Creating volumes on an All Flash FAS system

You should create volumes that are of the same size as the aggregate on which they are located and check that they are thinly provisioned. Volumes on AFF systems also have different efficiency policies than volumes on FAS systems.

About this task

Volumes created in aggregates owned by an AFF node have inline compression and inline deduplication enabled by default.

Steps

  1. Create a volume that is of the same size as the aggregate on which they are located:
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    System Manager Create volumes by using the UI.
    CLI Enter the following command: volume create -vserver vserver_name -volume volume_name -aggregate aggregate_name [- size volume_size] [-autosize-mode {off | grow | grow_shrink}] [-space-guarantee {none|volume}] [-snapshot-policy snapshot policy] [-fractional-reserve percent]
    Example

    The following example displays a volume being created with autosize mode off, no Snapshot policy, no space guarantee, and a fractional reserve equaling zero:

    volume create -vserver vs0.example.com -volume user_jdoe -aggregate aggr0 - size volume_size -autosize-mode off -space-guarantee none -snapshot-policy none -fractional-reserve 0
  2. Create the volume efficiency policy by using the default policy, daily schedule, and best-effort QoS policy:
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    System Manager Create the efficiency policy by using the UI.
    CLI Enter the following command: volume efficiency policy create -vserver vserver name -policy text [-type Efficiency policy type] [-schedule texttext] [-qos-policy Efficiency QoS policy]
    Example

    The following example displays a volume efficiency policy being created with the default policy, daily schedule, and best-effort QoS policy:

    volume efficiency policy create -vserver vserver name -policy default -type scheduled -schedule daily -qos-policy best effort