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Wiping Netapp FAS3140

Hi all, I have a link here which is very useful in step by step in wiping Netapp Disk.. I may have to prove to my security team that the netapp have been completely wipe.

How do I go about it ?

http://www.getshifting.com/wiki/netappwipe

FAS3140

Version: 7.3.1.1P9

Volumes: 63

Aggregates: 3

Disks: 42 (Spare: 3)

Re: Wiping VNX 5300

Doran -

You titled the post with VNX, why ?

Initializing disks won't wipe them.

You'd want to do a 'disk sanitize' to wipe them clean ...

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.

Independent NetApp Consultant, K&H Research http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff

Senior NetApp Instructor, IT Learning Solutions http://sg.itls.asia/netapp

(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)

Re: Wiping VNX 5300

Thanks Eugene, sorry I'm handling two storage types in my environment and got the title mixed up..

for disk sanitize, I would have to follow the steps below. Just a question as my storage are no longer under warranty, how do I get the disk sanitization license ?

https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1196912/html/GUID-BE1AF56B-40DD-4C42-99D6-76EEC9225DC5.html

Re: Wiping VNX 5300

Doran -

You're very welcome.

I understand title mix up.

Tried to answer to your first post.

Yes, disk sanitize would require a license.

If you're no longer under support, you may still be able to get out of it.

There's two options:

Convince the local NetApp sales rep you'll buy some new NetApp. They could get you a temp license key.

You'd need to also convince your security guys that you're buying the support and license keys for the future.

Option two is to go out and buy a disk shredder. Shredded disks tell no stories.

These are real cool devices. They're like paper shredders, but they chop up disk drives.

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.

Independent NetApp Consultant, K&H Research http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff

Senior NetApp Instructor, IT Learning Solutions http://sg.itls.asia/netapp

(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)