Configuring ILM rules

Before you can create and activate the ILM policy for your StorageGRID Webscale system, you must define object storage locations, determine the types of copies you want, optionally configure S3 regions, and create one or more rules.

About this task

When configuring ILM rules:
  • Consider the StorageGRID Webscale system’s topology and storage configurations.
  • Consider what types of object copies you want to make (replicated or erasure coded) and the number of copies of each object that are required.
  • Determine what types of object metadata are used in the applications that connect to the StorageGRID Webscale system. ILM rules filter objects based on their metadata.
  • Consider where you want object copies to be placed over time.