Create FC SAN optimized LUNs with System Manager - ONTAP 9.7 and earlier

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You can use ONTAP System Manager classic (available in ONTAP 9.7 and earlier) to create one or more FC SAN optimized LUNs during the initial setup of a cluster on an AFF platform.

Before you begin
  • You must ensure that only one storage virtual machine (SVM) has been created with the name AFF_SAN_DEFAULT_SVM, and that this SVM does not contain any LUNs.

  • You must have verified that the hardware setup has been completed successfully.

About this task
  • This method is available only during the initial setup of a cluster with two or more nodes.

    System Manager uses only the first two nodes to create LUNs.

  • Each LUN is created on a separate volume.

  • Volumes are thin provisioned.

  • Space reservation is disabled on the created LUNs.

  • Most of the cluster configurations are already completed at the factory and are optimized for optimum storage efficiency and performance.

    You must not modify these configurations.

  1. Log in to System Manager by using your cluster administrator credentials.

    After you create LUNs using this method, you cannot use this method again.

    If you close the dialog box without creating LUNs, you must navigate to the LUNs tab and click Create to access the dialog box again.

  2. In the LUN details area of the Create LUNs dialog box, specify the application type:

    If the application type is…​ Then…​


    1. Specify the database name and size.

    2. If you have deployed Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), then select the Oracle RAC check box.

      Only two RAC nodes are supported. You must ensure that Oracle RAC has a minimum of two initiators added to the initiator group.


    Specify the number of databases and the size of each database.


    1. Specify the name and size of each LUN.

    2. If you want to create more LUNs, click Add more LUNs, and then specify the name and size for each LUN.

    Data, log, binary, and temporary LUNs are created based on the selected application type.

  3. In the Map to these Initiators area, perform these steps:

    1. Specify the initiator group name and the type of operating system.

    2. Add the host initiator WWPN by selecting it from the drop-down list or by typing the initiator in the text box.

    3. Add the alias for the initiator.

    Only one initiator group is created.

  4. Click Create.

    A summary table is displayed with the LUNs that are created.

  5. Click Close.

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