Moving the NVMEM battery

To move the NVMEM battery from the old controller module to the new controller module, you must perform a specific sequence of steps.


  1. Check the NVMEM LED:
    • If your system is in an HA configuration, go to the next step.
    • If your system is in a stand-alone configuration, cleanly shut down the controller module, and then check the NVRAM LED identified by the NV icon.

      Attention: The NVRAM LED blinks while destaging contents to the flash memory when you halt the system. After the destage is complete, the LED turns off.
      • If power is lost without a clean shutdown, the NVMEM LED flashes until the destage is complete, and then the LED turns off.
      • If the LED is on and power is on, unwritten data is stored on NVMEM.

        This typically occurs during an uncontrolled shutdown after ONTAP has successfully booted.

  2. Locate the NVMEM battery in the controller module.

  3. Locate the battery plug and squeeze the clip on the face of the battery plug to release the plug from the socket, and then unplug the battery cable from the socket.
  4. Grasp the battery and press the blue locking tab marked PUSH, and then lift the battery out of the holder and controller module.
  5. Move the battery to the replacement controller module.
  6. Loop the battery cable around the cable channel on the side of the battery holder.
  7. Position the battery pack by aligning the battery holder key ribs to the "V" notches on the sheet metal side wall.
  8. Slide the battery pack down along the sheet metal side wall until the support tabs on the side wall hook into the slots on the battery pack, and the battery pack latch engages and clicks into the opening on the side wall.