Volumes window

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You can use the Volumes window to manage your FlexVol volumes and FlexGroup volumes. Starting with System Manager 9.6, you can also manage FlexCache volumes.

You cannot view or manage volumes that are in storage virtual machines (SVMs) that are configured for disaster recovery by using System Manager. You must use the CLI instead.

Note

The command buttons and list of columns will differ based on the type of volume that is selected. You can view only those command buttons and columns that are applicable for the selected volume.

Selection field

  • SVM selection pull-down menu

    Enables you to select all SVMs or a specific SVM to display in the list.

Command buttons

  • Create

    Provides the following options:

    • FlexVol

      Opens the Create Volume dialog box, which enables you to add FlexVol volumes.

    • FlexGroup

      Opens the Create FlexGroup window, which enables you to create FlexGroup volumes.

    • FlexCache

      Opens the Create FlexCache Volume window, which enables you to create FlexCache volumes.

  • Edit

    Enables you to edit the properties of the selected volume.

  • Delete

    Deletes the selected volume or volumes.

  • More Actions

    Provides the following options:

    • Change status to

      Changes the status of the selected volume to one of the following statuses:

      • Online

      • Offline

      • Restrict

    • Resize

      Enables you to change the size of the volume.

      For FlexGroup volumes, you can use existing resources to resize the volumes or you can add new resources to expand the volumes.

      For FlexCache volumes, you can also add or remove an aggregate.

    • Protect

      Opens the Create Protection Relationship window for the volumes that are selected as source.

    • Manage Snapshots

      Provides a list of Snapshot options, including the following:

      • Create

        Displays the Create Snapshot dialog box, which you can use to create a Snapshot copy of the selected volume.

      • Configuration Settings

        Configures the Snapshot settings.

      • Restore

        Restores a Snapshot copy of the selected volume.

    • Clone

      Provides a list of clone options, including the following:

      • Create

        Creates a clone of the selected volume or a clone of a file from the selected volume.

      • Split

        Splits the clone from the parent volume.

      • View Hierarchy

        Displays information about the clone hierarchy.

    • Storage Efficiency

      Opens the Storage Efficiency dialog box, which you can use to manually start deduplication or to abort a running deduplication operation. This button is displayed only if deduplication is enabled on the storage system.

    • Move

      Opens the Move Volume dialog box, which you can use to move volumes from one aggregate or node to another aggregate or node within the same SVM.

    • Storage QoS

      Opens the Quality of Service details dialog box, which you can use to assign one or more volumes to a new or existing policy group.

    • Change Tiering Policy

      Enables you to change the tiering policy of the selected volume.

    • Volume Encryption Rekey

      Changes the data encryption key of the volume.

      The data in the volume is re-encrypted using the new key that is automatically generated. The old key is automatically deleted after the rekey operation finishes.

      Starting with System Manager 9.6, volume encryption rekey is supported for FlexGroup DP volumes and FlexCache volumes. Rekey is disabled for volumes that have inherited encryption from an NAE aggregate.

      Note

      If you initiate a volume move operation when the rekey operation of the same volume is in progress, the rekey operation is aborted. In System Manager 9.5 and earlier version, if you try to move a volume when a conversion or rekey operation of a volume is in progress, then the operation is aborted without warning. Starting with System Manager 9.6, if you attempt a volume move during a conversion or rekey operation, a message is displayed warning that the conversion or rekey operation will be aborted if you continue.

    • Provision Storage for VMware

      Enables you to create a volume for the NFS datastore and to specify the ESX servers that can access the NFS datastore.

  • View Missing Protection Relationship

    Displays the read/write volumes that are online and are not protected, and displays the volumes that have protection relationships but are not initialized.

  • Reset Filters

    Enables you to reset the filters that were set to view missing protection relationships.

  • Refresh

    Updates the information in the window.

  • advanced options

    Enables you to select which details you want to display in the list on the Volumes window.

Volume list

  • Status

    Displays the status of the volume.

  • Name

    Displays the name of the volume.

  • Style

    In System Manager 9.5, this column displays the type of volume, such as FlexVol or FlexGroup. FlexCache volumes created by using the CLI are displayed as FlexGroup volumes.

    In System Manager 9.6, this column displays the type of volume: FlexVol, FlexGroup, or FlexCache.

  • SVM

    Displays the SVM that contains the volume.

  • Aggregates

    Displays the name of the aggregates belonging to the volume.

  • Thin Provisioned

    Displays whether a space guarantee is set for the selected volume. Valid values for online volumes are Yes and No.

  • Root volume

    Displays whether the volume is a root volume.

  • Available Space

    Displays the available space in the volume.

  • Total Space

    Displays the total space in the volume, which includes the space that is reserved for Snapshot copies.

  • % Used

    Displays the amount of space (in percentage) that is used in the volume.

  • Logical Used %

    Displays the amount of logical space (in percentage), including space reserves, that is used in the volume.

    Note

    This field is displayed only if you have enabled logical space reporting by using the CLI.

  • Logical Space Reporting

    Displays whether logical space reporting is enabled on the volume.

    Note

    This field is displayed only if you have enabled logical space reporting by using the CLI.

  • Logical Space Enforcement

    Displays whether to perform logical space accounting on the volume.

  • Type

    Displays the type of volume: rw for read/write, ls for load sharing, or dp for data protection.

  • Protection Relationship

    Display whether the volume has a protection relationship initiated.

    If the relationship is between an ONTAP system and a non-ONTAP system, the value is displayed as No by default.

  • Storage Efficiency

    Displays whether deduplication is enabled or disabled for the selected volume.

  • Encrypted

    Displays whether the volume is encrypted or not.

  • QoS Policy Group

    Displays the name of the Storage QoS policy group to which the volume is assigned. By default, this column is hidden.

  • SnapLock Type

    Displays the SnapLock type of the volume.

  • Clone

    Displays whether the volume is a FlexClone volume.

  • Is Volume Moving

    Displays whether a volume is being moved from one aggregate to another aggregate or from one node to another node.

  • Tiering Policy

    Displays the tiering policy of a FabricPool-enabled aggregate. The default tiering policy is “snapshot-only”.

  • Application

    Displays the name of the application that is assigned to the volume.

Overview area

You can click the plus sign (+) to the left in the row in which a volume is listed to view an overview of the details about that volume.

  • Protection

    Displays the Data Protection tab of the Volume window for the selected volume.

  • Performance

    Displays the Performance tab of the Volume window for the selected volume.

  • Show More Details

    Displays the Volume window for the selected volume.

Volume window for the selected volume

You can display this window by either of these methods:

  • Clicking the volume name in the list of volumes on the Volumes window.

  • Clicking Show More Details on the Overview area displayed for the selected volume.

The Volume window displays the following tabs:

  • Overview tab

    Displays general information about the selected volume, and displays a pictorial representation of the space allocation of the volume, the protection status of the volume, and the performance of the volume. The Overview tab displays details about the encryption of the volume, such as the encryption status and the encryption type, the conversion status or rekey status, information about a volume that is being moved, such as the state and phase of the volume move, the destination node and aggregate to which the volume is being moved, the percentage of volume move that is complete, the estimated time to complete the volume move operation, and details of the volume move operation. This tab also displays information about whether the volume is blocked for input/output (I/O) operations and the application blocking the operation.

    For FlexCache volumes, details about the origin of the FlexCache volume are displayed.

    The refresh interval for performance data is 15 seconds.

    This tab contains the following command button:

    • Cutover

      Opens the Cutover dialog box, which enables you to manually trigger the cutover.

      The Cutover command button is displayed only if the volume move operation is in the “replication” or “hard deferred” state.

  • Snapshot Copies tab

    Displays the Snapshot copies of the selected volume. This tab contains the following command buttons:

    • Create

      Opens the Create Snapshot Copy dialog box, which enables you to create a Snapshot copy of the selected volume.

    • Configuration Settings

      Configures the Snapshot settings.

    • More Actions  Rename

      Opens the Rename Snapshot Copy dialog box, which enables you to rename a selected Snapshot copy.

    • More Actions  Restore

      Restores a Snapshot copy.

    • More Actions  Extend Expiry Period

      Extends the expiry period of a Snapshot copy.

    • Delete

      Deletes the selected Snapshot copy.

    • Refresh

      Updates the information in the window.

  • Data Protection tab

    Displays data protection information about the selected volume.

    If the source volume (read/write volume) is selected, the tab displays all of the mirror relationships, vault relationships, and mirror and vault relationships that are related to the destination volume (DP volume). If the destination volume is selected, the tab displays the relationship with the source volume.

    If some or all of the cluster peer relationships of the local cluster are in an unhealthy state, the Data Protection tab might take some time to display the protection relationships relating to a healthy cluster peer relationship. Relationships relating to unhealthy cluster peer relationships are not displayed.

  • Storage Efficiency tab

    Displays information in the following panes:

    • Bar graph

      Displays (in graphical format) the volume space that is used by data and Snapshot copies. You can view details about the space used before and after applying settings for storage efficiency savings.

    • Details

      Displays information about deduplication properties, including whether deduplication is enabled on the volume, the deduplication mode, the deduplication status, type, and whether inline or background compression is enabled on the volume.

    • Last run details

      Provides details about the last-run deduplication operation on the volume. Space savings resulting from compression and deduplication operations that are applied on the data on the volume are also displayed.

  • Performance tab

    Displays information about the average performance metrics, read performance metrics, and write performance metrics of the selected volume, including throughput, IOPS, and latency.

    Changing the client time zone or the cluster time zone impacts the performance metrics graphs. You must refresh your browser to view the updated graphs.

  • FlexCache tab

    Displays details about FlexCache volumes only if the volume you selected is an origin volume that has FlexCache volumes associated with it. Otherwise, this tab does not appear.

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