Configuring volume provisioning options

You can configure a volume for thin provisioning, thick provisioning, or semi-thick provisioning.

About this task

Setting the -space-slo option to thick ensures the following:

Setting the -space-slo option to semi-thick ensures the following:

Step

  1. Configure volume provisioning options:volume create -vserver vserver_name -volume volume_name -aggregate aggregate_name -space-slo none|thick|semi-thick -space-guarantee none|volume
    The -space-guarantee option defaults to none for AFF systems. Otherwise, it defaults to volume. For existing FlexVol volumes, use the volume modify command to configure provisioning options.
    Example
    The following command configures vol1 on SVM vs1 for thin provisioning:
    cluster1::> volume create –vserver vs1 -volume vol1 -space-guarantee none
    Example
    The following command configures vol1 on SVM vs1 for thick provisioning:
    cluster1::> volume create –vserver vs1 -volume vol1 -space-slo thick
    Example
    The following command configures vol1 on SVM vs1 for semi-thick provisioning:
    cluster1::> volume create –vserver vs1 -volume vol1 -space-slo semi-thick