Volumes window

You can use the Volumes window to manage your FlexVol volumes, FlexGroup volumes, and Infinite volumes and to display information about these volumes.

You cannot view or manage volumes that are in Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs) that are configured for disaster recovery (DR) by using System Manager. You must use the command-line interface instead.

Note: The command buttons and list of columns will differ based on the type of volume selected. You will be able to view only those command buttons and columns that are applicable for the selected volume.

Command buttons

Create
Provides the following options:
Create FlexVol
Opens the Create Volume dialog box, which enables you to add FlexVol volumes and Infinite Volumes.

This button is disabled if an Infinite Volume already exists.

Create FlexGroup
Opens the Create FlexGroup window, which enables you to create FlexGroup volumes.
Edit
Enables you to edit the properties of the selected volume.
Delete
Deletes the selected volume or volumes.
Actions
Provides the following options:
Change status to
Changes the status of the selected volume to one of the following status:
  • Online
  • Offline
  • Restrict

An Infinite Volume can go into a mixed state, which means its constituents are not all in the same state. However, you cannot set the status of an Infinite Volume to a mixed state, which is a read-only state. A mixed state typically occurs when most constituents are online, but one constituent is offline. For example, if you take an aggregate offline that contains constituents, you also cause the constituents to go offline.

When you change the status of an Infinite Volume, the status of the constituents is changed one after the other. The Infinite Volume is in mixed state until the operation is complete.

Resize
Enables you to change the size of the volume.

For FlexGroup volumes, you can resize by using existing resources or expand by adding new resources.

Protect
Opens the Create Protection Relationship dialog box, which enables you to create data protection relationships between a source volume and a destination volume.
Manage Snapshots
Provides a list of Snapshot options, including the following:
  • Create

    Displays the Create Snapshot dialog box, which you can use to create a Snapshot copy of the selected volume.

  • Configure

    Configures the Snapshot settings.

  • Restore

    Restores a Snapshot copy of the selected volume.

Clone
Provides a list of clone options, including the following:
  • Create

    Creates a clone of the selected volume or a clone of a file from the selected volume.

  • Split

    Splits the clone from the parent volume.

  • View Hierarchy

    Displays information about the clone hierarchy.

The Clone option is not available for Infinite Volumes.

Storage Efficiency
Opens the Storage Efficiency dialog box, which you can use to manually start deduplication or to abort a running deduplication operation. This button is displayed only if deduplication is enabled on the storage system.

This option is not available for Infinite Volumes with storage classes.

Move
Opens the Move Volume dialog box, which you can use to move volumes from one aggregate or node to another aggregate or node within the same SVM.
Storage QoS
Opens the Quality of Service details dialog box, which you can use to assign one or more volumes to a new or existing policy group.

This option is not available for Infinite Volumes.

Provision Storage for VMware

Enables you to create a volume for the NFS datastore and specify the ESX servers that can access the NFS datastore.

Mount
Enables you to mount an Infinite Volume on the namespace of the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) with Infinite Volume.
Unmount
Enables you to unmount an Infinite Volume before you change the junction path or delete the Infinite Volume.
Refresh
Updates the information in the window.

Volume list

Status
Displays the status of the volume.
Name
Displays the name of the volume.
Style
Displays the type of the volume.
Aggregates
Displays the name of the aggregates belonging to the volume.
Thin Provisioned
Displays whether space guarantee is set for the selected volume. Valid values for online volumes are Yes and No.
Type
Displays the type of volume: rw for read/write, ls for load sharing, or dp for data protection.
Root volume
Displays whether the volume is a root volume.
Available Space
Displays the available space in the volume.
Total Space
Displays the total space in the volume, which includes the space that is reserved for Snapshot copies.
% Used
Displays the amount of space (in percentage) that is used in the volume.
Storage Efficiency
Displays whether deduplication is enabled or disabled for the selected volume.
Encrypted
Displays whether the volume is encrypted or not.
Policy Group
Displays the name of the Storage QoS policy group to which the volume is assigned. By default, this column is hidden.
SnapLock Type
Displays the SnapLock type of the volume.
Clone
Displays whether the volume is a FlexClone volume.
Is Volume Moving
Displays whether a volume is being moved from one aggregate to another aggregate, or from one node to another node.
Tiering Policy
Displays the tiering policy of a FabricPool. The default tiering policy is" snapshot-only".
Application
Displays the name of the application that is assigned to the volume.

Details area

You can expand the volume to view information about the selected volume. You can click Show More Details to view detailed information about the selected volume.

Overview tab
Displays general information about the selected volume, and displays a pictorial representation of the space allocation of the volume, the protection status of the volume, and the performance of the volume. It also displays information about a volume that is being moved, such as the state and phase of the volume move, the destination node and aggregate to which the volume is being moved, the percentage of volume move that is complete, the estimated time to complete the volume move operation, and details of the volume move operation.

The refresh interval for the performance data is 15 seconds.

This tab contains the following command button:

Cutover
Opens the Cutover dialog box, which enables you to manually trigger the cutover.

The Cutover command button is displayed only if the volume move operation is in the "replication" or "hard deferred" state.

Snapshot Copies tab
Displays the Snapshot copies of the selected volume. This tab contains the following command buttons:
  • Create

    Opens the Create Snapshot Copy dialog box, which enables you to create a Snapshot copy of the selected volume.

  • Configure

    Configures the Snapshot settings.

  • Delete

    Deletes the selected Snapshot copy.

  • Actions > Rename

    Opens the Rename Snapshot Copy dialog box, which enables you to rename a selected Snapshot copy.

  • Actions > Restore

    Restores a Snapshot copy.

  • Extend Expiry Date

    Extends the expiry date of a Snapshot copy.

  • Refresh

    Updates the information in the window.

Data Protection tab
Displays data protection information about the selected volume.

If a FlexGroup volume is selected, the tab displays all the mirror relationships that are related to the volume.

For FlexVol volumes, if the source volume (read/write volume) is selected, the tab displays all the mirror, vault, and mirror and vault relationships that are related to the destination volume (DP volume). If the destination volume is selected, the tab displays the relationship with the source details

If some or all of the cluster peer relationships of the local cluster are in an unhealthy state, the Data Protection tab might take some time to display the protection relationships relating to a healthy cluster peer relationship. Relationships relating to unhealthy cluster peer relationships are not displayed.

Storage Efficiency tab
Displays information in the following panes:
  • Bar graph

    Displays (in graphical format) the volume space that is used by data and Snapshot copies. You can view details about the space used before and after applying storage efficiency savings.

  • Details

    Displays information about deduplication properties, including whether deduplication is enabled on the volume, the deduplication mode, the deduplication status, type, and whether inline or background compression is enabled on the volume.

  • Last run details

    Provides details about the last-run deduplication operation on the volume. Space savings resulting from compression and deduplication operations that are applied on the data on the volume are also displayed.

Performance tab
Displays information about the average performance metrics, read performance metrics, and write performance metrics of the selected volume, including throughput, IOPS, and latency.

Changing the client time zone or the cluster time zone impacts the performance metrics graphs. You must refresh your browser to view the updated graphs.