Creating a quorum group

Before you create a quorum group, ensure that you review the considerations and best practices for using quorum in Data Management.

About this task

Important: A quorum group can be created only by a user with a Super Admin role.

Procedure

To create a quorum group, complete the procedure:

  1. In the Data Management dashboard, navigate to Security > Quorum and select the Groups tab.
  2. In the Groups tab, click Create Group to open the Create Quorum Group page.
  3. In the Group Details section, enter a Name for the group, select the Operation Target and provide a brief Description for the group.
    Note: By default, Data Management is selected as the Operation Target. If you plan to configure the quorum group for only Data Management operations, you can skip selecting the Operation Target.
  4. Click the Operations section and select any of the following operation templates as per your requirement, for a detailed list of operations provided in the respective operation templates, see Supported operations.
    Note: The Templates tab used to select the operation templates is currently disabled. Instead, use the List tab to search and add the operation you want the quorum group to govern.
    Template Description
    Cluster Management Includes all the operations related to Data Management cluster administration and security settings.
    Access Management Includes all the operations related to user management, Identity Provider settings, authentication, and access control.
    Organization Management Includes all the operations related to organization management.
    Storage Management Includes all the operations related to storage domain, view, and external target management.
    Data Protection Includes all the operations related to data protection.
    Networking Management Includes all the Data Protect cluster network settings and management operations.

    Click List and search and add the operation you want the quorum group to govern using the Search bar. You can use the available filters to narrow your search.

  5. Click the Approvers section and complete the following steps:
    1. Select the Members for the quorum group from the drop-down list.
      Note: The users you select as Members of the quorum group must be assigned the Viewer role at a minimum. Also, you can add a user with a Custom role to the quorum group as approvers.
    2. For the Approval quorum, select All members or At least.
      • If you select All members, the operation protected by the quorum requires approval from all the members in the quorum group.
    3. The unanimous All members approval is not a recommended best practice.
      • If you select At least and define the number of members, then the operation protected by the quorum requires approval from only the defined number of members.
      • Recommendation: The minimum supported number of members (At least) is 2, and the maximum is the number of members in the quorum group. Use the defined number of members that is n/2+1, where n is the total number of members in the quorum group.
  6. In Approval Workflow, add the configuration to auto approve or deny the request after the request expires.
  7. Click Create.