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Cannot provision aggregate in ONTAP System Manager with newly deployed cluster

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Applies to

  • ONTAP System Manager 9.8P9 and earlier
  • ONTAP System Manager 9.9.1P2 and earlier
  • ONTAP 9.8P9 and earlier
  • ONTAP 9.9.1P2 and earlier

Issue

  • Unable to provision an aggregate from either Node 1 or Node 2 using ONTAP System Manager.
  • Prepare Storage fails by error:

Job failed to complete. Reason: No recommended aggregates could be created. Failed to provision aggregate on nodes: <NODE>.

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  • Manual provisioning works via the ONTAP CLI.

Cluster-1::*> aggr create -aggregate Cluster_1_01_SAS_1 -encrypt-with-aggr-key true -disktype SAS -raidtype raid_dp -maxraidsize 11 -diskrpm 10000 -pool Pool0 -diskcount 11 -chksumstyle bloc
 Info: The layout for aggregate "Cluster_1_01_SAS_1" on node "Cluster-1-01" would be:
 
       First Plex
 
         RAID Group rg0, 11 disks (block checksum, raid_dp)
                                                             Usable Physical
           Position   Disk                      Type           Size     Size
           ---------- ------------------------- ---------- -------- --------
           shared     1.0.21                    SAS               -        -
           shared     1.0.5                     SAS               -        -
           shared     1.0.7                     SAS          1.61TB   1.61TB
           shared     1.0.9                     SAS          1.61TB   1.61TB
           shared     1.0.11                    SAS          1.61TB   1.61TB
           shared     1.0.13                    SAS          1.61TB   1.61TB
           shared     1.0.15                    SAS          1.61TB   1.61TB
           shared     1.0.17                    SAS          1.61TB   1.61TB
           shared     1.0.19                    SAS          1.61TB   1.61TB
           shared     1.0.3                     SAS          1.61TB   1.61TB
           shared     1.0.1                     SAS          1.61TB   1.61TB
    
       Aggregate capacity available for volume use would be 13.05TB.
   
 Do you want to continue? {y|n}: y
 [Job 1020] Job succeeded: DONE

  • Auto-provisioning via the ONTAP CLI fails.
Cluster-1::> aggr auto-provision -verbose
Per node summary of new aggregates to create, discovered spares, and also
remaining spare disks and partitions after aggregate creation:

                     New    Total New -Discovered Spare- -Remaining Spare-
Node               Aggrs  Usable Size  Disks  Partitions  Disks Partitions
------------------ ----- ------------ ------ ----------- ------ ----------
Cluster-1-01           1      13.05TB      0          12      0          1
Cluster-1-02           1      13.05TB      0          12      0          1
------------------ ----- ------------ ------ ----------- ------ ----------
Total:                 2      26.10TB      0          24      0          2
Cluster-1::> storage aggregate show-auto-provision-progress
                                  Current       Target
Aggregate                     Usable Size  Usable Size Provisioning Progress
---------------------------- ------------ ------------ -----------------------
Cluster_1_01_SAS_1                     0B      13.05TB Failed
Cluster_1_02_SAS_1                     0B      13.05TB Failed

Error: Provisioning "Cluster_1_01_SAS_1" failed. Reason: [Job 452] Job failed: Failed to create aggregate "Cluster_1_01_SAS_1" on
       "Cluster-1-01". Reason: There are not enough spare disks with matching RPM. 11 disks needed from one pool, but not enough matching
       disks of the requested size are available in either pool.
       Provisioning "Cluster_1_02_SAS_1" failed. Reason: [Job 453] Job failed: Failed to create aggregate "Cluster_1_02_SAS_1" on
       "Cluster-1-02". Reason: There are not enough spare disks with matching RPM. 11 disks needed from one pool, but not enough matching
       disks of the requested size are available in either pool.

 

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