Provisioning storage by creating an aggregate based on storage recommendations

Contributors netapp-ivanad

You can use System Manager to create an aggregate based on storage recommendations. System Manager analyzes the configuration of your storage system and provides storage recommendations such as the number of aggregates that will be created, the available nodes, and the available spare disks.

About this task
  • You cannot create an aggregate based on storage recommendations in Cloud Volumes ONTAP, ONTAP Select, and MetroCluster configurations.

  • Errors, if any, are displayed on the screen.

    You can fix these errors and then create an aggregate based on the storage recommendations, or you can create an aggregate manually.

  1. Create an aggregate by using one of the following methods:

    • Click Applications & Tiers > Storage Tiers > Add Aggregate.

    • Click Storage > Aggregate & Disks > Aggregates > Create.

  2. Review the storage recommendations, and then click Submit.

    The Information dialog box displays the status of the aggregates.

  3. Click Run in Background to navigate to the Aggregates window.

  4. Click Refresh to view the aggregates that are created.