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3 minute readNetApp Quick Tip: Create a LUN Using the CLI

If you have a NetApp system within your storage environment that is currently running 7-mode, then you will love these NetApp engineering quick tip videos designed to teach you a new admin tip. In this series, we are using the Command-Line Interface (CLI) instead of the GUI.

Many times, admins may not feel comfortable using the CLI because they do not know which commands to use to produce what they need. Well, that’s where we come in. One of our NetApp engineering experts created this video series using the CLI – detailing which commands to use to create different items for your NetApp filer.

We’ve already covered how to create an aggregate and a volume using the CLI, so before watching the video below, we recommend checking out those two videos first so you have the foundational videos under your belt.

So, what’s today’s tip? Today we’re going to show you how to create a LUN using the Command-Line Interface (CLI).

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Video Transcript:

Hello, welcome to Reliant Technology. In this short video we are going to be creating a LUN from the Command-Line Interface (CLI) in 7-mode NetApp Storage System. This LUN will be created from a previous video where we created a Volume. We are actually going to start off by typing LUN create, with a question mark.

This will show us some of the switches that we are going to use to create this LUN. We will then start off by typing LUN create, -s for size, in this example we are going to use 50 Gig. We are going to do a -t, which is the type of the system that this LUN will be attached to. In this example we are going to type in VMware.

We also want this LUN to be thin provisioned, so we are going to type in -o, then we are going to do no reserve, then we are going to specify the path to the volume, and then we are going to specify the name of the LUN that we want to create.

At this point we will actually hit enter. We will then go to the NetApp OnComand System Manager and do a refresh. Actually see that the LUN was created, in the container path Reliant_Volume with a 50 Gig available size, and a total size of 50 Gig, type of VMware and you can see that it is thin provisioned. Thank you for watching.


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