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What an IPspace is

The IPspace feature enables a single storage system to be accessed by clients from more than one disconnected network, even if those clients are using the same IP address.

An IPspace defines a distinct IP address space in which vFiler units can participate. IP addresses defined for an IPspace are applicable only within that IPspace. A distinct routing table is maintained for each IPspace. No cross-IPspace traffic routing happens.

Note: IPspaces support IPv4 and IPv6 addresses on their routing domains.

Each IPspace has a unique loopback interface assigned to it. The loopback traffic on each IPspace is completely isolated from the loopback traffic on other IPspaces.