Create a Qtree and an NFS Export



This workflow creates a new qtree and exports it over NFS Export.  This includes:

·         Either using an existing selected volume or creating a new volume of the specified size

·         Create a new qtree in the applicable volume

·         Export the qtree over NFS to the identified hosts with the specified access permissions

Storage Details Input parameters:

1)  Array (required) – The 7-mode storage controller where the NFS export will be created. The Primary IP Address and Hostname of all the storage controllers in your environment are provided in a drop-down list.


1) Volume Name (required)

Name of the volume where the qtree and share will be created.  The list of available volumes in the selected array will be provided in the drop-down list with the volume Name, Total Size, Used Size and the Volume Guarantees.

It is also possible to identify a NEW volume to be created.  Simply provide the new name you wish to use, and the aggregate with the most available capacity and an overcommitment percentage under 300% will be selected out of all of the available aggregates in your environment in order to create the new volume.

2) Qtree Name (required)

Name to be used for the qtree.

NOTE: Exported path will be “/vol/<volume_name /<qtree_name>

2) Export Size (GB) (required)

The usable size in GB for the export.  The snapshot reservation percentage (20%) is included in the volume size calculation in the workflow.  The qtree created on the volume will be set with a tree quota limit with this size.


Export Details Input parameters:


1) Hosts with Read Write Access (required)

Comma separated list of hosts which are granted read-write access on the export.

2) Host with Read Only Access

Comma separated list of hosts which are granted read-only access on the export.

2) Host with Root Access

Comma separated list of hosts which are granted root access on the export.


The workflow will create a new qtree and NFS export in an existing selected volume or in a new volume based on the selection criteria.  It will be exported over NFS with the appropriate access privileges to the specified hosts.

Error Handling

1)       An error message is displayed if there is no storage aggregate with enough capacity to fulfill the storage provisioning request.