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Aggregates window

You can use the Aggregates window to create, display, and manage information about aggregates.

You cannot use System Manager to create or edit aggregates in a MetroCluster configuration. However, you can manage aggregates (view the aggregate information, delete the aggregate, change the status of the aggregate, and perform volume move for FlexVol volumes) in a MetroCluster configuration.

Command buttons

Create
Opens the Create Aggregate dialog box, which enables you to create an aggregate.
Edit
Opens the Edit Aggregate dialog box, which enables you to change the name of an aggregate or the level of RAID protection you want to provide for this aggregate.
Add Capacity
Opens the Add Capacity dialog box, which enables you to add capacity (HDDs or SSDs) to existing aggregates.
Add Cache
Opens the Add Cache dialog box, which enables you to add cache disks (SSDs) to existing HDD aggregates or Flash Pool aggregates.

This button is not available for a cluster containing nodes with All Flash Optimized personality.

Delete
Deletes the selected aggregate.
Note: This button is disabled for the root aggregate.
Status
Displays the status of the selected aggregate. The status can be one of the following:
  • Online

    Read and write access to volumes contained in this aggregate is allowed.

  • Offline

    Some operations, such as parity reconstruction, are allowed, but data access is not allowed.

  • Restrict

    No read or write access is allowed.

Volume Move
Starts the Volume Move wizard, which enables you to move a FlexVol volume.
Refresh
Updates the information in the window.

Aggregate list

The aggregate list displays the name and the space usage information for each aggregate.

Name
Displays the name of the aggregate.
Node
Displays the name of the node to which the disks of the aggregate are assigned. This is available only at the cluster level.
Type
Displays the type of aggregate.

This field is not displayed for a cluster containing nodes with All Flash Optimized personality.

Used (%)
Displays the percentage of space used in the aggregate.
Available Space
Displays the available space in the aggregate.
Used Space
Displays the amount of space that is used for data in the aggregate.
Total Space
Displays the total space of the aggregate.
Volume Count
Displays the number of volumes associated with the aggregate.
Disk Count
Displays the number of disks used to create the aggregate.
Flash Pool
Displays the total cache size of the Flash Pool aggregate. A value of -NA- indicates that the aggregate is not a Flash Pool aggregate.

This field is not displayed for a cluster containing nodes with All Flash Optimized personality.

Details area

The area below the aggregate list displays detailed information about the selected aggregate.

Details tab
Displays detailed information about the selected aggregate, such as the name of the aggregate, status, RAID type, whether the aggregate is a root aggregate, number of files in the aggregate, maximum number of files in the aggregate, checksum, total cache size, whether the aggregate is a 64-bit aggregate, and whether the aggregate is a Flash Pool aggregate.
Volumes tab
Displays details about the total number of volumes on the aggregate, total aggregate space, and the space committed to by the aggregate. Details about the names of the volumes on the aggregate, Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs), available space, total space, and the percentage of space utilization of each volume on the selected aggregate are also displayed.
Disk Layout tab
Displays disk layout information, such as the name of the disk, disk type, physical size, usable size, disk status, plex name, plex status, RAID group, RAID type, and storage pool (if any) for the selected aggregate. The disk port associated with the disk primary path and the disk name with the disk secondary path for a multipath configuration are also displayed.