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Creating GigaStor active and passive probe instances
Prerequisite: Expert Probe
GigaStor probe instance creation is only available when you are using the Expert Probe locally on a GigaStor probe and with the program in application mode, not as a Windows service. It is not available if you connect to the Expert Probe from a remote Observer analyzer.
If your GigaStor RAID has more than 256 TB, see How to use additional storage volumes on the GigaStor active instance before continuing.
By default, the GigaStor has an active probe instance called “Instance 1” but does not have any passive probe instances. We recommend that you
Rename the active probe instance by selecting Instance 1 and clicking Rename. Choose a name that is meaningful to you for the probe instance name and click OK. A typical name might be the physical location of this GigaStor.
Have only one active GigaStor instance, unless you have specific reasons to have more.
Create passive probe instances to use.
See details about active and passive probe instances discussed in What is a probe instance?.
After creating your active instance, if you want to change how much disk space is reserved for that active instance, click Configure Instance Storage.
To create a passive probe instance, follow the steps in Creating a probe instance. When you create a probe instance for an Expert Probe on GigaStor, it is automatically created as a passive probe instance.
If you want to change a passive probe instance to an active probe instance, follow these steps.
1. Do one of the following:
On the GigaStor probe: Click the GigaStor Instances tab.
In Observer: Select a probe instance, right-click and choose Administer Selected Probe. Then click the GigaStor Instances tab.
2. Select the passive probe instance you want to promote to an active instance and right-click.
3. Choose Make Instance Active. Your passive probe instance is now an active probe instance.
After completing this task:
You should then create passive probe instances for it.