Creating an SVM

You can use the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) window to create fully configured SVMs. The SVMs serve data after storage objects are created on these SVMs.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. Enter a name for the SVM.
  2. Select data protocols for the SVM:
    If you want to... Then...
    Enable CIFS protocol by configuring the CIFS server using an Active Directory
    1. Select the Active Directory box.
    2. Enter the Active Directory administrator name.
    3. Enter the Active Directory administrator password.
    4. Enter a name for the CIFS server.
    5. Enter a name for the Active Directory domain.
    6. Depending on your requirements, select the One data LIF on this SVM or One data LIF per node on this SVM box.
    7. Provide data LIF details such as IP address, netmask, gateway, and port.
    8. Provide DNS details.
    Enable CIFS protocol by configuring the CIFS server using a workgroup
    1. Select the Workgroup box.
    2. Enter a name for the workgroup.
    3. Enter a name for the CIFS server.
    4. Depending on your requirements, select the One data LIF on this SVM or One data LIF per node on this SVM check box.
    5. Provide data LIF details such as IP address, netmask, gateway, and port.
    Enable NFS protocol
    1. Select the NFS box.
    2. Depending on your requirements, select the One data LIF on this SVM or One data LIF per node on this SVM check box.
    3. Provide data LIF details such as IP address, netmask, gateway, and port.
    Enable iSCSI protocol
    1. Select the iSCSI box.
    2. Provide data LIF details such as IP address, netmask, gateway, and port.
    Enable FC/FCoE protocol
    1. Select the FC/FCoE box.
    2. Select the FC/FCoE ports for FC or FCoE protocols.
      Note: Each node must have at least one correctly configured port for each protocol (FC and FCoE).
  3. Optional: Click the Advanced Options icon and provide details to configure advanced options such as the default language, security style, CIFS server details, and NFS details.
  4. Click Submit and Continue to create the SVM.

After you finish

If you have clicked Submit and Continue, you must verify the details that you have provided in the Summary window, and then click Manage your Cluster to launch System Manager, or click Provision an Appilcation to provision storage applications, or click Export Configuration to download the configuration file.