Sending a custom AutoSupport message before adding nodes to the MetroCluster configuration

Contributors netapp-ivanad netapp-thomi

You should issue an AutoSupport message to notify NetApp technical support that maintenance is underway. Informing technical support that maintenance is underway prevents them from opening a case on the assumption that a disruption has occurred.

About this task

This task must be performed on each MetroCluster site.

Steps
  1. Log in to the cluster at Site_A.

  2. Invoke an AutoSupport message indicating the start of the maintenance:

    system node autosupport invoke -node * -type all -message MAINT=maintenance-window-in-hours

    The maintenance-window-in-hours parameter specifies the length of the maintenance window and can be a maximum of 72 hours. If you complete the maintenance before the time has elapsed, you can issue the following command to indicate that the maintenance period has ended:

    system node autosupport invoke -node * -type all -message MAINT=end

  3. Repeat this step on the partner site.