The content of root volume (including web server etc) is provided as part of standard DataONTAP update archive. Just perform standard update procedure using the same (or newer) version you currently have.
To expand on guiliano's post, Data ONTAP resides in two places. The primary location is the compact flash card on the motherboard/system controller. However, this is just the kernel file which boots the system and contains all the ONTAP commands, features and functions. The root volume on the disks contains configuration files, log files, and all the files for the FilerView GUI and the ONTAP documentation (if you load it). When a system is rebuilt/paved/nuked/etc.using options 4 or 4a in maintenance mode, the kernel file remains on the CF card but everything in the root volume is wiped clean.
The errors you received are a good indication Data ONTAP hasn't been installed to root volume, but these can also be attributed to network and/or browser issues. There best way to determine if the root volume is incomplete are:
1. vol size <root vol name> - if the size is less than 100MB, the FilerView files are missing
2. type: java - if you get an error, the FilerView files are missing or corrupt
At the right point press CTRL-C, you will probably end up in netboot. Type "autoboot" or, boot from the internal PC Flash card.
At the right point press CTRL-C (again) to enter maintenance mode.
Once in "maintenance mode" select option "4a" to rebuild with flexible volumes.
Reboot, go through initial setup.
Your filer sort of comes up, but has a bunch of missing files errors, and gives the "Error 500 Servlets Not Enabled" error for FilerView. Use "software update http://192.168.1.XX/733_setup_e.exe" to install the full version of DataONTAP.
What I'd really like is to run Data ONTAP 100% from the flash drive, with no vol0.
Can anyone tell me how te download the latest version or the version that was released at the time I bought mine FAS270. I lost the software and my support contract is not valid anymore. It's weird that you cannot the download the software that you allready paid for, without a support contract.
Did you have any luck getting DataOnTAP reinstalled? I am in a similar situation with a FAS270 that has a lapsed support contract. One of our non-storage admins recently did a wipe on the FAS270 as we were to move it to our lab, and now we can't get it running again.
Here's a radical idea. When you download the Data ONTAP install files...you save a copy of it like you would with any other operating system or application. How is it the vendor's problem when you lose the software and let the support contract expire?
Assuming these systems were backed up to tape, the install file is often stored in the /etc/software folder so should still be on tape.
None of our customers have paper weights. If a customer bought the software licenses, they own them period. Even without support, they own the original entitlement. I don't know any SE that won't provide the customer with the binary needed to reload their system even if they are off support. The customer doesn't get future upgrades, but owns the licenses and software already purchased.
Do you have a local NetApp SE or VAR SE you know? They will give you the download or provide FTP...especially if you own the licenses. Outside of supports role and easy to get the code to a customer who bought it before.