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Provisioning Manager used to set up customer predefined volumes

Customer of mine wants to use Provisioning Manager to provision volumes with standart values.

For example snapshot reserve 40% default snapshot schedule.

A littel but like System Manager is predefineing Nas/san volumes but flexible like the customer wants to set it.

Are there any best practices available?

Michael

Re: Provisioning Manager used to set up customer predefined volumes

Snap reserve is not configurable in a provisioning policy.

But user quotas and group quotas are configurable.

But there are requests to do the same.

Add your customer name to bug 358934 so it gets prioritized.

# dfpm policy get nas_policy

Name: nas_policy

Description:

Type: nas

Disk Failure Reliability: double

Sub System Failure Reliability: Disabled

Controller Failure Reliability: Disabled

Resource Label:

Dataset Member Deduplication Option: Disabled

Dataset Member Deduplication Schedule: none

Allocate Space On Demand: Disabled

Default Group Quota: 0 bytes

Default User Quota: 0 bytes

Reserve Space For Snapshot Copies: Enabled

Thin Provision Storage Space: Disabled

Dataset Member Nearly Full Threshold (%): 80

Dataset Member Full Threshold (%): 90

Custom Provisioning Script Path:

#

Regards

adai

NetApp

Re: Provisioning Manager used to set up customer predefined volumes

What about other volume settings?

Like

convert_ucode on

create_ucode on

or

fractional_reserve

Michael

Re: Provisioning Manager used to set up customer predefined volumes

There are RFE to do these too 358935 , but today these options are not user configurable with Provisioning Manager.

But provisioning manger does set these options.

Regards

adai

Re: Provisioning Manager used to set up customer predefined volumes

Currently the best way to do these options is to create a script (either ONTAPI with Perl etc. as I've done) or a shell script of some kind to set the options. This can then be set as a post-provision script to run once the setup has been completed. This is also a good place to add in any kind of mapping to the maintenance host etc. if you are in to that type of thing.

Glyn

Re: Provisioning Manager used to set up customer predefined volumes

One clarification.  Depending on the space settings of the ProvPolicy, fractional_reserve will be set at 0% or 100%, with autogrow and snap autodelete set as appropriate to trade off the risk of write failures against the space cost.

Out of curiosity, how'd they arrive at 40%?  And what value for fractional_reserve did they want?

-- Pete