Removing a NIC from the node on ONTAP 9.7 or earlier
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This topic applies to ONTAP 9.7 or earlier. You might have to remove a faulty NIC from its slot or move the NIC to another slot for maintenance purposes.
All LIFs hosted on the NIC ports must have been migrated or deleted.
None of the NIC ports can be the home ports of any LIFs.
You must have advanced privileges to delete the ports from a NIC.
Delete the ports from the NIC:
network port delete
Verify that the ports have been deleted:
network port show
Repeat step 1, if the output of the network port show command still shows the deleted port.