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Creating SVMs with Infinite Volume

A cluster must have at least one or more SVMs to provide data access from the cluster. You can create SVMs with Infinite Volume to provide data access to large data in the NAS environment.

Before you begin

You must have reviewed the planning requirements and understood the guidelines:

You must ensure that the following requirements are met:

About this task

You can create a maximum of five SVMs simultaneously either by using different SSH sessions or by using a script.
Note: It is best to create not more than five SVMs simultaneously to avoid any performance degradation.

You cannot modify the language of an SVM with Infinite Volume.


  1. Use the vserver create command with the is-repository parameter set to true.
    The following command creates the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM, formerly known as Vserver) with Infinite Volume named
    cluster1::>vserver create -vserver -rootvolume root_vs0 -aggregate 
    aggr1 -rootvolume-security-style unix -language C.UTF-8 -snapshot-policy default -is-repository true
    [Job 2061] Job succeeded:
    Vserver creation completed
  2. Use the vserver show command to verify the status of the newly created SVM.
    cluster1::> vserver show
                                        Admin      Operational   Root
    Vserver          Type    Subtype    State      State         Volume     Aggregate
    -------          -----   -------    -------   --------     ----------- ---------- 
    cluster1         admin     -         -           -             -           -
    cluster1-01      node      -         -           -             -           -  data    default    running   running       root_vs0      aggr1
    SVM creation might fail if intermediate operations such as root volume creation fail, and the SVM will be in the initializing state. You must delete the SVM and re-create it.


The SVM is created with a root volume of 1 GB, and it is started automatically and is in running state. By default, the vsadmin user account is created and is in the locked state. The vsadmin role is assigned to the default vsadmin user account.