Enabling and disabling policy-based storage management

Starting with Unified Manager 9.7, you can provision storage workloads (volumes and LUNs) on your ONTAP clusters, and manage those workloads based on assigned performance service levels. This functionality is similar to creating workloads in ONTAP System Manager and attaching QoS policies, but when applied using Unified Manager you can provision and manage workloads across all clusters that your Unified Manager instance is monitoring.

Before you begin

You must have the Application Administrator role.

About this task

This option is enabled by default, but you can disable it if you do not want to provision and manage workloads using Unified Manager.

When enabled, this option provides many new items in the user interface:

New Content Location
A page to provision new workloads Available from Common Tasks > Provisioning
A page to create performance service level policies Available from Settings > Policies > Performance Service Levels
A page to create performance storage efficiency policies Available from Settings > Policies > Storage Efficiency
Panels that describe your current Workload Performance and Workload IOPS Available from the Dashboard

See the online help in the product for more information on these pages and on this functionality.

Steps

  1. In the left navigation pane, click General > Feature Settings.
  2. In the Feature Settings page, disable or enable policy-based storage management by choosing one of the following options:
    If you want to... Then do this...
    Disable policy-based storage management In the Policy-based storage management panel, move the slider button to the left.
    Enable policy-based storage management In the Policy-based storage management panel, move the slider button to the right.