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Create a Vserver

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


The vserver create command creates a Vserver.


-vserver <vserver> - Vserver

This specifies the name of the Vserver that is to be created. Use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) - for example, "" - for the Vserver to ensure unique Vserver names across cluster leagues.

Note Maximum number of characters supported is 47, and 41 for a Vserver with subtype "sync-source". "all" is a reserved name and must not be used as a Vserver name.
[-subtype <vserver subtype>] - Vserver Subtype

This specifies the subtype of the Vserver being created. Possible values are:

  • default - For default data Vservers

  • dp-destination - For Data Protection destination Vservers

  • sync-source - For MetroCluster source Vservers

  • sync-destination - For MetroCluster destination Vservers

[-rootvolume <volume name>] - Root Volume

This parameter optionally specifies the name of the Vserver's root volume, which is created when the Vserver is created. The default name is svm_root . The size of the Vserver's root volume is 1GB

[-aggregate <aggregate name>] - Aggregate

This parameter optionally specifies the storage aggregate that holds the Vserver's root volume. Selection of the aggregate is based on the Vserver setup algorithm.

  • Creating a root volume on the SnapLock aggregate is not supported.

  • Creating a root volume of sync-source Vserver on the unmirrored aggregate is not supported.

[-rootvolume-security-style <security style>] - Root Volume Security Style

This parameter optionally specifies the security style for the Vserver's root volume. Possible values include unix (for UNIX mode bits), ntfs (for CIFS ACLs), and mixed (for mixed NFS and CIFS access). The default value is unix . Regardless of the security style, both NFS and CIFS clients can read from and write to the root volume.

[-language <Language code>] - Default Volume Language Code

This optionally specifies the default language encoding setting for the Vserver and its volumes. The recommended format is to append .UTF-8 for the language encoding values. For example, for the en_US language, the recommended format is en_US.UTF-8 . The default setting is C.UTF-8 .

[-snapshot-policy <snapshot policy>] - Snapshot Policy

This optionally specifies the Snapshot policy for new volumes created on the Vserver. If no value is specified, the default Snapshot policy is used. You can use the -snapshot-policy parameter on the volume create or volume modify commands to set the Snapshot policy on a specific volume, regardless of its Vserver's Snapshot policy setting.

[-data-services <LIF Service Name>,…​] - Data Services

This optionally specifies the data services for new network interfaces created on the Vserver. If no value is specified, the default services list will be applied. This information will be used to construct the default service policies for this Vserver, which can be viewed using the network interface service-policy show command.

[-comment <text>] - Comment

This optionally specifies a comment for the Vserver.

[-quota-policy <text>] - Quota Policy

This optionally specifies a quota p