Configuring Jet Stream Data Containers

A Jet Stream data container is comprised of a set of virtual databases (VDBs), where each VDB is a direct child of the dSource, VDB, or vFiles in the data template's data sources. Jet Stream does not automatically provision VDBs when creating a data container; a Delphix admin must create the required VDBs via the existing Admin App. Once the data container has been created, these VDBs are managed exclusively through Jet Stream.
  1. Select the Management Overview page.
  2. Select a template from which you want to create the data container. This will take you to the Data Template page.

Jet Stream Management Overview for Templates

Add a Data Container

  1. Click Add Container in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

    Jet Stream Details Panel and Dashboard
    This will take you the Create Data Container page.

    Jet Stream Data Container Page
  2. Enter information about the data container, such as the Name and Description (optional).

    Data Container Creation

  3. Select the Owners for the data container from the search box. It is acceptable to have multiple Owners per each data container. 

     Any Delphix administrator is able to manage all containers, so the owners should be end users. Refer to the User Management section in this guide for details.

  4. When a Jet Stream data container is created, you now have the option to:
    • Refresh data sources to most recent template state - this option will refresh VDBs before adding them to the container. This is done to enforce that when multiple sources are used in a container, the sources are consistent. 
    • Add data sources to container as-is -  this option will not refresh the data sources.

    5. Select the VDBs to use for this container's data sources. The available VDBs have the following constraints:

    • They have been provisioned from the dSources/VDBs belonging to the parent data template
    • They are not already part of another Jet Stream data template or container

If there are no VDBs that meet these constraints, you may see a message informing you that you do not have any compatible VDBs.

Jet Stream VDB Warning Alert

6. Click Create.

Selecting Masked Data Sources for Data Containers



Once a child masked VDB is selected for the data container, the admin user can see the parent-child relationship as a masked source under data sources.

Masked Data Sources Parent/Child Relationship

As an admin user, you can select both masked and unmasked data sources in both Jet Stream templates and data containers.

Selecting Masked and Unmasked Data Sources in a Data Container

Jet Stream users will not know whether the data in their containers and branches is masked or unmasked. All Jet Stream functionality remains the same regardless of whether a data source is masked or unmasked.  

The figure above is an example of a data container with masked data.

Delete a Data Container 

All data sources (VDBs and vFiles) in a Jet Stream Data Container are not deleted as part of the Jet Stream Data Container deletion process. 

When performing the Delete Container operation, you can check the Delete associated VDBs and vFiles box in the dialog window to delete the data sources  associated with the container.

Data Management Operations

Start a Data Container

Starting a Data Container does the following:
  • Starts the data sources, This means that each data source listed in the Source Details section of the Data Container page will start using CPU and network resources on the host system it is running.
  • Puts a copy of the data from the active branch into those data sources.

On the Self-Service Toolbar, click Start.

Stop a Data Container

Stopping a data container does the following:
  • If not already done, copies the current data in the data sources into the active branch of the data container
  • Shuts down the data sources. This means each data source listed in the Source Details section of the Data Container page will stop using CPU and network resources on the host system.

On the Self-Service Toolbar, click Stop.


Jet Stream Self-Service Toolbar

Other operations on the data container, such as StopReset, and Refresh, must be performed from the Data Management page: 

Jet Stream Data Management Interface Shortcut in Jet Stream Data Template

Locking a Container

On the Self-Service Toolbar, click Lock.

 Locking a Data Container does the following:

  • When a user locks a container, they become the only user who can perform operations on it. 

  • For all other users, the container appears disabled.

Any unlocked container can also be locked by an admin from the Jet Stream Data Template Management by clicking the open lock icon.

Jet Stream Locking Data  Containers

Unlocking a Container

Unlocking a Data Container does the following:
  • This operation is only enabled if a container is currently locked. Unlocking a container lets other Jet Stream users perform operations on that container.

  • Only the user who locked a container or a Jet Stream administrator can unlock it.

Any locked container can also be unlocked by an admin from Jet Stream Data Template Management by clicking the closed lock icon.

Jet Stream Unlocking Data Containers

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