Storage Virtual Machines window

You can use the Storage Virtual Machines window to manage your storage virtual machines (SVMs) and display information about them.

You cannot manage (create, edit, delete, start, or stop) an SVM configured for disaster recovery (DR) by using System Manager. Also, you cannot view the storage objects associated with the SVM configured for disaster recovery in the application interface.

Command buttons

Create
Opens the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) Setup wizard, which enables you to create a new SVM.
Edit
Opens the Edit Storage Virtual Machine dialog box, which enables you to modify the properties, such as the name service switch, name mapping switch, and aggregate list, of a selected SVM.
Delete
Deletes the selected SVMs.
Start
Starts the selected SVM.
Stop
Stops the selected SVM.
Manage
Manages the storage, policies, and configuration for the selected SVM.
Refresh
Updates the information in the window.

SVM list

The SVM list displays the name of each SVM and the allowed protocols on it.

You can view only data SVMs by using System Manager.

Name
Displays the name of the SVM.
State
Displays the SVM state, such as Running, Starting, Stopped, or Stopping.
Subtype
Displays the subtype of the SVM, which can be one of the following:
  • default

    Specifies that the SVM is a data-serving SVM.

  • dp-destination

    Specifies that the SVM is configured for disaster recovery.

  • sync-source

    Specifies that the SVM is in the primary site of a MetroCluster configuration.

  • sync-destination

    Specifies that the SVM is in the surviving site of a MetroCluster configuration.

Allowed Protocols
Displays the allowed protocols, such as CIFS and NFS, on each SVM.
IPspace
Displays the IPspace of the associated SVM.
Volume Type
Displays the allowed volume type, such as FlexVol volume and Infinite Volume, on each SVM.
Configuration State
Displays whether the configuration state of the SVM is locked or unlocked.

Details area

The area below the SVM list displays detailed information, such as the type of volumes allowed, language, and Snapshot policy, about the selected SVM.

You can also configure the protocols that are allowed on this SVM. If you have not configured the protocols while creating the SVM, you can click the protocol link to configure the protocol.

You cannot configure protocols for an SVM configured for disaster recovery by using System Manager.

Note: If the FCP service is already started for the SVM, clicking the FC/FCoE link opens the Network Interfaces window.

The color indicates the status of the protocol configuration:

Status Description
Green LIFs exist and the protocol is configured.
You can click the link to view the configuration details.
Note: Configuration might be partially completed. However, service is running. You can create the LIFs and complete the configuration from the Network Interfaces window.
Yellow Indicates one of the following:
  • LIFs exist. Service is created but is not running.
  • LIFs exist. Service is not created.
  • Service is created. LIFs do not exist.
Grey The protocol is not configured. You can click the protocol link to configure the protocol.
Grey border The protocol license has expired or is missing. You can click the protocol link to add the licenses in the Licenses page.

Peer Storage Virtual Machines area

Displays a list of the SVMs that are peered with the selected SVM along with details of the applications that are using the peer relationship.