Several rules govern how space is allocated to constituents when an Infinite Volume is created. Understanding these rules can help you understand the best practices for configuring aggregates for an Infinite Volume.
The following rules govern how space is allocated to constituents when an Infinite Volume is created:
Before any space is allocated for data, the namespace constituent and namespace mirror constituents are created as big as possible within their maximum sizes.
The data capacity of an Infinite Volume is balanced across nodes. Data capacity is the space remaining from the Infinite Volume's size after deducting the space required by the namespace-related constituents.
Data constituents are always created as big as they are allowed to be within a specified maximum. Each time that Data ONTAP creates a data constituent, it evaluates all of the aggregates that the Infinite Volume uses on the node and selects the aggregate that has the most available space.