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?
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.
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