Any rules should I consider to provisioning new aggregates? We have vmware/datasotre, NFS for Linux, and home. I know this is a very generic questions, are there any rules, or just follow the same way as we did to existing aggrs?
Some of the list of things when I add nodes below... specifically for VMware over nfs, if you vol move, then re-home and move the LIF dedicated to that datastore.. If a new datastore volume, also create a new lif for that datastore.
• Match ONTAP version • set non-UTA2 ethernet ports to no flowcontrol • match options settings (ip.fastpath for example) • Setup autosupport (node specific, not a cluster setting) • Setup date/time/ntp (pre 8.3 it is a node, not a cluster setting) • make sure "cluster ha show" is false (>2 nodes) - should be automated • ping cluster test • create aggregates • create volumes • rename root aggregates to naming conventions • resize vol0 • create interface groups • create VLANs • add interfaces to broadcast-domains / failover groups that apply for lif failover • add interface to portsets for SAN • modify reporting-nodes for selective lun mapping as needed. • create lifs/set IP addresses (and add to load balancer or dns round robin / ns records) o LIFs for Vservers (Ethernet and FCP ports) • assign failover groups to lifs (should be no change here unless new LIFS and SVMs) • Create additional LS/DP mirrors for SVM root to the new nodes. • Load balance existing volumes