Create a cluster
Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.
cluster create command creates a cluster with one node. Once you create the cluster, add additional nodes to the cluster by using the cluster join command.
Note that single-node clusters do not require configuring the cluster network. A cluster network interface must be configured before other nodes can join the cluster.
[-license <License Code V2>]- (DEPRECATED)-Base License
This parameter is deprecated and may be removed in a future release of Data ONTAP.
Use this optional parameter to specify the base license for the cluster. Obtain this value from your sales or support representative.
-clustername <text>- Cluster Name
Use this parameter to specify the name of the cluster you are creating.
The name must contain only the following characters: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, "-" or "_".
The first character must be one of the following characters: A-Z or a-z.
The last character must be one of the following characters: A-Z, a-z or 0-9.
The maximum supported length is 44 characters.
The system reserves the following names: "all", "cluster", "local" and "localhost".
[-node-count <integer>]- Node Count
Use this parameter to specify the number of nodes in the cluster you are creating.
-node-countparameter is supported on non-shared architecture platforms only.
The following example creates a cluster named cluster1
cluster1::> cluster create -clustername cluster1
The following example creates a cluster named cluster1 with node-count 4 on a non-shared architecture platform.
cluster1::> cluster create -clustername cluster1 -node-count 4