There are naming guidelines, and language and IPspace considerations that you should understand for creating an SVM successfully.
You must use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the SVM or another convention that ensures unique SVM names across clusters.
However, SVMs in a MetroCluster configuration can have a maximum of only 41 characters.
SVM names can contain a period (.), a hyphen (-), or an underscore (_), but must not start with a hyphen, period, or number.
The default language setting is C.UTF-8 (POSIX.UTF-8), which is inherited by all of its volumes. You can specify a different language when creating the volume.
When you modify the language of the SVM, the default language setting is modified; the language setting of the existing volumes is not modified.
You should append .UTF-8 for the language encoding values. For example, for the en_US language, the recommended format is en_US.UTF-8.
You must assign an IPspace to an SVM when creating the SVM. You cannot modify or remove the IPspace for the SVM later.