Creating access groups

You can create volume access groups with one or multiple initiators. Mapping Fibre Channel (WWPN) or iSCSI (IQN) client initiators to the volumes in a volume access group enables secure data I/O between a network and a volume.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Management.
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Access Groups sub-tab.
  3. Click Create Access Group.
  4. Enter a name for the volume access group.
    Tip: Use descriptive naming best practices. This is especially important if multiple clusters or vCenter Servers are used in your environment.
  5. Select an unassigned IQN or WWPN from the Select an Initiator drop-down list and click Add Initiator.
    Note: Initiators may be added or deleted after the volume access group has been created.
  6. Click OK.