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Active IQ Unified Manager 9.12
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Creating and editing Storage Efficiency Policies

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When the system-defined Storage Efficiency Policies do not match your workload requirements, you can create your own Storage Efficiency Policies that are optimized for your workloads.

What you'll need

  • You must have the Application Administrator role.

  • The Storage Efficiency Policy name must be unique, and you cannot use the following reserved keywords:

    High, Low, Unassigned, Learning, Idle, Default, and None.

You create and edit custom Storage Efficiency Policies from the Storage Efficiency Policies page by defining the storage efficiency characteristics you require for the applications that will access storage.


You cannot modify a Storage Efficiency Policy if it is currently assigned to a workload.

  1. In the left navigation pane under Settings, select Policies > Storage Efficiency.

  2. In the Storage Efficiency Policies page, click the appropriate button depending on whether you want to create a new Storage Efficiency Policy or if you want to edit an existing Storage Efficiency Policy.

    To…​ Follow these steps…​

    Create a new Storage Efficiency Policy

    Click Add

    Edit an existing Storage Efficiency Policy

    Select an existing Storage Efficiency Policy and click Edit

    The page to add or edit a Storage Efficiency Policy is displayed.

  3. Customize the Storage Efficiency Policy by specifying the storage efficiency characteristics, and then click Submit to save the Storage Efficiency Policy.

You can apply the new or changed Storage Efficiency Policy to workloads (LUNs, NFS File Shares, CIFS Shares) from the Workloads page or when provisioning a new workload.