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I have a netapp with several shelves that is going to have to be moved. Various servers have NFS mounts from it. What is the proper procedure to shut it down and start it up? I would guess shutting down the servers before the netapp and then the otherway when starting it up would make sense... what about the netapp itself?

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As far as the filer itself, "halt" from the CLI is pretty much all you need to know. (You'd obviously want be sure that no servers are using it). Power off the head, then the shelves, and do in reverse after you've moved.

http://now.netapp.com has some valuable best-practice guides for this sort of scenario - as an aside, if you're physically moving the netapp, it would be very wise to make sure that your netapp support is current.

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Yes, this, good answer –  Chopper3 Mar 2 '10 at 18:29
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Ya I have a NOW account, but was feeling a bit lazy and figured someone could just spoon feed me the nice short and to the point answer :-) –  Kyle Brandt Mar 2 '10 at 18:34

Shutdown - Perform steps on both heads of the filer

Cf status
Cf disable
Cf status

Cifs terminate

sysstsat -x
lun stats -i 10

If the numbers are not close to zero determine why there is traffic.

Halt
  • Shows halt on the front
  • Use powerswitch to turn them all off.

Powerup

  1. Turn on the disk shelves first ….wait 1 minute
  2. Turn on the heads (Ones with LCD's on the front)

    Cf status
    Cf enable
    Cf status
    
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