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Create and manage volume access groups

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You can add new volume access groups, delete existing volume access groups, edit the details of a volume access group, and view the details of a volume access group by using NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control.

What you’ll need
  • You have administrator credentials for this NetApp HCI system.

  • You are running management node 12.2 or later.

  • You have upgraded your management services to at least version 2.15.28. NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control storage management is not available in earlier service bundle versions.

  • Ensure you have a logical naming scheme for volume access groups.

Add a volume access group

You can add a volume access group to a storage cluster by using NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control.

Steps
  1. Log in to NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control by providing the NetApp HCI or Element storage cluster administrator credentials.

  2. From the Dashboard, expand the name of your storage cluster on the left navigation menu.

  3. Select Volumes.

  4. Select the Access Groups tab.

  5. Select the Create Access Group button.

  6. In the resulting dialog, enter a name for the new volume access group.

  7. (Optional) In the Initiators section, select one or more initiators to associate with the new volume access group.

    If you associate an initiator with the volume access group, that initiator can access each volume in the group without the need for authentication.

  8. (Optional) In the Volumes section, select one or more volumes to include in this volume access group.

  9. Select Create Access Group.

Edit a volume access group

You can edit the properties of an existing volume access group by using NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control.

Steps
  1. Log in to NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control by providing the NetApp HCI or Element storage cluster administrator credentials.

  2. From the Dashboard, expand the name of your storage cluster on the left navigation menu.

  3. Select Volumes.

  4. Select the Access Groups tab.

  5. In the Actions column of the table of access groups, expand the options menu for the access group you need to edit.

  6. In the options menu, select Edit.

    The Edit Access Group dialog appears.

  7. Make any needed changes to the name, associated initiators, or associated volumes.

  8. Confirm your changes by selecting Save.

  9. In the Access Groups table, verify that the access group reflects your changes.

Delete a volume access group

You can remove a volume access group by using NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control, and at the same time remove the initiators associated with this access group from the system.

Steps
  1. Log in to NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control by providing the NetApp HCI or Element storage cluster administrator credentials.

  2. From the Dashboard, expand the name of your storage cluster on the left navigation menu.

  3. Select Volumes.

  4. Select the Access Groups tab.

  5. In the Actions column of the table of access groups, expand the options menu for the access group you need to delete.

  6. In the options menu, select Delete.

    The Delete Access Group dialog appears.

  7. If you do not wish to delete the initiators that are associated with the access group, deselect the Delete initiators in this access group checkbox.

  8. Confirm the delete operation by selecting Yes.

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