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about aggregation

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Question about aggregation

I have a fas 2720 with 2 controllers and 12 disks. Each controller has 6 disks.
If I create aggregation: 2 aggregations of 6 disks each.

I can assign the owners of these disks to one controller, but then the entire load will be on one controller?

How can I make one aggregation on all disks using the power of two controllers?


Re: about aggregation


You won't be able to have one single aggregate assigned to two controllers.

One aggregate is assigned to only one controller at a time. It can be re-assigned, but not used by two controllers.

With your system, you should be able to use ADP, partitioning, which at least, should allow to use the 12 disks on the 2 systems by creating partitions. One small partion of the disk assigned to the root aggregate, one partition to controller 1 and the last partition to controller 2.

If you want to have the maximum capacity on only 1 aggregate, I would recommed to go to an Active/Passive configuration where the second controller doesn't have any data aggregate (only root aggregate), and would be only active in a Failover situation.