The number of SVMs that you can create in a cluster depends on the number of nodes and how the LIFs are configured and used in your cluster.
The maximum number of nodes within a cluster depends on the platform model and licensed protocols. For details about the number of nodes in a cluster, see the Hardware Universe at hwu.netapp.com.
The following table lists the recommended number of SVMs in a cluster based on the number of LIFs configured:
|SVMs with protocol type Nodes||Nodes per cluster||SVM configuration|
|SVMs with NFS/CIFS protocol: one single LIF for data and management||125||250||500||750||1000||1000||Each SVM with one active IP LIF for data and management, and one IP LIF reserved for failover.|
|SVMs with FC/FCoE protocol: one LIF for data and one LIF for management||125||250||250||250||250||NA||Each SVM with two FC/FCoE LIFs on each node of the cluster and an IP LIF dedicated for management.|
|SVMs with iSCSI protocol: one LIF for data and one LIF for management||125||125||165||190||200||NA||Each SVM with one iSCSI LIF on each node of the cluster and an IP LIF dedicated for management.|
You should not create SVMs with Infinite Volume if the cluster contains SVMs with SAN configuration.
SVMs with Infinite Volume cannot span more than 10 nodes of a NAS cluster.