Configuring broadcast domains (cluster administrators only)

Broadcast domains are intended to group network ports that belong to the same layer 2 network. The ports in the group can then be used by a storage virtual machine (SVM) for data or management traffic.

A broadcast domain resides in an IPspace. During cluster initialization, the system creates two default broadcast domains:

For ONTAP 9.7 and earlier, if you have created unique IPspaces to separate client traffic, then you need to create a broadcast domain in each of those IPspaces.

Note: For ONTAP 9.7 and earlier, create a broadcast domain to group network ports in the cluster that belong to the same layer 2 network. The ports can then be used by SVMs.