Cloning an NVMe namespace

You can use System Manager to quickly create another namespace of the same configuration by choosing to clone a namespace. You can map the newly cloned namespace to another host NQN.

Before you begin

You must have a FlexClone license to clone a namespace.

About this task

You can clone a namespace with the selected host mapping and associate it with another subsystem.


  1. Click NVMe > NVMe namespaces.
  2. In the NVMe namespaces window, select the namespace you want to clone.
  3. You can rename the cloned namespace if you need a specific name but it is not required.
    The dialog provides a default name of the namespace to-be-cloned.
  4. Modify the subsystem mapping for the cloned namespace.
  5. Click OK.
    The online, mapped namespace is cloned inside the same SVM with a different name. Host mapping will not be cloned.