Understanding aggregates

You can help meet the different security, backup, performance, and data sharing needs of users by grouping the physical storage resources on your system into one or more aggregates. Each aggregate has its own RAID configuration, plex structure, and set of assigned drives or array LUNs.

Aggregates have the following characteristics:

The cluster administrator can assign one or more aggregates to an SVM, in which case you can use only those aggregates to contain volumes for that SVM.