Create a storage pool

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A storage pool is a collection of SSDs (cache disks). You can use System Manager to combine SSDs to create a storage pool, which enables you to share the SSDs and SSD spares between an HA pair for allocation to two or more Flash Pool aggregates at the same time.

Before you begin
  • Both nodes of the HA pair must be up and running in order to allocate SSDs and SSD spares through a storage pool.

  • Storage pools must have a minimum of 3 SSDs.

  • All SSDs in a storage pool must be owned by the same HA pair.

About this task

System Manager enforces the hot spare rule for SSD RAID groups when you use SSDs for adding disks to a storage pool. For example, if there are 10 SSDs in the SSD RAID group and the option raid.min_spare_count is set to 1 at the node level, System Manager leaves 1 SSD as the hot spare and uses the other 9 SSDs for SSD-related operations.

You cannot use partitioned SSDs when creating a storage pool by using System Manager.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > Aggregates & Disks > Storage Pools.

  2. In the Storage Pools window, click Create.

  3. In the Create Storage Pool dialog box, specify the name for the storage pool, disk size, and the number of disks.

  4. Click Create.

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