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Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

I have a FAS3040 we plan to resurrect for a mirror target.

- Currently running 7.3.5.1P1 and needs to be on 8.1.2

- Purchased a new DS4243 shelf full with 3TB drives

- Cabled HA single SAS 4-port card single Head

Here is the issue we need to solve.....

When attempting to "Initialize owned disks" in order to lay down ontap I get the following error:

(1)  Normal boot.

(2)  Boot without /etc/rc.

(3)  Change password.

(4)  Initialize owned disks (3 disks are owned by this filer).

(4a) Same as option 4, but create a flexible root volume.

(5)  Maintenance mode boot.

Selection (1-5)? Thu May 23 04:24:26 GMT [shelf.config.mpha:info]: All attached storage on the system is multi-pathed HA.

4a

The system has 3 disks assigned whereas it needs 3 to boot, will try to assign the required number.

Zero disks and install a new file system? y

This will erase all the data on the disks, are you sure? y

Zeroing disks takes about 0 minutes.

Thu May 23 04:28:43 GMT [coredump.spare.none:info]: No sparecore disk was found.

Unable to create root volume: Not enough disks

Any Ideas?

Re: Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

One possibility is that disks are too new for Data ONTAP version. Did you check minimum requirements? If you will go to 8.x anyway, I would install this version straight away.

Re: Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

The head has been in storage for the past year without any shelves.  I am attempting to upgrade to 8.x after I get a base install and the system can boot off disk.  I will check the compatibility matrix now and get back to you.  Thanks for the fast response.

Re: Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

Minimum Data ONTAP version 7.3.2, 8.0, 8.1

     We are running 7.3.5.1P1 so I think we are good here

Re: Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

When I select SATA drives in DS4243 for 7.3.5.1 in HWU I see only drives up to 2TB.

Re: Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

Can you shoot me the link to where you found that, thanks again

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Re: Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

Re: Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

go for 5, maintenance mode, and see if "disk show -v" shows you an existing ownership maybe? And if it shows you disks at all. ;-)

Re: Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

Thanks Thomas,

Here is my output:

  DISK       OWNER                  POOL   SERIAL NUMBER

------------ -------------          -----  -------------

4b.00.6                (118061475)   Pool0  Z294PT89

4b.00.2                (118061475)   Pool0  Z294PEZF

4b.00.11               (118061475)   Pool0  Z294KTGE

NOTE: Currently 21 disks are unowned. Use 'disk show -n' for additional information.

*> disk show -n

Local System ID: 118061475

  DISK       OWNER                  POOL   SERIAL NUMBER

------------ -------------          -----  -------------

4b.00.7      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PT62

4b.00.13     Not Owned              NONE   Z294N8A3

4b.00.15     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PG03

4b.00.20     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PTMN

4b.00.12     Not Owned              NONE   Z294R6SV

4b.00.14     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PET2

4b.00.3      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PFLY

4b.00.19     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PEP6

4b.00.23     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PT21

4b.00.22     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PF4X

4b.00.16     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PEQG

4b.00.4      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PERE

4b.00.1      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PZJ1

4b.00.8      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PEXY

4b.00.10     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PT9A

4b.00.21     Not Owned              NONE   Z294R7BP

4b.00.0      Not Owned              NONE   Z294P1Q1

4b.00.9      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PSP2

4b.00.5      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PF1V

4b.00.18     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PT48

4b.00.17     Not Owned              NONE   Z294N85J

*> disk show -v

Local System ID: 118061475

  DISK       OWNER                  POOL   SERIAL NUMBER

------------ -------------          -----  -------------

4b.00.6                (118061475)   Pool0  Z294PT89

4b.00.7      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PT62

4b.00.2                (118061475)   Pool0  Z294PEZF

4b.00.13     Not Owned              NONE   Z294N8A3

4b.00.11               (118061475)   Pool0  Z294KTGE

4b.00.15     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PG03

4b.00.20     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PTMN

4b.00.12     Not Owned              NONE   Z294R6SV

4b.00.14     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PET2

4b.00.3      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PFLY

4b.00.19     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PEP6

4b.00.23     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PT21

4b.00.22     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PF4X

4b.00.16     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PEQG

4b.00.4      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PERE

4b.00.1      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PZJ1

4b.00.8      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PEXY

4b.00.10     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PT9A

4b.00.21     Not Owned              NONE   Z294R7BP

4b.00.0      Not Owned              NONE   Z294P1Q1

4b.00.9      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PSP2

4b.00.5      Not Owned              NONE   Z294PF1V

4b.00.18     Not Owned              NONE   Z294PT48

4b.00.17     Not Owned              NONE   Z294N85J

Re: Attempting to resurrect a FAS3040 with new DS4243 3TB shelf.

So it does show you disks at it could assign 3 of these succesfuly, so hardware/cables etc. are fine. 4a should work fine, otherwise try a disk assign all in maintenance mode and try 4a again.