Provisioning storage by creating a FabricPool

You can use System Manager to create a FabricPool or to convert an existing SSD aggregate to a FabricPool by attaching an external capacity tier to the SSD aggregate.

Before you begin

About this task

Steps

  1. Choose one of the following methods:
    • Click the Storage Tiers tab.
    • Click Hardware and Diagnostics > Aggregates.
  2. Click Create.
  3. In the Create Aggregate dialog box, perform the following steps:
    1. Specify the name of the aggregate, the disk type, and the number of disks or partitions to include in the aggregate.
      Note: Only all flash (all SSD) aggregates support FabricPool.
      The minimum hot spare rule is applied to the disk group that has the largest disk size.
    2. Optional: Modify the RAID configuration of the aggregate:
      1. Click Change.
      2. In the Change RAID Configuration dialog box, specify the RAID type and the RAID group size.

        RAID-DP is the only supported RAID type for shared disks.

      3. Click Save.
  4. Select the FabricPool box, and then select an external capacity tier from the list.
  5. Click Create.