ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

vserver nvme namespace create

Create an NVMe namespace

Availability: This command is available to cluster and Vserver administrators at the admin privilege level.


The vserver nvme namespace create command creates a new NVMe namespace of a specific size. You must create NVMe namespaces at the root of a volume or qtree.

When you create an NVMe namespace, it is non-space reserved.


-vserver <Vserver Name> - Vserver Name

Specifies the Vserver.

-path <path> - Namespace Path

Specifies the path of the NVMe namespace. Examples of correct NVMe namespace paths are /vol/vol1/ns1 and /vol/vol1/qtree1/ns1 .

-size {<integer>[KB|MB|GB|TB|PB]} - Size

Specifies the size of the NVMe namespace in bytes. You can specify a multiplier suffix:

  • KB (1024 bytes)

  • MB (KB*KB bytes)

  • GB (KB*MB bytes)

  • TB (MB*MB bytes)

  • PB (KB*TB bytes)

-ostype {aix|linux|vmware|windows} - OS Type

Specifies the operating system type of the NVMe namespace. The OS types are:

  • aix - the NVMe namespace stores AIX file system data.

  • linux - the NVMe namespace stores Linux file system data.

  • vmware - the NVMe namespace stores VMware file system data.

  • windows - the NVMe namespace stores Windows file system data.

[-comment <text>] - Comment

Contains a textual description of the NVMe namespace.

[-block-size {512|4KB}] - Block Size

Specifies the block size of the NVMe namespace in bytes. Valid block sizes are

  • 512 (in Data ONTAP 9.6 and later)

  • 4096


cluster1::*> vserver nvme namespace create -vserver vs_1 -path /vol/nsvol/namespace1 -size 100g -ostype linux

Creates an NVMe namespace at path /vol/ns/vol/namespace1 on Vserver vs_1 .

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