Shutting down the impaired node

To shut down the impaired node, you must determine the status of the node and, if necessary, take over the node so that the healthy node continues to serve data from the impaired node storage.

Before you begin

  • If you have a cluster with more than two nodes, it must be in quorum. If the cluster is not in quorum or a healthy node shows false for eligibility and health, you must correct the issue before shutting down the impaired node.

    ONTAP 9 System Administration Reference

Steps

  1. If the impaired node is part of an HA pair, disable automatic giveback from the console of the healthy node: storage failover modify -node local -auto-giveback false
  2. Take the impaired node to the LOADER prompt:
    If the impaired node is displaying... Then...
    The LOADER prompt Go to the next step.
    Waiting for giveback...

    Press Ctrl-C, and then respond y.

    System prompt or password prompt Take over or halt the impaired node: storage failover takeover -ofnode impaired_node_name

    When the impaired node shows Waiting for giveback..., press Ctrl-C, and then respond y.