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OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

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Hello,

 

i have one question regarding the new OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA.

We are using custom annotations and rules to filter our volumes by their name into different volume groups.

Everything ist working fine, but is there any way to use custom annotations as as filter for the "Storage -> Volumes"-View?

You can only check the 3 boxes for the system default annotation "data-priority" but we dont use this annotation [too bad u cannot edit it =( ]

The only way to list up our filtered volumes is by going to "Manage annotations" and click the "hyperlink" with the number of volumes under the certain annotation value.

But this seems more like a workaround to me...

Is there a chance to edit the filters or is it not possible in the current "development state" of the software?

 

 

Regards

 

Marcel

Re: OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

Hi Marcel,

 

You can always create new annotations and its very easy to set up. You need to create appropriate filters for storage objects that you need to attach to an annotation - SVM, Cluster, Volumes. Please follow the attached document to create the same.

 

Regards

Dhiman

Re: OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

Hey Dhiman,

 

thanks for your response, i totally forgot about this thread.. =(

The annotations are working fine, we got all the rules set up, but we cant see our annotations in the cluster,svm,volumes pane.

I will attach some screenshots to underline my problem =)

Is it possible to include the annotation "test" with the values "test" and "nfs" into the filter objects, just like it is for the "data-priority" annotation.

Thats my question

 

Regards

 

 

Marcel

Re: OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

Hello

 

I got annotations created well, but I have same problem.

 

I cannot see annotations to filter in dashboard

 

any help

 

Thanks and regards

 

Re: OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

Hi Marcel,

 

Only built-in annotations can be filtered. All the custom annotations will not be reflected under the "Annotation" view in the storage tab on the left hand side. Hope this helps!

 

Thanks,

Dhiman

Re: OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

so what is the point of annotations, if you cannot use them for anything?  What am I missing?

Re: OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

Annotations can be used for two purposes:

 

1. Logically grouping them. For example, in Unified Manager 6.3 when you navigate to an annotated object in the UM 6.3 web page, you can view the annotations it is associated to. This will allow you to know which group/BU/LOB etc. the storage object represents.

 

2. Annotations can be used in context specific reporting. If you want to create a fancy Operational report with the eclipse tool, you can use annotations to create a report with a group of storage objects, rendered as annotations - SVM, volume or cluster.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Cheers,

Dhiman 

Re: OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

tHANKS

 

it seems an improvement carried out beginning in OCUM6.3

 

Regards

 

Re: OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

We are having a similar issue.  We created both groups and annotations.  However, there appears to be no way of filtering based on annotations or groups within the reporting tab.  I have tried to filter using the ellipse tool, but cannot find anyway to filter on either of these items.

Re: OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2GA - Annotations/FIlters

Any feedback on this? I have a business need to report based upon these annotations using OCUM. In my old DFM I used to be able to export group memberships so I could report on that column. I would like to export the annotation fields so I can report on those memberships as well. There doesn't seem to be any OnTap powershell commands either that deal with annotations.