Default annotation types

OnCommandInsight provides some default annotation types. These annotations can be used to filter or group data and to filter data reporting.

You can associate assets with default annotation types such as the following:

The following table lists the default annotation types. You can edit any of these annotation names to suit your needs.
Annotation types Description Type
Alias User-friendly name for a resource. Text
Birthday Date when the device was or will be brought online. Date
Building Physical location of host, storage, switch, and tape resources. List
City Municipality location of host, storage, switch, and tape resources. List
Compute Resource Group Group assignment used by the Host and VM Filesystems data source. List
Continent Geographic location of host, storage, switch, and tape resources. List
Country National location of host, storage, switch, and tape resources. List
Data Center Physical location of the resource and is available for hosts, storage arrays, switches, and tapes. List
Direct Attached Indicates (Yes or No) if a storage resource is connected directly to hosts. Boolean
End of Life Date when a device will be taken offline, for example, if the lease expired or the hardware is being retired. Date
Fabric Alias User-friendly name for a fabric. Text
Floor Location of a device on a floor of a building. Can be set for hosts, storage arrays, switches, and tapes. List
Hot Devices already in heavy use on a regular basis or at the threshold of capacity. Boolean
Note Comments that you want associated with a resource. Text
Rack Rack in which the resource resides. Text
Room Room within a building or other location of host, storage, switch, and tape resources. List
SAN Logical partition of the network. Available on hosts, storage arrays, tapes, switches, and applications. List
Service Level A set of supported service levels that you can assign to resources. Provides an ordered options list for internal volumes, qtree, and volumes. Edit service levels to set performance policies for different levels. List
State/Province State or province in which the resource is located. List
Sunset Threshold set after which no new allocations can be made to that device. Useful for planned migrations and other pending network changes. Date
Switch Level Includes predefined options for setting up categories for switches. Typically, these designations remain for the life of the device, although you can edit them, if needed. Available only for switches. List
Tier Can be used to define different levels of service within your environment. Tiers can define the type of level, such as speed needed (for example, gold or silver). This feature is available only on internal volumes, qtrees, storage arrays, storage pools, and volumes. List
Violation Severity Rank (for example, major) of a violation (for example, missing host ports or missing redundancy), in a hierarchy of highest to lowest importance. List
Note: Alias, Data Center, Hot, Service Level, Sunset, Switch Level, Service Level, Tier, and Violation Severity are system-level annotations, which you cannot delete or rename; you can change only their assigned values.