Shutting down a cluster

You can manually shut down all active nodes in a storage cluster using the NetApp Element Configuration extension point.

Before you begin

You have stopped I/O and disconnected all iSCSI sessions.
Note: If you want to restart rather than shut down the cluster, you can select all nodes from the Cluster page in the NetApp Element Management extension point and perform a restart.


  1. Select NetApp Element Configuration > Clusters.
  2. Select the check box for the cluster you want to shut down.
  3. Click Actions.
  4. In the resulting menu, click Shutdown.
  5. Confirm the action.