Assigning disks to the new controller using root-data partitioning

For systems using root-data partitioning, you must assign root partitions and data partitions to the new controller module before you complete the initial configuration of the new controller module through netboot.

Before you begin

You must have made sure that there are enough spares, unassigned disks, or assigned disks that are not part of an existing aggregate available that were identified in Preparing for the upgrade.

About this task

These steps are performed on the existing controller module.

Steps

  1. Enter advanced mode on the existing controller module: set -privilege advanced
    Enter y when you are prompted.
  2. Assign a root partition belonging to the container disk assigned in the previous step to the new controller module: storage disk assign -disk disk_name -root true -sysid new_controller_sysID -force true
    The system ID of the new controller module was identified in Verifying and setting the HA state of the controller module and chassis.
    Example
    For example, the following command assigns the root partition of disk 2.3.9 to the new controller module: storage disk assign -disk 2.3.9 -root true -sysid 1873758094 -force true

    In the following example, the system ID of the new controller module is 1873758094.

  3. Assign the same container disk from Step 2 to the new controller module: storage disk assign -disk container_disk_name -sysid new_controller_sysID -force true
    Example
    For example, the following command assigns container disk 2.3.9 to the new controller module:storage disk assign -disk 2.3.9 -sysid 1873758094 -force true
  4. Assign a spare data partition to the new controller module: storage disk assign -disk disk_name -data true -sysid new_controller_sysID -force true
    The system ID of the new controller module was identified in Verifying and setting the HA state of the controller module and chassis.
    Note: Available spare disks and partitions were identified in Preparing for the upgrade.
    Example
    For example, the following command assigns the data partition of disk 3.5.1 to the new controller module:storage disk assign -disk 3.5.1 -data true -sysid 1873758094 -force true

    In the following example, the system ID of the new controller module is 1873758094.

  5. Repeat the preceding steps until all required partitions have been assigned to the new controller module.
  6. Verify that the disk assignments are correct by examining the output from the storage disk show -partition-ownership command and correcting as needed.
  7. Exit advanced mode: set -privilege admin