Restarting cluster nodes

You can restart one or more active nodes in a cluster using the NetApp Element Management extension point.

Before you begin

You have stopped I/O and disconnected all iSCSI sessions if you are restarting more than one node simultaneously.

About this task

To restart the cluster, you can select all cluster nodes and perform a restart.
Attention: This method restarts all networking services on a node, causing temporary loss of networking connectivity.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Cluster.
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Nodes sub-tab.
  3. From Active view, select the check box for each node you want to restart.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. Select Restart.
  6. Confirm the action.