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vserver create

Create a Vserver

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.


The vserver create command creates a Vserver.


-vserver <vserver> - Vserver

This specifies the name of the Vserver that is to be created. Use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) - for example, "" - for the Vserver to ensure unique Vserver names across cluster leagues.

[-subtype <vserver subtype>] - Vserver Subtype

This specifies the subtype of the Vserver being created. Possible values are:

-rootvolume <volume name> - Root Volume

This specifies the name of the Vserver's root volume, which is created when the Vserver is created. The size of the Vserver's root volume is 1GB

-aggregate <aggregate name> - Aggregate

This specifies the storage aggregate that holds the Vserver's root volume.

-rootvolume-security-style <security style> - Root Volume Security Style

This specifies the security style for the Vserver's root volume. Possible values include unix (for UNIX mode bits), ntfs (for CIFS ACLs), and mixed (for mixed NFS and CIFS access). Regardless of the security style, both NFS and CIFS clients can read from and write to the root volume. The unified security style, which applies only to Infinite Volumes, cannot be applied to a Vserver's root volume.

[-language <Language code>] - Default Volume Language Code

This optionally specifies the default language encoding setting for the Vserver and its volumes. The recommended format is to append .UTF-8 for the language encoding values. For example, for the en_US language, the recommended format is en_US.UTF-8. The default setting is C.UTF-8.

[-snapshot-policy <snapshot policy>] - Snapshot Policy

This optionally specifies the Snapshot policy for new volumes created on the Vserver. If no value is specified, the default Snapshot policy is used. You can use the -snapshot-policy parameter on the volume create or volume modify commands to set the Snapshot policy on a specific volume, regardless of its Vserver's Snapshot policy setting.

[-comment <text>] - Comment

This optionally specifies a comment for the Vserver.

[-quota-policy <text>] - Quota Policy

This optionally specifies a quota policy for the Vserver. This parameter is not supported on a Vserver with Infinite Volume.

[-is-repository {true|false}] - Is Vserver with Infinite Volume

This specifies that the Vserver will contain an Infinite Volume.

[-ipspace <IPspace>] - IPspace Name

This optionally specifies the IPspace the Vserver will be assigned to. If left unspecified, the Vserver will be assigned to the default IPspace.


The following example creates a Vserver named in the IPspace ipspace123. The Vserver's root volume is named root_vs0 and is located on aggregate aggr0. The Vserver uses NIS for network information, a file for name mapping information, and the language is U.S. English.
cluster1::> vserver create -vserver -ipspace ipspace123 -rootvolume root_vs0 -aggregate aggr0
-language en_US.UTF-8 -rootvolume-security-style mixed

See Also

volume create   volume modify  
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