ONTAP Hardware

Change disk - FAS and DS shelves

jtejada

Hi all,

 

Nice to be part of this community.  I have some FAS2552, FAS8040 and DS2246 shelves and I am doing some tests with them. All the equipment are in a lab environment so I don't care about losing data.

 

I want to know the procedure to delete the data and the owner to swap the disks between systems.

 

I have a wiped FAS2552. Is mandatory be in cluster mode to proceed with the swap or I can perform some commands in that state to delete data and owner of the disks to permit swap it or install it into another system?   

 

Your help would be appreciated.

 

Regards,

 

 

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SpindleNinja

Your best bet would probably be to delete the aggrs and un-own all the drives via Maintenance mode.   

 

https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/What_are_the_ONTAP_maintenance_mode_commands

andris

You didn't state which ONTAP version you are using....

 

If using encrypting drives (NSE, SED, FIPS), you need to also return them to unprotected mode (MSID 0x0, FIPS 0x0) before reinitializing or repurposing them.

 

Otherwise, if there are no concerns over data or configuration, it can be as simple as cabling the system up as you desire. Then, perform: option 9a on node A, option 9a on node B, option 9b on node A and option 9b on node B. 

See: https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/What_are_the_steps_followed_to__configure_advanced_drive_partitioning_...

 

jtejada

Sorry, the software version is Data ONTAP 9.1P20 so I don't have these 9 options in the boot menu.

andris
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