Understanding SVM associations

Storage virtual machine (SVM) associations are mappings from a source SVM to a destination SVM that are used by partner applications for resource selection and secondary volume provisioning.

Associations are always created between a source SVM and a destination SVM, regardless of whether the destination SVM is a secondary destination or a tertiary destination. You cannot use a secondary destination SVM as a source to create an association with a tertiary destination SVM.

You can associate SVMs in three ways: