Generating an AutoSupport message about starting expansion

Immediately before you expand a cluster, you should send an AutoSupport message to indicate that you are about to start the expansion process. The message informs internal and external support staff about expansion and acts as a timestamp for any troubleshooting that might be required later.

Before you begin

AutoSupport must be set up.

Step

  1. For each node in the cluster, send an AutoSupport message by using the system node autosupport invoke command.
    Example
    cluster1::> system node autosupport invoke -node * -message "cluster expansion started" -type all
    The AutoSupport was successfully invoked on node "cluster1-1". To view the status 
    of the AutoSupport, use the "system node autosupport history show" command. 
    Note: It may take several minutes for the AutoSupport to appear in the history list.
    The AutoSupport was successfully invoked on node "cluster1-2". To view the status 
    of the AutoSupport, use the "system node autosupport history show" command. 
    Note: It may take several minutes for the AutoSupport to appear in the history list.
    2 entries were acted on.