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Group examples

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Updated: June 16, 2017

One way to think of a group is as a bucket. You place all the objects that logically belong together into a single bucket and SRM Profiler will sort them into categories and determine permissions. The default categories that SRM Profiler sorts these objects into are:

  • Devices (all OS and NAS Devices)
  • SAN devices (all supported Storage Arrays, Generic SAN Arrays, and Fibre Channel Devices)
  • Storage Groups (File Systems and Shares)
  • Fibre Channel Ports
  • LUNs & Qtrees
  • VMware VMs & ESX

If a category does not have any objects, then that group will not be represented in the tree menu.

You may also assign an accounting code to each group. This function will allow you to see the accounting code in some management reports.

  • Devices may belong to multiple groups. For example, all NT servers to be assigned to the group, "All NT Servers" and, at the same time, some of those NT servers could also be grouped as "Finance" while others are grouped as "Sales."
  • When you put a device into a group, it does not automatically add the file systems to the group. You must assign each file system individually. File systems can only be assigned to one group.
  • When creating a device, if you do not associate it with a group you have defined, and then it will be associated with the default group Unassigned. Once you have associated a device with at least one group, the association with the unassigned group is dropped.
  • Only a user with administrator privileges can see the "Unassigned" group.
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