I will be following the procedure below to power down my 2 HA paired controllers, NO cluster. I will actually probably run "halt -s".
The ONE question I simply have is, "Do I run the "halt" command on both controllers, or will running it on 1 suffice to shut down both controllers?"
If the storage system is clustered, enter cf disable. Alternatively, follow the section 'For a clustered storage system...' given below in step 4.
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In 7-mode, the HA pair is referred to as a cluster in the sense of failover clustering. It's not a true cluster more like what we have in ONTAP 9, but you do still have to disable the HA failover.
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Once you initiate the cf disable, you will have to initiate the halt command on each node separately.
I don't need to run cf disable, I don't have a cluster, just an HA pair.
it's a good idea to disable cluster failover
it will guarantee that when powering on/off no takeover/giveback occurs. Since you are powering down, that is a good practice.
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