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Storage services configuration assumptions

This workflow example assumes that the protection policies, provisioning policies, resource pools, and vFiler templates required to support the storage services already exist.

Gold_level storage services support assumptions

To support the company's Gold_level storage service offering, this workflow assumes the following provisioning and protection elements are already configured:
  • Protection policy: "Gold_protection"

    This policy is a 3 node disaster recovery capable protection policy, supporting the Gold_level requirement: Disaster recovery capable mirror, then backup protection with 10 minute mirror updates, nightly backup, and 30 day retention on the tertiary node.

  • Resource pools: "Primary_resources" and "Secondary_resources"

    These resource pools can provision the Primary node and mirror node. Each pool must include among its resources pairs of high-end storage systems and V-Series systems (for example, 60xx systems) that are configured for controller-redundancy (CFO) protection.

  • Resource pool: "Tertiary_resources"

    This resource pool can provision the tertiary back up node. It includes among its resources basic performance, high-capacity storage systems and V-Series systems (for example, FAS20xx systems).

  • Provisioning policy: "Gold_mirror_provisioning"

    This provisioning policy can be assigned to provision the primary and mirror nodes. For provisioning it is configured to select high-end storage systems, paired and configured for controller-redundancy protection and licensed for SnapMirror support also.

  • Provisioning policy: "Backup_provisioning"

    This provisioning policy can be assigned to provision the backup node. For provisioning it is configured to select basic performance storage systems and V-Series systems licensed for SnapVault support.

  • vFiler units:
    • Gold_primary_vfiler1
    • Gold_primary_vfiler2
    • Gold_secondary_vfiler1
    • Gold_secondary_vfiler2
    • Gold_tertiary_vfiler1
    • Gold_tertiary_vfiler2

    Preexisting vFiler units enable you to provide storage services to multiple subscribers on the same physical storage resources.

Silver_level storage services support assumptions

To support the company's Silver_level storage service offering, this workflow assumes the following provisioning and protection elements are already configured:
  • Protection policy: "Silver_protection"

    This policy is a 2 node backup policy, supporting the Silver_storage requirement: Backup from primary to secondary storage nightly at 24 hour intervals with 30 day retention on the secondary node.

  • Resource pool: "Primary_resources"

    This resource pool can provision the primary node for the Silver_level storage service. It must include among its resources high-end storage systems and V-Series systems (for example, 60xx systems) that are licensed for SnapVault and SnapMirror support.

  • Resource pool: "Secondary_resources"

    This resource pool can provision the backup node for the Silver_level service. It includes among its resources basic performance, high-capacity storage systems (for example, FAS20xx systems) licensed for SnapVault and SnapMirror support.

  • Provisioning policy: "Silver_primary_provisioning"

    This provisioning policy can be assigned to provision the primary node. For provisioning it is configured to select high-end storage systems and V-Series systems, licensed for RAID-DP, SnapVault and SnapMirror support. Automated deduplication is enabled for this provisioning policy.

  • Provisioning policy: "Backup_provisioning"

    This provisioning policy can be assigned to provision the backup node. For provisioning it is configured to select basic performance storage systems and V-Series systems licensed for SnapVault support.

  • vFiler units:
    • Silver_primary_vfiler1
    • Silver_primary_vfiler2
    • Silver_secondary_vfiler1
    • Silver_secondary_vfiler2

    Preexisting vFiler units enable you to provide storage services to multiple subscribers on the same physical storage resources.

Bronze_level storage services support assumptions

To support the company's Bronze_level storage service offering, this workflow assumes the following provisioning and protection elements are already configured:
  • Protection policy: "Bronze_protection"

    This policy is a 2 node mirror policy, supporting the Bronze_storage requirement: Mirror from primary to secondary storage nightly at 24 hour intervals with 30 day retention on the secondary node.

  • Resource pool: "Primary_resources"

    This resource pool can provision the mirror node for the Bronze_level storage service. It must include among its resources basic performance, mid-range storage systems and V-Series systems (for example, 31xx systems) licensed for SnapVault and SnapMirror support.

  • Provisioning policy: "Mirror_provisioning"

    This provisioning policy can be assigned to provision the mirror node. For provisioning it is configured to select basic performance, licensed for SnapMirror support. Automated deduplication is enabled for this provisioning policy.

  • vFiler template: Bronze_vfiler_template_1

    Specifying a vFiler template for a storage service gives you the option of specifying the creation of a new template-based vFiler unit on an "as needed" basis and attaching that vFiler unit to the primary node when you use that storage service to create a dataset.

  • vFiler template: Bronze_vfiler_template_2

    Specifying a vFiler template for a storage service gives you the option of specifying the creation of a new template-based vFiler unit on an "as needed" basis and attaching that vFiler unit to the mirror node when you use that storage service to create a dataset.