We recently moved away from SAN to a DAS VMware environment and as such our FAS2220 and shelf are in run off. The support has expired now and they are ready to be de-racked.
I have enjoyed working with it over the last 4 years and I am a little disappointed that I didn't get more opportunity to dig deeper. I have a plan to rectify that though.
We have a small 2016 Hyper-V cluster for dev/training purposes but the storage consists of a 2012 R2 box running the iSCSI target for a CSV.
I'm wanting to re-purpose the FAS to replace the storage on that environment but as the support has now expired I have a few concerns. I want to flatten the FAS completely so I can get to grips with the configuration from scratch.
So, I notice in mysupport.netapp.com that I can no longer download the latest ONTAP and lots of the other plugins like SnapDrive and SnapMirror. This isn't too much of a concern but I would have liked to update to the latest version (running 8.1.2 currently I believe). My concern is that if I use option 4a in special boot to flatten the controllers, I might be disabling the device permanently? Can anyone offer me any reassurance that that isn't the case? Will I be able to pick up the existing licenses once "factory reset"?