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Provisioning storage by creating an aggregate

You can create an aggregate that consists of only HDDs or only SSDs by using System Manager.

Before you begin

All disks must be of the same size.

Steps

  1. Expand either the Cluster or the Nodes hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, click Storage > Aggregates .
  3. Click Create.
  4. In the Create Aggregate dialog box, perform the following steps:
    1. Specify the name of the aggregate, the disk type, and the number of disks to include in the aggregate.
      The minimum hot spare rule is applied to the disk group that has the largest disk size.
    2. Optional: Modify the RAID configuration of the aggregate:
      1. Click Change.
      2. In the Change RAID Configuration dialog box, specify the RAID type and the RAID group size.

        Shared disks support the RAID type RAID-DP only.

      3. Click Save.
  5. Click Create.

Result

The aggregate is created with the specified configuration and added to the list of aggregates in the Aggregates window.