Verifying the system ID change on an HA system

You must confirm the system ID change when you boot the replacement node and then verify that the change was implemented.

About this task

This procedure applies only to systems running ONTAP in an HA pair.


  1. If the replacement node is in Maintenance mode (showing the *> prompt, exit Maintenance mode and go to the LOADER prompt: halt
  2. From the LOADER prompt on the replacement node, boot the node, entering y if you are prompted to override the system ID due to a system ID mismatch:boot_ontap
  3. Wait until the Waiting for giveback... message is displayed on the replacement node console and then, from the healthy node, verify that the new partner system ID has been automatically assigned.
    node1> storage failover show
    Node              Partner           Possible     State Description 
    ------------      ------------      --------     -------------------------------------
    node1             node2             false        System ID changed on partner (Old:
                                                      151759755, New: 151759706), In takeover    
    node2             node1             -            Waiting for giveback (HA mailboxes)
  4. From the healthy node, verify that any coredumps are saved:
    1. Change to the advanced privilege level: set -privilege advanced
      You can respond Y when prompted to continue into advanced mode. The advanced mode prompt appears (*>).
    2. Save any coredumps: system node run -node local-node-name partner savecore
    3. Wait for savecore command to complete before issuing the giveback.
      You can enter the following command to monitor the progress of the savecore command: system node run -node local-node-name partner savecore -s
    4. Return to the admin privilege level: set -privilege admin
  5. Give back the node:
    1. From the healthy node, give back the replaced node's storage: storage failover giveback -ofnode replacement_node_name
      The replacement node takes back its storage and completes booting.

      If you are prompted to override the system ID due to a system ID mismatch, you should enter y.

      Note: If the giveback is vetoed, you can consider overriding the vetoes.

      Find the High-Availability Configuration Guide for your version of ONTAP 9

    2. After the giveback has been completed, confirm that the HA pair is healthy and that takeover is possible: storage failover show
      The output from the storage failover show command should not include the System ID changed on partner message.
  6. Verify that the expected volumes are present for each node: vol show -node node-name
  7. If you disabled automatic takeover on reboot, enable it from the healthy node: storage failover modify -node replacement-node-name -onreboot true