Setting up ESXi hosts configured for SAN boot after transition

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If your ESXi host was configured for SAN boot before transition from Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode, you must perform several steps before using the host after transition.

  • For copy-based transitions, perform these steps before initiating the Storage Cutover operation in the 7MTT.

  • For copy-free transitions, perform these steps before initiating the Export & Halt 7-Mode Systems operation in the 7MTT.

Steps
  1. Reconfigure your FC and FCoE HBA BIOS to boot from the SAN boot LUN of the clustered Data ONTAP system.

  2. Boot the ESXi host.

  3. Reset the host configurations to the pretransition settings.

  4. For iSCSI hosts, see how to reconfigure your VMware iSCSI initiator.

  5. Remount the VMFS datastores created from the boot LUN in the default installation.

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