Provisioning storage by creating a FabricPool-enabled aggregate manually

You can use System Manager to create a FabricPool-enabled aggregate to attach a cloud tier to the SSD aggregate.

Before you begin

About this task

The following object stores can be used as cloud tiers:

  • Azure Stack, which is an on-premises Azure services, is not supported.
  • If you want to use any object store as a cloud tier, other than StorageGRID, you must have the FabricPool capacity license.


  1. Create a FabricPool-enabled aggregate by using one of the following methods:
    • Click Applications & Tiers > Storage Tiers > Add Aggregate.
    • Click Storage > Aggregate & Disks > Aggregates > Create.
  2. Enable the Manually Create Aggregate option to create an aggregate.
  3. Create a FabricPool-enabled aggregate:
    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-enabled aggregates.

      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.

        Shared disks support two RAID types: RAID-DP and RAID-TEC.

      3. Click Save.
  4. Select the FabricPool checkbox, and then select a cloud tier from the list.
  5. Click Create.