Provisioning storage by creating a FabricPool-enabled aggregate manually

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You can use System Manager to create a FabricPool-enabled aggregate manually or to convert an existing SSD aggregate to a FabricPool-enabled aggregate by attaching a cloud tier to the SSD aggregate.

Before you begin
  • You must have created a cloud tier and attached it to the cluster in which the SSD aggregate resides.

  • An on-premises cloud tier must have been created.

  • A dedicated network connection must exist between the cloud tier and the aggregate.

About this task

The following object stores can be used as cloud tiers:

  • StorageGRID

  • Alibaba Cloud (Starting with System Manager 9.6)

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3)

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Commercial Cloud Service (C2S)

  • Microsoft Azure Blob storage

  • IBM Cloud

  • Google Cloud

  • Azure Stack, which is an on-premises Azure services, is not supported.

  • If you want to use any object store as a cloud tier, other than StorageGRID, you must have the FabricPool capacity license.

  1. Create a FabricPool-enabled aggregate by using one of the following methods:

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

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

  2. Enable the Manually Create Aggregate option to create an aggregate.

  3. Create a FabricPool-enabled aggregate:

    1. Specify the name of the aggregate, the disk type, and the number of disks or partitions to include in the aggregate.


      Only all flash (all SSD) aggregates support FabricPool-enabled aggregates.

      The minimum hot spare rule is applied to the disk group that has the largest disk size.

    2. Modify the RAID configuration of the aggregate:

      1. Click Change.

      2. In the Change RAID Configuration dialog box, specify the RAID type and the RAID group size.

        Shared disks support two RAID types: RAID-DP and RAID-TEC.

      3. Click Save.

  4. Select the FabricPool checkbox, and then select a cloud tier from the list.

  5. Click Create.