2018-01-04 11:55 PM
is there a possibility to recover/newly create a failed node with the help of the ONTAP Select deploy VM?
In my scenario I'm using the ONTAP Select Deploy VM in version 2.6 and set up a 2-Node Cluster in evalualtion mode.
I then deleted one node directly on the ESXi server to simulate a crash of that ESXi Server.
After using the "deloy refresh" button the deploy VM is aware of the missing cluster node, but I cannot find a way to "reinstall" a new node inte the existing 2-Node cluster.
Any suggestions here?
Thanks in advance
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2018-01-05 04:46 AM
As far as I'm aware of and having worked on it for a similar requirement; NetApp don't have a documented procedure for it, but insist on performing recovery in consulation with P1 support. This is only possible if it is a production system, and not with a evaluation or demo version.
I've simulated node crash and VM crash scenarios and recovered; however, they were done in collaboration with NetApp team members. There are multiple steps and have to be done cautiously.
If there is potential for you to purchase a full version of the software post evaluation, then I would suggest working with Netapp account support/sales teams and you performing the crash/recovery test before go-live with a full licensed version, thereby you gain all acceptance tests.