5.6.4 Storage Channel

The Storage channel lets you associate specific networks with storage use. Oracle VM Manager does not enforce you to use the Storage channel for storage traffic. This channel is primarily a logical association for your information. However, when there is an attempt to remove a server port from a network that is associated with the Storage channel, Oracle VM Manager prevents the removal if there are virtual machines running on the server. This occurs to avoid errors because the virtual machine might be accessing storage on the associated network.