I wish to do a procedure to stop a Netapp 2040 with two controllers. I read on a forum that before to execute the command "halt -f" is better to execute "cf disable".
I'm not sure if I need to execute the command "cf.."... But, my question now is how could I get the IP for the second controller? I.e., I know the IP I'm currently using is the first controller, right? Is the IP for the second controller the BMC IP?
So, if I understand well what you told me, the only thing I have to do for shutdown my netapp with two controllers (wich is part of a vmware cluster), is to login via ssh to the normal IP an execute the command "halt -f", right?
I asked you it, because someone told me that "halt -f" just shutdown the controller, but not the entire device. I know the IP for the BMC, and I wonder if I have also login to the BMC IP and execute also there "halt -f".
It could be great if I could shutdown the entire device, and not just the controllers...
Hi the BMC is the management interface, equal to a server ILO port. It doesn't allow you to share data, and even when it is online, the filers are not available or usable.
I think that someone has given you bad information, or confused you. When both heads are at a halted state, the only thing the BMC would allow you to do, is login and reboot them, all disk activity is stopped, all network activity is stopped, all FC/FCoE/iSCSI activity is stopped. If you have a server background, the filers are at the "ok" prompt, and effectively worthless until rebooted.