Creating aggregates with auto-provision

If the auto-provision method is appropriate in your environment, you run the storage aggregate auto-provision to generate aggregate layout recommendations. You can then create aggregates after reviewing and approving ONTAP recommendations.

Before you begin

ONTAP 9.2 or later must be running on your cluster.

About this task

The default summary generated with the storage aggregate auto-provision command lists the recommended aggregates to be created, including names and usable size. You can view the list and determine whether you want to create the recommended aggregates when prompted.

You can also display a detailed summary by using the -verbose option, which displays the following reports:

If you are familiar with the auto-provision method and your environment is correctly prepared, you can use the -skip-confirmation option to create the recommended aggregate without display and confirmation. The storage aggregate auto-provision command is not affected by the CLI session -confirmations setting.

The storage aggregate auto-provision man page contains more information about the aggregate layout recommendations.

Steps

  1. Run the storage aggregate auto-provision command with the desired display options.
    • no options: Display standard summary
    • -verbose option: Display detailed summary
    • -skip-confirmation option: Create recommended aggregates without display or confirmation
  2. After reviewing the display of recommended aggregates, respond to the prompt to create the recommended aggregates.
    Example
    Do you want to create recommended aggregates? {y|n}:y
    
    Info: Creating node1_SSD_1 ...
          Creating node2_SSD_1 ...