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Stopping SVMs

You can use System Manager to stop a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) if you want to troubleshoot any issue with the SVM, delete the SVM, or stop data access from the SVM.

Before you begin

All the clients connected to the SVM must be disconnected.
Attention: If any clients are connected to the SVM when you stop it, data loss might occur.

About this task


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the appropriate cluster.
  3. Select the SVM that you want to stop and click Stop.


The SVM stops serving data to clients.