage’s icon will default to the icon of the option you’ve chosen.

If you're configuring a Lustre storage or a disk, select whether it will be Ephemeral or Persistent. Please see Storage Types for more information.

If you want to create a storage from a Marketplace configuration, click the Load from marketplace checkbox. Featured Items are configurations chosen by your organization's administrator. Favorited Items are configurations that you've favorited in the Marketplace. For more information about Marketplace items, please see Navigating the Marketplace.

Screenshot of the Storage page after clicking the Load from marketplace option.

Click Add Storage.

Screenshot of the user clicking Add Storage after configuring a storage resource.

Next, you’ll see the default settings page for the new storage. Please see Configuring Storage for the next steps.

Screenshot of the Sessions tab inside a storage resource's configuration settings.

Note

After you create a persistent storage resource, it will appear in the Storage Resources module on the Home page. You can hide storage resources from the Home page by clicking the eye icon on the Storage page.

However, ephemeral storage resources will not appear on the Home page because they cannot be started independently; they must be attached to a cluster, where the storage will be created, started, and deleted along with the cluster.

For more information, please see Storage Types.

Favoriting Storage

When you create a persistent storage resource, it will automatically be added to the Storage Resources module on your Home page.

You can also add frequently used storage resources to your Home page by clicking the slashed heart icon. The icon will change to a plain heart after you click it.

Screenshot of the user selecting the favorite icon on the Storage page.

The storage resource will now appear in Storage Resources on the Home page.

Screenshot of the favorited storage resource appearing on the user's Home page.

Note

You cannot favorite ephemeral storage resources.

Which type of storage should I use?

Lustre is a high input/output filesystem, so we recommend using Lustre storage resources only when you're completing compute work that needs that type of performance.

The other storage resources work well for general use.