Types of SVMs
A cluster consists of four types of SVMs, which help in managing the cluster and its resources and data access to the clients and applications.
A cluster contains the following types of SVMs:
The cluster setup process automatically creates the admin SVM for the cluster. The admin SVM represents the cluster.
A node SVM is created when the node joins the cluster, and the node SVM represents the individual nodes of the cluster.
System SVM (advanced)
A system SVM is automatically created for cluster-level communications in an IPspace.
A data SVM represents the data serving SVMs. After the cluster setup, a cluster administrator must create data SVMs and add volumes to these SVMs to facilitate data access from the cluster.
A cluster must have at least one data SVM to serve data to its clients.
Unless otherwise specified, the term SVM refers to a data (data-serving) SVM.
In the CLI, SVMs are displayed as Vservers.