Creating rules using templates

You can add new rules by using rule templates defined by Unified Manager to determine the placement of data that is written to the SVM with Infinite Volume. You can create rules based on file types, directory paths, or owners.

Before you begin

About this task

The Data Policy tab is visible only for an SVM with Infinite Volume.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Health > SVMs.
  2. In the Health/Storage Virtual Machines inventory page, select the appropriate SVM.
  3. Click the Data Policy tab.
    The list of rules in the data policy for the selected SVM with Infinite Volume is displayed.
  4. Click Create.
  5. In the Create Rule dialog box, choose an appropriate rule template from the drop-down list.
    The template is based on three categories: file type, owner, or directory path.
  6. Based on the template selected, add the necessary conditions in the Matching Criteria area.
  7. Select an appropriate storage class from the Place the matching content in Storage Class drop-down list.
  8. Click Create.
    The new rule you created is displayed in the Data Policy tab.
  9. Optional: Preview any other changes made to the data policy.
  10. Click Activate to activate the changes in the rule properties in the SVM.