Managing your Infinite Volume with storage classes and data policies

You can effectively manage your Infinite Volume by creating the Infinite Volume with the required number of storage classes, configuring thresholds for each storage class, creating rules and a data policy to determine the placement of data written to the Infinite Volume, configuring data protection, and optionally configuring notification alerts.

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About this task

While performing this task, you are required to switch between two applications: OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) and OnCommand Unified Manager.

The task provides high-level steps. For details about performing the WFA tasks, see the OnCommand Workflow Automation documentation.

Workflow for managing Vserver with Infinite Volume with storage classes

Steps

  1. Icon for WFA procedure Customize the predefined workflow to define the required storage classes.
  2. Icon for WFA procedure Create an SVM with Infinite Volume with the required number of storage classes by using the appropriate workflow.
  3. Icon for Unified Manager procedure Add the cluster containing the SVM with Infinite Volume to the Unified Manager database.
    You can add the cluster by providing the IP address or the FQDN of the cluster.
  4. Icon for Unified Manager procedure Based on your organization's requirements, modify the thresholds for each storage class.
    You should use the default storage class threshold settings to effectively monitor storage class space.
  5. Icon for Unified Manager procedure Configure notification alerts and traps to address any availability and capacity issues related to the Infinite Volume.
  6. Icon for Unified Manager procedure Set up rules in the data policy, and then activate all the changes made to the data policy
    Rules in a data policy determine the placement of the content written to the Infinite Volume.
    Note: Rules in a data policy affect only new data written to the Infinite Volume and do not affect existing data in the Infinite Volume.
  7. Optional: Icon for WFA procedure Create a disaster recovery (DR) SVM with Infinite Volume, and then configure a data protection (DP) by performing the following steps:
    1. Create a data protection (DP) Infinite Volume by using the appropriate workflow.
    2. Set up a DP mirror relationship between the source and destination by using the appropriate workflow.