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Creating SVMs on Data ONTAP 8.2.x

You can create fully configured Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs) that can serve data immediately. A cluster can have one or more SVMs with FlexVol volumes and SVMs with Infinite Volume.

Before you begin

About this task


  1. From the home page, double-click the appropriate storage system.
  2. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  3. In the navigation pane, select the cluster.
  4. Click Create.
  5. In the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) Setup window, specify the SVM details such as the SVM name, volume type allowed, protocols allowed, SVM language, root volume security style, and its root aggregate.
    The default language setting for an SVM is C.UTF-8.
    By default, the aggregate with the maximum free space is selected as the container for root volume of the SVM. Based on the protocols selected, the default security style and the root aggregate are selected. The security style is set to NTFS if you select CIFS protocol or a combination of CIFS protocol with the other protocols. The security style is set to Unix if you select NFS, iSCSI, or FC/FCoE or a combination of these protocols.
  6. Specify the DNS domain names and the name server IP addresses to configure the DNS services.
    The default values are selected from the existing SVM configurations.
  7. Click Submit & Continue.
    The SVM is created with the specified configuration.


The SVM that you created is started automatically. The root volume name is automatically generated as SVM name_root. By default, the vsadmin user account is created and is in the locked state.

After you finish