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.
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.
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.
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.
Its not directly available for filtering; however if you use the DB schema "ocum_report" you will be able to create reports with reference to annotation definitions becuase SVM, volume and Cluster annotations are available as consumable DB views. Please follow the TR http://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4565.pdf for more details.