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Volume collection: when creating volumes via CLI

 
Gaetan321
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Volume collection: when creating volumes via CLI

May sound like a newbie question but how does one define the volume collection when using CLI  ?

Creating a few vols but can't figure our which option to use

 

thanks

Gaetan

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Gaetan321
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Re: Volume collection: when creating volumes via CLI

Let me rephrase

I'm creating the following volume and want protect it. How do I automatically join the volume collection ?

vol --create Vol1-Quorum --size 1024 --pool default --perfpolicy 'VMware ESX 5' --thinly_provisioned yes --initiatorgrp ESXI

Thnks in advance

Gaetan

Muru123
HPE Pro

Re: Volume collection: when creating volumes via CLI

A volume collection should consist of related Nimble Storage volumes (for example, a Microsoft SQL Server database and a log volume). These volumes share common characteristics for backup and replication data protection.  The Nimble array ships with several predefined protection templates to use as the basis for volume collections. Protection templates include snapshot and replication schedules, as well as retention policies that are based on best practices for commonly used applications. You can use the predefined templates and modify the copies, or create new protection templates to best match the requirements of applications used in your environment.
All volumes assigned to the volume collection use the same protection configuration of scheduled snapshots, replication, and retention settings. After the volume collection is created, it can be modified as needed.
 

Procedure
1. 
Create a volume collection.
volcoll --create name [--prottmpl name] [--description text] [--app_sync {none | vss | vmware | generic}]
[
--app_server server] [--app_id {exchange | sql2005 | sql2008 | sql2012 | exchange_dag | sql2014 |
sql2016 | hyperv}] [--app_cluster_name cluster name] [--app_service_name service name]
[
--vcenter_hostname server] [--vcenter_username username] [--vcenter_password password]
You can also create a volume collection from a protection template:
volcoll--create name --prottmpl name
2. (Optional) Create a replication schedule for the volume collection.
volcoll --addsched name --schedule name
3. (Optional) Create a snapshot for the volume collection.
volcoll --snap name --snapcoll_name name


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