2013-04-03 11:16 AM - last edited on 2016-06-30 03:47 PM by Li-Jacques
I am having an issue trying to change the serial number for the Edge VSA. I tried to follow a few steps that work with the simulator but the variable is read only when following this process. The reason I need to change the serial number is because VSC and SMVI has issues adding 2 controllers with the same serial number. Is this even possible? What am I missing?
Currently using Edge VSA 8.1.1 eval
2013-04-03 11:24 AM
You can’t change the serial number after the initial configuration.
Boot the simulator again.
When you see Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt, hit Ctrl-C.
You will then enter the SIMLOADER prompt.
Enter the following commands to set your unique serial number.
1. set bootarg.nvram.sysid=1111111101
2. set SYS_SERIAL_NUM=1111111101
2013-04-24 07:44 AM
I tried those commands on the Edge but the bootarg.nvram.sysid is not present on initial boot and is overwritten during the initial setup and the SYS_SERIAL_NUM is read only from the start. Remember this is not the simulator I am talking about. It is the eval version of the Edge VSA.
I deployed 2 from new build and they generated different system IDs but the serial number is still the same. Any help would be appreciated.
2016-02-03 02:09 PM
In boot_diags for regular ONTAP systems, there is a VSA command:
usage: vsa config replace serialno <key> Replace the serial number with the new one derived from <key>. vsa config replace all <key> Replace the serial number, system ID, model number and OEM ID with the information derived from <key>. *>
Contact support and see if they will give you a key