Application provisioning settings

When setting up a basic or enhanced template for a database, server, or virtual desktop, you must provide details to System Manager. After an application is provisioned, you can edit the details and specify a resizing (increased size only). This section describes the fields in each template. Only the fields that are required for provisioning or editing the settings of the specific application are displayed.

Details for Microsoft SQL Database Applications over SAN

You enter the following information to provision Microsoft SQL Database applications over SAN or edit the settings:

Database Name
Mandatory: The name of the database you are configuring; this string is used as a prefix when provisioning storage for each database.
Database Size
Mandatory: The size of the database, in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
ONTAP Service Level for Database
Mandatory: The service level for the database.
Log Size
Mandatory: The size of the database log in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
ONTAP Service Level for Log
Mandatory: The service level for the log.
Tempdb

Mandatory: The size of the tempdb database in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.

Export Protocol
Mandatory: The export protocol is SAN
Number of Server Cores (on the SQL server)
Indicates the number of CPU cores on the databases server in increments of 2.
Span HA Controller Nodes
Specifies if storage objects should be created across a high-availability pair of nodes.

Details for provisioning a SAP HANA database

Active SAP HANA Nodes
The number of active SAP HANA nodes. The maximum number of nodes is 16.
Memory Size per HANA Node
The memory size of a single SAP HANA node.
Data Disk Size per HANA Node
The data disk size for each node.
Note: If set to 0, the memory size field above is used to calculate the size of the data area.

Details for Microsoft SQL Database Applications over SMB

You enter the following information to provision Microsoft SQL Database applications over SMB or edit the settings:

Database Name
Mandatory: The name of the database you are configuring; this string is used as a prefix when provisioning storage for each database.
Database Size
Mandatory: The size of the database, in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
Database Service Level
Mandatory: The service level for the database.
Number of Server Cores (on the SQL server)
Indicates the number of CPU cores on the databases server in increments of 2.
Log Size
Mandatory: The size of the database log in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
Log Service Level
Mandatory: The service level for the log.
Provision for Tempdb
Mandatory: Indicates whether tempdb is provisioned.
Export Protocol
Mandatory: The export protocol is SMB or SAN.

SMB can be chosen only when the cluster is licensed for CIFS, which has been configured for the SVM.

Grant Access to User
Mandatory: The access level for the application.
Permission
Mandatory: The permission level for the application.

Details for a SQL Server Account

You enter the following information to provide full control access to the SQL server accounts:
Note: The installation account is granted SeSecurityPrivilege.
SQL Server Service Account
Mandatory: This is an existing domain account; specify as domain\user.
SQL Server Agent Service Account

Optional: This is this domain account if SQL server agent service is configured, specify in the format domain\user.

Details for Oracle Database Applications

You enter the following information to provision Oracle database applications or edit the settings:

Database Name
Mandatory: The name of the database you are configuring; this string is used as a prefix when provisioning storage for each database.
Datafile Size
Mandatory: The size of the datafile, in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
ONTAP Service Level for Datafile
Mandatory: The service level for the datafile.
Redo Log Group Size
Mandatory: The size of the redo log group, in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
ONTAP Service Level for Redo Log Group
Mandatory: The service level for the redo log group.
Archive Log Size
Mandatory: The size of the archive log, in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
ONTAP Service Level for the Archive Log
Mandatory: The service level for the archive group.
Export Protocol
The export protocol: SAN or NFS
Initiators
A comma-separated list of the initiators (WWPN or IQN) in the initiator group.
Grant Access to Host
The host name to give the application access to.

Details for MongoDB Applications

You enter the following information to provision MongoDB applications or edit the settings:

Database Name
Mandatory: The name of the database you are configuring; this string is used as a prefix when provisioning storage for each database.
Data Set Size
Mandatory: The size of the datafile, in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
ONTAP Service Level for Data Set
Mandatory: The service level for the datafile.
Replication Factor
Mandatory: The number of replications.
Mapping for Primary Host
Mandatory: The name of primary host.
Mapping for Replica Host 1
Mandatory: The name of first host replica.
Mapping for Replica Host 2
Mandatory: Name of second host replica.

Details for Virtual Desktop Applications

You enter the following information to provision virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) or edit the settings:

Average Desktop Size (used for the SAN Virtual Desktop)
This is used to determine the thin-provisioned size of each volume in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
Desktop Size
This is used to determine the size of the volumes which should be provisioned in units of MB, GB, TB, or PB.
ONTAP Service Level for Desktops
Mandatory: The service level for the datafile.
Number of Desktops
This number is used to determine the number of volumes created.
Note: This is not used to provision the virtual machines.
Select Hypervisor
The hypervisor used for these volumes; the hypervisor determines the correct datastore protocol. The options are VMware, Hyper-V, or XenServer/KVM.
Desktop Persistence
Determines if the desktop is persistent or nonpersistent. Selecting the desktop persistence sets the default values for the volume such as Snapshot schedules and post-process deduplication policies. Inline efficiencies are enabled by default for all volumes.
Note: These policies can be modified manually after provisioning.
Datastore Prefix
The value entered is used to generate the names of the datastores and, if applicable, the export policy name or share name.
Export Protocol
The export protocol: SAN or NFS
Initiators
A comma-separated list of the initiators (WWPN or IQN) in the initiator group.
Grant Access to Host
The host name to give the application access to.

Initiator Details

You enter the following information to set up the initiator:

Initiator Group
You can select an existing group or create a new group.
Initiator Group Name
The name of the new initiator group.
Initiators
A comma-separated list of the initiators (WWPN or IQN) in the initiator group.

The following fields apply only to SAP HANA provisioning:

Initiator OS Type
The operating system type of the new initiator group.
FCP Portset
The FCP portset that the initiator group is bound to.

Host Access Configuration

You enter the following information to configure the host access to the volumes:

Volume Export Configuration
Select the export policy to apply to the volumes during creation. The options are:
  • Allow All

    This option implies that an export rule is created which permits read-write access to any clients.

  • Create Custom Policy

    This option allows you to specify a list of host IP addresses to receive read-write access.

Note: You can modify the volume export policy later using System Manager workflows.
Host IP Addresses
This is a comma-separated list of IP addresses.
Note: For NFS-based systems, a new export policy is created using the datastore prefix and a rule is created in it to give access to the list of IP.

Application Details

When the application is added, you can view the configuration settings in the Overview tab of the Application Details window. Other details such as NFS or CIFS Access and Permissions are displayed depending on the type of application that was set up.

Type
This is the type of general application, database, or virtual infrastructure that was created.
SVM
The name of the server virtual machine that the application was created on.
Size
The total size of the volume.
Available
The amount of space currently available in the volume.
Protection
The type of data protection configured.
You can expand the Components and Volumes panes for performance details about space used, IOPs, and latency.
Note: The used size displayed in the Components pane is different than the used size displayed in the CLI.