Step 1 of 3: Define basics

Step 1 of the Create ILM Rule wizard allows you to define the rule's basic and advanced filtering criteria.

About this task

When StorageGRID evaluates an object's metadata against this ILM rule, it uses the filtering criteria to determine whether to apply this rule's placement instructions and ingest behavior. A rule can apply to all objects, or you can specify basic filters, such as tenant account ID or bucket name, or advanced filters, such as the object's size or user metadata.

Create ILM Rule step 1 of 3


  1. Enter a unique name for the rule in the Name field.
    You must enter between 1 and 64 characters.
  2. Optionally, enter a short description for the rule in the Description field.
    You should describe the rule's purpose or function so you can recognize the rule later.

    Rule name and description

  3. From the Tenant Account drop-down list, optionally select the S3 or Swift tenant account to which this rule applies. If this rule applies to all tenants, select Ignore (default).
  4. Optionally, use the Bucket Name field to specify the S3 buckets or Swift containers to which this rule applies.
    If matches all is selected (default), the rule applies to all S3 buckets or Swift containers.
  5. Optionally, click Advanced filtering, and specify additional filtering criteria.
    If you do not configure advanced filtering, the rule applies to all objects that match the basic filtering criteria.
    See "Using advanced filters in ILM rules" for information about the types of metadata, operators, and metadata values you can specify.
  6. Click Next.
    Step 2 of the Create ILM Rule wizard appears. You use the Define placements page to specify the number, type, and location of object copies to store during each time period.