Sending a custom AutoSupport message before adding nodes to the MetroCluster configuration
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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.
This task must be performed on each MetroCluster site.
Log in to the cluster at Site_A.
Invoke an AutoSupport message indicating the start of the maintenance:
system node autosupport invoke -node * -type all -message MAINT=maintenance-window-in-hours
maintenance-window-in-hoursparameter 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
Repeat this step on the partner site.