You need to create a volume (or volumes) on the filer before installing Messaging Server. To avoid disk I/O bottlenecks, configure the system with as many spindles as possible. Note that more spindles in a volume means longer RAID reconstruction time in case disk failure happens.
The message store file system on the NetApp filer can only be mounted by one Messaging Server host. Sharing the same message store file system by more than one Messaging Server is not supported.
To create an aggregate called aggr1 with 10 spindles (disks):
aggr create aggr1 10
To create a 20 GB flexible volume called eng:
vol create eng aggr1 20g
The following command creates a volume called eng with 10 spindles:
vol create eng 10
Export the volume(s) to Messaging Server through NFS.
Add the following entry to the system /etc/exports file on the filer (the server is msg1).
Run the Data ONTAP exportfs command.
Mount the volume eng from server msg1.
mount filer:/vol/eng /eng
Use /eng as the path to the message store.