Metadata is at the heart of IBM Spectrum Discover (collecting, creating, analyzing, reporting, and so on). Metadata collection and creation involve the use of tags, policies, and agents. Management and exploration of metadata also involves tags and policies and searching, visualization, and reporting.
In this chapter, we describe the essentials, or foundations, of these IBM Spectrum Discover metadata concepts and how you can use them to better understand the data in your storage systems.
This chapter includes the following ...