Preparing to manually assign drive ownership for a hot-add

If you are manually assigning drive ownership for the IOM12 shelves you are hot-adding, then you need to disable automatic drive assignment if it is enabled.

Before you begin

You must have met the system requirements.

Requirements for a hot-add

Requirements for a hot-add in bridge-attached MetroCluster configurations

About this task

If you have an HA pair, you need to manually assign drive ownership if drives in the shelf will be owned by both controller modules.

Procedure

  1. Verify whether automatic drive assignment is enabled: storage disk option show
    If you have an HA pair, you can enter the command on either controller module.
    If automatic drive assignment is enabled, the output shows on in the Auto Assign column (for each controller module).
  2. If automatic drive assignment is enabled, disable it: storage disk option modify -node node_name -autoassign off
    If you have an HA pair or two-node MetroCluster configuration, you must disable automatic drive assignment on both controller modules.