Storage Collection node

A node to represent a collection of Storage.

Storage Collection node lifecycle

The following section describes the scenarios in which a Storage Collection node is created, updated or removed.

Creation/update

Storage Collection nodes are created and updated in exactly the same way as Host nodes.

Removal

A Storage Collection node is removed in one of the following ways:

  • Manually, by selecting the necessary Storage Collection node, and picking Destroy from the Actions list.
  • Explicitly by the pattern that created it. See Removal in the Pattern Language guide.
  • If the evidence for a Storage Collection is not seen on a scan then the node is removed by reasoning. This is an Authoritative Removal type, see Authoritative Removal.

Storage Collection node attributes

The attributes and relationships on a Storage Collection node are described in the tables below.

UI Name
Attribute Name and Type

Description

Type
type string

Type of Storage Collection.

Vendor
vendor string

Vendor.

Name
name string

The name that the StorageCollection is known by.

Not displayed in UI
key string

Globally unique key.

Description
description string

Description of the StorageCollection. Legacy attribute not currently used. Can be used by patterns if desired.

Not displayed in UI
url string

URL for information about the StorageCollection. Legacy attribute not currently used. Can be used by patterns if desired.

Not displayed in UI
business_continuity_critical boolean

If true, the StorageCollection is critical to operation of the business. Legacy attribute not currently used. Can be used by patterns if desired.

Not displayed in UI
third_party_support boolean

If true, the StorageCollection is supported by a third party. Legacy attribute not currently used. Can be used by patterns if desired.

Not displayed in UI
synonyms string

Other names by which this StorageCollection is known. Legacy attribute not currently used. Can be used by patterns if desired.

 

Storage Collection node relationships

The relationships on a Storage Collection node are described in the table below.

UI name

Relationship

Description

Used by Host

StorageCollection:
Storage:
Storage:
Host:
Host

Host with Storage.

Used by MFPart

StorageCollection:
Storage:
Storage:
Host:
MFPart

MFPart with Storage.

Storage

StorageContainer:
StorageContainer:
StorageContainment:
ContainedStorage:
Storage

Contained in Storage Collection.

Maintaining Pattern

StorageContainer:
Element:
Maintainer:
Pattern:
Pattern

Pattern that is maintaining this Storage.

Not displayed in UI

StorageContainer:
AttachmentContainer:
Attachment:
Attachment:
Attachment

A file attached to this element.

Status

StorageContainer:
ElementInCategory:
ElementCategory:
Category:
LifecycleStatus

The lifecycle status of this element.

Recovery Time

StorageContainer:
ElementInCategory:
ElementCategory:
Category:
RecoveryTime

The recovery time specified for this element.

Organizational Unit

StorageContainer:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
Owner:
OrganisationalUnit

The Organizational Unit that this element belongs to.

Support Manager

StorageContainer:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
SupportOwner:
Person

The person responsible for the support of this element.

Business Owner

StorageContainer:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
BusinessOwner:
Person

The person responsible for this element from a business perspective.

IT Owner

StorageContainer:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
ITOwner:
Person

The person responsible for this element from an IT perspective.

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