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Adding rules to an export policy

You can use System Manager to add rules to an export policy, which enables you to define client access to data.

Before you begin

You must have created the export policy to which you want to add the export rules.


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) and click Policies > Export Policies.
  3. Select the export policy and from the Export Rules tab, click Add.
  4. In the Create Export Rule dialog box, perform the following steps:
    1. Specify the client that requires access to the data.
      You can specify the client in any of the following formats:
      • As a host name; for instance, host1
      • As an IPv4 address; for instance,
      • As an IPv4 address with a network mask; for instance,
      • As an IPv6 address; for instance, FE80::0202:B3FF:FE1E:8329
      • As an IPv6 address with a network mask; for instance, 2001:db8::/32
      • As a netgroup, with the netgroup name preceded by an at sign (@); for instance, @netgroup
      • As a domain name preceded by a period (.); for instance,
      Note: You must not enter an IP address range, such as through Entries in this format are interpreted as a text string and treated as a host name.

      You can enter the IPv4 address to provide access to all the hosts.

    2. If you want to modify the rule index number, select the appropriate rule index number.
    3. Select one or more access protocols.
      If you do not select any access protocol, the default value "Any" is assigned to the export rule.
    4. Select one or more security types and access rules.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Verify that the export rule you added is displayed in the Export Rules tab for the selected export policy.