Increasing the cache for Flash Pool aggregates by adding SSDs

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You can add SSDs as either storage pools or dedicated SSDs to increase the size of a Flash Pool aggregate by using System Manager.

Before you begin
  • The Flash Pool aggregate must be online.

  • There must be sufficient spare SSDs or allocation units in the storage pool that can be assigned as cache disks.

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

  2. In the Aggregates window, select the Flash Pool aggregate, and then click Add Cache.

  3. In the Add Cache dialog box, perform the appropriate action:

    If you selected the cache source as…​ Do this…​

    Storage pools

    Select the storage pool from which cache can be obtained, and specify the cache size.

    Dedicated SSDs

    Select the SSD size and the number of SSDs to include.

  4. Click Add.

    For mirrored aggregates, an Add Cache dialog box is displayed with the information that twice the number of selected disks will be added.

  5. In the Add Cache dialog box, click Yes.

Results

The cache disks are added to the selected Flash Pool aggregate.