Example 3: Correcting a rule when simulating a proposed ILM policy

This example shows how to simulate a policy, correct a rule in the policy, and continue the simulation.

About this task

In this example, the "Demo" policy is being simulated. This policy is intended to find objects that have series=x-men user metadata. However, unexpected results occurred when simulating this policy against the Beast.jpg object. Instead of matching the X-men metadata rule, the object matched the default, Make 2 Copies, rule.


Example 3: Correcting a rule when simulating a proposed ILM policy

When a test object is not matched by the expected rule in the policy, you must examine each rule in the policy and correct any errors.

Steps

  1. For each rule in the policy, view the rule settings by clicking the rule name or the more details icon more details icon on any dialog box where the rule is displayed.
  2. Review the rule's tenant account, reference time, and filtering criteria.
    In this example, the metadata for the X-men rule includes an error. The metadata value was entered as "x-men1" instead of "x-men."


    Example 3: Correcting a rule when simulating a proposed ILM policy

  3. To resolve the error, correct the rule, as follows:
    • If the rule is part of the proposed policy, you can either clone the rule or remove the rule from the policy and then edit it.
    • If the rule is part of the active policy, you must clone the rule. You cannot edit or remove a rule from the active policy.
    Option Description
    Cloning the rule
    1. Select ILM > Rules.
    2. Select the incorrect rule, and click Clone.
    3. Change the incorrect information, and click Save.
    4. Select ILM > Policies.
    5. Select the proposed policy, and click Edit.
    6. Click Select Rules.
    7. Select the check box for the new rule, unselect the checkbox for the original rule, and click Apply.
    8. Click Save.
    Editing the rule
    1. Select the proposed policy, and click Edit.
    2. Click the delete icon delete icon to remove the incorrect rule, and click Save.
    3. Select ILM > Rules.
    4. Select the incorrect rule, and click Edit.
    5. Change the incorrect information, and click Save.
    6. Select ILM > Policies.
    7. Select the proposed policy, and click Edit.
    8. Select the corrected rule, click Apply, and click Save.
  4. Perform the simulation again.
    Note: Because you navigated away from the ILM Policies page to edit the rule, the objects you previously entered for simulation are no longer displayed. You must re-enter the names of the objects.
    In this example, the corrected X-men rule now matches the Beast.jpg object based on the series=x-men user metadata, as expected.


    Example 3: Correcting a rule when simulating a proposed ILM policy