Adding group rules

You can create group rules for a group to dynamically add storage objects such as volumes, clusters, or storage virtual machines (SVMs) to the group. You must configure at least one condition group with at least one condition to create a group rule.

Before you begin

You must have the OnCommand Administrator or Storage Administrator role.

About this task

Storage objects that are currently monitored are added as soon as the group rule is created. New objects are added only after the monitoring cycle is completed.

Steps

  1. In the toolbar, click , and then click Management > Groups.
  2. In the Group Rules tab, click Add.
  3. In the Add Group Rule dialog box, specify a name for the group rule.
  4. In the Target Object Type field, select the type of storage object that you want to group.
  5. In the Group field, select the required group for which you want to create group rules.
  6. In the Conditions section, perform the following steps to create a condition, a condition group, or both:
    To create.... Do this...
    A condition
    1. Select an operand from the list of operands.
    2. Select either Contains or Is as the operator.
    3. Enter a value, or select a value from the available list.
    A condition group
    1. Click Add Condition Group
    2. Select an operand from the list of operands.
    3. Select either Contains or Is as the operator.
    4. Enter a value, or select a value from the available list.
    5. Click Add condition to create more conditions if required, and repeat steps a through d for each condition.
  7. Click Add.

Example for creating a group rule

Perform the following steps in the Add Group Rule dialog box to create a group rule, including configuring a condition and adding a condition group:

  1. Specify a name for the group rule.
  2. Select the object type as storage virtual machine (SVM).
  3. Select a group from the list of groups.
  4. In the Conditions section, select Object Name as the operand.
  5. Select Contains as the operator.
  6. Enter the value as svm_data.
  7. Click Add condition group.
  8. Select Object Name as the operand.
  9. Select Contains as the operator.
  10. Enter the value as vol.
  11. Click Add condition.
  12. Repeat steps 8 through 10 by selecting data-priority as the operand in step 8, Is as the operator in step 9, and critical as the value in step 10.
  13. Click Add to create the condition for the group rule.