I am setting up the Ontap 9 sim on Vsphere for the first time. I have the first node running, when I do the following from page 37 of the instructions on the second node it wont boot:
4. Change the Serial Number and System ID for this node:
VLOADER> setenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM 4034389-06-2
VLOADER> setenv bootarg.nvram.sysid 4034389062
5. Verify that the information was saved correctly:
LOADER> printenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM
VLOADER> printenv bootarg.nvram.sysid
6. Enter the boot command to boot the node: VLOADER> boot
After changing the serial number control + C no longer works to enter the boot menu. I get the message: 'System IDs do not match'. I think this is because there is no real NVRAM to write the new system ID to. So I choose y to over ride the sys ID and get the following:
Has anyone else managed to get 2 nodes running on their sim?
If you get that message then it has boot looped at least once before you made the changes in the loader. The simplest fix is delete it and deploy another one in its place. Open the VM console before you start it so you can catch it during the 10 second autoboot timer on the first boot.
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