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.
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.