cluster create

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Create a cluster

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.

Description

The 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.

Parameters

[-license <License Code V2>] - (DEPRECATED)-Base License
Note 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-count parameter is supported on non-shared architecture platforms only.

Examples

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