Powering down a cluster

You can power down an entire cluster after you have contacted NetApp Support and completed preliminary steps.

Before you begin

Prepare the cluster for shutdown by doing the following:
  • Stop all I/O.
  • Disconnect all iSCSI sessions.


  1. Navigate to the management virtual IP (MVIP) address on the cluster to open the Element UI.
  2. Note the nodes listed in the Nodes list.
  3. Run the Shutdown API method with the halt option specified on each Node ID in the cluster.