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Provisioning cache to aggregates by adding SSDs

You can use System Manager to add storage pools or dedicated SSDs to provision cache by converting an existing non-root HDD aggregate or a root aggregate that does not contain partitioned disks to a Flash Pool aggregate.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. Expand either the Cluster or the Nodes hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, click Storage > Aggregates .
  3. In the Aggregates window, select the aggregate, and then click Add Cache.
  4. In the Add Cache dialog box, perform the appropriate action:
    If you select the cache source as... Do this...
    Storage pools
    1. Select the storage pool from which cache can be obtained.
    2. Specify the cache size.
    3. Modify the RAID type, if required.
    Dedicated SSDs Select the SSD size and the number of SSDs to include, and optionally modify the RAID configuration:
    1. Click Change.
    2. In the Change RAID Configuration dialog box, specify the RAID type and RAID group size, and then click Save.
  5. Click Add.

Result

The cache disks are added to the selected aggregate. The updated information is displayed in the Details tab of the Aggregates window.