Creating FlexCache volumes

Starting with System Manager 9.6, you can create a FlexCache volume.

About this task

You must have a FlexCache capacity license before you can create a FlexCache volume.

Steps

  1. Click Storage > Volumes.
  2. In the Volumes window, click Create > FlexCache.
    The Create FlexCache volume window displays.
  3. Optional: The following fields in the Origin Volume area display values for the origin volume for which you want to create a FlexCache volume. You can modify them.
    • Cluster: Use the drop-down menu to select the cluster associated with the origin volume.
    • SVM: Use the drop-down menu to select the SVM that contains the origin volume.

      If you choose an SVM that is not peered, but is permitted to peer, System Manager allows you to peer it explicitly.

    • Volume: Use the drop-down menu to select the volume name, or enter the name into the field.
  4. The following fields in the FlexCache Volume area display default values for the FlexCache volume you are creating. You can modify them.
    • SVM: Use the drop-down menu to select the SVM in which you want to create the FlexCache volume. If the FlexCache license capacity is full or almost full, you can select Manage FlexCache license to modify your license.
    • New Volume Name: Enter a name for the FlexCache volume.
    • Size: Specify the size for the FlexCache volume, including the measurement units.

      The size field is initially set by default. The size you specify cannot exceed the licensed capacity size.

  5. Click Save to create the FlexCache volume.
    You can return to the Volumes window to view the FlexCache volume in the list of volumes.