Shutting down the 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

Steps

  1. If AutoSupport is enabled, suppress automatic case creation by invoking an AutoSupport message: system node autosupport invoke -node * -type all -message MAINT=number_of_hours_downh
    Example
    The following AutoSupport message suppresses automatic case creation for two hours: cluster1:*> system node autosupport invoke -node * -type all -message MAINT=2h
  2. 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
  3. 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 when prompted.

    System prompt or password prompt (enter system password) Take over or halt the impaired node:
    • For an HA pair, take over the impaired node from the healthy node: storage failover takeover -ofnode impaired_node_name

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